• The Avengers and James Bond star Honor Blackman dies aged 94
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    The Avengers and James Bond star Honor Blackman dies aged 94

    Honor Blackman, best known as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger, has died aged 94.

  • Matthew Belloni Out as The Hollywood Reporter’s Editorial Director
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    Matthew Belloni Out as The Hollywood Reporter’s Editorial Director

    Matthew Belloni has stepped down as editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter, the trade publication announced on Monday. A lawyer by training, Belloni has been at THR for 14 years. He took over as the top editor of the publication in 2016 after Janice Min left. Under Min, The Hollywood Reporter embarked

  • U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in ‘Good Spirits’ But Remaining in Hospital With Coronavirus
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    U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in ‘Good Spirits’ But Remaining in Hospital With Coronavirus

    U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is in “good spirits” despite being admitted Sunday night to hospital, where he remains being treated for coronavirus. The Prime Minister was taken to St. Thomas' Hospital in London on Sunday evening with persistent symptoms — including a temperature and cough

  • 'Frozen': Disney launches new Olaf series voiced and animated from home
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    'Frozen': Disney launches new Olaf series voiced and animated from home

    Disney has started a brand new animated miniseries featuring Olaf, the talking snowman from the Frozen franchise.

  • H.E.R. Launching ‘Girls With Guitars’ Weekly Instagram Show
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    H.E.R. Launching ‘Girls With Guitars’ Weekly Instagram Show

    Two-time Grammy Award winner H.E.R. today announces “Girls With Guitars,” her weekly Instagram live performance and conversation series, starting today at 8pm ET. During each live session, H.E.R. along with her vast array of guitars will perform songs from her catalog as well as covers and take fan requests

  • Ethan Hawke Drama ‘Tesla’ Picked Up by IFC Films
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    Ethan Hawke Drama ‘Tesla’ Picked Up by IFC Films

    IFC Films has purchased the U.S. rights to the Ethan Hawke-led drama “Tesla,” which tells the story of inventor Nikola Tesla’s attempts to build a revolutionary electrical system.Directed and written by Michael Almereyda (“Marjorie Prime Experimenter,” “Hamlet”), the movie stars Hawke in the title role

  • Managers for Jessie Reyez, Alessia Cara, More Holding Webinar for Musicians and Executives Monday
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    Managers for Jessie Reyez, Alessia Cara, More Holding Webinar for Musicians and Executives Monday

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to change the shape of the music industry as we know it, executives are stepping forward to share their insight and experience in the Zoom webinars that are rapidly becoming a part of many of our lives. Through a virtual music panel hosted by 8 Til Faint and curated

  • U.S. Markets Rally Amid Hopes That Pandemic Spread Is Slowing
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    U.S. Markets Rally Amid Hopes That Pandemic Spread Is Slowing

    U.S. equities markets are starting the week with a rally driven by hopeful signs that the spread of the coronavirus outbreak may be slowing in response to aggressive social distancing measures. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shot up more than 1,000 points in early trading Monday. That follows a 360

  • ‘Hamilton’ Cast Reunites on John Krasinski’s Web Show
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    ‘Hamilton’ Cast Reunites on John Krasinski’s Web Show

    Since Broadway theaters are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of "Hamilton" turned everyone's home into the room where it happened. Miranda and his former castmates appeared on the second episode of "Some Good News," John Krasinski's new

  • Chike Ozah and Coodie Simmons Tell Stephon Marbury’s Story on Basketball, Depression and Moving to China
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    Chike Ozah and Coodie Simmons Tell Stephon Marbury’s Story on Basketball, Depression and Moving to China

    When most people think of NBA stars, they often think of LeBron James, Steph Curry and Kobe Bryant. However, die-hard fans will remember Stephon Marbury, who entered the league at 19 in 1996, was a two-time All-Star and had a successful career in the Chinese Basketball Association. The new film “A Kid

  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s ‘Fleabag’ Play to Stream on Amazon Prime for Charity
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    Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s ‘Fleabag’ Play to Stream on Amazon Prime for Charity

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge's "Fleabag" play, on which the Emmy-winning show is based, will be available to stream on Amazon Prime with proceeds helping people affected by coronavirus. Viewers in the U.S. will be able to watch the production on Amazon Prime starting on Friday, and it will be available

  • James Taylor to Join ‘The Voice’ as Mega Mentor
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    James Taylor to Join ‘The Voice’ as Mega Mentor

    Veteran tunesmith James Taylor is joining "The Voice" in the role of Mega Mentor for the NBC talent competition series. Taylor will begin his role on the April 13 edition of the series that will feature the four contenders that survive the Battle Rounds as the prepare for the Knockout Rounds

  • IFC Films Buys Ethan Hawke Drama ‘Tesla’ (EXCLUSIVE)
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    IFC Films Buys Ethan Hawke Drama ‘Tesla’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    IFC Films has nabbed U.S. rights to "Tesla," the story of inventor Nikola Tesla and his efforts to build a revolutionary electrical system. The purchase extends IFC's long relationship with Ethan Hawke, who stars as Tesla and who has previously partnered with the studio on such films as

