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Netflix's push into franchise TV will be essential as Disney Plus prepares a barrage of Marvel and 'Star Wars' shows

"WandaVision" Marvel Netflix recently introduced new teams to help it build bigger franchises: a franchise-TV division and an event/spectacle-TV division. Franchises will be essential for Netflix as Disney Plus looks to release at least 10 new "Star Wars" and 10 new Marvel TV shows in the next few years. Data from Parrot Analytics shows Disney's "WandaVision" is already a hit. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix announced in its earnings report this week that it had...
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Ramy Star May Calamawy Joins Disney+’s Moon Knight Series

Ramy star May Calamawy joins Disney+’s Moon Knight series After two breakout seasons on the acclaimed Hulu comedy Ramy, actress May Calamawy is branching out in a big way as The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that the Bahrani actress has signed on to star in Disney+’s Oscar Isaac-fronted Moon Knight series in a currently-unknown role. RELATED: Synchronic’s Benson & Moorhead Tapped to Helm Moon Knight Episodes PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone...
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We Can Be Heroes Sequel in Development at Netflix with Robert Rodriguez

BEGIN SLIDESHOW We Can Be Heroes Sequel in Development at Netflix with Robert Rodriguez The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Netflix is developing a sequel to Robert Rodriguez’s superhero family movie We Can Be Heroes with the director, writer, and producer returning to helm the project. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCoo...
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Bond girl and ‘That ’70s Show’ actress Tanya Roberts dies in L.A. at age 65

LOS ANGELES — Film and television actress Tanya Roberts has died at age 65. The former Bond girl in “A View to a Kill” had taken her dogs for a walk on Christmas Eve with her partner, Lance O’Brien, and upon her return home, she collapsed and was taken to a hospital, her publicist, Mike Pingel told City News Service. She was put on a ventilator after being hospitalized, but never recovered. She died in Los Angeles on Sunday, The Hollywood Reporter reported. Tanya Roberts, the actress best known...
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The 'Ratatouille' musical that began as a TikTok trend earned over $1 million in ticket sales in a single day

The "Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical" marquee as it appears in the event trailer. @ratatousicalthemusical/@e_jaccs/TikTok "Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical" earned over $1 million in ticket sales from its virtual New Year's Day stream, according to The Hollywood Reporter and a tweet from the production's official Twitter account. What started as a TikTok trend became a Broadway-scale online production featuring Tony-, Emmy- and Grammy-nominated performers like Wayne Brady, Tituss Burgess, A...
Tags: Music, Media, Entertainment, Trends, New York Times, Broadway, Fleetwood Mac, Pixar, Rca Records, Tony, Hollywood Reporter, Matthew Wilder, Ratatouille, Ashley Park, Tony Emmy, Tiktok


The 'Ratatouille' musical that began as a TikTok trend earned over $1 million in ticket sales

The "Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical" marquee as it appears in the event trailer. @ratatousicalthemusical/@e_jaccs/TikTok "Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical" earned over $1 million in ticket sales from its virtual New Year's Day stream, according to The Hollywood Reporter and a tweet from the production's official Twitter account. What started as a TikTok trend became a Broadway-scale online production featuring Tony-, Emmy- and Grammy-nominated performers like Wayne Brady, Tituss Burgess, A...
Tags: Music, Media, Entertainment, Trends, New York Times, Broadway, Fleetwood Mac, Pixar, Rca Records, Tony, Hollywood Reporter, Matthew Wilder, Ratatouille, Ashley Park, Tony Emmy, Tiktok


2020 brought a wave of discrimination and harassment allegations against major companies like Amazon, McDonald's, and Pinterest. These are some of the year's high-profile legal battles.

