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Fatih Akin Talks About ‘Rhinegold,’ ‘Marlene’ and Whether the Middle East Can Become a New Film Mecca

German-Turkish director Fatih Akin is attending the Red Sea Film Festival for the screening of “Rhinegold,” about young Iranian-Kurdish immigrant Giwar Hajabi, also known as Xatar, who is…

LA3C Festival Announces Food Vendors Including Gogo’s Tacos, Prince Street Pizza and Ramen Hood

A robust lineup of food options for this weekend’s LA3C festival in Los Angeles has been announced. Festgoers watching acts including Snoop Dogg and Maluma can choose from…

AMC Networks Board Names James L. Dolan Interim Executive Chairman

The board of directors of AMC Networks has named James L. Dolan the company’s interim executive chairman effective immediately. Dolan was previously the chairman of AMC Networks. His…

‘The Flash’ Final Season to Premiere in February on The CW (TV News Roundup)

The CW announced the ninth and final season of “The Flash” will premiere on Wednesday, February 8. The show’s final season will consist of 13 episodes. According to…

‘Kill the Snowman’: ‘Frozen’ Director Admits She Wanted to Axe Olaf

Millions of families might not ever have built that snowman, if an executive’s early creative note on the Disney blockbuster “Frozen” had been followed. Jennfier Lee, the chief…

In Oscar Music Race, Familiar and Fresh Faces Seek Score Nominations

This year’s Oscar-worthy music is the most interesting mix in years. Veterans continue to supply well-crafted, traditional orchestral scores while new voices are contributing surprising sounds for daring…

From the Grammys to the Super Bowl, How Jesse Collins Became Hollywood’s Go-To Producer

Before producer Robert Townsend chose Jesse Collins to write for the WB Network comedy “The Parent ’Hood” in 1997, the opportunities were few and far between for the…

Harvey Weinstein’s Abnormal Testicles Are Key Focus of Final Arguments in Trial

Harvey Weinstein’s genitalia has frequently been addressed in open court throughout his trial. But in the final hours of the case, the former movie mogul’s abnormal testicles emerged…

Britney Spears musical ‘Once Upon a One More Time’ lands 2023 Broadway premiere

The comedy will integrate her eclectic pop music hits with classic storybook characters like Cinderella, Snow White, Little Mermaid and more.

Adam McKay-Backed Doc About Anti-Gang Activist Running for Denver Mayor to Get Limited Theatrical Bow

Gravitas Ventures has secured North American rights to Julian Rubinstein’s “The Holly,” a documentary about the high-profile shooting case of anti-gang activist Terrance Roberts. The film, which debuted…

‘Unholy’ Matrimony: How Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ Queer Anthem Became an Overnight Success

Overnight success was a long time coming for Kim Petras. After a decade navigating every rung of the music industry, she finally hit the jackpot with “Unholy.” At…

Elton John to play Glastonbury as epic tour draws to close

Elton John is scheduled to perform at the Glastonbury Festival in June, in what organizers say will be his farewell show in Britain.