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Monday, Aug. 3, 2020
Microsoft Pursuing Purchase of TikTok's U.S. Arm
Microsoft confirmed Sunday it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the U.S. arm of its popular video app TikTok and has discussed with President Donald Trump his concerns about security and censorship surrounding such an acquisition. In a statement, Microsoft said Microsoft and...
Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020
Director Ron Howard Reflects On "Rebuilding Paradise," Chronicling Emotional Toll of Deadly Wildfire
Almost two years since a wildfire swept through his mountain town and virtually wiped it out, Steve "Woody" Culleton got to put the final touches on his new home. Two redwood trees were planted in the ground, a new lawn and stone patio transformed the once barren yard into a green refuge. "We're...
Friday, Jul. 31, 2020
"Chernobyl," "End of the F***ing World," "Stath Lets Flats" Take Two BAFTA TV Awards Apiece
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has unveiled the winners of the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards, celebrating and rewarding the very best programs and performances of 2019. The Awards were hosted by Richard Ayoade on a closed set at Television Centre, London, with...
Friday, Jul. 31, 2020
"Fame," "Midnight Express" Director Alan Parker, Who Got His Start In Commercialmaking, Dies At 76
Alan Parker, a successful and sometimes surprising filmmaker whose diverse output includes "Bugsy Malone," "Midnight Express," and "Evita," has died at 76, his family said. A Briton who became a Hollywood heavyweight, Parker also directed "Fame," "The Commitments and "Mississippi Burning." Together...
Thursday, Jul. 30, 2020
Director Meji Alabi Joins RSA Films For Representation In U.S., U.K.
Acclaimed director/photographer Meji Alabi has signed with RSA Films for commercial representation in the U.K. and U.S. Alabi, who remains signed to RSA sister company Black Dog Films for music video representation, bridges the gap between African and Western markets across a range of visual...
Thursday, Jul. 30, 2020
Toronto Film Fest Sets Lineup, Including Regina King's Directorial Debut, Docs. From Federick Wiseman, Werner Herzog
The Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday unveiled a lineup bearing little in common with its normal barrage of awards contenders and premier fall films, but features the directorial debut of Regina King and the latest documentaries from Frederick Wiseman and Werner Herzog. Toronto, which...
Thursday, Jul. 30, 2020
Wave Studios Wins AMP Awards Best in Show For 2nd Straight Year
It’s back-to-back wins for the New York, London and Amsterdam based audio house Wave Studios, as the company won the Ryan Barkan Award for Best in Show at the 2020 AMP Awards with its work on Smirnoff’s “Infamous Since 1864” spot. The winner was revealed during a virtual presentation that took...
Thursday, Jul. 30, 2020
Pandemic Takes Toll On Comcast's Q2; Peacock Streaming Service Draws 10M Users
The coronavirus pandemic took a toll on Comcast in the second quarter as movie theaters closed, theme parks shut down and advertisers cut back. The company reported Thursday that its NBCUniversal TV, film and theme park divisions, as well as its Sky unit in Europe, all suffered steep drops in...
Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2020
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google CEOS Take Congressional Heat Over Business Practices
Fending off accusations of stifling competition, four Big Tech CEOs — Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple — are answering for their companies' practices before Congress as a House panel caps its yearlong investigation of market dominance in...
Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2020
Federal Appeals Court Rules Judd Can Sue Weinstein For Sexual Harassment
A federal appeals court on Wednesday restored a major part of Ashley Judd's lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, finding that the producer had power over the actor which should make her able to sue under a California sexual harassment law. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

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