Netflix faces EU quota on content

The EU wants to force US web streaming giants such as Netflix and Amazon to devote 20 percent of their content in Europe to European movies and TV programmes, according to a draft proposal seen by AFP on Thursday.

US planned major cyberattack on Iran, Berlin fest doc claims

Oscar winner Alex Gibney said Wednesday he hopes his new documentary "Zero Days" exposing the secret scope of the US cyber warfare programme will "rattle some cages" to trigger a debate about a global IT arms race.

Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' takes off in Toronto

Matt Damon got to relive his childhood fantasies of being an astronaut in Ridley Scott's 3D space epic "The Martian," where he portrays a character left for dead on the Red Planet.

Filmmakers look to Twitter, Facebook for stars

Looking for a tattooed demon to be killed by an undercover virgin in your sex club? Well, as any good horror film producer knows, the best place to look these days is on Facebook and Twitter.

Android promotes Japan cinema at Cannes Film Festival

Asuna has skin that will never age, can read a script in several languages, and knows how to attract attention at the Cannes Film Festival—but she's no star actress on the red carpet.

Uber offers helicopter rides to Cannes Film Festival

Uber is pulling out all the stops to get noticed at the glitzy Cannes Film Festival opening Wednesday by offering not only its usual taxi-hail car service—but also helicopter rides.

Netflix to release war flick 'Jadotville'

Netflix next year will release "Jadotville," a war film starring "50 Shades of Gray" star Jamie Dornan, the US online entertainment powerhouse said on Monday.

Climate change inspires rise of 'cli-fi' flicks

The giant, inflatable whale in this Gulf Coast city signals not only the arrival of one of the world's biggest documentary festivals, but also the emergence of film as a way to tell the story of climate change.

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