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Amazon Studios Chief Jennifer Salke Adds MGM to Portfolio, Chris Brearton to Oversee Strategy, MGM+ and Unscripted TV

Amazon has settled on a new corporate structure for its expanded content operations, putting most of MGM under Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke while also promoting MGM veteran…

Ethiopia Habtemariam to Step Down From Motown Records

Ethiopia Habtemariam, currently chairwoman and CEO of Motown Records, will be stepping down from her position in order to pursue new endeavors, she and the company stated in a…

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Promotes Amy Homma to Chief Audience Officer – Film News in Brief

Long-time Academy Museum of Motion Pictures executive Amy Homma was promoted to Chief Audience Officer Nov. 28, Director and President of the Academy Museum Jacqueline Stewart announced. “Amy…

‘Three Pines’ Amplifies Indigenous Voices in Cinematic First Season Louise Penny Fans Will Love: TV Review

Adapting a beloved book series into a television show that doesn’t lose the author’s carefully crafted nuance is a tough job. Doing so while expanding upon that world…

Film Factory Swoops on ‘The Blue Star,’ the Anticipated Feature Debut of Spain’s Javier Macipe (EXCLUSIVE)

BUENOS AIRES — “Wild Tales” and “The Clan” sales agent Film Factory Ent has swooped on “The Blue Star” (“La Estrella Azul“), a fiction film inspired by the…

Variety Announces 10 Directors to Watch for 2023

Pop quiz: What do the filmmakers who won this year’s top Sundance prize (Nikyatu Jusu, “Nanny”), Cannes’ Palme d’Or (Ruben Östlund, “The Triangle of Sadness”) and Oscar’s best…

Pusha T Calls Kanye West’s Antisemitic Comments ‘Disappointing… It’s Definitely Affected Me’

Rapper Pusha T shared his perspective on friend and longtime collaborator Kanye West’s recent antisemitic remarks, which included hateful comments about the Jewish community and problematic conspiracy theories.…

Subject Matter Announces Inaugural Grant Winners, $120,000 Total in Funds for Films and Nonprofits (EXCLUSIVE)

Subject Matter, a recently-launched nonprofit organization that supports social issue documentary films and other nonprofits that work on its featured topics, announced their inaugural grantees, awarding a total…

PMC Adds to Festival and Event Holdings With Acquisition of ATX TV

Penske Media Corp. has acquired ATX TV, the entity that operates the annual television festival in Austin, Tex. The deal calls for PMC, which is the parent company…

TikTok’s Showtimes Ad Feature Aims to Accelerate Box-Office Sales

Great movie recommendations can come from almost any source — your best friend, a co-worker or even your mom’s next-door neighbor’s sister. And, for over 1 billion active…

‘Live From My Den’ Season 4 Showcases a Diverse Lineup of Today’s Most Innovative Artists

Artists Den brings “Live From My Den” back for another season, highlighting today’s most extraordinary artists as they perform from the creative spaces of their homes, studios and…

Musk Tweets Fake CNN Headline About Musk Threatening Free Speech on Twitter

Elon Musk, the mega-billionaire who is the new owner of Twitter, on Monday posted a meme with a fake headline attributed to CNN that makes it look like…