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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Sep 2022
The influential director, who now turns 80, reveals how he developed his fascination for the edges of the world in his memoirs, titled "Every man for himself and God against all."
6 Feb 2022
From the Cannes festival of short films, to a trip through the history of movie, space and special effects and a stop at Hollywood on the Baltic, we bring you a show all about film. We start in Lithuania, where financial incentives, tax rebates, versatile locations and experienced crews are bringing filmmakers to the capital Vilnius as the city tries to become Europe's "Little Hollywood". Also on the programme, we head to Clermont-Ferrand in the French region of Auvergne for the world's largest festival dedicated to short films.
6 Nov 2021
He's behind some of the biggest crime thrillers, psychological horrors and hard-hitting dramas of recent years. From 1989's "Dead Calm" to "Patriot Games" in 1992, Phillip Noyce has directed dozens of Hollywood talents, including Harrison Ford, Denzel Washington, Nicole Kidman and Angelina Jolie. As the Cinémathèque Française stages a retrospective of his work, he tells us about being a gun for hire in Los Angeles in the 1990s and the gamble he was determined to take in making "Rabbit-Proof Fence" in 2002.
13 Jun 2021
Visitors on the Hollywood Walk of Fame react to the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's second child, Lilibet Diana. The couple decided to name the girl after Harry's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and his mother Diana.
31 May 2021
The US actor, a longtime admirer of Russian President Vladimir Putin, says he wants to crack down on businesses that harm the environment.
22 May 2021
Londoners braved the chill on Thursday for an outdoor cinema screening with a touch of Hollywood sparkle: a red carpet for the screening of "Wonder Woman 1984". An action spectacle starring Gal Gadot, "Wonder Woman 1984" had originally been scheduled to reach cinemas in June 2020.
20 May 2021
Indiana Jones' iconic Fedora hat, worn by US actor Harrison Ford on the set of ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Doom’ is the main attraction at an auction of Hollywood artefacts next month. It's estimated to fetch around $250,000. More than a thousand items will go on sale, including Harry Potter’s wand and a droid used in ‘Star Wars: The rise of Skywalker'.
27 Apr 2021
The Academy Awards looked different this year: The red carpet was hemmed, and the after-parties were cut. The ceremony was held almost two months later than usual, at an in-person event split between the Dolby Theater in Hollywood and Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. Nevertheless, history was made at the prestigious award ceremony. Here is a rundown of major historic moments from the 2021 Oscars.