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QOL 2020: Saudi Arabia launches entertainment revolution

5 months, 14 days ago
RIYADH: After repealing a decades-long ban on cinemas only last year, Saudi Arabia has now launched an ambitious drive to become a culture and entertainment hub as part of sweeping modernisation plans. American film star Katie Holmes…

Idris Elba taps own roots for director debut ‘Yardie’

7 months, 24 days ago
BERLIN: British actor Idris Elba said he tapped into his own roots growing up among London's West Indian community -- and his DJ experience -- for his directorial debut, "Yardie", shown Thursday at the Berlin film festival. The gangster…

Oscars organizers invite new members in diversity push

2 years, 3 months ago
LOS ANGELES: Organizers of the Oscars, facing an outcry over the lack of diversity on its voting board for the film awards, said that it has invited nearly 700 new members with a focus on female and minority talent.