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  • Monday, Jun. 17, 2019
Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock, accepts the generation award at the MTV Movie and TV Awards on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson didn't make a household name for himself by conforming to someone else's idea of who he should be, an approach he encouraged others to take while accepting a top honor at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

The actor, producer and former professional wrestler said embracing himself allowed him to carve his own space in the entertainment industry and become one of its biggest stars. He accepted MTV's generation award with fanfare — running down the stage amidst a blend of hip-hop and Samoan dancers with screens reading "The Rock" in flaming letters behind him — during the show, which was taped Saturday in Santa Monica, California, and aired Monday night.

"The most powerful thing we can be is ourselves," said Johnson, who is half-black and half-Samoan. He also reminded the audience of its responsibility to reach back for others in the midst of success.

Johnson, 47, wasn't the only one to use his platform during More

  • Monday, Jun. 17, 2019
Ben Benedetti
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- 

Chicago-based Periscope Post & Audio has expanded to the West Coast, opening a 22,000 square foot sound and picture finishing facility in Hollywood. The new site will offer a full range of post services including dailies, editorial, color grading, sound editing and mixing. Key resources include a theatrical mix stage with Dolby Atmos capability, three additional mix stages for home theater and streaming content, also Atmos capable, and five color grading and finishing suites, two with 4K capability to be certified for Dolby Vision. The Hollywood shop also features an ADR Stage as well as production and editorial office space available on a short- and long-term basis.

The new facility will target broadcast and streaming television content as well as high-quality independent features. “We want to build on relationships we’ve forged with producers in Chicago and extend our reach further into the television and feature markets,” said Periscope More

  • Friday, Jun. 14, 2019
This Dec. 3, 2009, file photo, the NBC Universal logo hangs on a building in Los Angeles. NBCUniversal announced plans Friday, June 14, 2019, for a state-of-the-art television and film studio in a warehouse district just north of downtown Albuquerque. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) -- 

NBCUniversal announced Friday it will build a state-of-the-art television and film studio in a warehouse district just north of downtown Albuquerque as it seeks to expand its footprint in one of the fastest growing film production hubs in the country.

The media giant said it has entered a 10-year venture with a developer to reshape an empty warehouse into a studio with two sound stages, offices and a mill. The studio will be used to produce shows for broadcast and cable channels.

"NBCUniversal has enjoyed a longstanding and productive relationship with New Mexico and Albuquerque and we are grateful for the opportunity to expand our presence in this community through our venture," said Dawn Olmstead, president of Universal Content Productions and Wilshire Studios, and Pearlena Igbokwe, president of Universal Television said in a statement.

The pair thanked Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Mayor Tim Keller for helping NBCUniversal with More

  • Friday, Jun. 14, 2019
The Advertising Standards Authority logo
LONDON (AP) -- 

Hapless husbands and housework-burdened moms are being banished from British advertising, as a crackdown on gender stereotypes comes into force.

From Friday, advertisements must not include "gender stereotypes which are likely to cause harm or serious or widespread offense."

Examples include depictions of men struggling to complete simple domestic tasks or ads that suggest women are solely responsible for cooking and cleaning.

Complaints will be assessed by the Advertising Standards Authority. British broadcasters are bound by the terms of their licenses to comply with its rulings.

The authority says its aim is not to ban all gender stereotypes but to remove those that are harmful.

Authority chief executive Guy Parker said "put simply, we found that some portrayals in ads can, over time, play a part in limiting people's potential."

  • Friday, Jun. 14, 2019
In this Sunday, July 23, 2017 file photo, Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar poses for photographers after winning the best director award during the Platino Awards ceremony in Madrid. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, file)
ROME (AP) -- 

The Spanish Oscar-winning writer and director Pedro Almodóvar will be awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement by the Venice Film Festival.

The decision from the board of the Biennale di Venezia, follows a proposal by the festival's director, Alberto Barbera.

Almodovar, whose film credits include 1999's All About My Mother and 2002's Talk to Her , said Friday he has good memories of Venice, where he made his international debut in 1983: "This Lion is going to become my pet, along with the two cats I live with."

Barbera praised Almodóvar as "the greatest and most influential Spanish director since Buñuel" and "a filmmaker who has offered us the most multifaceted, controversial, and provocative portraits of post-Franco Spain."

The 76th Venice Film Festival runs Aug. 28 to Sept. 7.

  • Thursday, Jun. 13, 2019
This Dec. 2, 2013, file photo, shows Bryan Singer at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." Singer has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle allegations that he raped a then-17-year-old boy on a yacht 15 years ago. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
SEATTLE (AP) -- 

Movie director Bryan Singer has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle allegations that he raped a then-17-year-old boy on a yacht 15 years ago.

