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Guest Column: Phyllis Carlyle Was Ahead of Her Time in Seeking Real Gender Parity

Producer Matt Baer remembers the late talent manager, writing that Carlyle, the first person in the business who gave him a chance, was on a mission to break into the powerful “Boys Club” of executives who viewed her as too aggressive.

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Will Smith Opens Up About the Slap on ‘The Daily Show’: “Hurt People Hurt People”

Will Smith made his return to late-night television on Monday when he appeared on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah for the first time since he slapped Chris Rock on the Dolby Theatre stage at this year’s Oscars. When Noah asked the Academy Award winner about his journey in the months since the slap incident, […]

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Tops Gotham Awards; Full Winners List

Everything Everywhere All at Once was the big winner at the 2022 Gotham Awards. The film, which went into the night up for three awards, was named best feature during the event Monday at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Everything Everywhere actor Ke Huy Quan also won best supporting performance for his work in […]

Nancy Pelosi Doc From Daughter Alexandra Pelosi Gets HBO Release Date

Documentary filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi’s film about her politico mother has a release date. After CNN announced Alexandra had been working on a documentary about her mother last month, HBO revealed on Monday that the Journeys With George filmmaker’s latest film, Pelosi in the House, will examine Nancy Pelosi’s time in Congress and was shot over […]

Legendary Pictures Finds New Home at Sony

Legendary Entertainment — Hollywood’s high-profile producer and co-financier of big-budget studio fare — has found a new partner in Sony Pictures. Under the terms of the deal, Legendary’s movies will be distributed and marketed globally by Sony, excluding China, where Legendary East will handle those duties. Sony will also handle home entertainment and TV distribution […]

‘Babylon’ Trailer Sees Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt Get Tangled in Hollywood Debauchery

Margot Robbie makes a scene as a 1920s Hollywood bombshell actress in the latest trailer for Damien Chazelle’s Babylon, which dropped on Monday. “We are going to be more than they ever bargained for,” Robbie’s character declares at one point in the trailer to Diego Calva, who plays Manny Torres, a Latino character in Hollywood’s silent era. […]

Kevin Spacey Cast in Indie Film Ahead of U.K. Trial for Sexual Assault

Kevin Spacey, who is set to appear before the courts in the U.K. over multiple charges of sexual assault next summer, is set to star in an upcoming British indie feature. The two-time Oscar winner — whose first U.K. trial over five charges of assault will begin on June 6, 2023 — has been cast in a […]

Tyler Perry Sets 4-Movie Deal at Amazon

Tyler Perry is getting into business with Amazon, setting a four-movie deal with the streaming giant. Under the pact, Perry will write, direct and produce four features that will be released on Prime Video. Perry said in a statement, “Jennifer Salke and the entire team have welcomed me with open arms, and I’m looking forward […]

‘Spoiler Alert’ Review: Jim Parsons Brings Heart and Conviction to Michael Showalter’s Rom-Com Tearjerker

Ben Aldridge co-stars in this moving adaptation of TV journalist Michael Ausiello’s relationship memoir, also featuring Sally Field and Bill Irwin.

‘Matilda the Musical’ Topples ‘Black Panther 2’ at U.K. Box Office

An adaptation of a stage musical about a studious schoolgirl has topped Black Panther: Wakanda Forever from the top of the U.K. box office. Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical took $5 million in its opening weekend for Sony Pictures, more than half the overall box office. From director Matthew Warchus and based on his own […]

British Drama ‘Kindling,’ Starring ‘Sex Education’ Actor George Somner, Picked up for U.K. by Signature (Exclusive)

Kindling, the feature debut from British writer-director Connor O’Hara, has been acquired by Signature Entertainment for the U.K. and Ireland. The film, produced by Mark Foligno (The King’s Speech, Moon) and Jamie Gamache, was inspired by O’Hara’s short film Infinite starring 1917 lead George MacKay, which was also produced by Gamache under the Lowkey Films […]

Filmmaker Reza Dormishian Barred From Leaving Iran Because of Protest Statements

Iranian filmmaker Reza Dormishian was preparing to attend the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) last week to debut a new film he produced when he was stopped at the Tehran airport by authorities and told he was barred from leaving his home country. The director’s passport was then confiscated and he was referred to an Iranian […]

‘Glass Onion’ Box Office: How the ‘Knives Out’ Sequel Left Tens of Millions on the Table

Talk about a whodunit. Rian Johnson’s sequel Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery was the most popular new film opening at the otherwise troubled Thanksgiving box office — at least for adults — but Netflix brass would only allow the sequel to be booked in fewer than 700 North American theaters for one week. (Ted […]