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Focus Features Names Stephanie Phillips Exec VP Publicity

She replaces Dani Weinstein who is leaving the 'Last Night in Soho' studio.

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Focus Features Names Stephanie Phillips Exec VP Publicity

Focus Features has named Stephanie Phllips as executive vp of publicity at the specialty Hollywood studio. Phillips, who most recently served as senior vp of global publicity for Warner…

Jason Reitman, Gil Kenan Ink Sony Pictures Overall Deal

Sony Pictures Entertainment has signed Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan, the Ghostbusters: Afterlife co-writing partners and Oscar nominees, to an overall producing deal with the studio as they…

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to Step Down, Parag Agrawal Named Successor

Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey will step down as the tech company’s chief executive. Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s CTO, will succeed Dorsey as the company’s new CEO…

Omicron Fears Shake Global Film, TV Industry as Countries Tighten Restrictions

News from the World Health Organization that a new coronavirus variant, dubbed omicron, discovered in southern Africa, was a “variant of concern” has hit the global entertainment industry with…

Miramax Wins Lawsuit Over ‘Pulp Fiction’ Movie Poster

Firooz Zahedi will always have a place in Hollywood history thanks to how he shot the iconic Pulp Fiction movie poster, but a judge has ruled that if the photographer claims ownership, he should…

The Independent Gamer: Interactive Thriller ‘Twelve Minutes’ Launching on PlayStation and Nintendo Consoles

The Independent Gamer is a curated roundup of news from indie gaming, landing here every other Friday. Interactive Thriller Twelve Minutes Launching on PlayStation and Nintendo…

Game Awards Creator Geoff Keighley Looks Ahead to December’s Ceremony: “There’s Not a Frontrunner”

Looking ahead to The Game Awards next month, host and executive producer Geoff Keighley recognizes that its been a unique year for video games. “It’s anyone’s game this year,” he tells The…

Disney Plans to Spend $33B on Content Next Year

The Walt Disney Co. is planning to turbocharge its content spending in its fiscal 2022 calendar year, which began Oct.1. According to the company’s annual report, which was filed with the SEC

Scotland’s Wardpark Film Studios Sold to Hackman Capital, Square Mile

Hackman Capital Partners and Square Mile Capital Management have acquired Wardpark Film and Television Studios, Scotland’s biggest film and TV studio campus. Terms of the deal were not…

Guest Column: Tarantino vs. Miramax — Behind the NFT ‘Pulp Fiction’ Case, and Who Holds the Advantage

Earlier this month Quentin Tarantino announced a planned sale of NFT’s, or “non-fungible tokens,” based off of his original hand-written script of Pulp Fiction. Within days Miramax, the studio…

Streaming Platforms Use Black Friday Deals to Boost Sluggish Subscriber Growth

Viewers of Good Morning America on Tuesday were offered a special sneak preview of what could be the biggest Black Friday offer in streaming video: one year of Hulu for 99 cents per month, a…

Directors Guild and Commercial Producers Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

The Directors Guild of America and the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, Inc. have reached a tentative agreement on a new National Commercial contract. The details of the two-year