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Film/TV Sets Under Strain: Is the COVID-19 Safety Status Quo Good Enough?

As the studios and guilds move toward extending an agreement amid the rise of omicron, some entertainment work…

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Disney+ to Launch In 42 Countries This Summer

Disney+ will launch in 42 countries and 11 territories this summer, the streamer announced Wednesday. Among the major new markets, the service will launch in South Africa, Turkey, Poland and the

Activision Blizzard Declines to Voluntarily Recognize Union

Activision Blizzard has declined to voluntarily recognize a worker union announced on Jan. 21, the first to be declared within the video game holding company. The group, called the Game…

YouTube CEO: More Creators Are Making At Least $10K a Year

YouTube saw a 40 percent year-over-year increase in channels making more than $10,000 a year, according to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, as the platform promotes new efforts to allow creators…

Alec Baldwin Argues ‘Rust’ Crewmember’s Lawsuit Should Be Dismissed

Alec Baldwin and other Rust producers are claiming immunity in a bid to dismiss a lawsuit from the movie’s script supervisor over the on-set shooting in October that resulted in the death of…

Union Calls for Regulator “Oversight” of Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Buy

Labor giant the Communication Workers of America is calling for regulatory scrutiny of Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard after an organizational change was revealed at one of the video…

Electronic Arts, Lucasfilm Games Unveil New ‘Star Wars’ Titles in Development

Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm Games on Tuesday revealed that several new Star Wars titles are in development from Respawn Entertainment. Development and production on the projects will be led…

Anthem Awards: ‘The Daily Show With Trevor Noah,’ N.Y. Times’ 1619 Project Among Finalists

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, the New York Times’ 1619 project and Participant Media’s Save the Hampton House project, inspired by Judas and the Black Messiah, are among the finalists…

Kevin Spacey Seeks to Toss Out $31M ‘House of Cards’ Ruling

Kevin Spacey is seeking to toss out an arbitration ruling that he must pay House of Cards producer MRC nearly $31 million for alleged sexual misconduct behind the scenes of the Netflix

‘Dune’ VFX House DNEG Going Public in $1.7 Billion SPAC Deal

DNEG, the U.K.-headquartered visual effects and animation company that won an Oscar for Tenet, is set to go public by merging with Sports Ventures Acquisition Corp., a special purpose…

TV News Joins Streaming’s Nostalgia Programming Play

A TV viewer in the early 1990s looking for the latest news would likely turn on CNN, where Wolf Blitzer delivered up-to-the-minute reporting from the Middle East and Washington, D.C. If it…

Verizon Loses 69,000 Pay TV, Adds 55,000 Broadband Subscribers in Fourth Quarter

Verizon lost 69,000 net pay TV subscribers for its FiOS consumer video service in the fourth quarter, compared with a loss of 68,000 in the third quarter and 72,000 in the year-ago period, the

Studios, Guilds Extended Return-to-Work Safety Protocols Until Feb. 13

The entertainment industry’s top guilds and studios have again extended their COVID-19 return-to-work agreement, the Directors Guild recently told members amid a nationwide omicron surge. Late