Entertainment industry

Tourists gather at a waterfront pavilion at the West Lake in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang Province, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Millions of Chinese tourists usually would use their week-long National Day holidays to travel abroad. This year, travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic mean that some 600 million tourists - about 40% of the population - will travel within China during the holiday that began Thursday, according to Ctrip, China's largest online travel agency. (Chinatopix via AP)
October 01, 2020 - 1:36 am
BEIJING — Tens of millions of Chinese are traveling during the combined National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holidays, amid continued masking and other safety requirements aimed at preventing new virus outbreaks in a country that has seen no cases of local transmission in more than a month. Fewer...
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Actors dressed as pantomime dames pose for photographers before they march on Parliament to demand more support for the theatre sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 30, 2020 - 11:55 am
LONDON (AP) — As much of Britain’s economy emerged from the coronavirus lockdown, its theaters stayed dark, with performers and staff unwillingly idled. So they made a song and dance about it. Scores of actors, technicians and theater workers led by pantomime “Dames” — male actors in fabulously...
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FILE - Anita Hill arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 9, 2020. Three years into the #MeToo movement, a major Hollywood survey led by Anita Hill has found little faith in the ranks of the entertainment industry that sexual harassers will be held to account. The survey by the Hollywood Commission, chaired by Hill, found that 65 percent of nearly 10,000 respondents did not believe a powerful person would be held accountable for harassing someone with less power. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 29, 2020 - 11:00 am
Disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein may well spend the rest of his life in prison. But that doesn’t mean workers in Hollywood have faith that other harassers and abusers will be similarly punished. Instead, three years after the explosive Weinstein scandal launched the #MeToo movement, a survey by the...
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Bollywood actor, Deepika Padukone, center, arrives at the office of narcotics control board, in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Bollywood star, Deepika Padukone, was questioned on Saturday by India's narcotics control board which is probing the movie industry's links with drug peddler and cartels, officials said. (AP Photo)
September 26, 2020 - 2:15 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A top Bollywood star, Deepika Padukone, was questioned Saturday by India’s narcotics agency that is probing the movie industry’s links with drug peddlers and cartels, officials said. She arrived at the Narcotics Control Board's office in Mumbai after receiving summons earlier this...
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People receive COVID-19 tests at a mobile testing center in Marseille, France, Thursday Sept. 24, 2020. French Health Minister Olivier Veran announced the closure of all restaurants and bars in the Marseille region and restrictions across a dozen other cities to stem the resurgent spread of the virus. With COVID-19 patients now occupying more than 10% of France's intensive care beds, Veran stopped short of imposing new lockdowns, but urged people to resume working from home and stop gathering with big groups of family and friends. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
September 25, 2020 - 3:29 am
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Angry restaurant and bar owners are demonstrating in Marseille to challenge a French government order to close all public venues as of Saturday to battle resurgent virus infections. The protesters, and local officials in France’s second-biggest city, are also threatening...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 1974, file photo, Evel Knievel sits in the steam-powered rocket motorcycle that will hopefully take him across Snake River Canyon in Twin Falls, Idaho. Evel Knievel’s son is on a collision course with the Walt Disney Co. and Pixar over a movie daredevil character named Duke Caboom. A federal trademark infringement lawsuit filed Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas accuses the moviemaker of improperly basing the “Toy Story 4” character on Knievel. (AP Photo, File)
September 24, 2020 - 2:34 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Evel Knievel's son is on a collision course with the Walt Disney Co. and Pixar over a movie daredevil character named Duke Caboom. A federal trademark infringement lawsuit filed in Las Vegas accuses the movie company of improperly basing the new character in last year’s “Toy Story...
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The Directors Guild of America headquarters is pictured on April 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. Hollywood's unions announced Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of empty sets and widespread unemployment. The Directors Guild of America, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Basic Crafts unions and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists jointly announced the deal reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers after months of planning and negotiating. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
September 21, 2020 - 10:37 pm
LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s unions have announced that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of stagnant sets and widespread unemployment. The Directors Guild of America, the...
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This image released on Sept. 7, 2020, by Netflix shows Takayuki Yamada, left, who stars in "The Naked Director," striking a pensive pose with co-star Misato Morita. The key challenge for Netflix in Japan lies with producing attractive original content, featuring directors, actors and writers out of Japan, not just licensing Japanese TV shows and movies. To keep the momentum going, Netflix would love to have more blockbusters in its self-produced lineup like “The Naked Director,” which premiered last year. The second season is now being shot. (Netflix via AP)
September 17, 2020 - 3:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — Netflix is producing and shooting an original series set in Japan about a journalist who challenges authority, hoping to woo this nation that’s hooked on watching good old TV. Good timing. The series’ heroine is based on a muckraking real-life reporter, Isoko Mochizuki, who has...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Robert Pattinson, left, and John David Washington in a scene from "Tenet." (Melinda Sue Gordon/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
September 13, 2020 - 2:44 pm
Moviegoing audiences in North America are not rushing back to the theater just yet and “Mulan” is also faltering in its China release as the global box office slowly comes back online in the COVID-19 era. In the second major weekend for U.S. and Canadian movie theaters, Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet”...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in a scene from "Wonder Woman 1984." Following the less-than-stellar theatrical debut of Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet,” Warner Bros. is delaying its next big release, “Wonder Woman 1984,” to Christmas. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros Pictures via AP)
September 11, 2020 - 8:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Following the less-than-stellar theatrical debut of Christopher Nolan's “Tenet,” Warner Bros. is delaying its next big release, “Wonder Woman 1984," to Christmas. The postponement Friday of the “Wonder Woman” sequel, which had been scheduled to hit theaters Oct. 2, comes on the...
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