Court records show that Singer, whose credits include "Bohemian Rhapsody," ''Superman Returns" and "The Usual Suspects," continues to deny he assaulted Cesar Sanchez-Guzman or ever attended a party with him on a yacht as it sailed on Lake Union and Lake Washington in Seattle.

A trustee who is overseeing Sanchez-Guzman's bankruptcy case filed a motion Wednesday recommending the settlement be approved. The trustee noted that it would be enough money to pay off the $61,000 in claims against Sanchez-Guzman, pay the costs of administering the case and leave money left over for him.

Sanchez-Guzman sued Singer in King County Superior Court in 2017.

  • Thursday, Jun. 13, 2019
Issa Rae accepts the women in film emerging entrepreneur award at the Women in Film Annual Gala on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- 

In a night of commanding words from some of the most accomplished women in entertainment at the annual Women in Film Gala Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, from the likes of Issa Rae, Viola Davis and producer Cathy Schulman, Amy Poehler put her own unconventional spin on the "empowerment speech."

Poehler, who was accepting the final honor of the evening, the Entrepreneur in Entertainment Award, simply read off a list of names: "A League of Their Own," Patti Smith, "Fleabag," ''The Virgin Suicides," Judge Judy, U.S. Women's Soccer, "American Psycho," ''Russian Doll," Dolly Parton. She continued listing off female creators and female-created shows and films for two and a half minutes.

"Thank you, thank you," Poehler said. "More, more, more."

It was simple, brief, and got the point across to the ballroom full of women working in the industry. She followed a riotously funny speech from "Insecure" creator Rae, who decided to take More

  • Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2019
In this Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, file photo, Sylvia Miles arrives for the 2006 New York Film Critic's Circle Awards at the Supper Club in New York. Miles, whose brief appearances in “Midnight Cowboy” and “Farewell, My Lovely,” earned her two Academy Award nominations, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Miles was also a scene-stealing character of the New York party scene, beloved for her outgoing personality and flamboyant fashion sense. (AP Photo/Rick Maiman, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Sylvia Miles, an actress and Manhattan socialite whose brief, scene-stealing appearances in the films "Midnight Cowboy" and "Farewell, My Lovely" earned her two Academy Award nominations, died Wednesday.

Miles was declared dead at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, her niece Holly-Jane Rahlens, told The Associated Press. She was 94. The cause was not immediately clear.

Miles was a veteran actress but not a widely known name when she appeared onscreen for about six minutes in 1969's "Midnight Cowboy." In her sole scene, she plays a brassy Manhattan woman who invites an aspiring male prostitute from Texas, played by Jon Voight, up to her penthouse for sex, but ends up taking money from him instead.

"You were going to ask me for money?" Miles' character, Cass, says as she breaks into increasingly angry mock-tears. "Who the hell do you think you're dealing with? ... In case you didn't happen to notice it, you big Texas longhorn bull, I'm More

  • Tuesday, Jun. 11, 2019
Gov. Phil Murphy (D-New Jersey)
TRENTON, NJ (AP) -- 

New Jersey called "Action!" on a new film tax credit program Tuesday, approving its first awards totaling $6.2 million for four projects, including a film starring Chazz Palminteri.

Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said in a statement that the Economic Development Authority approved the awards Tuesday. The approvals are the first since July when Murphy signed the law that succeeded a 2015 film tax credit program that his predecessor, Republican Chris Christie, let expire.

"Our diverse population and geography have long kept us on the short lists of studios and location scouts," Murphy said in a statement. "The addition of this tax credit as well as our continued defense of progressive values put New Jersey on the cusp of becoming one of the premier locations in the nation."

The four projects include "Besa," featuring Palminteri; a tragic romance called "The Atlantic City Story," starring Jessica Hecht; a thriller called "Emergence," set More

  • Tuesday, Jun. 11, 2019
In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, the Oscar statue appears the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has set the date for the 94th Oscars. The film academy says Tuesday, June 11, 2019 that the ceremony will be held on Feb. 27, 2022, airing live on ABC at 8 p.m ET.(Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, file)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

The Oscars will be headed back to late February after next year's show.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says Tuesday that the 93rd and 94th ceremonies will be held on Feb. 28, 2021 and Feb. 27, 2022 respectively.

The 2020 show was moved up significantly on the calendar to Feb. 9, drastically truncating the awards season calendar.

But the organization that puts on the show says that the following two shows will remain on the last Sunday of February to account for events like the 2022 Olympics, the Super Bowl and national holidays.

The Oscars have in recent years faced declining viewership, but this year saw an uptick with a hostless show. They will air live on ABC at 8 p.m. Eastern.
 

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