Star Wars fans camp outside LA cinema a week before film opens
13 December 2019 | 5:13 pm
Star Wars superfans have begun camping outside Hollywood's famous TCL Chinese Theatre, more than a week before the blockbuster opens.
18 Sep 2022
April 10, 2023
April 16, 2023
April 29, 2023
18 Sep 2022
British-American actress Lucy Boynton speaks to Eve Jackson about being awarded the Hollywood Rising Star Award at the Deauville American Film Festival; starring in "Bohemian Rhapsody", the highest-grossing musical biopic of all time; and why it’s important to speak out about the subjects that matter.
Michelle Yeoh battles her way through a multiverse, Angela Bassett leads a grieving nation at war, and Cate Blanchett deviously manipulates members of a world-class orchestra.
As the "Ramses and the Gold of the Pharaohs" exhibition opens in Paris, we bring you a special show dedicated to the celebrated king who ruled the Egyptian empire over 3,000 years ago. The exhibition's centrepiece is the pharaoh's sarcophagus, which is on special loan to France. It's a gesture of recognition from Egyptian authorities after French scientists saved the mummy of Ramses II from a devastating fungus in 1976.
From the big family fantasy blockbuster "Dungeons and Dragons: Honour Amongst Thieves" to this week's big French-language release, "Les Âmes sœurs" or "Soul Mates" by André Téchiné, which stars Benjamin Voisin and Noémie Merlant as siblings with a secret in their past, critic Emma Jones speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news.
Production on some of your favourite TV shows could soon come to a halt, after unions representing thousands of TV and film writers voted overwhelmingly in support of a strike. The Writers Guild of America polled their members to gauge support for labour action and the results were unprecedented: almost 98 percent of writers were in favour. FRANCE 24's Culture reporter Olivia Salazar-Winspear tells us more.
More than 11,000 television and film writers have gone on strike for the first time in 15 years following the breakdown of negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and Hollywood studios, the guild says. The walkout began at 12:01 a.m.
Screenwriters in Hollywood are striking for the first time in 15 years. Negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and TV networks – as well as Netflix, Amazon and Disney – broke down after the two sides failed to find an agreement on issues like pay, mandatory staffing and guarantees against artificial intelligence. We take a closer look.
Kanye West and his new wife Bianca Censori have moved into a luxury penthouse in West Hollywood.
At a Tokyo art institute, more than a dozen students held up mirrors to their faces while stretching the sides of their mouths upward, fully immersed in a lesson not in their usual curriculum - a smile class.
The Oscar-nominated "Juno" actor and star of "The Umbrella Academy" is Hollywood's most prominent trans man: Elliot Page explores the story of his life in his memoir, "Pageboy."
With the Hollywood screenwriters' strike now in its sixth week, unions are demanding guarantees that artificial intelligence will not be used to create new content. Could AI eventually replace writers and directors or even actors and singers? How effective and how credible are current AI tools? Are they truly a threat to the entertainment industry that could lead to hundreds of thousands of people losing their jobs – or a golden opportunity to increase productivity?
Actors joined demonstrations by writers who had been marching for over two months. Meanwhile, a German actors association representative expressed solidarity as the Berlin premiere of "Barbie" was set to go on actorless.
2 hours ago
The largest corruption scandal in Southeast Asia's history has shaken Vietnam's anti-graft drive. Experts have warned that the country's economic stability may be at stake.
3 hours ago
Talking Europe hosts Pascal Canfin, the chair of the environment committee at the European Parliament. He is a former French government minister and a former director of the French branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). We take a look at what is coming out of the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, and at the state of the EU's green transition.
3 hours ago
The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among industrialised countries. Our reporters head to Louisiana where Black women are four times more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth complications than White women. Also #MeToo finally reaches Taiwan where a growing number of women have been speaking out about their experiences working with sexual predators.
3 hours ago
As fighting resumes between Israel and Hamas after a one-week truce, FRANCE 24 speaks to Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). He said he was "deeply concerned" at the looming prospect of Israel's offensive moving to the south of the Gaza Strip.
4 hours ago
Impala Platinum has halted operations at its Rustenberg complex in South Africa after 11 workers were killed and 75 injured.
4 hours ago
The EU is "very concerned" that Niger's military leaders revoked an EU-backed law criminalizing migration. But residents of Niger's ancient crossroad town of Agadez are overjoyed about the move.
Get the latest news delivered straight to your inbox every day of the week. Stay informed with the Guardian’s leading coverage of Nigerian and world news, business, technology and sports.