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  • Wednesday, Jun. 17, 2020
Academy Gold students in 2017
LOS ANGELES -- 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has received commitments from 19 partner companies in its fourth year of Academy Gold, an entertainment industry internship enhancement and mentorship program for students and young professionals from underrepresented communities.  Participating partners include AMC Networks, Bron Studios, Circle of Confusion, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), The Walt Disney Company, Dolby Laboratories, DTS (part of Xperi Corporation), FotoKem, HBO, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Evolve Entertainment Fund, Moving Picture Institute, Panavision/Light Iron, Paradigm Talent Agency, Paramount Pictures, Participant Media, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Telsey + Company, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Warner Bros.  The summer program will be virtual due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, and there will be an extension program in the fall for those students whose summer internships were put on hold due to the health More

  • Wednesday, Jun. 17, 2020
Teresa Herd
SAN FRANCISCO -- 

Teresa Herd, former VP global creative director and head of Intel’s award-winning in-house creative team Agency Inside, is teaming up with San Francisco agency HUb on a new practice called HUb Inside/Out, which is designed to help brands form new in-house creative agencies and make existing internal creative teams run better.

HUb Inside/Out addresses renewed urgency for in-house practices in the wake of COVID-19. In a recent ANA survey, 55% percent of respondents credited in-house agencies as being their most important partners to produce new creative assets. But many brands are not asking the right questions to decide if an internal creative team is a right fit for them. If they do have an internal team in place, they frequently lack the right talent or infrastructure for the work the brand needs.

“Especially during this time, in-house agencies need to make every penny count. Work has to be done more efficiently, and it has to have an More

  • Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2020
In this May 5, 2019 file photo, Katherine Kelly Lang arrives at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif. "The Bold and the Beautiful" plans to resume production Wednesday, becoming the first network scripted show to start shooting again after the long coronavirus layoff. Lang, a longtime star of the show, said on Instagram that she's "so excited" to finally return to work. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

"The Bold and the Beautiful" plans to resume production Wednesday, becoming the first network scripted show to start shooting again after the long layoff brought on by the coronavirus. 

The popular CBS daytime drama will begin production again at CBS Television City in Los Angeles with strict COVID-19 protocols in place as mandated by the state and county, the show's publicist Eva Basler said Tuesday. 

California and Los Angeles County officials gave a conditional go-ahead for productions to resume starting June 12. 

The show's safeguard's include an independent COVID-19 coordinator on the set, regular testing of everyone involved in production, a staggered and minimized crew, and the requirement of masks and social distance for all except actors when the cameras are rolling. 

The show has not yet announced when the first new episode will air. 

It's the first network scripted show, and among the first scripted shows of More

  • Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2020
DP Jody Lee Lipes (photo by Sarah Shatz/HBO)
LOS ANGELES -- 

The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) is launching “Deep Dive,” a series of virtual panels with the creative teams of union television and film productions. The first discussion, set for June 18, at 11 am PDT, will be with the creative team behind HBO’s limited series I Know This Much is True, which is based on Wally Lamb’s award-winning New York Times best seller. The "Deep Dive" session, to be held via Zoom, is open to the public with registration here
 
The panelists are writer/director/executive producer Derek Cianfrance (The Light Between Oceans), DP Jody Lee Lipes (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), A-camera operator Sam Ellison, SOC (Manchester by the Sea), and A-camera 1st AC Aurelia Winborn (Black Swan). David Geffner, ICG Magazine executive editor, will moderate.
 
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  • Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2020
LOS ANGELES -- 

Fourteen producers representing 10 projects in TV, film, unscripted and documentary have been selected for the Producers Guild of America (PGA) 16th annual Power of Diversity Master Workshop. The eight-week workshop offers twice-weekly master classes on pitching, premise development, film finance, line producing, demystifying the writers’ room, agent and manager representation, distribution, deal making and the world of virtual and augmented reality, headlined by some of the top producers and executives in the industry. 

The PGA-member led selection committee reviewed hundreds of applications to identify stellar projects to support and help prepare for the marketplace. In addition to twice-weekly master classes, each project will be assigned two PGA member mentors who will provide in-depth feedback, make referrals and become champions for their projects to the industry. “The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is profound and widespread. However, More

  • Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2020
This Sept. 14, 2016 file photo shows host Jimmy Kimmel posing for a photo with a replica of an Emmy statue at the Primetime Emmy Awards Press Preview Day in Los Angeles. Kimmel will return as host and will serve as executive producer for the 72nd Emmy Awards. The show will be broadcast, Sunday, Sept. 20, on ABC. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Jimmy Kimmel will host the first major Hollywood awards ceremony of the coronavirus pandemic — but just how the Emmys will be held remains cloudy.

Kimmel, who is also producing the Sept. 20 ceremony on ABC honoring TV's best, acknowledged that in Tuesday's announcement. 

