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Georg Szalai

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Kevin Spacey Charged With Sexual Assault in U.K.

The Crown Prosecution Service "has authorized criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 62, for four counts of sexual assault against three men."

BBC’s Working-Class Representation a Focus in U.K. Government Review

Boris Johnson's Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries highlights such goals as "ensuring the BBC is more impartial, more accessible and more reflective of our country’s variety of viewpoints."

Justin Timberlake Sells Song Catalog to Hipgnosis

The star lauded Hipgnosis founder and former music manager Merck Mercuriadis, saying he "values artists and their creative work and has always been a strong supporter of songwriters and storytelling."

Cannes: Mubi Takes Competition Film ‘Close’ for U.K., Latin America, Turkey, India

The streamer struck the deal before the world premiere of the Lukas Dhont title at the festival.

Comcast CFO: Theatrical Window “Flexibility” Makes Film Business “More Valuable”

Michael Cavanagh noted at an investor conference: "None of the upheaval out there is causing anybody inside our company to run around with their hair on fire, wondering should we change plans."

What Snap’s Revenue Warning May Mean for Media Companies and Advertising

The likes of Roku, Paramount's Pluto TV and Fox's Tubi could be "hardest hit initially," says one Wall Street expert. And a digital ad expert argues, "the read-through is most negative for Twitter."

Elon Musk: Twitter Deal “Cannot Move Forward” Without “Proof” on Fake Accounts

"20% fake/spam accounts, while 4 times what Twitter claims, could be *much* higher," the Tesla and SpaceX boss tweeted in calling for more clarity.

Paramount Names Int’l General Managers for Paramount+, Pluto TV to “Further” Streaming Expansion

Marco Nobili and Olivier Jollet will report to Raffaele Annecchino, president and CEO of international networks, studios and streaming at Paramount, and Tom Ryan, president and CEO of streaming.

Juliette Binoche to Receive San Sebastian Film Festival Honor

The star will get a Donostia Award during the Spanish fest's 70th edition this September.

Elon Musk: “Twitter Deal Temporarily on Hold”

The move comes "pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users,” the Tesla founder tweets.

Disney’s Lofty Streaming Subscriber Target Divides Wall Street

The Hollywood giant hit 137.7 million paid subscribers but has to keep up the momentum to meet its own 230 million to 260 million target by 2024 — and have Disney+ be break even at that point.

Streamer BritBox International Provides “a Sanctuary, a Haven,” CEO Says

Reemah Sakaan spoke at the Media and Telecoms 2022 & Beyond conference in London, organized by Deloitte and Enders Analysis.