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Europe’s Theatrical Window Standoff Gives Studios Pause Over Strategy

As France and Italy enforce exclusive cinema runs, execs now have to consider whether it’s worth bypassing exhibitors altogether (and forgoing grosses) to boost streamers.

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Hollywood Unions Sound Off on Roe v. Wade Decision: “The Supreme Court Is Wrong”

Hollywood unions sharply rebuked the Supreme Court on Friday in the wake of news that the nation’s highest court had overturned Roe v. Wade, with a few labor groups pledging to take steps to combat the decision’s effect. Directors union the Directors Guild of America, actors union SAG-AFTRA, writers unions the Writers Guild of America […]

Michael Che Wins Copyright Suit Over TikToker’s “HomeGirl” Sketch

Comedian Michael Che has beaten a copyright suit alleging he ripped off the idea for one of his sketches from a series of TikTok videos called “HomeGirl Hotline” by Kelly Manno. According to a ruling issued Wednesday tossing the case, Manno’s jokes are too abstract to be protectable under copyright law. In December, Manno sued […]

Netflix Reset: After Layoffs, Reed Hastings Promises “Significant” Investments, but Where?

Netflix is in the midst of a reset, expanding its content purview and its core business model in ways that would have been unthinkable just a couple of years ago. At the same time, the company is facing new pressure, with subscriber growth stalled and competition that is catching up quickly. That is the background […]

Quentin Tarantino Tries for an Early Court Win in ‘Pulp Fiction’ NFT Legal Battle

Miramax’s suit against Quentin Tarantino over plans to release non-fungible tokens based on Pulp Fiction opens a new front in the battle of NFTs. The studio argues that it’s a zero-sum game: only one side should be allowed to profit off of the new frontier of TV and film exploitation. But the case may beg […]

Labor Peace Restored In Canada’s Film Industry As Directors Guild Branch Ratifies Contract

Members of the Directors Guild of Canada B.C. have voted to ratify a tentative deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and its Canadian counterpart, the Canadian Media Producers Association B.C. After five days of polling, 89.5 percent voted “Yes” to the new deal, with 64 percent of those eligible marking a […]

Josh Richards to Create and Produce TV Shows for Amazon Studios Under First-Look Deal

Josh Richards, the TikTok star and co-founder of CrossCheck Studios, will create and produce TV content exclusively for Amazon Studios under a first-look deal, the company said on Thursday. It’s not immediately clear what kind of shows Richards will be creating and producing for the studio, but an Amazon Studios spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter that the […]

Colin Kaepernick on Joining Forces With EIF for His Social Justice Program

When Colin Kaepernick’s charity, Know Your Rights Camp, began to grow quickly, he partnered with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, an organization many athletes and entertainers have come to rely on to help run their philanthropies. Upon EIF’s 80th anniversary, the former NFL quarterback spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about that partnership, and the event that […]

Disney Teams With Starz For Streaming Bundle in Latin America

Walt Disney and Lionsgate’s Starz platform have partnered to produce a streaming subscription bundle targeted at Latin America. The offer ties together Disney+, Star+ and Starzplay for consumers in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The latest streaming bundling offer comes as online video platforms face increasing competition as they roll out worldwide […]

‘Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition’ Video Game Restored for Consoles, Steam Arrives

The 1997 point-and-click adventure title Blade Runner has arrived in a restored “enhanced edition.” Independent video game publisher Nightdive Studios, known for restoring classic video games such as System Shock and Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, partnered with production company Alcon Entertainment to bring the classic game, based on the iconic 1982 film, back to fans via […]

Netflix Cuts 300 Employees in New Round of Layoffs

Netflix has cut an additional 300 employees — around 3 percent of its workforce — marking the latest round of major layoffs at the beleaguered streaming giant. “Both Ted and I regret not seeing our slowing revenue growth earlier so we could have ensured a more gradual readjustment of the business,” read a note sent […]

Canada Passes Legislation to Compel Foreign Streamers, Social Platforms to Finance Local Content

Canada’s House of Commons has passed Bill C-11 with an eye to raising around $800 million annually from U.S. streamers and social media platforms as they become obligated to subsidize local Canadian film, TV and music product. The legislation behind the streaming video and audio tax now awaits passage through the Senate upper house in […]

‘Atypical’ Actress Tal Anderson on Partnering With EIF for Delivering Jobs Campaign to Employ Neurodivergent People

In 2020, the Entertainment Industry Foundation launched Delivering Jobs, a campaign to create employment opportunities for people with autism, intellectual and/or developmental differences. Upon EIF’s 80th anniversary, actress and filmmaker Tal Anderson, who has autism, spoke to THR about the initiative. What motivated you to get involved with Delivering Jobs? I was originally asked as […]