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China’s Version of TikTok Limits Kids’ Screen Time to 40 Minutes Per Day

TikTok owner Bytedance is set to bring in screen time caps for Douyin, the Chinese version of the phenomenally successful app, for users under 14 years old as Beijing continues to crack down on…

Directors Guild Elects Lesli Linka Glatter as New President

The Directors Guild of America has named Lesli Linka Glatter as its new president, the craft union announced Saturday. Glatter, a veteran TV director of shows such as Homeland and The Good…

When Stars Sue Studios: The Truth About Profit Participation Cases (Guest Column)

For the last month, profit participant lawsuits have been the talk of the town (or at least a corner of it). In our practice litigating profit participation suits, we often encounter talent, talent

Chris Petrikin Exiting Paramount Pictures

Veteran communications chief Chris Petrikin is leaving his role at Paramount Pictures. Petrikin has served as the company’s Executive Vice President of Global Communications and Corporate…

Lynne Hale, Longtime Lucasfilm PR Head, to Retire After 35 Years

One of the Star Wars galaxy’s leaders is moving on to her next adventure. Lynne Hale, the longtime head of publicity and communications at Lucasfilm who worked closely with founder George Lucas

Murdochs Take Pandemic Pay Cut to $31M and $27M

Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch and his father, chairman Rupert Murdoch, each saw their compensation packages fall in 2021 due to pandemic-spurred pay cuts. Rupert still took home a…

Kennedy/Marshall Company Names Aly Parker President of Documentaries

The Kennedy/Marshall Company on Friday said that Aly Parker had been named president of documentaries for the film-production organization. Parker, who served as supervising producer for the

Rupert Murdoch and Piers Morgan Join Forces for New U.K. Network War

A British news channel showdown may be on after all, with Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp revealing plans to launch a network called talkTV in 2022 and signing up Piers Morgan as its first…

“The Mafia of the Acting World”: Hollywood’s Secret Loop Groups

After having worked in television as a writer and also having reported on the industry for more than 20 years, I thought I knew all the steps in production. But I had never met a looper. Or, more

Kirk Acevedo Signs With APA (Exclusive)

Kirk Acevedo has signed with APA. The actor most recently played hardened ex-con Richard Dragon, a.k.a. Ricardo Diaz, on The CW’s Arrow, and also starred as José Ramse, who must travel back…

LeBron James’ SpringHill In Talks For Investment From RedBird Capital

SpringHill, the content and entertainment company founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, is in talks a significant investment round, led by RedBird Capital, The Hollywood Reporter

ITV CEO on Advertising Rebound: “I Hope That Will Last”

U.K. TV giant ITV has seen an advertising “bounceback” after the coronavirus pandemic hit, but the near-term outlook remains unclear, CEO Carolyn McCall told an industry conference…