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  • Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2019
In a Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 file photo, Barry Jenkins accepts the award for best director for "If Beale Street Could Talk" at the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Barry Jenkins will direct a film based on the life of choreographer Alvin Ailey.

A spokesperson for Fox Searchlight on Monday confirmed that the studio is developing the project, with the "Moonlight" filmmaker directing. Jenkins last helmed the Oscar-nominated James Baldwin adaptation "If Beale Street Could Talk."

Raised in segregated rural Texas, Ailey became a pioneering choreographer, dancer and director who helped popularize modern dance. He died in 1989 at the age of 58 from AIDS-related complications. In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded him a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The film will be partly based on Jennifer Dunning's biography "Alvin Ailey: A Life in Dance." Searchlight last year began developing the film after securing the rights to Ailey's choreography from the Ailey Organization.

  • Friday, May. 31, 2019
In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019 photo, actor Antonio Banderas poses for a photo during an interview, in Miami, Fla. Banderas is the winner of the Cannes Best Actor award for his most recent film, "Pain and Glory, an autobiographical film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
MIAMI (AP) -- 

Antonio Banderas waited 40 years to receive one of the most prestigious awards an actor can obtain: the best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival. And he says he prefers it that way.

"When awards come at an early age, they make you make many mistakes, but I haven't made any mistakes," said Banderas, 58, in an interview this week with The Associated Press in Miami.

Banderas, whose credits in Hollywood include "The Mask of Zorro", was honored for his role as Salvador Mallo in Pedro Almodóvar's latest drama, "Pain and Glory."

It is their eighth film together, but the first in which Banderas portrays a version of his friend-director. In "Pain and Glory," Mallo is a famous filmmaker reflecting on his life and his career that is based on Almodóvar, including a recreation of the director's Madrid apartment.

"Pedro Almodóvar is a very private person and I understood him", Banderas said. He took a step to "show a part of himself More

  • Thursday, May. 30, 2019
LOS ANGELES -- 

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced a new batch of marquee speakers and influential producers for the 11th annual Produced By Conference on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles. These additional speakers will participate in panel sessions and workshops throughout the weekend, including “The Future of Producing,” featuring the producers behind critically-acclaimed shows including Russian Doll, Shrill, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cobra Kai and David Makes Man, “360 Profile: When They See Us,” featuring Ava DuVernay, and “The New Age of Producing Horror.” The PGA also announced participants for the Guild’s signature program, “Producers Mashup.” Now in its third year, this popular event offers attendees the opportunity to learn from and network with seasoned producers and executives across film, television and digital media.

In alphabetical order, the new additions for Produced By speaking sessions include More

  • Thursday, May. 30, 2019
This April 10, 2019 file photo shows Jason Mitchell at "The Chi" FYC Event in Los Angeles.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

MTV on Wednesday cut Jason Mitchell from contention at next month's MTV Movie & TV Awards following reports of alleged misconduct by "The Chi" actor.

MTV said in a statement Mitchell was removed as a nominee for best performance in a show in light of recent developments. 
The channel did not expand on the statement.

According to The Hollywood Reporter , Mitchell has been dropped from Showtime's "The Chi" after he was fired in late April from the upcoming Netflix movie "Desperado."

The trade paper reported that Mitchell's agent, manager and lawyer cut ties with him after he was dropped from "The Chi." 
There was no immediate reply Wednesday to a request for comment from an attorney listed as Mitchell's representative.

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter published Wednesday, "The Chi" showrunner Ayanna Floyd said there were multiple human resources complaints against Mitchell, including one she filed against More

  • Tuesday, May. 28, 2019
Toonz Media Group CEO P. Jayakumar
TRIVANDRUM, India/GALWAY, Ireland -- 

Toonz Media Group has acquired a majority stake in the large full-service Emmy winning production house Telegael, extending the group’s global entertainment footprint and adding important pre and postproduction facilities to its animation operatioh, as well as a large live action studio to its entertainment business, hence enabling it to become a major 360 entertainment outfit. 

The deal between India-based Toonz and Ireland’s Telegael brings many strategic synergies, making this a complementary venture for both companies. As part of this strategic venture, Toonz benefits from having an award-winning, successful and highly active pre and post-production studio, as well as a live action capacity amongst its business divisions.

Telegael now becomes part of one of Asia’s largest and most dynamic entertainment groups, with a 400-talent strong studio in India, producing around 10,000 minutes of 2D & 3D animation and visual effects annually More

  • Sunday, May. 26, 2019
This May 15, 2013, file photo shows Scott Pelley attending the CBS Upfront in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Former "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley says he lost that job because he wouldn't stop complaining to management about the hostile work environment for men and women.

Pelley was forced out of the position in 2017 after six years on the job.

The "60 Minutes" correspondent told CNN's Reliable Sources Sunday, however, that things have changed after 18 months of dramatic management changes amid a slew of scandals and misconduct claims at CBS.

