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Friday, Aug. 7, 2020
During last month’s annual PROMAX conference, held virtually due to the pandemic, Vernā Myers, VP of inclusion strategy at Netflix, affirmed that in the quest for social justice, being a good person and condemning racism aren’t enough--rather, you have to be anti-racist in your beliefs, actions...
Thursday, Jul. 16, 2020
Netflix added a flood of new subscribers amid the coronavirus pandemic and also offered clues to a possible successor for founding CEO Reed Hastings, who on Thursday named the company's chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, as co-CEO.
"Ted has been my partner for decades. This change makes...
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2020
Chelsea has signed award-winning director/cinematographer Nadia Hallgren for her first ever branded representation. Hallgren’s first feature as a director is the hit Netflix documentary Becoming, following former First Lady Michelle Obama on her 34-city book tour for her bestselling...
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 2020
Gina Prince-Bythewood knows what good fighting looks like. The "Love & Basketball" director has been an athlete her entire life, but she also just loves action movies. So when she started dreaming up the template for a bare-knuckle clash between Charlize Theron and KiKi Layne in the new...
Monday, Jun. 29, 2020
The Critics Choice Association (CCA) and nonfiction producers’ organization NPACT have unveiled the winners for the second annual Critics Choice Real TV Awards, which recognize excellence in nonfiction, unscripted and reality programming across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms.
Tuesday, Jun. 9, 2020
Spike Lee was just 10 when Muhammad Ali, in 1967, refused to be drafted into the Vietnam. It wasn't his fight, Ali said then. The Vietnamese "never lynched me."
Ali's stand, and the subsequent vitriol that came his way, made an enormous impression on Lee. His latest film, "Da 5 Bloods,"...
Monday, Jun. 8, 2020
To entice a European TV executive shopping for programs, ABC Studios offered up glossy fare including "Scandal" starring Kerry Washington and "How to Get Away with Murder" with Oscar-winner Viola Davis.
"'This is great, but when are you going to start bringing us shows that don't have...
Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2020
As thousands of protesters take to the streets in response to police killings of black people, companies are wading into the national conversation but taking care to get their messaging right.
Netflix's normally lighthearted Twitter account took on a more somber tone on Saturday: "To be...
Saturday, May. 30, 2020
When Mindy Kaling was growing up in the Boston area, few classmates looked like her, and her television choices ranged from angsty white teenagers to funny white teenagers.
It helps explain her latest project, the hit Netflix comedy "Never Have I Ever," which follows Devi Vishwakumar, a...
Thursday, May. 7, 2020
"The Half of It" director Alice Wu is not like other filmmakers. It's not because she happens to be Asian American, female and gay, although that does put her in a rare class. Wu is not like other filmmakers because she doesn't really think of herself as one.
Even after two features, "I...