Month: October 2020

Courtesy of the subject; Hadid: BackgridGetty Images Style Points is a weekly column about how fashion intersects with the wider world. When Glenn Martens’s models strode out on the runway, their upper thighs encased in fluffy tan tubelets, the front row did a double take. Were those…could those be…UGGs? Whatever your associations with the 40-year-old
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SiriusXM continues to report progress in its contract negotiations with star personality Howard Stern as the company revealed its third-quarter earnings, with revenue up 1% at $2.025 billion and income up 11% to $272 million. Stern’s contract expires at the end of the year and has been a constant topic of conversation in the company’s business
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BBC One renews “Staged”; Tencent strikes European deals; U.K. Producers’ Guild launches diversity plan; India’s PVR adds former IMAX chief; and Channel 4 orders royal documentary series. U.K. broadcaster BBC has ordered a second season of comedy “Staged,” created by Simon Evans and Phin Glynn, and starring Michael Sheen (“Good Omens”) and David Tennant (“Des”)
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Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced it has centralized its two production music divisions — Extreme Music and EMI Production Music — as one global operation and named Russell Emanuel as its President & CEO. According to the announcement, the appointment gives Emanuel oversight of Sony/ATV’s global production music business, which will combine the strengths and experiences of both
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Women and people of color are getting more screen time on television, but those who hold the power — and the purse strings — in the industry are “still overwhelmingly white and male,” says the latest UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report, which analyzed the TV business across the 2016-2017 and 2018-2019 seasons. “There has been a
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The Recording Academy’s recently launched Black Music Collective has announced a leadership council to join other prominent Black music creators and professionals in amplifying Black voices. It is the most recent step in the Academy’s ongoing stated efforts to diversify its leadership and membership. According to the announcement, the leadership committee is dedicated to progressing
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AT&T chief John Stankey sees a “choppy” recovery ahead for the movie business, forcing WarnerMedia to juggle numerous scenarios for theatrical releases during the upcoming holiday season. During AT&T’s third quarter earnings call, Stankey acknowledged that the studio’s decision to release Christopher Nolan’s drama “Tenet” in the U.S. on Sept. 3 was underwhelming. But he
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“Beautiful Youth’s” Ingrid García-Jonsson and “Instinto’s” Silvia Alonso head the ensemble cast of “Veneciafrenia,” the first feature from The Fear Connection, a horror film anthology backed by Sony Pictures Intl. Prods. (SPIP) and Alex de la Iglesia’s Pokeepsie Films, in association with Amazon Prime Video. Announced in May, The Fear Collection saw De la Iglesia,
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In this year of disruptions, cancellations and virtual events, it’s hard to fathom that the prestigious 11-day Adelaide Film Festival, held biennially in October in South Australia, has proceeded as in pre-pandemic times: no masks, actual red carpets, in-person interviews on stage with filmmakers and talent, afterparties (where social distancing is more a suggestion than
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The completion of Czech billionaire Petr Kellner’s (pictured) buyout of broadcast network Central European Media Enterprises (CME) has raised hackles in Kellner’s native country, where a healthy suspicion of media moguls has been fueled by the prime minister’s own online and print holdings. Kellner’s company, PPF, which began the acquisition process of CME a year
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Chosen Jacobs (“It”) and Lexi Underwood (“Little Fires Everywhere”) are starring alongside four-time NBA champion John Salley in the Disney Plus original film “Sneakerella,” which is now in production. The pop/hip-hop musical aims to leave a sneaker culture imprint on the “Cinderella” fairy tale. Set in the avant-garde street-sneaker subculture of New York City, the
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Canadian singer-songwriter and actor Jann Arden is coming to Hulu. Hit comedy “Jann,” created by series star Arden with Leah Gauthier and Jennica Harper, and executive produced by Andrew Barnsley (“Schitt’s Creek”) will debut both its seasons on the streamer in early 2021. In “Jann,” Arden plays a fictionalized, self-deprecating version of herself: a singer-songwriter
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Exclusive Joe Exotic‘s still managing to piss off Carole Baskin even from behind bars … she’s got beef over her old nemesis’ new underwear line. Here’s the deal … Joe’s selling limited-edition “Casket Baskin Briefs” as part of the men’s underwear line of his “REVENGE” fashion collection with Odaingerous streetwear … but Carole’s not feeling
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Barcelona-based studio Filmax has acquired world sales rights to “Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake,” an uplifting second chance in life drama from Spain’s Benito Zambrano, writer-director of critically admired features that have scored festival and Goya awards and broken out to sales abroad. Also handling local distribution in Spain, Filmax will bring “Lemon and Poppy
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British actor, awards compère and show host and Stephen Fry (“Wilde,” “QI”) will front “21st Century Firsts,” a one-off 90-minute documentary special for U.K. broadcaster ITV. In the show, produced by independent production outfit Spun Gold TV, Fry will take viewers through his top 21 ‘firsts’ of the 21st century, exploring an era before smart-phones,
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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21 Saban Schedules ‘Wander’ for Theaters, On Demand Saban Films has scheduled a Dec. 4 opening in theaters, on demand and on digital for the conspiracy thriller “Wander,” with Aaron Eckhart starring. “Wander” is directed by April Mullen from a script by Tim Doiron. It also stars Katheryn Winnick, Heather Graham and Tommy Lee
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