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SON OF IRANIAN DIRECTOR KIAROSTAMI IS PUNISHED

June 1, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The son of famed Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami is the latest filmmaker to find himself disciplined by his country’s authoritarian regime. Bahman Kiarostami, himself a noted cinematographer, editor, and documentary filmmaker, recently had his passport suspended for a year, the elder Kiarostami told the Los Angeles Times. When he asked why, he was told that […]

ACADEMY RESTRICTS OSCAR CAMPAIGNS

September 22, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In an effort to level the playing field between big-budget studios and no-budget independent producers during the period when members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences vote for their Oscar choices, the Academy on Wednesday announced a new set of restrictions that its members must abide by. They include: not being able […]

U.S. TO PRESS CHINA ON ALLOWING MORE HOLLYWOOD FILMS

May 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

MPAA representatives and U.S. trade officials are attempting to craft a compromise that would result in more American films coming to China, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday), citing no sources. Although the World Trade Organization ruled that China’s restrictions on foreign films — it allows only 20 to be shown each year — […]

CHINA MISSES DEADLINE TO ALLOW MORE U.S. FILMS

March 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

China has failed to relax its restriction on the number of foreign films that it allows to be theatrically distributed despite a March 19 deadline to do so, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Wednesday). A ruling by the World Trade Organization gave China until March 19 to open its markets to foreign-produced movies, music, […]