Oct 20 | New York Times
In the United States, movies are being shown to seas of empty seats, if theaters are opening at all. But in Japan, an animated film just had the biggest box office weekend in the country’s history — by far.
Oct 20 | Deadline
Animators at Titmouse Vancouver have unionized, voting 98% to 2% to join the Animation Guild, IATSE Local 938. IATSE says it’s the first animation studio in Canada to become unionized.
Oct 5 | Deadline
Cinemark, the No. 3 theatrical exhibitor in the U.S, confirmed Monday that it is currently planning to stay open during the pandemic.
Oct 5 | The Hollywood Reporter
Remember the Titans stars Wood Harris and Ryan Hurst are reflecting on the Denzel Washington-led film's legacy 20 years after its debut, including a racist incident that occurred around the movie's filming.
Oct 5 | Deadline
We’re hearing that Warner Bros. release of Legendary’s Dune is no longer going on Dec. 18, rather Oct. 1, 2021.
Oct 4 | Bloomberg
The bad news is flowing without relent in the film industry, where a major theater chain is poised to close movie houses in the U.S. and U.K. and the next James Bond adventure has been pushed into April because of the global pandemic.
Oct 3 | Vulture
The entertainment industry is on pause, but gradually beginning to start up again, as the world battles the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Oct 2 | Boston Herald
Stagehands, wardrobe managers, ushers and other live events workers rallied down Boston’s Tremont Street Friday afternoon, calling on Congress to step up and support the industry as it continues to flounder under coronavirus restrictions.
Sep 24 | Deadline
IATSE has adopted a “zero tolerance” policy for members who fail to follow strict COVID-19 safety protocols on set.
Sep 1 | Variety
The Weinstein Co. bankruptcy estate has offered a new settlement proposal that would reduce the payout to Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct victims by $7.2 million.
Aug 29 | Deadline
The Producers Guild of America has issued its protocols for the safe return to work on scripted and unscripted independent productions.
Aug 28 | Deadline
Hollywood’s unions and management’s Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers are “very close to an agreed upon framework for a safe return to work,” an industry source tells Deadline.
Aug 28 | The Hollywood Reporter
Four years ago, AMC became North America's largest cinema circuit with a $1.2 billion deal to acquire U.S. rival Carmike.
Aug 27 | WKYC
With tens of millions of dollars at stake, and the film industry seemingly at a standstill, people understandably want to know how the COVID-19 pandemic might impact money paid out from Ohio's Motion Picture Tax Credit.
Aug 27 | The Hollywood Reporter
TV writer Patrisse Cullors says that talent and executives in the entertainment industry should join with sports teams: “I think Hollywood can really show up in this moment.”
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