Jeremy Moeller, Chesnot, and Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements have exploded in recent years, shedding light on systemic racial and gender bias across American society, and in particular, within American workplaces. In 2020, workers spoke publicly in increasing numbers, often by taking their employers to court over pay disparities, harassment and abuse, and toxic company cultures. Major businesses including Google, Amazon, McDonald's, Pinterest, and J...
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'It's hostage-taking.' AOC lashed out after lawmakers got only hours to read and pass the huge 5,593-page bill to secure COVID-19 relief

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York, speaks during a press conference outside the US Capitol on February 7, 2019. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted furiously about the short time given to lawmakers to review the spending bill passed at speed by Congress on Monday.  Representatives had only a few hours to read the 5,593-page, $1.4 trillion government spending bill, which was published in the afternoon and passed the same night. It was an "omnibu...
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'Wonder Woman 1984' flopped at the China box office ahead of its HBO Max debut. A surge in piracy could be next.

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in "Wonder Woman 1984." Clay Enos/DC Comics/Warner Bros. "Wonder Woman 1984" flopped at the international box office over the weekend with just $37.5 million, $18 million of which came from China. Box-office experts cautioned that it may be too early to draw conclusions from the movie's China performance in regards to Hollywood's future in the region. But with the movie debuting on HBO Max on Friday, the poor box office could have preceded a surge in piracy. "If t...
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The top 9 shows on Netflix this week, from 'Manhunt: Deadly Games' to 'The Ripper'

"Manhunt: Deadly Games" Spectrum "Manhunt: Deadly Games" topped Netflix's popularity rankings this week.  Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February. Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular TV shows on Netflix. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Spectrum original series "Manhunt: Deadly Games," about the security officer Rich...
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A.P. Bio Renewed for a Fourth Season at Peacock

A.P. Bio Renewed for a Fourth Season at Peacock Peacock has announced that they have officially decided to renew Glenn Howerton’s comedy series A.P. Bio for an 8-episode fourth season which is expected to premiere sometime in 2021. This comes after more than three months since the third season made its debut last September. Check out the renewal announcement video below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefr...
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Movie theaters may slash ticket prices to $3 for Warner Bros. films, according to a report, after the studio said it would debut movies on HBO Max alongside cinemas

Alongside all Warner Bros. films set for 2021 release, "Wonder Woman 1984" will debut on HBO Max the same day it hits theaters, December 25. Warner Bros. Some US cinemas may slash the prices of tickets for Warner Bros. films, and ask to keep more of the revenue, insiders told The Hollywood Reporter. This comes after Warner announced it would release all its 2021 movies on the HBO Max streaming platform the same day they're released in theaters, sparking backlash from Hollywood and cinema c...
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‘Buck Rogers’ TV Series to Be Written By ‘Lost’ Veteran and Beloved Comic Book Writer Brian K. Vaughan

Hollywood has been trying to adapt the classic science fiction pulp hero Buck Rogers into a film or TV show for more than a decade, and it seems like it’s finally going to happen. A new report says Brian K. Vaughan, the writer of comic books like Y: The Last Man and Saga, will be writing a Buck Rogers TV series for Legendary. The Hollywood Reporter says that Legendary TV has hired Brian K. Vaughan to write a Buck Rogers TV series, which is just one cog in the company’s larger plans to jump-st...
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WarnerMedia's CEO predicts that blockbuster movies will have $1 billion budgets in the future as streaming surges

"Wonder Woman 1984" debuts on HBO Max and in theaters on December 25. Warner Bros. WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar told The New York Times he thinks blockbuster movies will have budgets of $1 billion or more in the future as streaming subscriptions grow. "When a typical leading subscription service of general entertainment has, say, 600 million paying global subscribers, at those levels you can responsibly invest $1 billion in a movie and have confidence that it's going to be a very good econo...
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‘The Black Belt’: Chris Pratt to Play the Sensei of a Karate Kid

Chris Pratt may have to bust out some of his old “Johnny Karate” skills from his Parks and Recreation days, because he’s been cast as one of the stars of The Black Belt, a new indie comedy in which he will play a karate sensei to a shy teenager.  The Hollywood Reporter says Pratt will both star in and produce Monarch Media’s upcoming independent film comedy The Black Belt, which “is described as a comedic coming-of-age story about a shy, unassuming teen boy on a quest for an expertise in kara...
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A research firm ranked the 20 most powerful entertainment brands right now based on 350,000 surveys over 2 years

