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Question on point of film article creation

There's basically been all but official confirmation that a Breaking Bad film is happening, and there are now people around Albuquerque reporting seeing production happening. I know the general criteria for creating a film article is confirmation of principal filming... but this doesn't feel like truly official confirmation. I am holding off creating an article on it right now (but have a redirect in place to the TV show for this information), but making sure this is the right course of action. --Masem (t) 19:01, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

I would say that the bar for confirmation of the start of filming is quite low. I would accept this, for example. I think Twitter posts have been used in the past. It's simply to indicate, "Yes, they're really doing this!" much more clearly than development/pre-production activities. So a film article could be created now. Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 21:16, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Venezuela/Venezuelan cinema task force

Is this a legit task force? It was created in December and appears to have a few interested users, though I don't see any prior discussion either here or at WT:VENEZUELA. PC78 (talk) 22:19, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Edit war over production companies

At Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, there's a dispute over whether unsourced production companies should be added to the aritcle. See Talk:Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole#Production companies. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 19:26, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

RFC at Bohemian Rhapsody (film)

There's a RFC going on at Bohemian Rhapsody (film) about whether or not to include Dexter Fletcher in the infobox. Please join the discussion to help reach a consensus on the matter. JDDJS (talk to mesee what I've done) 15:24, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

Direct link to RfC DonIago (talk) 15:58, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

Halloween (2018 film)

Why is this article not design as good article? --Binco91 (talk) 16:22, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

Because no one has nominated it for review. If you feel that it meets the criteria listed here, then please feel free to follow these steps on how to nominate it for review.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 19:07, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
The problem is that I'm not english and I have translated it into italian. Looks like it's responding to the criteria. --Binco91 (talk) 19:16, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
Then lI would probably post this on the Halloween talk page to see if the regular editors of that page feel it's ready to go up for review. They would be the best to answer that. The Film Project doesn't handle GA or FA reviews directly like that. It's an editor decision and then the community at large reviews it.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 20:24, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
Please let me know any news, so I can nominate it. —Binco91 (talk) 09:18, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Films by editor categories

Just seeing if Category:Films by American editors is a category scheme that should be expanded upon or something that should be avoided. While editing is a very important part of the film making process, most films already have "directed by", "produced by", "screenplay by", "score by" categories, not to mention any film winning an Oscar for best editing being in Category:Films whose editor won the Best Film Editing Academy Award. Just curious as to where most think "Films by job" should stop. Thanks. StarcheerspeaksnewslostwarsTalk to me 00:45, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

I don't think the editor categories are defining. Looking at Category:Films edited by Kent Beyda - I don't think anyone's first impression of This Is Spinal Tap is - "oh yeah, that film edited by Kent Beyda!" Directors' categories are defining, the other three you mention probably are too, although I don't personally bother with them. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 08:17, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
These are now at CfD for further discussion. Thanks. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 17:31, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Infobox question

Is there a way to collapse content within the film infobox? My query relates to the article for Cold War and the overly-long list of production companies. Thanks. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 06:06, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Hey Lugnuts if you don't get an answer here you could try at the WP:VPT. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 06:22, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
{{Collapsible list}} might serve your needs, Lugnuts. Betty Logan (talk) 06:32, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Brilliant! Thanks for that - works a treat. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 07:12, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
While it works, please see MOS:DONTHIDE which states Collapsible templates should not conceal article content by default upon page loading. --Gonnym (talk) 08:06, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. I went off the code in the article for Hamilton, Ontario, which is in the template example, and the article is a Featured Article too, with the data auto-collapsed. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 09:01, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Considering their tables at Hamilton, Ontario#Sports don't use scopes and that the lead uses references, I'd say that it isn't really a good 100% FA example. --Gonnym (talk) 15:28, 8 February 2019 (UTC)


────────── Lugnuts, another possibility is to simply have an anchor note that the reader can jump to. I did this with Wolf Totem (film). Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 14:31, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks Erik - that's a good solution too. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me

Cast sections and div col templates

Whenever I see a film article's "Cast" section with extraneous white space on the right, I add {{Div col}} and {{Div col end}} templates as bookends. Depending on how you view Wikipedia, the number of columns will vary. E.g., mobile view will show one column, and I usually see two or three columns in desktop view. I am wondering if there is any reason we should not roll this out universally? The only exception I can think of is to not do it for lists where each bulleted item has a lot of text to go with it, like the blockbuster films that get a lot of fan-driven attention. Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 14:51, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Any article with a ton of whitespace in the Cast section is always immeasurably improved by columns IMO. The only time I wouldn't do it is if you end up with more columns than rows, which always looks slightly weird. Betty Logan (talk) 17:05, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
I've been using Template:Cast listing, but the principle is the same. I believe I'd be fine with this. DonIago (talk) 21:22, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
If you have white space add images. Darkwarriorblake / SEXY ACTION TALK PAGE! 23:05, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Please join the discussion

I have started a discussion of interest to the members of this project here Template talk:Infobox film#New field?. Please feel free to add you thoughts there. MarnetteD|Talk 03:42, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Death Watch or Death Watch (1980 film)

A discussion regarding the above topic at Talk:Death Watch#Requested move 10 February 2019 may be of interest.    Roman Spinner (talkcontribs) 19:45, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

List of cult films at Afd (again)

Please see this discussion. On a related note, I seem to recal the size of the article being discussed in the past. Attempts to split it into more managable sections have been undone on the main article, but lists for each letter still exist. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 13:39, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

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