Thursday, June 24, 2021

Wayne Sleep is sure Princess Diana would have still been dancing at 60

Princess Diana would still have been a keen dancer at the age of 60, Wayne Sleep has claimed. The...

Latest Posts

Olivia Rodrigo set to stream prom-themed concert film

Olivia Rodrigo plans to stream a prom-themed concert film on YouTube. The 18-year-old singer released her critically acclaimed debut...

Zara Larsson returns to studio to work on next album

Zara Larsson is back in the studio working on her third album. The 23-year-old singer/songwriter released her latest...

Princess Diana made her sons ‘promise to be best friends’

Princess Diana once made Prince William and Prince Harry "promise to be best friends", a former friend has claimed.

Elton John announces return of Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour

Sir Elton John has announced the return of his 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour', and the final dates in the...

James Cameron appeals to Congress for help for cinemas

James Cameron has appealed to the US Congress to help aid movie theatres affected by the coronavirus.

The 66-year-old filmmaker – whose filmography includes box office hits such as ‘Aliens’, ‘Titanic’ and ‘Avatar’ – has teamed up with fellow directors, producers and executives from the National Association of Theater Owners, the Directors Guild of America and the Motion Picture Association to co-sign a letter to Washington D.C. appealing for financial help for the industry.

They wrote: "The moviegoing experience is central to American life. 268 million people in North America went to the movies last year to laugh, cry, dream, and be moved together."

The letter also asserts that movie theatres are "great unifiers" that without funding "may not survive the impact of the pandemic".

Cinemas across the US were forced the close at the start of the pandemic in March, and although some have reopened with a reduced capacity, 69 per cent of small and mid-sized cinema firms will file for bankruptcy or close permanently without the help of the government.

The letter has been signed by more than 70 people including acclaimed filmmakers Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Judd Apatow, Greta Gerwig, Jordan Peele, Wes Anderson and Ang Lee.

They pleaded for both the Republican and Democrat members of the United States Senate and the House of Representatives to redirect unspent funds from a coronavirus aid bill passed that was earlier this year, or create a new aid bundle that would support cinemas.

The letter continued: "Cinemas are an essential industry that represent the best that American talent and creativity have to offer. But now we fear for their future."

They have also asked the government to support cinema staff as the theater industry employs 150,000 people and about two-thirds of those jobs could disappear if the health crisis continues.

The letter added: "Our country cannot afford to lose the social, economic, and cultural value that theaters provide."

Latest Posts

Olivia Rodrigo set to stream prom-themed concert film

Olivia Rodrigo plans to stream a prom-themed concert film on YouTube. The 18-year-old singer released her critically acclaimed debut...

Zara Larsson returns to studio to work on next album

Zara Larsson is back in the studio working on her third album. The 23-year-old singer/songwriter released her latest...

Princess Diana made her sons ‘promise to be best friends’

Princess Diana once made Prince William and Prince Harry "promise to be best friends", a former friend has claimed.

Elton John announces return of Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour

Sir Elton John has announced the return of his 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour', and the final dates in the...

Don't Miss

Easy Life want to emulate The Streets on their own records

Easy Life hope to emulate The Streets on their own albums. The 'Skeletons' hitmakers - whose debut album 'Life's...

Korn’s Fieldy to take hiatus from the group to work on ‘bad habits’

Korn's bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arviz is set to take a break from the band to sort out some "bad habits".

Lorde explains ‘feral’ Solar Power artwork

Lorde has described her 'Solar Power' artwork as "a little bit feral". The 'Royals' hitmaker has opened up on...

Korn’s Fieldy to take hiatus from the group to work on ‘bad habits’

Korn's bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arviz is set to take a break from the band to sort out some "bad habits".

Lorde explains ‘feral’ Solar Power artwork

Lorde has described her 'Solar Power' artwork as "a little bit feral". The 'Royals' hitmaker has opened up on...

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.