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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…

‘Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool’ Review: Young Man, There’s No Need to Feel Down

If you’ve ever seen Mike Birbiglia before, whether on stage or screen (or a couple months back, filling in for Jimmy Kimmel), then “The Old Man and the…

‘Batgirl,’ David Zaslav and the End of Streaming Evangelism in Hollywood (Column)

Five years almost to the day after it began, Hollywood’s evangelistic fervor for streaming has been extinguished this week by the “Batgirl” imbroglio.  Warner Bros. Discovery’s decision to…

How Loveless Took Its Pop-Punk Covers From TikTok to Lizzo’s Ear to SiriusXM’s Octane

At this point, it’s no secret that what TikTok creators possess is incredibly valuable. That’s why artist and celebrity teams throughout the entertainment industry are urging their clients…

‘From Where They Stood’ Review: An Unnerving Document of Holocaust Photos Taken by Prisoners

In one of the hardest sequences to look at in “From Where They Stood” (it’s also one of the hardest to look away from), we see four photographs…

CEO of Warner Bros. parent cut ‘Batgirl’ because he ‘didn’t believe in it’

“We’re not going to launch a movie to make a quarter and we’re not going to put a movie out unless we believe in it,” CEO David Zaslav said on his decision to shelve “Batgirl.”

APX Group Pacts With Decentralized Pictures on Crypto Currency Initiative (EXCLUSIVE)

New York and London-based TV and film investment fund APX Group has partnered with L.A.’s Decentralized Pictures (DCP) on a crypto currency scheme to help finance projects by…

Unifrance Energizes Locarno

There’s a new giant in town, or at least at Locarno’s Match Me!, one of the festival’s biggest industry initiatives. For years, by a large head, France has…

HBO Max, Discovery+ to Be Merged Into Single Streaming Platform Starting in Summer 2023

Figuring that the whole of a combined HBO Max-Discovery+ is greater than its streaming parts, Warner Bros. Discovery announced a timeline for the two services to be fused…

Warner Bros. Discovery Tops 92 Million Streaming Subscribers, Doesn’t Break Out HBO Max Numbers

Warner Bros. Discovery is not going to say how many HBO and HBO Max customers it has. In the second quarter, the media conglomerate said HBO Max, HBO…

Quarterly Earnings Slump Adds to Humiliation of Alibaba

Net earnings at Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant and media owner, dropped by 50% to $3.40 billion (RMB22.7 billion) in the three months between April and June, the…

Leslie Grace Reacts to ‘Batgirl’ Movie Being Killed: ‘Thank You for the Love and Belief’

Leslie Grace, the star of Warner Bros.’ now-canceled “Batgirl” movie, has issued a statement following the studio’s decision to kill plans for a release of the film in…