The Five

Fast building as one of Spain’s leading hotbeds for emerging producer and creative talent, the Madrid Film School’s ECAM Incubator, now on its sixth edition, has picked five promising titles for its 2023 program. Aimed at Spanish directors, screenwriters and producers, the Incubator program is open to directors’ debuts as…

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would get to appoint all five leaders of Disney’s special tax district in Orlando, under new legislation that was released on Monday. The bill would make good on DeSantis’ promise last year to take over the district, after Disney criticized a state law that restricts instruction…

APPOINTMENTS Fifth Season, the TV company previously known as Endeavor Content, has announced a raft of executive appointments that constitute a major expansion of its Europe-Middle East-Africa television distribution team. Jennifer Ebell has been promoted from senior VP of EMEA sales to executive VP of EMEA sales and acquisitions. Under…

On Sunday night, the Grammys celebrated the 50th anniversary of hip-hop with a jam-packed and star-studded 15-minute segment that put a huge smile on the faces of Jay-Z, Doja Cat, Adele and Pharrell Williams, among others. After a short introduction from LL Cool J, performances kicked off with legacy acts…

Beyoncé has tied the record for the most Grammy Award wins of all time with 31, having won four awards in the 2023 proceedings. Three were given out during the non-televised Premiere ceremony in the afternoon, and she subsequently has picked up one more during the prime-time telecast for “Cuff…

The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival celebrates movies and the people who make them.  One essential element of SBIFF is its focus on film education. With a carefully curated program, executive director Roger Durling says, “We’re educating your average filmgoer that comes to the festival.” Every event — from panels…

“I just walked out into the ocean and swam out as far as I could and hoped that either I drowned, or was hit by a boat, or eaten by a shark,” Hammer said in his first interview since the collapse of his career.

Harry Styles will perform at the  65th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 5, it was announced during the AFC Championship game on Sunday evening. Styles joins previously announced performers Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Kim Petras, and Sam Smith. He’s finishing up the months-long North American leg of his “Love on Tour”…

Unifrance and Film at Lincoln Center have unveiled the lineup for the 28th edition of Rendez-Vous With French Cinema, an annual celebration of contemporary French filmmaking. The event will take place March 2–12.  It kicks off with a screening of Alice Winocour’s “Revoir Paris,” which stars Virginie Efira as a translator…

“Till” director Chinonye Chukwu claimed that Hollywood has a history of “unabashed misogyny towards black women.”

Steven Spielberg believes “The Dark Knight” would be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars if it were made today.