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Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ Bounce Boosts Wall Street Optimism in Content Slate (But Stock Treads Water)

With Netflix reporting better-than-expected third-quarter subscriber growth late on Tuesday and forecasting stronger fourth-quarter momentum, analysts are updating their views on the…

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Star Alexis Rodney to Lead Dark Brit Comedy ‘Young Gun’ (Exclusive)

Alexis Rodney, the British star of Guardians of the Galaxy, Outlander and the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons movie (alongside Regé-Jean Page and Chris Pine), has joined the upcoming dark comedy Young G…

Verizon Loses 68,000 Pay TV, Adds 98,000 Broadband Subscribers

Verizon lost 68,000 net pay TV subscribers for its FiOS consumer video service in the third quarter, compared with a loss of 62,000 in the second quarter and 61,000 in the year-ago period, the

“Our Ambitions Are Large”: Disney’s Top Asia Executive on Streaming Strategy and China Challenges

Since joining The Walt Disney Co. a decade ago, Luke Kang, the company’s president for the Asia-Pacific region, has headed up several of the media giant’s most urgent international

Michael Lynton, Josh Berger Join Board of Britain’s Secret Cinema

Warner Music Group chairman and former Sony top executive Michael Lynton and Josh Berger, the former president and managing director of Warner Bros. U.K., Ireland and Spain, are joining the board…

British Independent Film Awards 2021 New Talent Longlists Unveiled

A total of 31 films have been longlisted in the emerging talent categories for the 2021 British Independent Film Awards, best known as the BIFAs. Across four different categories, 13 first-time

Music Box Films Takes U.S. Rights to ‘Lost Illusions’

Music Box Films has picked up U.S. rights to Lost Illusions (Illusions Perdues), Xavier Giannoli’s adaptation of the classic Honoré de Balzac comedic novel starring Summer of ’85 actor…

‘Homeland’ Actor Mohammad Bakri Cancels Egypt Festival Visit Over Said Zagha Deportation

Palestinian actor-director Mohammad Bakri, known for his onscreen work in Homeland, Wajib and The Stranger, has canceled his visit to Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival, citing the country’s decision…

Kate Beckinsale Reveals Injury Behind September Hospital Visit

Following a hospital stay in September, Kate Beckinsale is clarifying the reason behind her visit. The Jolt star stopped by The Late Late Show on Monday night, and while appearing alongside…

HBO Max Names Canal+ Executive Head of French Originals

Vera Peltekian, an executive at France’s Vivendi-owned Canal+ who has worked on such local-language hits as Spiral and The Returned, will join WarnerMedia’s HBO Max as its new head of…

M. Night Shyamalan Named 2022 Berlin Film Fest Jury President

M. Night Shyamalan is the surprise choice to head up the international competition jury for the 2022 Berlin International Film Festival. The American director of genre hits The Sixth Sense

MTV to Counter Hungary’s Anti-Gay Law as EMAs in Budapest Will “Stand in Solidarity” With LGBTQ+ Community

After the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) will return live from Budapest, Hungary this year, with the company planning to use the big event to counter the…