Equity

Safety and Anti-Harassment Comedians’ Charter Launched at Edinburgh Fringe

British performing arts union Equity have launched a Comedians’ Charter at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The charter details a range of policies that aim to improve the lives…

Black Music Action Coalition to Honor Rep. Maxine Waters, Sony Publishing’s Jon Platt, 300 Elektra’s Kevin Liles, More at 2022 Gala

Today (Aug. 4), the Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC) revealed honorees for its second annual Music in Action Awards Gala on Sept. 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.…

Female Representation Report Is ‘Wake-Up Call’ For Indian Film and TV Sectors

A landmark report spearheaded by Ormax Media and Film Companion, and supported by Amazon Prime Video, has revealed an abysmal state of affairs in the on- and off-screen…

Neon, Film Distributor Behind ‘Parasite,’ Explores Sale

Neon, the independent film distributor behind Oscar winners “Parasite” and “I, Tonya,” is assessing options for its financial future. The New York-based company has tapped the investment bank…

Janet Yang Becomes First Asian Elected as Film Academy President

Hollywood producer Janet Yang has been named the new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organization’s Board of Governors. Yang, who is…

‘Devotion’ Trailer With Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell; Sundance Institute Launches Latine Fellowship – Film News in Brief

Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell are taking off in the official trailer for “Devotion,” the new drama set to release this Thanksgiving. Based on the nonfiction book by…

Sylvester Stallone Slams Producer Again Over ‘Drago’ Spinoff: ‘I Never Wanted Rocky Characters to Be Exploited’

Sylvester Stallone has doubled down on his criticisms of the direction of the “Rocky” franchise, expressing his frustration regarding the newly announced spinoff film “Drago.” The actor shared…

Taylor Swift drops ‘Bad Blood (Taylor’s Version)’ with help from The Rock and Kevin Hart

Taylor Swift’s re-recordings of “Bad Blood” and “Message In a Bottle” debuts in the new animated flick “DC League of Super-Pets,” out now.

Paramount Global Appoints Pamela Kaufman to Lead International Business, Replacing Raffaele Annecchino

Paramount Global has appointed a new leader for its international business, naming Pamela Kaufman as its president and CEO of international markets, global consumer products and experiences. The…

Music Industry Moves: Em Beihold Signs With Sony Publishing; ‘Billie Eilish’ Rapper Armani White Inks With Def Jam

Sony Music Publishing has signed rising singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Em Beihold to a worldwide publishing agreement. Her gold-certified single “Numb Little Bug” has been on the Billboard…

Jeff Wachtel Launches Future Shack Entertainment, Pacts With Roku, Blink49 Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

TV industry veteran Jeff Wachtel has raised financing and assembled a small team to launch Future Shack Entertainment, a production banner focused on developing TV for global markets.…

Sundance Institute Selects 2022 Producers Lab, Summit Participants

Sundance Institute, the nonprofit organization that puts on the yearly film festival in Park City, has announced the entrants for its Producers Lab and Producers Summit. Both events,…