Movie industry

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2016, file photo, Harvey Weinstein attends amfAR's New York Gala honoring him in New York. Harvey Weinstein's lawyer said in a court filing that federal prosecutors in New York have launched a criminal investigation into the film producer, in addition to a previously disclosed probe by the Manhattan District Attorney. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
May 23, 2018 - 6:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyer said in a court filing that federal prosecutors in New York have launched a criminal investigation into the film producer, in addition to a previously disclosed probe by the Manhattan District Attorney. Attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a declaration...
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Cannes Film Festival Director Thierry Fremaux signs the 50/50 2020 Gender Equality Pledge during the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 14, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
May 14, 2018 - 8:25 am
CANNES, France (AP) — The leaders of the Cannes Film Festival have signed a gender equality pledge promising to make their selection process more transparent and to push their executive boards toward gender parity. Cannes director Thierry Fremaux signed the pledge Monday in a packed tent on the...
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This image released by Marvel Studios shows, from left, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Wong in a scene from "Avengers: Infinity War." (Marvel Studios via AP)
May 13, 2018 - 1:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Avengers: Infinity War" is still ruling the box office in its third weekend in theaters, easily beating out the mom-themed fare. The Walt Disney Studios on Sunday estimates that "Infinity War" has added $61.8 million from North American theaters bringing its total domestic...
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May 11, 2018 - 6:28 am
CANNES, France (AP) — At the Cannes Film Festival for the first time, Saudi Arabia has come to the world's largest film market to declare itself "open for business," while largely avoiding questions about gender equality in its newly launched movie industry. The desert kingdom recently lifted a 35-...
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May 02, 2018 - 3:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for an aspiring actress suing Harvey Weinstein says the film producer is a "pimp in a tuxedo." Attorney Jeff Herman made the claim during arguments Wednesday while asking a New York judge to let Kadian Noble's lawsuit proceed. The suit alleges she was abused by Weinstein in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2016, file photo, Harvey Weinstein attends amfAR's New York Gala honoring him in New York. A private equity firm has emerged as the winning bidder for the Weinstein Co., the film and TV studio forced into bankruptcy by the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
May 02, 2018 - 2:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A private equity firm emerged Tuesday as the winning bidder for the Weinstein Co., the studio forced into bankruptcy by the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. The Weinstein Co. announced in a statement that no other bidder made a better...
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This combination photo shows Ashley Judd during the 2017 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., on July 25, 2017, left, and Harvey Weinstein at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 8, 2017. Judd has sued Harvey Weinstein, saying he hurt her acting career in retaliation for her rejecting his sexual advances. In the lawsuit filed Monday, April 30, 2018, in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Judd accuses Weinstein of defamation, sexual harassment and violation of California’s unfair competition law. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
May 01, 2018 - 8:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Ashley Judd says she wants Harvey Weinstein to be held accountable for "illegal conduct" that caused her to lose money, status, prestige and power. Judd spoke Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America." Judd sued Weinstein on Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, saying the...
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This combination photo shows Ashley Judd during the 2017 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., on July 25, 2017, left, and Harvey Weinstein at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 8, 2017. Judd has sued Harvey Weinstein, saying he hurt her acting career in retaliation for her rejecting his sexual advances. In the lawsuit filed Monday, April 30, 2018, in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Judd accuses Weinstein of defamation, sexual harassment and violation of California’s unfair competition law. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
April 30, 2018 - 8:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ashley Judd sued Harvey Weinstein on Monday, saying the former movie mogul hurt her acting career in retaliation for her rejecting his sexual advances. In the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Judd accuses Weinstein of defamation, sexual harassment and violating...
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Wanuri Kahiu, the director of the film "Rafiki," or "Friend" in Swahili, which is Kenya's first feature film due to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival but has been banned in the country, stands by an art installation as she is interviewed by The Associated Press in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, April 27, 2018. The Kenya Film Classification Board has banned the film which depicts a love story between two women, accusing it of having "clear intent to promote lesbianism in Kenya contrary to the law." (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
April 27, 2018 - 12:07 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya has banned its first feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, accusing it of having "clear intent to promote lesbianism in Kenya contrary to the law." Director Wanuri Kahiu said she is "incredibly sorry" to confirm the ban of "Rafiki," or "Friend" in Swahili...
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FILE - This March 6, 2018 file photo shows Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Oakland, Calif. Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday, April 23, that it has struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard to produce television, film and possibly gaming projects. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 23, 2018 - 3:57 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA star Stephen Curry is heading to Hollywood in a big way. Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday that it has struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard to produce television, film and possibly gaming projects. A press release states Curry and the company...
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