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    1. December 12, 2014

      Steven Spielberg: Director’s Collection — DVD review

      Universal Steven Spielberg may not be able to claim Kubrick’s uninterrupted hot streak but this year marks 40 years in...

    2. October 20, 2014

      TPG boosts its bet on Hollywood’s CAA

      TPG has increased its stake in Creative Artists Agency to 53 per cent, giving the private equity firm control of the...

    1. MBA blog

      October 20, 2014

      Academic shock, awe and bridge-building

      The first week of the Imperial MBA was eventful – the main difference from induction week being the beginning of the core...

    2. September 28, 2014

      SoftBank in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation

      SoftBank is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation, the company behind the Shrek and Kung Fu Panda films, in a deal that would...

    3. July 13, 2014

      Owen Mahoney of Nexon: a US geek at the helm of a Japanese game developer

      If a tech geek could design a dream CV, it would probably look a lot like Owen Mahoney’s. He earned spare cash as a teenager...

    4. January 2, 2014

      Top 10 films of 2013

      A film critic emerges bruised and battered from the Christmas and New Year festivities if he has failed to gratify friends...

    5. December 19, 2013

      Baidu and Rakuten strike online video deal

      Viki, the online video service owned by Japanese ecommerce group Rakuten, will this week bring TV shows and movies from...

    6. June 28, 2013

      The terminal dilemma facing a man suspended in limbo

      Ten years ago I wrote a screenplay about a man stuck in the international transit lounge of an airport. The Terminal,...

    7. June 5, 2013

      France enlists Hollywood to protect ‘l’exception culturelle’

      France’s dogged campaign to preserve its right to protect its creative industries from the flood of foreign – largely...

    8. The World

      May 22, 2013

      Ai Weiwei: the Greatest Hits edition

      Evidently, Ai Weiwei is not one to let 81 days in jail keep him quiet. China’s most famous dissident has just released a...

    9. February 6, 2013

      Companies must gauge social shifts

      Take four recent events: the release of Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln; Tuesday’s gay marriage vote in the UK House of...

    10. January 24, 2013

      Cinema review: Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty and The Last Stand

      History sets a man on a plinth. Biography’s job, on page or screen, is to take him off it and render him human. In Lincoln...

    11. November 8, 2012

      Modest star wields his shtick

      Perhaps the most interesting thing about the hit American comedy Bridesmaids was its audience: women in their mid-thirties,...

    12. October 26, 2012

      Lunch with the FT: Brad Grey

      I arrive early at the Polo Lounge in the Beverly Hills Hotel, where I am due to meet Brad Grey, chairman of Paramount...

    13. October 25, 2012

      Stark tax choice for Californian voters

      Jerry Brown, California’s governor, has warned that the wealthiest US state will have to close schools for up to an extra...

    14. August 29, 2012

      DreamWorks in European distribution deal

      DreamWorks Studios, the Hollywood home of Steven Spielberg, has struck a partnership with a new London-based company to...

    15. April 20, 2012

      Disney parts company with Ross

      Walt Disney is searching for a new studio chairman after parting company with Rich Ross, the former head of Disney Channel,...

    16. February 15, 2012

      China to unveil landmark Hollywood deal

      DreamWorks Animation and two state-owned Chinese media groups are due to unveil a new joint venture when Xi Jinping, China’s...

    17. January 12, 2012

      Film releases: January 13

      What a week. The film critic feels like a traffic policeman attempting point duty at a frenzied intersection where the...

    18. January 6, 2012

      Super-rich buying ever larger yachts

      The world’s super-rich, led by Gulf sheikhs and Russian tycoons, are taking delivery of ever larger and more luxurious...

    19. December 30, 2011

      Filmed in China

      When Christian Bale was 13 he travelled to China to make his first film, Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun (1987). The...

    20. November 15, 2011

      Celluloid hero succumbs to the digital age

      Celluloid’s 120-year reign as the format of choice for feature films will come to an end in two months when it is overtaken...

    21. November 14, 2011

      Hergé museum: Cartoon character helps unify the nation

      People going see the new Tintin movie will probably have some notion that the hero of the blockbuster is Belgian, but they...

    22. November 5, 2011

      Small talk: Anthony Horowitz

      Anthony Horowitz, 55, has published more than 50 books and written for television, film and the theatre. His books include...

    23. October 21, 2011

      Tintin and the war

      In October 1940, the Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi began publishing a comic strip about Tintin in the children’s...

    24. October 11, 2011

      The Unilever Series: Tacita Dean, Tate Modern

      What irony that the first work made entirely by the artist’s own hand in Tate Modern’s Unilever Series is not a painting or...

    25. September 20, 2011

      Disney to create ‘Avatar’ theme park

      Walt Disney has struck a deal with James Cameron and Fox Filmed Entertainment to develop a new theme park inspired by the...

    26. August 4, 2011

      Film releases: August 5

      Super 8 is a bravura exercise in being bravura. It is thrilling, fatuous, pyrotechnical, whimsical, barnstorming, batty, out...

    27. June 17, 2011

      A sporting chance

      Still from New Moon’s Olympic bid film ‘Inspiration’ Caroline Rowland doesn’t just warm to the subject of Olympia, Leni...

    28. June 5, 2011

      Legendary seals $700m in film financing

      Legendary Pictures, the company behind Inception, The Dark Knight and The Hangover, will this week finalise a $700m...

    29. May 19, 2011

      US networks vie for $18bn in ad contracts

      Criminals, housewives and dinosaurs will dominate the all-important autumn schedules at the big US TV networks, a blend that...

    30. April 8, 2011

      Of criminals and cricketers

      Mischievous: Thomas Keneally with some of his artefacts in his light-filled North Sydney apartment There’s no stopping...

    31. April 1, 2011

      A revolution and its lessons in heritage

      When the movie impresario David O. Selznick first saw Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein’s cinematic masterpiece, he was...

    32. March 17, 2011

      Comcast appetite for park assets tested

      Comcast must decide within three months whether to buy Blackstone out of the Universal Orlando joint venture, in the first...

    33. March 3, 2011

      The Diary: Tom Hiddleston

      Before deciding to become an actor, I read Classics at university and my favourite lyric poetic epic is still the Odyssey....

    34. February 25, 2011

      Ambani backs Madonna’s directorial debut

      With The King’s Speech heading into Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony as one of the favourites for Oscar glory, the unlikely...

    35. February 11, 2011

      Incan artefacts at Yale to be returned to Peru

      One hundred years after American explorer Hiram Bingham took tens of thousands of artefacts from the Incan city of Machu...

    36. February 9, 2011

      Film releases: February 10

      The acting has bravado, the photography is handsome, the story is tried and tested. There are guns, fights, snakes, scenery...

    37. January 3, 2011

      Prolific player of character parts

      Pete Postlethwaite, once described by filmmaker Steven Spielberg as “probably the best actor in the world”, died aged 64,...

    38. December 3, 2010

      ‘Stick it’: a last defence

      Two members of the working class were given walk-on parts this past week and, though both camera-shy, they performed a...

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