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HAF Project Market Selection Reflects COVID Impact on Storytelling

Leading indie film project market, the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum has revealed a selection of 28 titles for its twentieth edition and confirmed that it will be…

Streamers Help Reignite Big Battles Over Film and TV Profit Participation

The battle over how Hollywood studios share profit with talent and creatives has been raging since the invention of movies. The current tensions have ratcheted upward due to…

‘Yellowjackets’ Composers Craig Wedren and Anna Waronker on Drafting the Perfect Indie-Rock Theme Song, and Why the ’90s Are Back

The ’90s: back! Also back: overwhelming existential dread! They’re two great tastes that taste great together, as any fan of Showtime’s hit series “Yellowjackets” can attest. Besides all…

The Story of ‘Bing Bong’: How Rapper Nems Took His Viral Phrase From the Streets of NYC to the White House

Two words changed Nems’ life. The battle rapper, a mainstay of New York’s underground hip-hop scene since the ‘90s, casually said “bing bong” in an Instagram story —…

Joel Coen Is New King of Scotland With His Beautiful ‘Macbeth’

Never underestimate Joel Coen. In a year when nine of the top-grossing films are part of a franchise, his new film is Shakespeare. Entirely filmed on soundstages, with…

Jeremy Irons on Netflix’s ‘Munich’ and Why He Hasn’t Seen ‘The Snyder Cut’

Neville Chamberlain has endured a savage historical appraisement. He’s the prime minister who failed to stand up to Hitler. The politician who didn’t understand the existential threat posed…

‘Station Eleven’ Creative Team Breaks Down Its Heartbreaking — and Life-Affirming — Final Scenes

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the finale of HBO Max’s “Station Eleven.” Patrick Somerville and Jessica Rhoades — the executive producers who…

‘Cobra Kai’ Star Xolo Maridueña Explains Season 4 Ending and Teases ‘Blue Beetle’ Movie

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not watched Season 4 of Netflix’s “Cobra Kai.” Xolo Maridueña, who stars as Miguel Diaz on “Cobra Kai,” had a big…

Oscars Will Have a Host in 2022, According to ABC

After three years without a host, the Oscars will have one when the ceremony airs this March 27 on ABC. Craig Erwich, president, Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment,…

Elvis Costello Says He’s Retiring ‘Oliver’s Army’ From Live Shows Rather Than Alter Lyrics

Elvis Costello is saying that fans may have heard “Oliver’s Army,” one of his biggest hits, in concert for the last time. He’s “done singing it,” rather than…

‘Station 19’ Renewed for Season 6 at ABC

“Station 19” will be suiting up for a sixth season at ABC, the broadcast network revealed ahead of its presentations at the Television Critics Association’s virtual press tour…

Arjan Pomper Promoted to Managing Director, Global Entertainment, at ITV Studios

Arjan Pomper has been promoted to managing director, global entertainment, at “Love Island” producer ITV Studios. Pomper reports into David McGraynor, chief operating officer, ITV Studios. He replaces…