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Edmund Yeo wins Best Director at Tokyo International Film Festival

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Malaysian director Edmund Yeo has won the Best Director award at the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) in Japan. He is the first Malaysian filmmaker to win the award at the prestigious film festival. The 33-year-old Yeo received the award for his work in the film Aqerat, a film about a desperate woman who gets involved in […] Entertainment –

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BBC director general Tony Hall warns of threat to British TV

Favourite British TV shows like Strictly Come Dancing and Broadchurch could be under threat due to a funding shortfall, the BBC is warning. The rise of services like Netflix and Amazon could mean British content faces “an uncertain future”, director general Tony Hall will say in a speech later. There could be a funding shortfall of £500m over the next 10 years, according to new research. Lord Hall is to call to a “new golden age for British production”. “The BBC has always shown a great ability to adapt to…

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Brett Ratner: Director denies accusations of sexual harassment

Six women have accused Hollywood filmmaker Brett Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct. The women, including The Newsroom actress Olivia Munn, made the allegations in the Los Angeles Times. Ratner’s lawyer “categorically” denied all of the accusations on his behalf in response to the article. Natasha Henstridge, who appeared in Species and The Whole Ten Yards, claimed she had been forced into a sex act with Ratner as a teenager. The actress, now 43, was a 19-year-old model at the time she alleges Ratner stopped her from leaving a room…

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Director John Woo and Korean actress Ha Ji-won to meet fans in Malaysia

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filmmaker John Woo and actress Ha Ji-won will be launching their action thriller Manhunt in Malaysia. The promotional tour starts with Woo and Ha arriving on Nov 14. Then on Nov 15, both director and actress will be meeting fans at the movie’s premiere at GSC Pavilion KL at 7pm and at a special screening at TGV Sunway Velocity Mall […] Entertainment –

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'Institutional failure' at Rangers, admits director

Media playback is not supported on this device Rangers director Alastair Johnston described the events that led to Pedro Caixinha’s sacking as “institutional failure” and a “systemic problem”. The Ibrox board dismissed Caixinha on Thursday after only seven months and 26 games in charge, following Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock. Stories of unrest in the Rangers squad had emerged this season. “The events of the last couple of weeks demonstrated institutional failure,” said Johnston. “It was a systemic problem and not just one we thought could be corrected easily with…

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