‘Batman and Robin’ director Joel Schumacher dies aged 80
23 June 2020 | 3:38 pm
Hollywood director Joel Schumacher, who made two Batman films after rising to fame with hits including St Elmo's Fire and The Lost Boys, has died aged 80. A representative for the flamboyant US filmmaker said he died in New York on Monday after a year-long battle with cancer.
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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.
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