Television series, movies and documentaries about the experience of black people in the United States have seen a surge in viewership as public demonstrations have focused new attention on racial
Hollywood restarts movie production with ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ and ‘Avatar’Hollywood restarts movie production with ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ and ‘Avatar’
Universal Studios said on Monday it expects to resume production in early July on “Jurassic World: Dominion” as Hollywood begins to emerge from a three-month coronavirus shutdown.
Designers fashion a go-slow future for catwalks and collectionsDesigners fashion a go-slow future for catwalks and collections
From Armani to Gucci, top fashion houses are re-designing their calendars to slow down the frantic pace of catwalk shows and new collections, as the coronavirus pandemic forces a rethink
Kristen Stewart to play Princess Diana in new movieKristen Stewart to play Princess Diana in new movie
Kristen Stewart will play Britain’s Princess Diana in an upcoming movie about the breakdown of her marriage to Prince Charles, Hollywood trade publication Deadline reported on Wednesday.
Trump-Comey clash coming to U.S. television – after November electionTrump-Comey clash coming to U.S. television – after November election
The clash between former FBI director James Comey and U.S. President Donald Trump over Russian interference in the 2016 elections is coming to television, but the drama series will be
London producer Mackintosh shuts down ‘Hamilton’ and other top shows until 2021London producer Mackintosh shuts down ‘Hamilton’ and other top shows until 2021
Shows including “Hamilton” and “Les Miserables” will not return to the London stage until 2021, producer Cameron Mackintosh said on Wednesday, blaming uncertainty over when the British government would lift
Performers fume as Serbia reopens but theaters remain shutPerformers fume as Serbia reopens but theaters remain shut
While lockdown measures have eased in Serbia, allowing indoor gatherings of up to 500 people and a soccer match attended by around 20,000, the country’s theaters remain closed and some
Mexican street musicians bring melodies to people stuck at homeMexican street musicians bring melodies to people stuck at home
After the coronavirus outbreak prompted the normally bustling streets of Mexico City to empty out, out-of-work musicians looking to make ends meet have been filling roadways with the melodies of
Emmy Awards to go ahead, host Jimmy Kimmel says still figuring out howEmmy Awards to go ahead, host Jimmy Kimmel says still figuring out how
The Primetime Emmy Awards for television, one of the biggest events on the showbusiness calendar, are going ahead in September as planned with Jimmy Kimmel as host, broadcaster ABC said
Actress Emma Watson joins board of French Gucci owner KeringActress Emma Watson joins board of French Gucci owner Kering
British actress Emma Watson, famed for playing Hermione in the Harry Potter film series, and former Credit Suisse boss Tidjane Thiam are set to join the board of French luxury
Actor’s suicide sparks debate about insularity in Bollywood film industryActor’s suicide sparks debate about insularity in Bollywood film industry
Indian police will probe whether an up-and-coming Bollywood actor who committed suicide at the weekend was depressed in part due to “professional rivalry,” in a film industry that is dominated
Universal Music Group launches division in Tel AvivUniversal Music Group launches division in Tel Aviv
Universal Music Group on Tuesday launched a new division in Tel Aviv, saying it was the first standalone operation established by a major music company in Israel.
Congolese fashion designer goes virtual as virus hits runway showsCongolese fashion designer goes virtual as virus hits runway shows
U.S.-based Congolese fashion designer Anifa Mvuemba was excited about debuting her fashion line, Hanifa, at this year’s New York Fashion Week.
Oscars delayed to April due to movie industry coronavirus chaosOscars delayed to April due to movie industry coronavirus chaos
The 2021 Oscars ceremony was moved to April from February on Monday due to the havoc caused in the movie industry by the coronavirus pandemic.
NetEase develops new ‘Lord of the Rings’ mobile game with Warner BrosNetEase develops new ‘Lord of the Rings’ mobile game with Warner Bros
Chinese gaming giant NetEase on Monday announced a strategic partnership with Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment to develop a new “Lord of the Rings” mobile game, bolstering its pipeline following its
Hong Kong’s Disneyland to reopen on June 18 after coronavirus breakHong Kong’s Disneyland to reopen on June 18 after coronavirus break
Hong Kong’s Disneyland theme park said on Monday it will reopen on June 18 to a reduced number of visitors and with enhanced health measures after the coronavirus outbreak forced
‘Avatar’ sequel resumes filming in coronavirus-free New Zealand‘Avatar’ sequel resumes filming in coronavirus-free New Zealand
Filming the sequel of James Cameron’s sci-fi blockbuster “Avatar” will bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to New Zealand after it ended its coronavirus outbreak, the film’s producer
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput found dead in his Mumbai homeBollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput found dead in his Mumbai home
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who won acclaim for his role in the 2016 biopic of then Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, was found dead at his home in
Christopher Nolan movie ‘Tenet’ to open July 31 as industry seeks reboundChristopher Nolan movie ‘Tenet’ to open July 31 as industry seeks rebound
Director Christopher Nolan’s thriller “Tenet” will debut in cinemas on July 31, distributor Warner Bros. said on Friday, the first new blockbuster in months for movie theaters that need fresh
Tear gas fired as crowd seizes Kenya pop star’s body to halt hasty COVID funeralTear gas fired as crowd seizes Kenya pop star’s body to halt hasty COVID funeral
Hundreds of Kenyans defied tear gas and riot police on Friday to carry off the body of a popular singer, trying to prevent a swift burial under rules for suspected
Bob Dylan on new album: ‘The songs seem to write themselves’Bob Dylan on new album: ‘The songs seem to write themselves’
Bob Dylan gave a glimpse into his song-writing process, commented on the death of George Floyd and said in a rare interview published on Friday that he wished he had
Films aiming to win Oscars will need to meet diversity criteria, Academy saysFilms aiming to win Oscars will need to meet diversity criteria, Academy says
The organization that hands out the Academy Awards said Friday it would form a group to develop diversity and inclusion guidelines that filmmakers will have to meet in order for
Large trove of history-making ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ archives to stream onlineLarge trove of history-making ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ archives to stream online
A trove of historic TV performances by The Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Beach Boys and others on “The Ed Sullivan Show” will be made available around the world starting
Exclusive: Netflix in talks to source Indian content from Reliance affiliate Viacom18 – sourcesExclusive: Netflix in talks to source Indian content from Reliance affiliate Viacom18 – sources
U.S. video streaming company Netflix is in talks with Viacom18, part of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries’ media unit Network18, about a multi-year partnership to source content, three sources told
Coachella announces 2021 music festival dates after abandoning 2020 editionsCoachella announces 2021 music festival dates after abandoning 2020 editions
Organizers of the Coachella music festival confirmed on Thursday that the event would no longer take place this year because of the coronavirus epidemic, but announced new dates for April
With U.S. spy comedy on bill, Moscow drive-in cinema re-opensWith U.S. spy comedy on bill, Moscow drive-in cinema re-opens
Russians got a taste of open-air cinema under balmy twilit skies on Thursday when a Moscow drive-in movie theater re-opened for business after the city’s coronavirus lockdown ended.
ABC names first black ‘Bachelor’ contestant after diversity criticismABC names first black ‘Bachelor’ contestant after diversity criticism
ABC Television’s long-running dating competition show “The Bachelor” said on Friday that North Carolina native Matt James will become the show’s first black contestant its 25-season history.
Comcast, media mogul Byron Allen reach carriage dealComcast, media mogul Byron Allen reach carriage deal
Comcast Corp said on Thursday it reached a content carriage deal with comedian-turned media mogul Byron Allen, who withdrew a lawsuit about racial bias against channels owned by African Americans.
Coachella, Stagecoach music festivals canceled for 2020 on virus concernsCoachella, Stagecoach music festivals canceled for 2020 on virus concerns
The 2020 editions of the Coachella music festival and its country music counterpart Stagecoach have been canceled due to concerns over a possible autumn resurgence of COVID-19 cases, Riverside County
Africa’s MultiChoice looks to Netflix and Amazon in strategy shiftAfrica’s MultiChoice looks to Netflix and Amazon in strategy shift
Adding streaming services will give Africa’s biggest pay-TV group, MultiChoice, a head start when online viewing takes off on the continent, it said on Thursday, after revealing it had deals