French film guilds support director’s film Love amid fears the country’s culture minister is cowing to rightwing pressure for more restrictive film classificationGaspar Noé’s Love, a story of relationships, romance and 3D cum shots, has French film guilds rallying to its cause after the country’s minister of culture and communication, Fleur Pellerin, asked for its certification to be bumped up from a -16 (forbidden to under-16s) to a -18 (forbidden for under-18s).
British home of film-making to expand facilities at home and abroad following blockbuster year Britain’s Pinewood Group, which includes the celebrated Pinewood and Shepperton film studios in the UK, as well as facilities in Toronto and Atlanta, Georgia, has posted record revenue as it seeks to expand its operations worldwide.
Disney publicists tied multicoloured balloons to Edith Macefield’s tumbledown home in 2009 to promote the release of the Oscar-winning animation – following her death it’s to be demolishedA 115-year-old house which may have inspired the Oscar-winning Pixar movie Up looks set to be demolished, eight years after its octogenarian owner won a battle to fend off developers.
Daredevil's Melvin gets some actionWith Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lake Bell and Jon Bernthal already cast, action drama Shot Caller is continuing to round out its roster. Latest to sign up is Matt Gerald, lately perhaps best known as Daredevil's Melvin Potter. The movie finds Coster-Waldau as a gangster freshly released from the slammer who is “encouraged” (read: ordered) to pull off a major, violent crime with a rival gang on the streets of Southern California.