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Albany Times Union, Sept. 21

Russian police have detained four people suspected of an arson attack linked to a movie about the last Russian czar's affair with a ballerina, officials said Thursday.

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L.A. Times, Sept. 21

Los Angeles-based actress, red-carpet model, writer and producer Dominika Juillet said the convergence of fashion and film is accelerating due to social media and new technologies, which is also making it easier for designers, independent filmmakers and consumers to share stories and create brand narratives.

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Forbes, Sept. 21

Saudi Arabia's government is planning a multi-billion dollar investment drive to inject some life into the country’s woefully inadequate entertainment and leisure industry and provide a boost to the wider economy.

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Variety, Sept. 21

The European Commission has greenlit a long-gestating French draft measure to have foreign streaming services such as Netflix and video-sharing websites such as YouTube that distribute content in France but are not fiscally established there pay a 2% tax to France’s National Film Board.

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Deadline, Sept. 20

The Women’s Media Summit, a group of more than 100 leaders from various industries, has issued a white paper outlining a plan of action for “eliminating gender inequity in U.S. entertainment media.” One of its strategies is to “boycott films that score poorly on gender equity.”

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Idaho Statesman, Sept. 20

A Kentucky college says it wants to help people who aspire to work in the film industry. Asbury University on Tuesday announced a workforce development initiative to help people get the skills needed to break into the film industry.

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City Limits, Sept. 19

For decades, South Bronx artists, as well as nonprofit organizations and grassroots collectives, have shared resources, exchanged social capital and fostered a thriving creative scene in the face of systemic barriers related to race, class and immigration status.

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Arizona Family, Sept. 18

Movie lights and cameras are capturing the main street charm of Prescott, Arizona for the first time in years. And a new state film office is aiming to increase film production in Arizona, but it could be a hard sell because of the tax credits and incentives other states are offering production companies.

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Associated Press, Sept. 13

When cameras pan across the faces of eager, anxious Emmy Award nominees at Sunday's ceremony, TV viewers will see a record 12 African-Americans vying for comedy and drama series acting honors. But it's a lop-sided outcome in the struggle for diversity.

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Variety, Sept. 12

In the wake of President Trump’s decision to rescind DACA, a program offering temporary resident status to some 800,000 immigrants who were brought into the United States as children, Disney CEO Bob Iger emerged as the leading voice in Hollywood, criticizing the move as “cruel and misguided.”

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Deadline, Sept. 12

On the heels of J.J. Abrams taking over the directing reins of Star Wars: Episode IX, the final Skywalker family trilogy title will now open on Dec. 20, 2019 instead of May 24, 2019.

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Deadline, Sept. 12

When Master Of None and Fresh Off The Boat premiered, it seemed as though there was a renaissance when it came to the representation of Asian American and Pacific Islanders on television.

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National Law Review, Sept. 11

Although certain industries are known targets for cyber attacks – healthcare, financial, government – cyber attacks pose a threat to all sectors.

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KABC, Sept. 10

As celebrations begin for Hispanic Heritage Month, Vista L.A. proudly celebrates Latino heritage and the people that positively affect our cultural, business and social landscape all year long.

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NY Post, Sept. 9

There is no escaping Donald Trump.

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