Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020

Without Oprah or Apple, the Russell Simmons documentary "On the Record" went ahead with its premiere Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, where the women who came forward with sexual assault allegations against the hip-hop mogul received one of the festival's most roaring receptions. 

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Friday, Jan. 17, 2020

Oprah Winfrey said Friday that Russell Simmons attempted to pressure her about her involvement with a documentary in which several women detail sexual abuse allegations against the rap mogul, but his efforts were not what prompted her to leave the project.

"He did reach out multiple times...

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019

As the streaming wars near a fever pitch and viewers are targeted from every vantage point — Disney Plus has the Marvel and Star Wars brands! HBO Max counters with "Game of Thrones" and DC superheroes! — Apple TV Plus could be cast as the highly pedigreed and improbable underdog.

While...

Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2019

Apple, Spotify, Instagram and some of the year’s most talked-about personalities are among those nominated for the 23rd annual Webby Awards for lighting up the internet through excellence and innovation.

The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences announced the nominees this...

Monday, Mar. 25, 2019

Apple announced a new streaming service, Apple TV Plus, which will house its original shows and movies and could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself. The new subscription platform with original programming is scheduled to bow this fall in 100 countries.

Apple made this and...

Friday, Jun. 29, 2018

When Oprah Winfrey saluted unheralded #MeToo crusaders at the Golden Globes last January, she chose a rape victim from 1940s Alabama to drive home her point.

"Recy Taylor, a name I know, and I think you should know, too," Winfrey said, sketching the outlines of the African-American woman'...

Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018

Ava DuVernay didn't pick up a camera until the age of 32.

It's an extraordinary fact, considering the trajectories of most Hollywood directors. Orson Welles filmed "Citizen Kane" at 25. Steven Spielberg was 27 when he made "Jaws." A 23-year-old John Singleton directed "Boyz N the Hood."...

Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2017

Director Amanda Marsalis--who made her indie feature debut with Echo Park at the L.A. Film Festival in 2014, and is active in commercials via production house Backyard--has made her first foray into TV series with two episodes of Queen Sugar. Marsalis directed episodes 5 and 8...

Monday, Jun. 12, 2017

Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Damien Chazelle, Jordan Peele and Ted Sarandos were among the marquee speakers during the Producers Guild of America’s two-day (6/10-11) Produced By Conference held on the 20th Century Fox Studios lot in Los Angeles. All were interviewed by notables in their own...

Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017

Oprah Winfrey doesn't scare easy and she wasn't frightened here.

"But I was unsure and uncertain of myself going into this role," she says. "I did not want to do it. I never truly expected to do it. I had other people in mind to do it."

Instead, it's Winfrey who erupts in the new...

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