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The Low-Key Hustle of ‘Free Guy’ Filmmaker Shawn Levy: “I’m Willing to Outwork Anybody”

Shawn Levy is sipping iced coffee with a hint of milk on a scorching hot summer day in Boston. The industrious director-producer is in town with Ryan Reynolds to host a private…

Cannes According To: Indie Studio Boss Jeffrey Greenstein

What have you missed most about Cannes? There’s something about the energy in the air, traveling to such a beautiful place with so much history in film to premiere and/or introduce new films…

Oliver Stone: “There’s a Memory Hole About Kennedy”

It was 30 years ago this year that Oliver Stone unleashed his epic political thriller JFK to the masses, a film that sparked immediate controversy in response to the director’s thesis that…

How Will #FreeBritney Deal With a “Ruthless” Probate System? Law Experts Assess

After more than a decade of rumblings that Britney Spears was unhappy with her long-standing conservatorship, on June 23 she told a Los Angeles judge she wants the “abusive” arrangement to end…

TriStar Chief Nicole Brown Talks Streamers, Theaters and Her Focus on Finding “Elevated, Director-Driven Content”

When Nicole Brown took the reins of iconic Sony label TriStar Pictures in 2019, she became the first Black woman to run a film label at a major studio. It so happens she was treading familiar…

Shielding Scott Rudin: How the Super-Producer Avoided Answering for Abusive Behavior for Decades

In September 2019, Eric Emauni was rolling calls when his boss, Scott Rudin, ordered him to get media mogul Barry Diller on the line. Immediately. So the assistant did just that. The only problem…

Hong Kong’s New Film Censorship May Force Hollywood “to Make Difficult Decisions”

In early June, UTA began shopping a redhot documentary project based on Chris Fenton’s 2020 book Feeding the Dragon: Inside the Trillion Dollar Dilemma Facing Hollywood, the NBA, & American…

PR Chief Kelly Bush Novak Talks Turning Down #MeToo Male Clients, Her Guidance for Elliot Page and Her ’60 Minutes’ Frustration

In 1991, Kelly Bush Novak headed to Hollywood from her native San Francisco and began working for famed publicist Susan Geller. Like today, the PR business was in the midst of seismic change. At the

Woody Allen’s ‘Rainy Day’ Streaming on Amazon Despite Legal Battle

Though its fate sparked a major legal battle between Woody Allen and Amazon, A Rainy Day in New York has found a home … on Amazon. The film, written and directed by the embattled auteur…

In #MeToo Era, Defense Attorneys Combat “an Assumption of Wrongdoing”

In the digital era, gossip sites, aggregated news coverage and social media

firestorms cause explosive allegations to spread like wildfire,

creating headaches for the attorneys tasked with defending t…

Hollywood Sentiment Shifts on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In July 2014, Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz signed an open letter accusing Israel of “genocide” against the Palestinians during the Gaza War. Days later, the married A-listers walked back…

From Deal Frenzy to Decoupling: Is the China-Hollywood Romance Officially Over?

In the run-up to Chloé Zhao’s historic best director win for Nomadland at the 93rd Oscars, Disney began tiptoeing around potential land mines with regard to China, the director’s home country and…