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How Jennifer Hudson and ‘Respect’ Could Set a Record for Black Women at the Oscars

Jennifer Hudson’s name is already written in the Academy Awards history books. At 25, she became the youngest Black woman to ever win an acting Oscar for her…

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Returns to No. 1 on Box Office Charts in Sixth Weekend of Release

It’s Peter Parker’s world, we’re just living in it. After a brief hiatus to let another movie sell a few tickets, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has unseated “Scream”…

Ahsoka Tano Disney Plus Series Adds Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Mary Elizabeth Winstead has signed on for a role in the upcoming Ahsoka Tano live-action series at Disney Plus, Variety has confirmed. Rosario Dawson is set to star in…

Discovery Mulls Different Upfront Concepts as WarnerMedia Merger Looms

Like other big media companies, Discovery is getting ready to put out a big “upfront” presentation in mid May, part of an annual bid by TV giants to…

NBCU Poaches Hulu’s Annie Luo to Be Peacock EVP of Partnerships and Development

Kelly Campbell, the ex-Hulu chief who now serves as president of Peacock, recruited her former Hulu colleague Annie Luo for the NBCUniversal streamer’s leadership team. Luo is joining…

‘The Princess’ Review: An Addictive Documentary About Princess Diana

“The Princess” is a perfectly timed, compulsively watchable once-over-lightly documentary. It’s a chronicle of Princess Diana culled entirely from television news footage and other public records. In other…

Sundance Documentaries Showcase Enhanced Storytelling Through Animation

What brings documentaries to life? For an increasing number of them, it’s colorful characters — literally. Animation is making docs more accessible to a wider audience, allowing filmmakers…

The Hottest Films for Sale at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance may have been forced to cancel its plans to host an in-person festival, but the shift to a virtual event isn’t likely to stifle dealmaking. After all,…

‘The Aristocats’ Live-Action Adaptation in the Works at Disney

A live-action adaptation of the classic animated film “The Aristocats” is in early development at Disney, Variety has confirmed. “Peter Rabbit” director Will Gluck and “Onward” writer Keith Bunin…

Netflix Acknowledges Streaming Rivals Are ‘Affecting Our Marginal Growth’

Netflix confirmed in its fourth-quarter 2021 earnings report that the boom in streaming competition over the past two years is having an impact on the platform’s growth. “Consumers…

Netflix Falls Short of Q4 Subscriber Target, Stock Tumbles on Weak Forecast

Netflix ended 2021 with a slightly lower-than-expected subscriber gain in the fourth quarter, and its stock took a steep dive with a weak Q1 outlook. The streaming giant…

Oscars: Only 276 Feature Films Eligible in Shortened 10-Month Period

The Oscars have announced that 276 feature films are eligible for this year’s Academy Awards, with nomination voting set to begin Thursday, Jan. 27 until Tuesday, Feb. 1.…