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  • Friday, Jun. 26, 2020
In this May 12, 2018, file photo, director Christopher Nolan poses during a photo call at the 71st international film festival in Cannes, southern France. Warner Bros. announced late Thursday, June 25, that it is delaying the release of Nolan’s sci-fi thriller “Tenet” from July 31 until Aug. 12, a date the studio says will give it more flexibility to get the film in theaters despite uncertainty caused by a surge in coronavirus cases in certain locales. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

With reported cases of the coronavirus surging, Warner Bros. on Thursday postponed the release of Christopher Nolan's "Tenet," further delaying Hollywood's summer kickoff.

The sci-fi thriller starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson will move from July 31 to Aug. 12, a Wednesday. In a statement, the studio stressed the need for flexibility. 

"We are choosing to open the movie mid-week to allow audiences to discover the film in their own time, and we plan to play longer, over an extended play period far beyond the norm, to develop a very different yet successful release strategy," a Warner Bros. spokesperson said in a statement.

Movie theaters had been pinning their hopes on the film as a major July release that could bring audiences back to theaters. 

Warner Bros. had planned to re-release Nolan's 2010 blockbuster "Inception" in early July as a way to lead in to "Tenet." "Inception" will now open on July 31, the More

  • Thursday, Jun. 25, 2020
In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, actress Elizabeth Banks arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Banks will play the manic science teacher Ms. Frizzle in a live-action film "The Magic School Bus," based on the animated TV show that ran 1994 to 1997. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

"The Magic School Bus" has traveled everywhere from Pluto to inside the human body. Now it's going somewhere new: the big screen.

Scholastic Entertainment said Thursday that it will make "a feature-length, live-action hybrid film" based on the animated TV show that ran from 1994 to 1997. Elizabeth Banks will play the manic science teacher Ms. Frizzle. 

"The Magic School Bus," adapted from a series of books written by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen, centers on a group of school children who board a yellow school bus for field trips to such unlikely places as outer space or the human digestive system. 

Lilly Tomlin supplied the voice for Ms. Frizzle in the original cartoon series and Kate McKinnon voiced her sister in a recent Netflix reboot, "The Magic School Bus Rides Again."

The film version will be led by Scholastic Entertainment, Brownstone Productions, Marc Platt Productions and Universal Pictures. No More

  • Thursday, Jun. 25, 2020
NEW YORK -- 

A great majority of marketers believe that future brand growth will be tied to marketing innovations and technology, but many of them spend little time learning how to utilize either of those tools, according to a new ANA report.

The report, “Marketing, Innovation, and Technology,” was conducted by the ANA’s Marketing Futures Program, which is part of the Association’s Marketing Knowledge Center. It was developed and executed in partnership with R3, a consultancy that focuses on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of marketers and their agencies.

The survey revealed several key insights, including the significant disconnect between marketers who believe in the power of innovation and technology to build brands and those who actually learn about and implement those tools. According to the survey, 84 percent of respondents believe that future brand growth will be tied to marketing innovation and technology, yet 45 percent indicated More

  • Wednesday, Jun. 24, 2020
This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. A conservative social media user whose memes have been repeatedly reposted by President Donald Trump has been kicked off Twitter for repeated copyright violations. Logan Cook, who posts under the name Carpe Donktum, was permanently suspended Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The move came days after Trump retweeted a Cook video that contained doctored CNN footage. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

A conservative social media user whose far-right memes have been praised and reposted by President Donald Trump has been kicked off Twitter for repeated copyright violations.

Logan Cook, a Kansas man who posts under the name Carpe Donktum, was permanently banned from the platform Tuesday night, days after he posted a video criticizing CNN that used doctored footage from the news channel.

The clip, which Trump retweeted last week, used footage from a CNN story from last year about the friendship of two toddlers, one Black and one white. Cook doctored the clip, set it to ominous music, and inserted a fake misspelled CNN caption reading "Terrified todler runs from racist baby," then a clip from the original video before showing the message "America is not the problem. Fake news is the problem."

Twitter later placed a "manipulated media" warning label on the clip. It was originally posted last year but received significantly more More

  • Wednesday, Jun. 24, 2020
Alison Taylor
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- 

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) will present a virtual town hall centered around racial equity, diversity and inclusion in the television, film and commercial production workplace, with a focus on location management, on Tuesday, June 30 from 10am–12pm PST. The town hall aims to educate, empower, and enlighten members of the entertainment community.  All industry professionals are invited to join the conversation at no cost. RSVP is required; visit here
 
“We must break down the barriers established long ago in order to disrupt the status quo.  To do that, we need to have brutally honest, open, and sometimes uncomfortable conversations,” said LMGI town hall committee chair, Miguel Tapia/LMGI. “Many are unaware of the impact of their actions and arguably more importantly, their inaction when it comes to instances of discrimination.  This is an opportunity to create More

  • Wednesday, Jun. 24, 2020
Ross Katz
LOS ANGELES -- 

Ross Katz, a two-time Best Picture Oscar nominee (for In the Bedroom, and Lost in Translation) as a producer, has launched Sui Generis Pictures. Plans call for the new L.A.-based venture to be active in feature films, TV and both short- and long-form documentaries. 

