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MacGuff’s Philippe Sonrier on How Artificial Intelligence Tools Will Revolutionize the VFX Industry

French VFX powerhouse MacGuff – with headquarters in Paris and offices in L.A. – is using proprietary artificial intelligence tools, in particular Face Engine and Body Engine, in…

Meet Adamma and Adanne Ebo, the Twin Filmmakers Behind Sundance Stunner ‘Honk For Jesus, Save Your Soul’

Have you ever heard of praise miming? It’s a style of praise dance popular in some Black churches, where performers swap lyrical movement for miming and often wear…

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Returns to No. 1 on Box Office Charts in Sixth Weekend of Release

It’s Peter Parker’s world, we’re just living in it. After a brief hiatus to let another movie sell a few tickets, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has unseated “Scream”…

‘Leonor Will Never Die’ Review: A Female Filmmaker Steers Her Own Story in a Kooky Filipino Meta-Film

From its opening minutes, Martika Ramirez Escobar’s meta-prank “Leonor Will Never Die” aims to scramble the viewers. Leonor Reyes (Sheila Francisco), an elderly retired action film director in…

Ana de Armas Fans Sue Because She Was Cut Out of ‘Yesterday’

Two fans filed a federal class action lawsuit on Friday alleging they were duped into renting the 2019 film “Yesterday” because Ana de Armas appeared in the trailer.…

‘Vida’ Development Alum Bianca Quesada Inks First-Look Deal With Telemundo for Tplus

When Telemundo comes to her mind, the first thing Bianca Quesada thinks about is her grandma’s television set and seeing telenovelas with the same soapy narratives that have…

How HBO’s ‘Music Box’ Series Digs Into Kenny G and Juice WRLD

When HBO renewed Bill Simmons’ “Music Box” documentary series for a second season in December, it wasn’t exactly surprising. Critics, film festival programmers and audiences were immediately taken…

Oscars: Only 276 Feature Films Eligible in Shortened 10-Month Period

The Oscars have announced that 276 feature films are eligible for this year’s Academy Awards, with nomination voting set to begin Thursday, Jan. 27 until Tuesday, Feb. 1.…

Discovery Plus to Launch New ‘Black Voices’ Hub Featuring ‘Profiled: The Black Man,’ Keith Warren True-Crime Doc ‘Uprooted’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Discovery Plus is launching a “Black Voices” hub that will feature programming spotlighting the African American community, including two new originals: docuseries “Profiled: The Black Man,” featuring commentary…

NBC Delays ‘American Song Contest’ Over COVID Concerns; ‘AGT: Extreme’ Debuts Next Month

NBC has pushed “American Song Contest,” its ambitious U.S. take on the legendary Eurovision Song Contest, back a month in order to give the production more time to…

Box Office: Faith-Based Drama ‘Redeeming Love’ No Match for ‘Scream,’ ‘Spider-Man’

“Scream,” the hit sequel in the long-running slasher series, will keep terrorizing audiences over the weekend. Only one movie, Universal’s faith-based romantic drama “Redeeming Love,” is opening nationwide,…

Spanish TV Fiction Eyes the Americas as It Promotes New Voices at Home

Entering into a post-“Money Heist” phase, the Spanish TV fiction industry is immersed in international growth strategies as it promotes at home new and original voices that create…