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  • Saturday, Jul. 4, 2020
Larry David in "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (photo courtesy of HBO)

HBO has renewed the Emmy® and Golden Globe-winning comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm, starring Larry David, for an eleventh season.
 
“This past season tapped into the zeitgeist in such an uncomfortably delightful way,” said Amy Gravitt, EVP, HBO Programming. “Larry is already busy writing, and we can’t wait to see what he has in store.”
 
David added, “Believe me, I’m as upset about this as you are. One day I can only hope that HBO will come to their senses and grant me the cancellation I so richly deserve.”
 
Originally debuting on HBO in 2001 and presenting 100 episodes to date, Curb Your Enthusiasm stars Seinfeld co-creator David as an over-the-top version of himself in an unsparing but tongue-in-cheek depiction of his fictionalized life. The series’ 10-episode tenth season debuted January 19, 2020 and brought back series veterans including Susie Essman (Broad City), Jeff Garlin (The More

  • Thursday, Jul. 2, 2020
In this March 8, 2020 file photo, Michael Bay attends the world premiere of "A Quiet Place Part II" in New York. The union that represents film actors is telling its members not to work on the pandemic thriller “Songbird," one of the first films in production after coronavirus closures. The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Actors issued a do not work order Thursday, saying the filmmakers have not been transparent about safety protocols and had not signed the proper agreements with the union. The movie, produced by Bay and directed by Adam Mason, had reportedly been preparing its actors remotely under locked down conditions for the shoot. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

The union that represents film actors told its members Thursday not to work on the upcoming pandemic thriller "Songbird," saying the filmmakers have not been up-front about safety measures and had not signed the proper agreements for the movie that is among the first in production after coronavirus closures. 

Actors had reportedly been rehearsing remotely for the film produced by Michael Bay and directed by Adam Mason.

The film's pre-production listing on IMDbPro.com says its stars include Demi Moore, Peter Stormare and Craig Robinson, and gives the description, "In a post-pandemic world, an even more serious virus continues to mutate." 

But the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Actors issued a do-not-work order to its members, saying the production company "has failed to complete the signatory process," and working on the film could result in disciplinary action. 

"The producers have not been More

  • Thursday, Jul. 2, 2020
In this Dec. 8, 2019 file photo, CNN chief executive Jeff Zucker attends the 13th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute in New York. A busy stretch of news with the coronavirus pandemic and racial demonstrations in the United States has led CNN to its best ratings in the network's 40-year history. Zucker says viewers have come to CNN for the news coverage, while the network's rivals are more about 'political talk.' (Photo by Jason Mendez/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

An extraordinary stretch of news with the coronavirus pandemic and racial reckoning triggered by George Floyd's death has led CNN to its biggest audience for any three-month period in the network's 40-year history.

Fox News Channel and MSNBC also had record-setting quarters ending in June, according to the Nielsen company. But CNN's audience increased at a higher pace than its rivals, and it is also seeing strong numbers for its digital operation.

The news is welcome at a network that has been relentlessly attacked for four years by President Donald Trump and his allies, who often mocked CNN as "failing."

"All of our research shows we are the most trusted name in news," Jeff Zucker, chairman of WarnerMedia News and Sports and CNN chief executive, said Wednesday. "Others may not believe that, others may scoff at that, the president of the United States makes fun of it, but it's true."

CNN's weekday prime-time audience of 1.95 More

  • Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2020
In this combination photo, actor Ray Fisher arrives at the season three premiere of "True Detective" in Los Angeles on Jan. 10, 2019, left, and Joss Whedon arrives at the premiere of "Bad Times at the El Royale" in Los Angeles on Sept. 22, 2018. Fisher, who played Cyborg in the DC Comics film, “Justice League", directed by Whedon, tweeted Wednesday that Whedon's treatment of the cast and crew was “unprofessional and completely unacceptable.” Whedon has not responded to Fisher on social media, and emails seeking comment were not immediately returned. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Actor Ray Fisher says director Joss Whedon's behavior was "abusive" on the set of the 2017 film "Justice League."

"Joss Wheadon's on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable," Fisher, who played the young superhero Cyborg in the DC Comics film, tweeted Wednesday.

Fisher added that Whedon was "enabled, in many ways, by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg," two producers on the film who were executives running DC Films for Warner Bros. Pictures at the time.

Whedon has not responded to Fisher on social media, and emails from The Associated Press to representatives seeking comment from him and from Warner Bros. were not immediately returned.

Berg told Variety that it was "categorically untrue that we enabled any unprofessional behavior."

Whedon, known for his writing and directing on Marvel's "Avengers" films and television's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," was More

  • Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2020
Mike Judge arrives at a screening for "Silicon Valley" during the 35th annual PaleyFest in Los Angeles on March 18, 2018. Comedy Central announced an expansive deal with Judge to reimagine MTV's 1990s animated series "Beavis and Butt-Head," as well as additional spin-offs and specials. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Beavis and Butt-Head are coming back to TV in a reimagined version of the animated series about a pair of Gen X slackers.

"It seemed like the time was right to get stupid again," Mike Judge, the creator and voice of both characters, said in a statement.

"Beavis and Butt-Head," which debuted in 1993 on MTV, is moving in its new iteration to ViacomCBS corporate sibling Comedy Central, it was announced Wednesday.