Executives who have departed include Jeff Fager of "60 Minutes," network news president David Rhodes, anchor Charlie Rose and CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves, who left in September after multiple women alleged sexual misconduct.

When asked to elaborate, Pelley said that four or five years ago he went to the president of the news division, who was then Rhodes, and described the hostile environment.

"He told me if I kept agitating about that internally then I'd lose my job," Pelley More

  • Sunday, May. 26, 2019
A scene from "I Lost My Body"

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights (excluding China, Benelux, Switzerland, Russia, France) to Mati Diop’s Atlantics, which just won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. Additionally I Lost My Body (J’ai perdu mon corps)--named the best film of the independent International Critics’ Week section at the 2019 Cannes Fest and awarded the Nespresso Grand Prize in the section--was bought by Netflix, which gains worldwide rights (excluding China, Benelux, Turkey, France). I Lost My Body was directed by Jérémy Clapin.

Atlantics takes us along the Atlantic coast where a soon-to-be-inaugurated futuristic tower looms over a suburb of Dakar. Ada, 17, is in love with Souleiman, a young construction worker.  But she has been promised to another man. One night, Souleiman and his co-workers leave the country by sea, in hopes of a better future. Several days later, a fire ruins Ada’s wedding and a mysterious More

  • Saturday, May. 25, 2019
Jury members Paweł Pawlikowski, from left, Elle Fanning, jury president Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, jury members Maimouna N'Diaye and Yorgos Lanthimos pose for photographers upon arrival at the awards ceremony of the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
CANNES, France (AP) -- 

Elle Fanning, the youngest juror ever at the Cannes Film Festival, said she's been transformed by her experience at the French festival.

The 21-year-old actresses' jury service came to an end Saturday with the Cannes closing ceremony. She wanted the festival to keep going.

"I didn't know how I would come out of this experience. I do feel like I see films in a different way. I learned so much," Fanning said after the ceremony. "I will never forget these ten days. I don't want it to be over."

Fanning was part of the nine-person jury that elected Bong Joon-ho's "Parasite" the Palme d'Or winner. Mexican director Alejandro Inarritu, president of the jury, praised Fanning for bringing a younger perspective to the jury.

"Having Elle in the jury was a gift," said Inarritu. "Elle is an old soul in a way. She has been doing films forever. But to have the fresh ideas, it really grounded us."

"We saw it through her young eyes," he More

  • Saturday, May. 25, 2019
In this April 23, 2018, file photo, Stan Lee, left, and Keya Morgan arrive at the world premiere of "Avengers: Infinity War" in Los Angeles. Morgan, the former business manager of Lee, has been arrested on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book icon. Los Angeles police say Morgan was taken into custody in Arizona early Saturday, May 25, 2019, on an outstanding arrest warrant. Morgan was charged earlier this month with felony allegations of theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false imprisonment of an elder adult. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

A former business manager of Stan Lee was arrested Saturday on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book legend.

Keya Morgan was taken into custody in Arizona on an outstanding arrest warrant after being charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors earlier this month.

Morgan faces felony charges including theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false imprisonment of an elder adult. A misdemeanor count also alleges elder abuse.

Authorities say Morgan sought to capitalize on the Marvel Comic mastermind's wealth and exert influence over Lee even though he had no authority to act on his behalf.

Police say Morgan pocketed more than $262,000 from autograph signing sessions Lee did in May 2018. Authorities say Morgan at one point also took Lee from his Hollywood Hills home to a Beverly Hills condominium "where Morgan had more control over Lee."

Lee's daughter said in a request for a restraining More

  • Saturday, May. 25, 2019
In this March 11, 2015 file photo, newly-filled and sealed cans of Miller Lite beer move along on a conveyor belt, at the MillerCoors Brewery, in Golden, Colo. A Wisconsin judge on Friday, May 24, 2019, ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop suggesting in advertising that MillerCoors' light beers contain corn syrup, wading into a fight between two beer giants that are losing market share to small independent brewers. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- 

A Wisconsin judge has ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop suggesting in advertising that MillerCoors' light beers contain corn syrup, wading into a fight between two beer giants that are losing market share to small independent brewers.

U.S. District Judge William Conley for the Western District of Wisconsin on Friday granted a preliminary injunction sought by MillerCoors that temporarily stops Anheuser-Busch from using the words "corn syrup" in ads without giving more context.

MillerCoors sued its rival in March, saying St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch has spent as much as $30 million on a "false and misleading" campaign, including $13 million in its first commercials during this year's Super Bowl.

However, the ruling did not affect all of Anheuser-Busch's advertising targeting MillerCoors, allowing the commercials that premiered at the Super Bowl to keep airing.

Anheuser-Busch's ad drew a rebuke from the National Corn Growers More

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