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Quantum Leap, Blue Velvet actor Dean Stockwell dead at 85

Dean Stockwell, a top Hollywood child actor who gained new success in middle age in the sci-fi series Quantum Leap and in a string of indelible performances in film, has died. He was 85. 

Shooting by actor Alec Baldwin highlights dangers of rushed movie productions

The fatal shooting by actor Alec Baldwin on a movie set has put a microscope on an often-unseen corner of the film industry where critics say the pursuit of profit can lead to unsafe working conditions.

Despite hybrid release, Dune has a strong box office performance

Denis Villeneuve's Dune debuted with $40.1 million US in ticket sales in its opening weekend in North America, drawing a large number of movie-goers to see the thundering sci-fi epic on the big screen despite it also being available to stream in homes.

Steven Spielberg's Amblin to make multiple films a year for Netflix

Steven Spielberg, a filmmaker synonymous with big-screen enchantment, has set a new deal with Netflix in which his production company, Amblin Partners, will make multiple feature films per year for the streaming giant. 

Cannes Film Festival, cancelled in 2020, is postponed to July

The Cannes Film Festival, cancelled altogether last year by the pandemic, is postponing this year's edition from May to July in hopes of having an in-person festival.

Barry Jenkins to direct Lion King sequel

The Walt Disney Co. will make a sequel to the 2019 live-action The Lion King, with Barry Jenkins, the director of the Oscar-winning Moonlight and the James Baldwin adaptation If Beale Street Could Talk, set to direct.

Black Widow, West Side Story among list of films Disney has further postponed

The Walt Disney Co. has further postponed its next mega-movies from Marvel, including Black Widow, while also postponing Steven Spielberg's West Side Story a full year in the company's latest recalibration due to the pandemic.

AMC Theatres, Universal agree to shrink theatrical window for films in industry shakeup

In a sign of how the pandemic is remaking Hollywood traditions, AMC Theatres and Universal Studios on Tuesday announced an agreement to shorten the exclusive theatrical window to just 17 days for the studio's films.

Christopher Nolan film Tenet hitting theatres in Canada before U.S.

In the latest plan for Hollywood's hopeful return to movie-going during the pandemic, Warner Bros. will release Christopher Nolan's Tenet in an unprecedented fashion, opening the thriller in Canada on Aug. 27 and internationally on Aug. 26, with a U.S. release in select cities to follow over Labour Day weekend.

Director Joel Schumacher, known for Lost Boys, St. Elmo's Fire and Batman films, dead at 80

Joel Schumacher, the journeyman director who dressed New York department store windows before shepherding the Brat Pack to the big screen in St. Elmo's Fire and steering the Batman franchise into its most baroque territory in Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, has died.

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