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Angelina Jolie to Step Down as UN Refugee Agency Special Envoy

Angelina Jolie will be leaving her role as special envoy with the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, after 20 years campaigning in support of forcibly displaced people around the world. Jolie, in a joint statement with the UNHCR, said she wanted to tackle a wider set of humanitarian and human rights issues. “After 20 years working […]

How Angelina Jolie’s Abuse Claims Impact Brad Pitt’s Reputation

As Paramount gears up for the December launch of Babylon, its big-budget prestige swing, the studio has to contend with headlines about its leading man, Brad Pitt. Instead of chatter about the star’s first awards hopeful since he won an Oscar for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the actor is facing accusations about a […]

AFM Hot List: New Films With Angelina Jolie, Dave Bautista, Vicky Krieps, Seth Rogen and More Set to Tempt Buyers in Santa Monica 

The box office is lousy, inflation is up and with a recession looming, economic prospects look poor. But judging by the breadth and depth of offerings at this year’s American Film Market, the indie movie business is still in rude health. Strong sales in Cannes and decent business in Toronto are giving producers and sales […]

Angelina Jolie to Play Maria Callas in Next Biopic From Pablo Larrain

Jackie and Spencer director Pablo Larraín looks set to continue to focus his lens on some of the most famous women in modern history, and has found his next subject in soprano Maria Callas. The Chilean director has also tapped another, equally well-known, figure to play his lead in Angelina Jolie. Maria, based on true […]

Salma Hayek Pinault, Demian Bichir Join Angelina Jolie’s ‘Without Blood’

Production on Without Blood, Angelina Jolie’s fifth feature as director and her first as part of a new pact with TV giant Fremantle is now underway, with Salma Hayek Pinault and Demián Bichir having joined the cast. Filming in the Puglia and Basilicata regions of southern Italy, the project is also produced and written by […]

MSNBC Films Acquires Trevor Noah Docuseries ‘The Tipping Point’

MSNBC Films has picked up The Tipping Point, a documentary series from Trevor Noah’s Day Zero Productions, TIME Studios, Sugar23 and P&G Studios. The series about a shifting American culture and the consequences of the 2020 election on voting rights, LGBTQ+ rights, political polarization and the global refugee crisis will air on MSNBC and stream […]

Angelina Jolie Strikes Film, TV Deal With Fremantle, Will Direct ‘Without Blood’ Adaptation

Angelina Jolie is set to make feature films, documentaries and series for TV giant Fremantle. In a three-year deal announced Friday, the Oscar winner and activist — who made her directorial debut with the 2007 documentary A Place in Time, followed by the feature In the Land of Blood and Honey in 2011 — will […]

Hollywood Support for Ukraine Grows on Social Media Following Russian Invasion

With Russian President Vladimir Putin early Thursday launching a military operation in Ukraine, and U.S. President Joe Biden denouncing the “unprovoked and unjustified” attack, many people around the world discussed the escalation of the crisis, including top names in the media and entertainment industries. In a televised address, Putin accused the U.S. and its allies […]

Brad Pitt to Reopen Legendary Recording Studio on His Winery Estate

Back in the late 1970s and 1980s, rock superstars like Pink Floyd, AC/DC and The Cure would journey to a 900-acre property near the French Riviera, where they would create landmark records — not the least of which was Pink Floyd’s 1979 album The Wall (which was partly recorded there) — amid a bucolic paradise.

Artist JR on His New Documentary ‘Paper & Glue’ and the Transformative Power of Art

The French artist and photographer JR — known for his enormous murals of faces and ambitious projects that seek to transcend boundaries, both physical and human — already has co-starred in (and co-directed) the Oscar-nominated documentary Faces Places. But the late filmmaker Agnès Varda, his co-star and co-director on the project, told him he should […]

Divorce in the Digital Age: What Counts as Community Property?

“I Got You Babe.” That’s what Cher and Sonny Bono were singing to each other in the 1960s when they were married musical superstars. The following decade, however, the two divorced and had to split their assets. In 1978, three things happened. First, as part of the divorce agreement, Sonny assigned Cher a 50 percent […]

Box Office: ‘Eternals’ Battles Its Way to $71M Opening, $161.7M Globally

Chloé Zhao’s Eternals battled its way to a $71 million debut from 4,090 theaters in North America — the low end of expectations — but fared better overseas for a worldwide start of $161.7 million, the second-biggest global opening of the pandemic era. Eternals‘ domestic start is among the lowest of any of the 26 […]