Brown Bag employs more than 300 people across Dublin, Manchester and Los Angeles.

Canadian entertainment company, 9 Story Media, is to rebrand its animation arm as Brown Bag Films. The move comes just more than two years after it ac(...)

Extensive sea ice late in the summer meant the Adélie penguins had to travel further for food and all but two chicks starved. Photograph: WWF/PA Wire

A colony of more than 18,000 pairs of Adélie penguins in Antarctica suffered a catastrophic breeding season with just two chicks surviving, experts ha(...)

Pumpkin up the volume: Tom Hoggard harvests Halloween pumpkins at a farm in Yorkshire. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA

Image of the week: Not so smashing pumpkins There’s no escaping pumpkins in October – they’re the Donald Trump of Halloween. There they are, these gi(...)

Producer Harvey Weinstein. An investigation by The New York Times has found previously undisclosed allegations of sexual harassment against Weinstein. (Emily Berl/The New York Times)

Viewed from a certain angle, the revelations concerning Harvey Weinstein constitute a good news story. The co-founder of Miramax Pictures, a driving f(...)

Checking out of checking in: An empty Monarch Airlines departures area at Birmingham airport, England. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

Image of the week: Dethroned Monarch Taking the heat off Ryanair for a while, Britain’s Monarch Airlines ceased trading on Monday in the biggest airl(...)

Blade Runner sequel: Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2049

“I need chewing gum,” Denis Villeneuve says in his foggy Québécois accent. “I find that when I am tired the first thing that goes is my English. Chewi(...)

 Canadian director Denis Villeneuve loves his rotten fruit. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/EPA

What’s killing cinema this year? In the 1950s it was television. In the 1970s it was video. There have been suggestions that, in the new century, stre(...)

 JJ Abrams, who will  replace Colin Trevorrow as the director of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Filmmaker JJ Abrams will write and direct the ninth instalment of the Star Wars series, Walt Disney Co said on Tuesday, a week after the film lost its(...)

Storms clouds  over the skyline of downtown Orlando as Hurricane Irma makes its way up the Florida peninsula. Photograph: Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images

With thousands of Irish people on holidays in popular Florida destinations such as Orlando and Tampa, or cruising from the ports of Fort Lauderdale an(...)

Tara Lee: “When I was four years old, I remember being really bored, so my dad said: ‘Why don’t you write a song?’ So I wrote a song about a man in space and thought I was David Bowie.” Photograph:  Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images

Tara Lee was born in the 1990s and can cite cultural cornerstones to prove it. Favourite movie? True Romance. First song she knew the words to? Heart-(...)