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Toronto Film Fest Plans In-Person Event for Fall

The Toronto Film Festival has confirmed it expects to hold an in-person event in the fall for its 47th edition. The planned Sept. 8-18 festival will see TIFF’s industry networking and parties return on the ground in Toronto, including an opening-night party, the industry conference, filmmaker dinners, dealmaker networking events, press conferences and the TIFF […]

Kanye “Ye” West Makes Surprise Appearance at Screening of Netflix Doc ‘jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy’

The first act of jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy is called “Vision” and takes us back to 1998 when Kanye West was a young, up-and-coming Chicago producer living “beat to beat,” absorbed in the pursuit of rap stardom, his feverish dream. Fittingly, the three-part documentary — the first installment of which is out on Netflix Feb. […]

Top Toronto Film Fest Programmer Diana Sanchez Steps Down

Diana Sanchez, senior director of film at the Toronto International Film Festival, has stepped down. Sanchez left her post on Dec. 31, 2021, after being named to oversee programming across the festival group in April 2019. That followed Sanchez serving as TIFF’s longtime Spanish-language film programmer. “I am proud of the work we have done […]

AMC Theatres Posts Higher Revenue, Shrinks Losses Amid Box Office Rebound

As AMC Theatres sees rebounding October attendance figures for its movie screens, parent AMC Entertainment Holdings shrunk its flow of red ink on Monday, even as the cinema giant warned pandemic challenges still remain. The world’s largest movie theater chain recorded a $224.2 million net loss, or 44 cents per share, on $763.2 million in […]

Toronto: ‘Snakehead’ Director Talks Asian Representation in Hollywood: “I’m the Underdog”

Asian American director Evan Jackson Leong struggled for over a decade to get his narrative feature debut Snakehead shot and shown this week at the Toronto Film Festival. But Leong, who grew up in San Francisco and graduated from UCLA, isn’t surprised. Even with Crazy Rich Asians and Shang-Chi having been box office juggernauts, he […]

Manitoba Plans New 137,000-Square-Foot Film Studio

Construction work on a 137,000-square-foot film studio with three planned soundstages is underway in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as demand from Hollywood for precious studio space in Canada grows. Big Sky Studios, set to open by the end of the year, will be built over nine acres and on the former headquarters of women’s apparel maker Nygard […]

Matthew McConaughey Against “Band-Aid” Solutions in Possible Gubernatorial Run

Matthew McConaughey continues to give previews of what his leadership might look like as he mulls running to be the next governor of Texas. In a recent interview on The Carlos Watson Show, the native Texan said that if he does decide to go into politics, he wants to make a long-term difference. “I’m not […]

Hollywood Sign Getting NFT Treatment Via Sugar23, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

The 98-year old Hollywood Sign is getting a very 21st century treatment: an NFT. Sugar23, the company launched by Oscar-winning producer Michael Sugar, has partnered with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to launch an official digital art non-fungible token of the world famous structure. The project is in the early stages with no creative talent […]

Endeavor Takes Stake in BDA Sports Management to Expand Basketball Business

WME parent company Endeavor has made a strategic investment in BDA Sports Management that will see basketball agent Bill Duffy become a strategic advisor to WME Sports.

Anita Hill-Led Hollywood Commission Details Sexual Harassment Claims in Industry Workplaces

The Hollywood Commission, an organization chaired by Anita Hill, in its latest industry-wide survey to identify and tackle the main sources of sexual harassment and bias in the entertainment industry, found as the biggest culprit something young women won't find surprising — crude and demeaning jokes and language based on gender.

Emmys 2020: 9 Acting Nominees and the Real People They Portrayed

Among the Emmy nominees this year are many actors playing real people. Read on to learn more.

ViacomCBS Chief Forecasts Ad Revenue Improvement Later This Year

ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish on Wednesday said his studio was faring well as it navigated the Coronavirus pandemic.