The channel said it has ordered two seasons of the new series that will feature themes "relatable to both new and old fans," including Gen Z kids and their Gen X parents.

Judge will write and produce the series and again will voice the characters in a deal that includes other spin-offs and specials.

The original series, which drew praise for its social satire and criticism for its raunchy humor and violence, aired until 1997 and was briefly revived in 2011. The characters jumped to the big screen in 1996 with " More

  • Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2020
In this March 25, 2015 file photo CEO Mark Zuckerberg gives the keynote address during the Facebook F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco. Britain's competition watchdog The Competition and Markets Authority took aim at the U.S. tech giants in a report Wednesday July 1, 2020, wanting new rules to foster competition in digital advertising markets and rein in the industry's dominant players, Google and Facebook. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, FILE)
LONDON (AP) -- 

British regulators want new rules to foster competition in digital advertising markets and rein in the industry's dominant players, Google and Facebook. 

The Competition and Markets Authority took aim at the U.S. tech giants in a report  Wednesday that recommends the British government adopt a new regulatory approach to governing big digital platforms making money from online ads. 

The authority said it was concerned that the two companies have developed "such unassailable market positions" that rivals can't compete on equal terms, resulting in higher prices for hotels, flights, electronics, insurance and other goods and services that are heavily advertised online.

Google and Facebook accounted for about 80% of the 14 billions pounds ($17 billion) earned by the U.K.'s digital ad industry last year, the authority said. Google controls more than 90% of the U.K.'s 7.3 billion pound search advertising market while Facebook has more than More

  • Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2020
This image released by Netflix shows Charlize Theron, left, and Kiki Layne in a scene from "The Old Guard," premiering July 10 on Netflix. (Aimee Spinks/Netflix via AP)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Charlize Theron says she's making choices as a producer and actor to ensure her "two small, beautiful African American daughters" will feel represented on-screen.

The Oscar winner said it can be hard for Black children to "kind of imagine the possibilities" when so few films and television series are centered on characters that look like them. 

"I was raised during the Apartheid era in South Africa. So, I come with a lot of that baggage already," Theron said. "I was part of a system that I as a white person benefited from in South Africa. And that's a tremendous amount of guilt that I carried, and still carry my entire life. I'm in therapy over it," Theron said in an interview promoting her action thriller "The Old Guard," which hits Netflix July 10.

"It would be impossible for me to not have that somehow be rectified in what I can do in my job as a producer, as an actor — and the responsibility that I take, the accountability that More

  • Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2020
This May 6, 2019 photo shows the logo of the sports goods manufacturer Adidas in Berlin, Germany. The head of global human resources at sports apparel and shoe company Adidas resigned Tuesday, June 30, 2020 following criticism from employees of what they see as the company's failure to diversify its workforce. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

The head of global human resources at sports apparel and shoe company Adidas resigned Tuesday following criticism from employees of what they see as the company's failure to diversify its workforce.

Karin Parkin's resignation comes after a group of Black employees called on Adidas' supervisory board to investigate her and her strategy for addressing racial issues in the workplace. The employees are also pressing the company based in Herzogenaurach, Germany, to create an anonymous public channel to submit any problems about racism. 

The demands from Black employees were reported by The Wall Street Journal in mid- June.

"I am deeply committed to our goals of creating a more diverse, inclusive and equitable company, " Parkin, a board member, said in a statement. "While we have made progress in many areas, there is much more work to be done. However, it has become clear to me that to unify the organization it would be better for me to More

  • Monday, Jun. 29, 2020
In this combination photo, filmmaker Ava DuVernay appears at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 9, 2020, left, and Colin Kaepernick attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala in New York on May 6, 2019. Kaepernick is joining with Emmy-winning filmmaker DuVernay on a Netflix miniseries about the teenage roots of the former NFL player’s activism. Neftlix says the limited series, titled “Colin in Black & White,” will examine Kaepernick’s high school years. (AP Photo)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Colin Kaepernick is joining with Emmy-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay on a Netflix drama series about the teenage roots of the former NFL player's activism. 

"Colin in Black & White" will examine Kaepernick's high school years to illuminate the experiences that shaped his advocacy, Netflix said Monday. 

"Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens," Kaepernick said in a statement. "We seek to give new perspective to the differing realities that Black people face. We explore the racial conflicts I faced as an adopted Black man in a white community, during my high school years."

Kaepernick, born to a white mother and Black father, was adopted in Wisconsin by a white couple who moved to California when he was a child.

In 2016, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality, drawing both support and criticism, with his More

  • Sunday, Jun. 28, 2020
Denine Nio
BURBANK, Calif. -- 

Hula Post has launched Hula Post Everywhere. Primarily developed as a solution to create remote workflows during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hula Post Everywhere is wherever feature and television editors need to be, anywhere in the U.S.  

“Remote editing became the norm once the pandemic evolved and safer at home orders were issued. But as the production side of the industry begins taking steps to return to work, a lot of editors will continue to work from home for the foreseeable future, so a substantial remote editing workflow needed to evolve,” explained Denine Nio, Hula Post CEO. “Hula created a more long-term solution to accommodate our existing clients, who have always depended on Hula to provide solutions for their needs, in any situation.” 

Hula Post Everywhere fully allows Avid’s Media Composer shared Project and Bin feature on Avid Nexis storage that maintains original editorial functionality when working with multiple editors and More

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