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Netflix LatAm Originals Boss Roberto Stopello and ‘Who Killed Sara’ Creator Chascas Valenzuela Set a Course for Netflix Novelas

Netflix’s ties with Latin America and the region’s much-loved telenovela format go back to the company’s first steps in original production outside of the U.S., when the streamer…

YouTube Shuts Down Original Content Group

YouTube is getting out of the business of originals: The Google-owned video giant said it is winding down its original productions team after more than six years. Earlier,…

NAACP Image Awards Nominations: Jennifer Hudson, Lil Nas X, H.E.R., ‘The Harder They Fall,’ ‘Insecure’ Lead

“The Harder They Fall,” “Insecure” and H.E.R. lead the pack of film, TV and music nominees for the 53rd NAACP Image Awards, while Jennifer Hudson, Lil Nas X,…

‘Dune’ and ‘Encanto’ Lead Visual Effects Society Nominations

The Visual Effects Society (VES) announced the nominees for the 20th Annual VES Awards, with Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” leading the feature film field with six nominations. Disney’s “Encanto”…

Dan Einstein, Co-Founder of Seminal Indie Labels With John Prine and Steve Goodman, Dies at 61

Dan Einstein, a Grammy winner who co-founded independent record labels with singer-songwriters John Prine and Steve Goodman, only to quit the business and open a restaurant that became…

‘The Power of the Dog’ Wins Its 21st Best Picture Prize, Surpassing ‘Roma’ for New Netflix Record

Netflix has been looking for its first best picture Oscar for the past few years. With the winners now announced for the North Dakota Film Critics, “The Power…

U.K. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries Confirms BBC License Fee Freeze

U.K. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has confirmed that the U.K. TV license fee, which is the primary source of income for the BBC, will be frozen at £159…

Prince’s Estate Valued at $156.4 Million — Almost Double an Earlier Appraisal

After nearly six years of wide-ranging assessments, parties involved with Prince’s estate have finally agreed on its value: $156.4 million, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and the Associated…

Cineteve Banks International Sales on Michael Haneke, Modern History, Global Forests Docs (EXCLUSIVE)

Cinétévé Sales, the global distribution branch of Paris-based production banner Cinétévé, has scored a raft of international sales for non-fiction projects presented at this year’s Unifrance Rendez-Vous in…

BBC License Fee to be Frozen for Two Years

The annual BBC license fee of £159 is to be frozen for two years, U.K. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries is expected to reveal this week. While there has…

Digital Innovation Meets Old Fashioned Storytelling at Unifrance TV Doc Pitch

If the six projects presented at a recent TV documentary pitch session held at the Unifrance Rendez-Vous in Paris share relatively few thematic or stylistic points in common,…

Masked thieves steal $1M in jewelry from Lori Loughlin’s LA home

Disgraced actress Lori Louglin and husband Mossimo Giannulli were robbed of $1 million in jewelry during a brazen break-in at their Los Angeles-area home, according to a report.