"The Mandalorian" Disney Plus National Research Group conducted 350,000 online surveys with consumers since January 2019 to determine the top entertainment brands right now. In an interview with Business Insider, NRG's executive vice president of strategy, Ethan Titelman, explained that the list doesn't necessarily rank the brands by popularity, but reflects a franchise's "forward momentum." The list includes Disney Plus' "The Mandalorian," Netflix's "The Witcher," and several Marvel Cinem...
Tags: Star Wars, Hbo, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Media, Robert Downey Jr, Entertainment, Disney, US, Trends, Features, Fox, Netflix, Iron Man, Broadway


Female-Led Plastic Man Movie in Early Development at Warner Bros.

Female-Led Plastic Man Movie in Early Development at Warner Bros. It has been two years since we last heard an update on Warner Bros. Pictures’ Plastic Man movie, and now The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the DC project is still moving forward with Black List scribe Cat Vasko officially signing on as its new writer. The studio has also decided to take the project in a new direction and is now being developed as a female-led movie. PB = PB || {}; ...
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David Prowse, the original Darth Vader, is dead at 85 (ars technica)

David Prowse as Darth Vader and Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia filming the original "Star Wars." [credit: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images ] David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the first three Star Wars films, has died at the age of 85. Prowse's agent confirmed the news to the Hollywood Reporter on Saturday evening. Prowse was a body builder who stood six feet, seven inches ta...
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Leonardo Da Vinci’s To-Do List from 1490: The Plan of a Renaissance Man

Most people’s to-do lists are, almost by definition, pretty dull, filled with those quotidian little tasks that tend to slip out of our minds. Pick up the laundry. Get that thing for the kid. Buy milk, canned yams and kumquats at the local market. Leonardo Da Vinci was, however, no ordinary person. And his to-do lists were anything but dull. Da Vinci would carry around a notebook, where he would write and draw anything that moved him. “It is useful,” Leonardo once wrote, to “constantly observe,...
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‘The Batman’ Spin-Off Series at HBO Max Loses Showrunner Terence Winter

There’s trouble in Gotham City, and it would seem that not even The Dark Knight can save the day. Over the summer, news surfaced of a spin-off series at HBO Max that would explore “the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City” in the same universe as Matt Reeves‘ forthcoming movie The Batman. At the time, Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter was heading up the project, but unfortunately creative differences have resulted in him leaving the show. That explains why Winter recently boarded the new ...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Gotham, Idaho, Robert Pattinson, Sequels, Boardwalk Empire, Gotham City, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Warner Bros, Warner Brothers, Jeffrey Wright, Reeves, Gordon


Chris Pratt Reportedly Joining Thor: Love and Thunder!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Chris Pratt reportedly joining Thor: Love and Thunder! Last we saw Marvel’s God of Thunder, he was heading off to space with everyone’s beloved Guardians of the Galaxy and now The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Guardians leader Chris Pratt is heading to Australia for filming on the highly-anticipated Thor: Love and Thunder! RELATED: Kat Dennings Doesn’t Think She’ll Be Back For Thor: Love and Thunder PB = PB || {}; PB.g...
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‘The Fresh Prince’ Reunion Trailer Released by HBO Max, ‘Friends’ Reunion Special Films Soon

HBO Max has managed to land not one, but two reunion specials of beloved ’90s sitcoms. The streamer has really cornered the market on TV nostalgia, and today we’ve got a one-two punch of updates on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion and the long-awaited Friends reunion special. HBO Max has released The Fresh Prince reunion trailer, which shows Will Smith reuniting with the Banks family on the set of the old family living room. The trailer is full of laughs and fond memories, and will keep our ...
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How Akira Kurosawa Used Movement to Tell His Stories: A Video Essay

