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Disney’s Onyx Collective Sets Nonfiction Programming Team

Disney’s recently launched Onyx Collective has tapped executives from ABC News and Freeform to lead its unscripted programming efforts. Jacqueline Glover will be head of documentary…

ESPN Names Burke Magnus President of Programming and Content

ESPN has promoted Burke Magnus to president of programming and original content. Magnus, who had been an executive vp at ESPN, will continue to report to The Walt Disney Co.’s chairman of ESPN…

‘The Guncle’ Movie in the Works From Lionsgate

Lionsgate has landed the rights to Steven Rowley’s new novel The Guncle with an eye to a movie adaptation. Rowley has two previous novels also in development for feature adaptations: Lily and The…

Donna Brazile Joins ABC News as a Contributor

Former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile has joined ABC News as a political contributor, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Brazile appeared on the May 23 edition of ABC’s…

‘Mulan’ Director Niki Caro to Helm Big Wave Surfing Drama for Netflix

New Zealand filmmaker Niki Caro, director of Disney’s live-action Mulan, is set to direct a female-driven big wave surfing drama for Charlize Theron’s Denver & Delilah banner and <a href="https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/t/netflix/" id="auto-tag_netflix_1"…

Padma Lakshmi, Elizabeth Olsen, Jurnee Smollett and More Celebrate Women in Entertainment Mentees in Hollywood Reporter-Lifetime TV Special

The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Women in Entertainment event, now entering its second decade, looked a little different without its typical in-person Los Angeles celebration. This year it brought…

Disney CEO Explains Hedged Bet On Movie Theaters

Why is The Walt Disney Co. utilizing a number of different theatrical release strategies over the next few months? Disney CEO Bob Chapek says they are “celebrating flexibility” as the company…

‘Harry & Meghan’ Movie: First Photo of Jordan Dean and Sydney Morton in Character

Lifetime’s latest British royal family movie has a cast and first photo. Jordan Dean (The Punisher) and Sydney Morton (She’s Gotta Have It) take on the crowns for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex…

Disney Launches Onyx Collective for Creators of Color, Underrepresented Creatives

Disney is unveiling a new content brand dedicated to the work of creators of color and underrepresented creatives. Led by Freeform president Tara Duncan, the new brand — called Onyx Collective

Wall Street Weighs Disney+ Subscriber Miss: “Nail-Biting Time”

Wall Street analysts on Friday shared their takeaways from the Walt Disney Co.’s fiscal second-quarter earnings report, with slower-than-expected Disney+ subscriber growth in the…

Disney “In Conversations” About NFL Sunday Ticket As ESPN Inks New Rights Deals

The Walt Disney Co. is continuing to make deals to benefit ESPN, even as it becomes increasingly agnostic as to where consumers watch their live sports. During the company’s quarterly…