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Bingham Ray: Film producer with a maverick streak

Non-Hollywood films need nurturing in America. The producer-distributor Bingham Ray spotted potential hits, brought them to the screen and, with canny marketing, made them commercially and critically successful. He worked with Mike Leigh, David Lynch and Lars von Trier among others, and also helped kick-start American interest in Iranian cinema. Ray's enthusiasm for cinema was huge and infectious, yet unlike some independent producers he strove to bring the film-makers' vision to the screen rather than impose his own.

Agenda: Olsen girls; Hannah Arterton; London's Roundhouse; Girls;

Those Olsen girls have got some fashion flair: their luxury label The Row narrowly missed out on an award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America earlier this year, and now they've announced a collaboration with footwear label Toms. Rendered in the brand's signature espadrille style, their line swaps the standard canvas material for soft, sumptuous Italian leather and snuggly cashmere. But just like any other pair of Toms, each purchase will be matched by the donation of a pair of shoes to children in the Third World. Available now, from £110, toms.co.uk

The end: Dino De Laurentiis dies aged 91

Dino De Laurentiis, the prolific Hollywood impresario who was behind more than 500 movies and left an indelible footprint on the way the industry makes and markets major films, has died. He was 91.

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Monsieur Hulot's holiday is over

Jacques Tati may be dead, but his greatest creation is returning with a starring role at Cannes and a new animated adventure.

Observations: Film fans will have a whale of a time on Noah's tour

Folk-pop quartet Noah and The Whale are embarking on a 10-date UK tour with a difference. Kicking off on 5 March in Norwich, the Club Silencio Tour promises an evening of film and music that harks back to the music halls of old. The film fanatics say the tour is inspired by the Club Silencio scene in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive.