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Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2019
PBS Extends CEO, Breaks New Ground With YouTube Deal 
Longtime PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said she's ready to face more budget fights and competition with the expanding number of commercial outlets treading on public TV's programming turf. Kerger, who joined the Public Broadcasting Service as president and CEO in 2006, told a TV critics meeting...
Monday, Jul. 29, 2019
Scorsese's "The Irishman" To Open New York Film Festival
Martin Scorsese's big-budget mafia epic "The Irishman" will premiere as the opening night film at the 57th New York Film Festival, Film at Lincoln Center announced Monday. The selection, with the premiere set for September 27, gives Scorsese a hometown launch for one of his most anticipated films...
Monday, Jul. 29, 2019
California Tax Credit Reels In 10 Features, Including "Sherlock Holmes 3"
California’s Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0 continues to attract big-budget projects and helps to generate production activity statewide with the addition of Sherlock Holmes 3 and nine other feature films announced by the California Film Commission. Together, the projects (five independent,...
Monday, Jul. 29, 2019
Actresses of Color Make Gender Pay Parity A Priority
When Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox recorded "Sisters Are Doin' it For Themselves" in 1985, the Queen of Soul tried out a pointed ad lib for the empowerment anthem. "'Equal pay, that's what we say!'" she exclaimed in one take, as recounted by Lennox at a gathering of female filmmakers last fall...
Sunday, Jul. 28, 2019
"Lion King" Reigns Over Box Office For 2nd Straight Week
"The Lion King" rode its circle of life into a second weekend atop the box office and "Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood," while not quite doing fairytale numbers, gave director Quentin Tarantino his biggest opening ever. Disney's photorealistic remake of the Hamlet-themed tale of Mufasa, Simba and...
Friday, Jul. 26, 2019
Leila Gage Named Head of Broadcast Production At Goodby Silverstein
Executive producer Leila Gage will be promoted to head of broadcast production at Goodby Silverstein & Partners (GS&P). In this role she will oversee the department and lead the agency’s broadcast-production offering, developing innovative new ways of working with GS&P’s production...
Friday, Jul. 26, 2019
MTV’s New Documentary Division Under Sheila Nevins Sets Its 1st Two Releases
Films about living in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol and a St. Louis-area activist turned politician will be the first released by MTV’s new documentary division. MTV announced earlier this year that it had hired Sheila Nevins, who for many years was among the most influential people in the...
Friday, Jul. 26, 2019
"Orange Is the New Black" Looks To Shape A Real-World Legacy
The Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" isn't content with leaving behind a legacy of good television. It wants to do good in the real world, too. The series' creative team said Thursday it has formed a fund that will support advocacy groups pressing for criminal justice reform and women re-...
Thursday, Jul. 25, 2019
Venice Film Festival Embraces Netflix
The 76th Venice Film Festival will feature three Netflix productions alongside Hollywood titles, embracing the streaming giant after the Cannes Film Festival excluded it for a second year in a row. Among Venice's 21 competition titles, unveiled Thursday in Rome, is the Netflix-produced Panama...
Thursday, Jul. 25, 2019
HBO's "His Dark Materials," "Gemstones" Take Leap of Faith
HBO's forthcoming fantasy series "His Dark Materials" and its new televangelist comedy "The Righteous Gemstones" bring wildly different worlds to the screen, yet both grapple with the same central problem: How to take on religion without degrading and demeaning viewers' beliefs. "His Dark Materials...

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