"I don't know where we will do this or how we will do this or even why we are doing this, but we are doing it and I am hosting it," the ABC late-night host said in a statement.

The network said details on the show's production will be announced soon. Choosing Kimmel to emcee the ceremony reverses course from last year's no-host Emmys.

The entertainment industry is just beginning to restart production following a months-long shutdown aimed at curtailing the spread of COVID-19. Orchestrating an awards ceremony during the ongoing pandemic with its crowd of presenters, nominees and guests is a daunting prospect, whether done virtually or otherwise.

While More

  • Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2020
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in a scene from "Wonder Woman 1984." Warner Bros. will hold a 24-hour virtual event in August featuring the biggest heroes in the DC Comics universe. The studio announced Tuesday that DC FanDome will be held on the event’s website on August 22 starting at 10 a.m. Pacific. Virtual panels will feature cast and creators from DC films including “The Batman,” “Black Adam” and “Wonder Woman 1984. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros Pictures via AP)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Comic-Con may be canceled this year, but Warner Bros. will convene a 24-hour virtual gathering of the biggest names in the DC Comics universe.

The studio announced Tuesday that DC FanDome  will be held on August 22 starting at 10 a.m. PDT. The event will feature talent announcements and reveal new content from WB games, comics, film and television. 

The announcement comes a couple months after Comic-Con, which attracts tens of thousands of comics fans to San Diego, was canceled due to the coronavirus-related restrictions around large gatherings. 

Virtual panels will feature cast and creators from DC films including "The Batman," "Black Adam" and "Wonder Woman 1984." The panels will also highlight casts from television shows such as "The Flash," "Stargirl" and "Black Lightning."

"Wonder Woman 1984" was expected to be one of the summer's biggest releases, but its arrival in theaters has been delayed until October.

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  • Monday, Jun. 15, 2020
This Sept. 19, 2019 photo shows Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos arriving to a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. Bezos is willing to testify to the congressional panel investigating the market dominance of Big Tech, but along with other tech industry CEOs, lawyers for the company say, according to a published report Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is willing to testify to the congressional panel investigating the market dominance of Big Tech, but along with other tech industry CEOs, lawyers for the company say, according to a published report Monday.

Last month, leaders of the House Judiciary Committee from both parties asked Bezos to testify to address possible misleading statements by the company on its competition practices. They held out the threat of a subpoena if he didn't agree voluntarily to appear.

Amazon is willing to cooperate with the probe and to make "the appropriate executive" available to testify — including Bezos with other tech CEOs at a hearing this summer, an attorney for Amazon told the lawmakers in a letter, The Wall Street Journal reported.

However, the letter also said Amazon would first want to discuss timing and format of Bezos's possible testimony and the committee's pending requests for documents, according to The Journal. More

  • Friday, Jun. 12, 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. says it will release Nolan's latest film, the sci-fi espionage spectacle “Tenet," in theaters on July 31, 2020. The release date has been closely watched because so many other releases during the film industry's blockbuster-filled summer season have been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

The closely watched arrival of Christopher Nolan's big-budget sci-fi espionage film "Tenet" will finally happen on July 31, Warner Bros. announced Friday.

The studio said it would delay the release by two weeks and instead re-issue Nolan's 2010 sci-fi blockbuster "Inception" in mid-July. 

The release date for "Tenet" has been closely watched in all corners of the film industry, which has faced shuttered theaters due to the coronavirus since mid-March. Movie theaters plan to reopen in July for a vastly different summer season than the one the industry had planned.

The Marvel film "Black Widow" and the ninth installment in the "Fast & Furious" franchise, both expected to arrive in the early summer, have delayed their releases.

Warner Bros. also announced Friday that "Wonder Woman 1984," a sequel to its 2017 hit, would shift from an August release to Oct. 2.

"Tenet" will arrive in theaters a week after Disney's live- More

  • Friday, Jun. 12, 2020
In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, Dave Chappelle poses in the press room with the best comedy album award for "The Age of Spin" and "Deep in the Heart of Texas" at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. Chappelle celebrated George Floyd’s life and ripped the media for the way it handled his death in a surprise Netflix special. The special was released Thursday and is streaming free on Netflix’s comedy YouTube channel. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

An angry and emotional Dave Chappelle spoke on the killing of George Floyd in a surprise Netflix special, saying America was being punished for its mistreatment of black men.

"I don't mean to get heavy but we got to say something," said Chappelle, who added that America is enduring "the wrath of God" for a string of police assaults on black men. 

The special was released Thursday and is streaming free on Netflix's comedy YouTube channel. It was taken from a show at an outdoor pavilion in Yellow Springs, Ohio, with about 100 attendees on June 6. 

Floyd died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on his neck for more than eight minutes even after he pleaded for air and stopped moving, an ordeal caught on video. Chappelle called his special "8:46" in part after the length of time the officer was on top of the handcuffed Floyd. 

It is also the time Chappelle was born on Aug. 24, 1973. "I can't get that More

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