Movie industry

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2013, file photo, Kevin Tsujihara, poses for photos in a screening room at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. WarnerMedia is investigating claims that Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Tsujihara promised acting roles in exchange for sex as detailed in The Hollywood Reporter, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
March 06, 2019 - 11:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — WarnerMedia is investigating claims that Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara promised acting roles in exchange for sex as detailed in The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday. The article includes text messages between British actress Charlotte Kirk and Tsujihara going back to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2014, file photo, Keith Nunez, left, takes pictures of his wife, Carolina, at the first-ever Hello Kitty fan convention, Hello Kitty Con, at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles. Hello Kitty might not have a mouth but she’s got a movie deal. Warner Bros.’s New Line Cinema announced Tuesday, March 5, 2019, that it has acquired film rights to Hello Kitty from the Japanese corporation Sanrio. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
March 06, 2019 - 1:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hello Kitty might not have a mouth but she's got a movie deal. Warner Bros.' New Line Cinema announced Tuesday that it has acquired film rights to Hello Kitty from the Japanese corporation Sanrio. The 45-year-old iconic feline has never been turned into a movie despite its...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, filmmaker Steven Spielberg poses at the 2019 "An Unforgettable Evening" benefiting the Women's Cancer Research Fund, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Reports that Spielberg intends to support rule changes that could block Netflix from Oscars-eligibility have provoked a heated and unwieldy online debate. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
March 04, 2019 - 11:59 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Steven Spielberg speaks about the business of Hollywood, everyone generally listens and few dissent. But reports that he intends to support rule changes that could block Netflix from Oscars-eligibility have provoked a heated, and unwieldy, debate online this weekend. It has...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2018 file photo, Emma Thompson appears at a screening of "King Lear" in central London. In a letter to Skydance Media, Thompson outlined why she was withdrawing from the animated film “Luck” and refused to work with the former Pixar executive John Lasseter. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
February 26, 2019 - 12:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a letter to Skydance Media, Emma Thompson outlined why she refused to work with the former Pixar executive John Lasseter and was withdrawing from the animated film "Luck." Thompson departed the project last month shortly after Skydance chief executive David Ellison hired Lasseter...
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February 25, 2019 - 9:43 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spike Lee's first-ever competitive Oscar award turned a mostly staid ceremony into one with joy and passion, but that later gave way to frustration. Lee, who captured the best adapted screenplay trophy for "BlacKkKlansman," jumped into the arms of presenter, longtime collaborator...
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February 21, 2019 - 11:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Feb. 16 about the Oscars reversing a decision to hand out four awards during commercial breaks, The Associated Press erroneously described a quote from Board of Governors member Lois Burwell as discussing changes to the Oscars ceremony. Burwell was speaking about changes...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, performers record a music video calling for a peaceful election, at a golf resort outside of Kano, northern Nigeria. Faced with an election that could spiral into violence, some in the popular Hausa-language film industry known as Kannywood assembled this week to shoot an urgent music video appealing to the country for peace. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
February 20, 2019 - 4:31 am
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — As emergencies go, it has a catchy tune. Faced with a Nigerian election that could spiral into violence, some in the popular film industry known as Kannywood gathered this week to shoot an urgent music video appealing for peace. On an impromptu set outside the northern city of...
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This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows the character Alita, voiced by Rosa Salazar, in a scene from "Alita: Battle Angel." (Twentieth Century Fox via AP)
February 17, 2019 - 11:44 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sci-fi fantasy "Alita: Battle Angel" has topped the charts in its first weekend in theaters, but it is leading one of the slowest Presidents Day weekends at the box office in years and has a ways to go to make up its costly production budget. 20th Century Fox says Sunday that...
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Adam Driver, from left, Annette Bening and Jon Hamm, cast members in "The Report," pose together at the premiere of the film during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 28, 2019 - 11:21 am
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Vice Studios has announced that Amazon Studios has acquired the worldwide rights to the CIA torture investigation film "The Report." Vice produced the film and made the announcement Monday following an all-night bidding war for the buzzy political film. "The Report" stars...
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January 17, 2019 - 6:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is recasting his legal team a month after losing a hard-fought bid to get his sexual assault case thrown out. Weinstein and high-profile defense attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a statement Thursday that they "have agreed to part ways" and that new lawyers would be...
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