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Monday, 8 July, 2002, 21:53 GMT 22:53 UK

Channel 4 boss warns of cuts
Channel 4 chief Mark Thompson warns of job cuts ahead of a crucial board meeting on the fate of loss-making FilmFour Ltd.
Pedro Almodovar Animal protesters jeer Almodovar
Spanish director Pedro Almodovar is hissed at by animal rights protesters over the death of four bulls as he collects a prestigious movie award.
Men in Black II Men in Black back on top
The much-awaited movie Men in Black II takes the number one position in the US box office, breaking Independence Day records.
Spielberg refused Star Wars trial
Director Steven Spielberg discloses that Star Wars helmsman George Lucas will not allow him to make even one of the hit sci-fi series.
Sultry Mexican star dies
High Noon star and Oscar-nominated Mexican actress Katy Jurado is found dead in her home aged 78.
Female film-makers 'face struggle'
Women still have to fight to gain acceptance in the film industry, a survey and campaigning group say.
Director John Frankenheimer dies
The Hollywood film director John Frankenheimer - master of dark political conspiracy films - dies at the age of 72.
Indian censors submit to porn
The BBC's Suniti Singh reports on Indian film censors' plans to screen pornographic films in dedicated cinemas.
Spider Man creator's comics for sale
Comic books belonging to Spider-Man creator Stan Lee - including the first issue featuring the webbed superhero - are being sold in the US.
Film industry tax relief questioned
The government is under pressure to examine tax relief for film makers - after it rules out similar breaks for TV drama.
Nicole misses at box office
Nicole Kidman film Birthday Girl has a disappointing debut at the UK box office as Spider-Man holds on to the top spot.
Pirates target Spider-Man
Spider-Man becomes the most pirated film of the year so far on video and DVD in the UK, a report says.
New date proposed for Oscars
The Academy Awards could be brought forward a month, to speed the nomination process and give small-budget movies a better chance.
John Frankenheimer: Filmography
The five decade career of director John Frankenheimer, who has died aged 72, produced some of cinema's most enigmatic thrillers.
Julia Roberts: America's sweetheart
Hollywood actress Julia Roberts has become the movie industry's most bankable female star since she won worldwide attention in Pretty Woman.
Movie stunt power warning
US power firms warn children not to repeat a movie stunt where a child retrieves basketball shoes from a power line and becomes a star.
Bosnian director wins peace prize
Danis Tanovic, director of the Oscar-winning satirical war film No Man's Land, wins an Italian peace prize.
Digital film tells of divided Pakistan
Mohammed Hanif, a BBC journalist and writer of Pakistan's first digital feature film, tells of the dark side of life in Karachi.
Controversial film sees video release
Straw Dogs, a 1971 film notorious for a harrowing double rape scene, is finally passed uncut by UK censors for video release.
Bollywood stars enter Indian Cabinet
Two of Bollywood's biggest stars are appointed to India's federal Cabinet in a huge ministerial shake-up.
Nicole Kidman stars as a Russian mail-order bride
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