• Berlin Rejects MeToo Call To Swap Red Carpet For Black At Tonight's Fest Opening

    7 days ago - By Deadline

    The organizers of the Berlin Film Festival are resisting pressure to turn the focus of this evening's premiere to the MeToo campaign and have rejected a call to replace the red carpet with a black one. Chief Dieter Kosslick said he wanted the festival's activities to "delve deeper into the MeToo discourse, deeper than our carpet allows... So laying out a black carpet at the Berlinale is not the path we have chosen.”
    Separately, although there were rumblings of a movement...
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  • Berlin Jury President Tom Tykwer Says MeToo Should Focus On The Issues, Not The Individual

    7 days ago - By Deadline

    Cloud Atlas director Tom Tykwer has called for the issue of sexual harassment and abuse of power in the film business to be discussed in a wider context rather than focusing on individual cases. Tykwer was speaking at the launch of the 68th edition of the Berlin Film Festival , where he serves as president of the jury alongside the likes of Moonlight producer Adele Romanski and actress Cécile de France.
    "It's good that turns away from the individual...
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