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Netflix reports a summer slump in subscriber growth

Netflix’s subscriber growth slowed dramatically during the summer months after surging in the spring fueled by pandemic lockdowns that corralled millions of people in...

San Francisco Conservatory buys Opus 3 Artists agency

With much of the classical music industry shuttered by the novel coronavirus pandemic, one of the leading management agencies has been acquired by an...

India cinemas reopen to small audiences after months in dark

NEW DELHI (AP) — Seven months after screens went dark, cinemas reopened Thursday in much of India with mostly old titles on the marquee...

Residente signs with Sony Music to create TV, films and more

NEW YORK (AP) — He’s directed his own music videos and now he will help develop TV shows, films and other on-screen content for...

Egyptian actor Mahmoud Yassin dies at age 79

CAIRO (AP) — Mahmoud Yassin, an Egyptian actor and pillar of the country's film industry during the second half of the 20th century, has...

Disney reorg to further bolster company’s focus on streaming

Disney said Monday that it is reorganizing its business units to focus even more on streaming. ...

Broadway shutdown due to virus extended again until May 30

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of Broadway will have to wait a little longer for shows to resume — until at least late May. ...

Pixar’s ‘Soul’ bypasses theaters, will stream on Christmas

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pixar film “Soul” will skip theaters and instead premiere on Disney+ on Christmas, the Walt Disney Co. announced Thursday,...

‘Dune’ ditches 2020, while AMC commits to staying open

The 2020 theatrical release calendar is getting even slimmer in the wake of the announcement that Regal cinemas are temporarily closing, although AMC, North...

Hundreds of Regal, Cineworld movie theaters to close

LONDON (AP) — In the latest blow to the beleaguered film industry, the second-largest movie theater chain in the U.S. is temporarily shuttering its...

Cineworld may close US and UK theaters after Bond film delay

LONDON (AP) — Cinema chain Cineworld said Sunday it is considering closing all its movie theaters in Britain and the United States, after the...

History on screen: East Germany through its filmmakers’ eyes

BERLIN (AP) — As John F. Kennedy peered over the Berlin Wall into communist East Germany in 1963, red curtains blocked the U.S. president's...

Harvey Weinstein charged with 3 more rapes in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was charged Friday with the rapes of two more women and now faces 11 sexual assault counts involving...

LA Kings fire mascot employee accused of harassment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have fired the employee who dresses as the hockey team's mascot after an investigation into a...

Survey: In Hollywood, few believe harassers will be punished

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...

3 Bollywood stars questioned in drug investigation

NEW DELHI (AP) — Three Bollywood actors, including top star Deepika Padukone, were questioned by India’s narcotics agency on Saturday as part of an...

Virus surges in France, Marseille fights against closures

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Angry restaurant and bar owners demonstrated in Marseille on Friday to challenge a French government order to close all public...

Evel Knievel’s son suing Disney over ‘Toy Story 4’ character

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Evel Knievel's son is on a collision course with the Walt Disney Co. and Pixar over a movie daredevil character...

Disney delays ‘Black Widow,’ Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’

NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. has further postponed its next mega-movies from Marvel, including “Black Widow,” while also postponing Steven Spielberg's...

The Latest: Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreement

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s unions have announced that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad...

Raiders ready for big opening act on Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Death Star comes alive for the first time Monday night in a prime-time debut that just a few years...

Disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein stripped of UK honor

LONDON (AP) — Britain on Friday stripped disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of an honor recognizing his contribution to the U.K. film industry. ...

Netflix woos Japan with new original series about a reporter

TOKYO (AP) — Netflix is producing and shooting an original series set in Japan about a journalist who challenges authority, hoping to woo this...

Madonna to direct, co-write biopic about herself

NEW YORK (AP) — A biopic about Madonna has found a uniquely qualified director: Madonna, herself. ...

T.I. settles federal claim he pushed bogus cryptocurrency

ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper and actor T.I. has settled civil charges with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that he helped promote a fraudulent...

North American box office muted; ‘Mulan’ fizzles in China

Moviegoing audiences in North America are not rushing back to the theater just yet and “Mulan” is also faltering in its China release as...

Pandemic chases ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ to Dec. 25

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,"...

SoFi Stadium, Cowboys’ McCarthy make debuts in Rams opener

DALLAS (8-8) at LOS ANGELES RAMS (9-7) ...

Hollywood’s inclusion problems still run deep, study finds

NEW YORK (AP) — As Hollywood searches for a response to the reckoning brought on by the death of George Floyd and the Academy...

Ann Hui wins lifetime achievement award at Venice festival

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Hong Kong director Ann Hui paid tribute to her home city as she received a lifetime achievement award from the...

LA Clippers get final city approval to build Inglewood arena

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have received final approval from Inglewood's city government to begin construction on their new arena next...

‘Tenet’ tallies $20.2M as Americans step back into theaters

NEW YORK (AP) — In a litmus test for American moviegoing in the pandemic, Christopher Nolan's “Tenet” brought in an estimated $20.2 million through...

From Venice, a plea to reopen movie theaters shut by virus

VENICE (AP) — Spanish...

After a long slumber, U.S. cinemas awaken on pivotal weekend

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) —...

The Latest: Turkey reverses decision on fans in stadiums

The Latest on the...

Blanchett on Venice, virus and why lessons weren’t learned

VENICE (AP) — Australian...

Venice reclaims spotlight as 1st COVID-era film fest opens

VENICE (AP) — Venice...

NBA playoffs resume Saturday as sides detail new commitments

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is fulfilling another Steve Jobs vision

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) —...

Weinstein seeks to pursue arbitration over firing

DOVER, Del. (AP) —...

Movie theater trade group establishes COVID-19 protocols

As movie theaters come...

Film academy to host virtual panels about inclusion, equity

Lee Daniels, Lulu Wang...

Extradition hearing to send Weinstein to Los Angeles delayed

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) —...

AMC to offer 15-cent tickets on first day of reopening

NEW YORK (AP) —...

Sumner Redstone, who built media empire including CBS, dies

Sumner Redstone, who joined...

Disney to release ‘Mulan’ on streaming service, for a price

“Mulan” is no longer...

Disney 3Q revenue drops 42%, missing expectations

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) —...

Alan Parker, director of “Midnight Express,” dies at 76

LONDON (AP) — Filmmaker...

Court says Judd can sue Weinstein for sexual harassment

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

Giants first baseman Brandon Belt sidelined by sore heel

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Kaepernick, ESPN team up for documentary series on his life

Colin Kaepernick will be...

Sponsor FedEx asks Redskins to change their name

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Weinstein reaches tentative $19M deal with accusers

NEW YORK (AP) —...

Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleads not guilty to 3 rapes

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

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