Katz has also made his mark in the directorial arena, winning a DGA Award in the Movies for TV/Miniseries category in 2010 for Taking Chance (HBO), which he also wrote and exec produced. Based on a true story, Taking Chance chronicled the journey of Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strobl, USMC (portrayed by Kevin Bacon), a volunteer military escort officer who was assigned to accompany the body of 19-year old Lance Corporal Chance Phelps, USMC, stateside. Phelps was killed in action in Iraq. Strobl escorted the fallen soldier across America back to Phelps’ hometown of Dubois, Wyoming, in the spring of 2004.

In his DGA acceptance speech, Katz More

  • Wednesday, Jun. 24, 2020
In this image released by Amazon, racers compete in the 2019 Eco-Challenge adventure race in Fiji. The competition’s new 10-episode season, hosted by Bear Grylls and with 66 teams from 30 countries, will debut Aug. 14 on Amazon Prime Video. (Corey Rich/Amazon via AP)
LONDON (AP) -- 

Bear Grylls said he was brought to tears by the determination of competitors on "World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji"  as they raced through jungles and over mountains to the point of exhaustion and pain.

The series' new 10-episode season, hosted by Grylls and with 66 teams from 30 countries, will debut Aug. 14 on Amazon Prime Video, it was announced Wednesday. The episodes were taped last fall, before the coronavirus pandemic hit.

The nonstop race with 330 competitors was held for 11 days and across more than 400 miles. It was difficult to see racers drop out after spending so much time and energy in preparation, Grylls said.

"But at the same time, those that endured, whether or not they won, it wasn't really about the winning," he said. "This is an expedition with a stopwatch, is how I always kind of see this, and just to complete it is a huge achievement." 

"I unashamedly wept at times, seeing the effort and what it More

  • Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2020
In this July 30, 2010 file photo, movie producer and real estate heir Steve Bing appears in Rhinebeck, N.Y. The Los Angeles County coroner said Bing died at his residence in the Century City section of Los Angeles on Monday, June 22, 2020. He was 55. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Movie producer, film financier, real estate heir and major Democratic political donor Steve Bing has died. He was 55.

The Los Angeles County coroner said Bing died Monday at his residence in the Century City section of Los Angeles. The coroner said Tuesday that the cause of death was suicide. Without giving a name, the city Fire Department said it responded to a report of a 55-year-old man jumping from a building at the same time and place.

Bing produced the 2000 Sylvester Stallone film "Get Carter" and was a major investor in the 2004 Tom Hanks animated film "The Polar Express." He co-wrote the 2003 comedy "Kangaroo Jack," a film starring Anthony Anderson and Jerry O'Connell that was savaged by critics but made nearly $90 million at the box office.

He was also a producer on director Martin Scorsese's 2008 Rolling Stones documentary, "Shine a Light," and a co-producer with Mick Jagger on a forthcoming documentary on Jerry Lee Lewis More

  • Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2020
In this April 18, 2018 file photo, Tina Fey attends the Tribeca Film Festival world premiere of "Love, Gilda" in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

At the request of co-creator Tina Fey, four episodes of the comedy "30 Rock" are being removed from circulation because they featured characters performing in blackface.

The series aired on NBC from 2006 to 2013, but episodes are still being shown in television syndication and on streaming services including Hulu, Amazon Prime, iTunes and Peacock.

Fey, who also starred as Liz Lemon in the series about the backstage world of a television show, said in a note to distributors that "I understand now that 'intent' is not a free pass for white people to use these images."

"I apologize for the pain they have caused," Fey wrote. "Going forward, no comedy-loving kid really needs to stumble on these tropes and be stung by their ugliness."

The elimination of the "30 Rock" episodes is the latest example of how the societal reckoning triggered by protests against police treatment of Black people has hit the entertainment world. They More

  • Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2020
In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa. Cosby has won the right to fight his 2018 sexual assault conviction before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The 82-year-old Cosby has been imprisoned in suburban Philadelphia for nearly two years after a jury convicted him of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. He’s serving a three- to 10-year sentence. The Supreme Court has agreed to review two aspects of the case that Cosby’s lawyers challenge. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- 

In a stunning decision that could test the legal framework of #MeToo cases, Pennsylvania's highest court will review the trial decision to let five other accusers testify at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial in 2018, which ended with his conviction. 

Cosby, 82, has been imprisoned in suburban Philadelphia for nearly two years after a jury convicted him of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004. He's serving a three- to 10-year sentence.

The Supreme Court has agreed to review two aspects of the case, including the judge's decision to let prosecutors call the other accusers to testify about long-ago encounters with the once-powerful actor and comedian. Cosby's lawyers have long complained the testimony is remote and unreliable. 

The court will also consider, as it weighs the scope of the testimony allowed, whether the jury should have heard evidence that Cosby had given quaaludes to women in the past.

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