The history books say that there were three Japanese filmmakers to emerge in the 1950s – Kenji Mizoguchi, Yasujiro Ozu and Akira Kurosawa. Never mind that Mizoguchi and Ozu made many of their best movies in the 1930s. Never mind that masterful, innovative directors like Mikio Naruse and Keisuke Kinoshita have been unfairly overshadowed by the brilliance of these three greats. Mizoguchi was an early modernist who by the end of his career made meditative movies about how women suffer at the h...
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‘Night Has Fallen’: Gerard Butler is Back to Stab More Guys in the Head With the Fourth ‘Has Fallen’ Movie

Mike Banning is about to be called upon to save the world…again. Gerard Butler has signed on to reprise his role in Night Has Fallen, the upcoming fourth entry in the successful Has Fallen action film franchise. Ric Roman Waugh, who directed last year’s Angel Has Fallen, will be back in the director’s chair for this sequel. The Hollywood Reporter says Butler is back to star in Night Has Fallen, which, unfortunately, does not have any plot details listed yet. But we know it will star Butler’s...
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Terry Gilliam Reveals the Secrets of Monty Python Animations: A 1974 How-To Guide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otV22Pe4yiM Before he directed such mind-bending masterpieces as Time Bandits, Brazil and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, before he became short-hand for a filmmaker cursed with cosmically bad luck, before he became the sole American member of seminal British comedy group Monty Python, Terry Gilliam made a name for himself creating odd animated bits for the UK series Do Not Adjust Your Set. Gilliam preferred cut-out animation, which involved pushing bits o...
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Watch This: Simon Hatt’s ‘Hammer Down’ is the Action-Packed Trucker-Western Father-Daughter Short Film You Need Right Now

I love short films. They are a storytelling form that allows for interesting twists and turns on the familiar, giving filmmakers a place to hone their craft. Short films are where I first discovered filmmakers like Jason Reitman before they started making features. As the owner of a film website, I get sent a lot of short films and I’ll be quite honest: most of them are bad. But today, I want to bring your attention to a great new short directed by (full disclosure) my friend Simon Hatt. You mi...
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Josh Duhamel Boards Bank Heist Thriller ‘Bandit,’ a Feature from the Director of That Viral ‘Uncharted’ Fan Film

Josh Duhamel is getting a brush with the wrong side of the law. The Think Like a Dog actor is boarding Bandit, which is being directed by Allan Ungar, the filmmaker behind that viral Uncharted fan film. This heist thriller follows the true-life exploits of an American bank robber who becomes Canada’s most wanted. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Duhamel has signed on to star in Bandit, a heist thriller directed by  Ungar and written by Kraig Wenman. Wenman’s script centers on the true-lif...
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The top 9 shows on Netflix this week, from 'The Queen's Gambit' to 'Barbarians'

"The Queen's Gambit" Netflix The original hits keep on coming for Netflix, as "The Queen's Gambit" surges to the top of the streamer's popularity rankings. Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February. Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular TV shows on Netflix. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "The Queen's Gambit," starring ...
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Ellen Page Will Be a Serious Gamer in ‘1UP’ eSports Movie from ‘Fanboys’ Director Kyle Newman

Ellen Page has gotten pregnant in high school, pulled off a heist in someone’s dreams, walked through walls, and roughed some people up in roller derby. Now she’s heading into uncharted territory on the big screen: the world of professional video gaming. BuzzFeed is getting into the movie business with 1UP, an underdog eSports comedy that finds Ellen Page coaching a college a team of misfit women gamers who team up to take down a team of chauvinist asshole players on campus. It’s one of the mos...
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Shonda Rhimes said she left ABC after an exec told her she was asking for too much

Shonda Rhimes has produced TV shows like Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder. Rich Fury/VF20/Getty Images Shonda Rhimes told The Hollywood Reporter she decided to leave ABC after an executive asked her, "Don't you have enough?" after she asked for an extra ticket to Disneyland. Rhimes left ABC in 2018 and went on to ink a $150 million TV deal with Netflix, one of the biggest contracts in TV history. Rhimes' revelation comes at a time when companies are acknowledgin...
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