  • Rita Wilson & Naughty By Nature Drop ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ Remix to Benefit MusiCares (Listen)
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    Rita Wilson & Naughty By Nature Drop ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ Remix to Benefit MusiCares (Listen)

    Actress and singer Rita Wilson has teamed up with veteran hip-hop act Naughty By Nature for a remix of the group’s 1992 classic “Hip Hop Hooray,” via Tommy Boy Music, and available exclusively on YouTube today. The single will be released widely on all digital/streaming platforms this Friday, April 10

  • ViacomCBS Networks International Acquires Israeli Producer and Pay-TV Firm Ananey
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    ViacomCBS Networks International Acquires Israeli Producer and Pay-TV Firm Ananey

    ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has acquired Israeli content producer and pay-TV channel provider Ananey Communications Group. VCNI is acquiring the shares in Ananey it does not already own, following its acquisition of a minority stake in the company in December 2016. Ananey’s founder and chairman

  • Skydance Media Acquires Animation Unit of Ilion Studios
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    Skydance Media Acquires Animation Unit of Ilion Studios

    Skydance Media has acquired the animation unit of Madrid-based Ilion Studios. The new entity will be rechristened Skydance Animation Madrid. The companies had been working together for some time. The acquisition gives animation chief John Lasseter control over all aspects of production. Skydance and

  • MusiCares Is Holding a Webinar Monday on How the Stimulus Bill Helps Music Makers
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    MusiCares Is Holding a Webinar Monday on How the Stimulus Bill Helps Music Makers

    The Recording Academy and MusiCares today are holding a webinar on how the $2 trillion CARES Act stimulus bill affects music makers. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act contains a number of key protections and provisions that can help music creators. The webinar takes place

  • Quibi’s Mobile-Only Viewing Is Already Frustrating Some People
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    Quibi’s Mobile-Only Viewing Is Already Frustrating Some People

    A few hours into Quibi's much-hyped debut, people have expressed irritation over something that's supposed to be one of the streamer's key differentiating features: You can only watch its lineup of original movies and shows on a mobile device. Why, amid the stay-at-home COVID-19 crisis, is

  • Japan Poised to Announce State of Emergency, Cinemas Expected To Close
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    Japan Poised to Announce State of Emergency, Cinemas Expected To Close

    Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe says he is ready to declare a state of emergency from as early as Tuesday, as part of a growing response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The declaration would affect Tokyo, second city Osaka and five other densely populated prefectures. The Abe government had attempted

  • Shahid Taps Former NENT Studios U.K. Boss Jakob Mejlhede Andersen as CCO
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    Shahid Taps Former NENT Studios U.K. Boss Jakob Mejlhede Andersen as CCO

    Former NENT Studios U.K. boss Jakob Mejlhede Andersen has been appointed CCO of Shahid, the streaming service operated by the Middle East Broadcasting Centre (MBC) which was just revamped. Andersen will be responsible for the overall content strategy for both Shahid and its premium offering, Shahid VIP

  • Quibi Shows Reviewed: From ‘Chrissy’s Court’ to Sophie Turner’s ‘Survive’
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    Quibi Shows Reviewed: From ‘Chrissy’s Court’ to Sophie Turner’s ‘Survive’

    After months of Quibi building up its roster with countless stars and absurdist premises, the streaming service of “quick bites” has finally arrived. The platform features abbreviated episodes only available on phones in order to cater to people with precious little time in between commitments — and

  • Univision Makes Outreach to Advertisers Amid Coronavirus Confusion
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    Univision Makes Outreach to Advertisers Amid Coronavirus Confusion

    Spanish-language broadcaster Univision is among the media outlets working to reconnect with advertisers amid the confusion erupting from the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter issued Friday ,the network told clients that it intends to prepare a ” video presentation to be streamed once it is reasonable

  • 'Aliens', 'Star Wars' and 'Foyle's War' actor Jay Benedict dies due to coronavirus complications
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    'Aliens', 'Star Wars' and 'Foyle's War' actor Jay Benedict dies due to coronavirus complications

    Actor Jay Benedict, who appeared in movies like Aliens and TV shows including Emmerdale, has died following complications related to coronavirus.

  • U.K.’s ITV Supports Indie Producers During Coronavirus Lockdown With Development Fund
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    U.K.’s ITV Supports Indie Producers During Coronavirus Lockdown With Development Fund

    U.K. broadcaster ITV has announced a £500,000 ($616,000) development fund targeted at the independent sector to help producers during the coronavirus lockdown. ITV said the fund, unveiled Monday by director of television Kevin Lygo, is designed to accelerate the search for new ideas and content, particularly

  • Venice Film Festival Rules Out Digital Option (EXCLUSIVE)
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    Venice Film Festival Rules Out Digital Option (EXCLUSIVE)

    The Venice Film Festival is forging ahead with preparations for the September 2-12 event despite coronavirus concerns, and ruling out the possibility that the fest could go digital — at least not in its entirety. “The Venice Film Festival cannot be replaced by an online event,” a Venice spokesman told