CNN reports celebrated British director Alan Parker has died. He was 76. Parker's credits include adored musicals 'Fame,' 'Evita', and 'Bugsy Malone,' and gritty crime dramas "Mississippi Burning" and "Midnight Express.' The filmmaker was a two-time Oscar nominee and scored dozens of other accolades for his work. He died on Friday after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife Lisa Moran-Parker, his five children, and seven grandchildren. Alan Parker was a chameleon.
The full effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the film industry have not yet been felt, the head of UK audiences at the BFI has warned as the Government announced cinemas will be allowed to reopen around England from July 4. Ben Luxford said the reverberations from the crisis will still be felt for a long time, even as cinemas reopen with new socially-distanced seating configurations and staggered film start times. Multiplexes and smaller screens have been closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic – and Cineworld, Vue and Picturehouse cinemas have announced plans to reopen on July 10.
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The pause button has been pressed on Hollywood award shows amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 78th annual Golden Globe Awards will take place a little later than usual in 2021. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the annual Golden Globes will take place on Feb 28, 2021. According to Reuters, February 28, 2021, was originally slated to be the air date for the Oscars. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences however last week announced the show would be delayed until April.
Alan Parker, 'Fame' and 'Mississippi Burning' Director, Dead at 76 The British Film Institute announced the death of the acclaimed British director on Friday. Parker's filmography is extremely diverse...
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