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Actress Karen Gillan on the “Crazy Resistance” to a Female Doctor Who (Guest Column)

'Avengers' star Karen Gillan on why Jodi Whittaker was the perfect actress to take on the titular role of Doctor Who.

Inside the Smart ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Marketing Campaign That Led to a $174M Box Office Win

The smart marketing plan for 'Crazy Rich Asians' included a first big outing at an L.A. screening for 1,200 influencers in April — four months before the movie's Aug. 15 release date, the earliest the studio had ever screened one of its films.

How Netflix Revived the Rom-Com Genre: “Nobody Was Making Them”

Netflix Film co-heads Matt Brodlie and Ian Bricke talk singlehandedly revitalizing the rom-com market for the online streaming service with films such as 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' and 'Set It Up.'

Inside Spotify’s Unusual IPO: “This Has Never Been a Normal Company”

Music streamer Spotify skipped institutional investors and listed directly on the NYSE, to a healthy share price and zero volatility.

What Happened After Cate Blanchett Led a Call for Gender Parity on Cannes’ Red Carpet

In May, when 82 women including Cate Blanchett, Ava DuVernay and Agnes Varda climbed the steps of the Cannes Film Festival Palais with their arms locked, they did so to represent the 82 female filmmakers.

Why Hannah Gadsby Is Taking a Breather Amid Success: “I Don’t Recognize My Life Anymore”

Hannah Gadsby is on taking a break amid success with final performance of 'Nanette,' signing with UTA, penning a new memoir slated for a 2019 release and shopping possible acting opportunities.

Rupert Murdoch’s Very Big 2018 Caps a Career of Hollywood Disruption

From firing all his printers in 1986 to prompting the rise of pay TV with 20th Century Fox to dismantling his own empire, Rupert Murdoch's more than 35-year history in the industry is staggering.

Janelle Monae on Why She’s Ready to Break Down Her “Private” Barriers: “It’s Uncomfortable For Me”

After releasing her most personal work yet in 'Dirty Computer,' Janelle Monae has a lineup of projects ahead such as another album, numerous films and a feminist biopic.

Meet the Marvel Executive Who First Championed ‘Black Panther’

Marvel Studios vice president of development and production Nate Moore breaks down how 'Black Panther' defied global box office expectations after earning a $1.3 billion-gross.

Billy Porter on How ‘Pose’ Broke Through the “Homophobic, Transphobic Ceiling of Silence” (Guest Column)

In a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter, Golden Globe-nominated actor Billy Porter dissects how the FX series 'Pose' tackles the homophobic "ceiling of silence."

Disney’s Top Dealmaker Kevin Mayer Talks Fox Plans and that New Streaming Service

Chairman of Walt Disney direct-to-consumer and international Kevin Mayer offers ?an inside look at the $71.3 billion Fox purchase and launching Disney+ streaming service.

“I Broke the Rule for Him”: How Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Became Hollywood’s Couple of the Year

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt reveal why they’ve kept their careers separate, except for 'A Quiet Place.' Read their cover story interview with The Hollywood Reporter.