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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…

Disney Expands Deal With Japan’s Kodansha, Set to Reveal New Titles for Asia Pacific Region

The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific has revealed an expansion of its 70-year collaboration with publishing house Kodansha to include Japanese anime. Disney and Kodansha have worked together…

There’s No Point to Marvel’s Phase Four — but It Doesn’t Need One

SPOILER ALERT: This story mentions a few plot developments for projects in Marvel Studios’ Phase Four. To get a sense of just how much Marvel Studios content there…

U.K. Disney+ Execs Upbeat About Bob Iger’s Return Despite Possible Strategy Change: ‘He’s a Creative at Heart’

Disney+ execs in Europe appeared outwardly upbeat about Bob Iger’s return to the House of Mouse during their first public outing since Bob Chapek’s shock ousting some 10…

‘Fauda’ Director Rotem Shamir Commences ‘No Man’s Land’ Second Season in Morocco

Fremantle’s spy thriller and family drama “No Man’s Land” has been renewed for a second season and principal photography has commenced in Morocco. Rotem Shamir, winner of the Israeli Academy…

Disney Buys Out MLB’s Remaining 15% Stake in BAMTech Streaming Division for $900 Million

Disney now owns 100% of BAMTech, the streaming technology services group that powers Disney+ and the media company’s other direct-to-consumer services. Earlier this month, Disney paid $900 million…

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…

‘Cleaning Lady,’ Netflix, Other Big Players Keep New Mexico Production on Growth Curve

The film and TV tax credit that put New Mexico on the map is now nearly two decades old. Launched in 2003, it didn’t just transform the production…

Joe Pesci Reveals ‘Home Alone 2’ Fire Hat Prank Went Wrong: ‘I Sustained Serious Burns to the Top of My Head’

Joe Pesci starred as the hot-headed thief Harry in two “Home Alone” movies opposite Macaulay Culkin and Daniel Stern. In a new interview with People to celebrate the…

Freddie Prinze Jr. Got Angry With ‘Scooby-Doo’ Franchise After Studio Requested Pay Cut to Boost Co-Stars’ Salaries: ‘Screw That’

Freddie Prinze Jr. revealed in a recent Esquire interview that he grew furious with the “Scooby-Doo” franchise after he was asked to take a pay cut on the…

Amazon Restructures MGM TV’s Scripted Division, Folds Orion Television Into Studio

Amazon has restructured leadership operations at MGM Television’s scripted department amid a continuous overhaul of the studio, 10 months after the tech giant closed its $8.5 billion acquisition…

‘Super Mario Bros.’ Trailer Unveils First Look at Princess Peach, Rainbow Road and Donkey Kong

Nintendo fans, rejoice: The second trailer for the “Super Mario Bros.” movie is here, and there are even more Mario video game references than the first. The new…