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‘Julie and the Phantoms’: TV Review

Kenny Ortega's Netflix tween musical 'Julie and the Phantoms' follows a grief-stricken high schooler who joins an all-ghost rock band. 

A3 Artists Agency Launches Literary Division With Former Paradigm Execs

A3 Artists Agency is launching a literary division with the hire of former Paradigm Talent Agency execs Andy Patman and Adam Kanter.

Imagen Awards Tackles Latinx Representation, Politics

“It’s a celebration of familia,” 'Queen of the South' showrunner Benjamin Lobato told THR on the red carpet of the Imagen Awards, which recognizes the Latinx community in entertainment.

Kenny Ortega Inks Netflix Overall Deal

Kenny Ortega, the director of Disney Channel franchises High School Musical and Descendants, is moving to Netflix. The streaming giant has a multiple-year overall deal with Ortega and identified the first two projects the producer, director and choreographer will tackle: film Auntie Claus (based on the books) and TV series Julie and the Phantoms (based […]

Sword Training, 1,500 Costumes and Water-Filled Dance Numbers: Behind the Scenes of ‘Descendants 2’

Director-choreographer Kenny Ortega takes THR through the production of Disney Channel's most ambitious movie yet.

‘Newsies’: Theater Review

The touring cast of Disney's irrepressible Broadway hit is as emphatically entertaining as Alan Menken's score is energetic.

Disney Channel Orders Original Movie Centered on Iconic Villains’ Kids

"High School Musical" director Kenny Ortega will helm the "Descendants" project, which features the offspring of characters like Cruella De Vil and Maleficent.

Lionsgate Puts ‘Dirty Dancing’ Remake on Hold

The studio had slotted July 26, 2013, as the release date.

Cannes 2012: Concorde Takes Lars Von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac,’ ‘Dirty Dancing’ Reboot For Germany

The distribution arm of Tele Munchen Group also picked up German rights to Michael Hoffman's "Girl's Night Out" and Anne Fontaine's "The Grandmothers."

Kenny Ortega to Direct ABC Family’s ‘Bunheads’ (Exclusive)

The news marks a reunion for Ortega, who helmed several episodes of "Gilmore Girls," and creator Amy Sherman-Palladino.

Newsies: Theater Review

Rousing songs by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, high-energy dance numbers, an appealing cast and an uplifting story make this reconceived version of the Christian Bale movie one of Disney Theatrical's most entertaining new properties in years.

WME’s Nancy Josephson, Kenny Ortega Honored by Big Brothers Big Sisters

Ricki Lake, Tyra Banks and Jennifer Grey presented awards at annual Rising Stars gala.