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Oscars academy to hold emergency talks following allegations about film mogul Harvey Weinstein - expert comment

The hosts of the Oscars are to hold emergency talks to consider the future role of film mogul Harvey Weinstein following claims of sexual misconduct. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said the allegations of sexual assault against Weinstein were "repugnant".

Bafta, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has already suspended his membership. Weinstein strongly denies the allegations against him.

Fim expert Dr Mary Harrod comments.


Dr José Arroyo Cinematic Exchanges

Dr José Arroyo, Principal Teaching Fellow In Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick, underlines his experiences teaching at Cuba’s world-renowned Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión writing for Viewfinder Online.

Tue 31 Jan 2017, 15:31 | Tags: Faculty of Arts, Film & Television, Film and Television, Arts

The BBC iPlayer fee and young people’s media use

Dr Charlotte Stevens from the Department of Film and Television Studies looks at the new BBC iPlayer fee and discusses whether this will prompt young people to use other streaming platforms.

Fri 02 Sep 2016, 09:09 | Tags: BBC, Expert comment, Film & Television, Film and Television

For many, James Dean is the ultimate icon of rebellion and loneliness and one of Hollywood’s greatest actors - Dr Jennifer Smyth

Dr Jennifer Smyth, lecturer in History and Film at the University of Warwick, reflects on James Deans' career in advance of the release of 'Life' a biographical drama film directed by Anton Corbijn and written by Luke Davies. It is based on the friendship of Life photographer Dennis Stock and Hollywood actor James Dean, starring Dane DeHaan and Robert Pattinson,

Thu 10 Sep 2015, 15:24 | Tags: Academic Staff, Film and Television, Arts, History

The Place Beyond the Pines

In his latest blog post José Arroyo, Film and Television Studies, reviews 'The Place Beyond the Pines', released on DVD on 13 August 2013: "When the movie finished, I overheard various people saying, ‘I read that it’s not one movie but three and it’s true’. It’s not. But when I first saw it, I did think The Place Beyond the Pines was a movie of three sections that didn’t quite cohere...

Mon 12 Aug 2013, 16:53 | Tags: Film and Television

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