Latest Movie industry News

Japan's army issues rare apology over sexual harassment case

Sep. 29, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — In a rare admission of sexual harassment in Japan’s military, its army chief apologized Thursday to a former soldier for suffering caused by a group of servicemembers. Yoshihide Yoshida, head of Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force, said an internal investigation...

'Woman King,' Viola Davis and the culmination of a struggle

Sep. 13, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — When Viola Davis, sculpted and hardened from months of training, first stood in the full garb of the Agojie warrior women, with her bare feet in the African sand, it was the culmination of not just the years-long push to make “The Woman King,” but of a lifelong battle. ...

Coming to a theater near you: $3 movie tickets for one day

Aug. 28, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For one day, movie tickets will be just $3 in the vast majority of American theaters as part of a newly launched “National Cinema Day” to lure moviegoers during a quiet spell at the box office. The Cinema Foundation, a non-profit arm of the National Association...

Weinstein conviction appeal to be heard by highest NY court

Aug. 24, 2022 23:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's highest court has agreed to hear an appeal from Harvey Weinstein over his 2020 rape conviction. A spokesman for the Court of Appeals said Wednesday that oral arguments would likely be held sometime next year, after the decision to hear the case was...

Amazon's Ring, MGM to launch show from viral doorbell videos

Aug. 12, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Amazon-owned companies — Ring and Hollywood studio MGM — are teaming to create a TV show in the mold of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” using viral footage from Ring’s doorbell and smart-home cameras. The half-hour show, called “Ring Nation,”...

Warner Bros. Discovery Q2 results miss Wall Street's view

Aug. 05, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

Warner Bros. Discovery, which went public in April, missed Wall Street's expectations in the second quarter as the media giant looks to work through the growing pains of its merger. Warner Bros. Discovery, which is the $43 billion combination of Discovery and the AT&T spinoff...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Aug. 05, 2022 03:00 AM EDT

Dalton Daily Citizen. July 30, 2022. Editorial: Be on the lookout for students, buses as school starts back Some schools in Georgia have already started the 2022-2023 year, which begs the age-old question: where did summer go? We wish we had the answer....

Film industry brings in $855M to New Mexico in fiscal 2022

Jul. 31, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fiscal 2022 has been a record setting year for movies and TV shows shot around New Mexico. Officials with the New Mexico Film Office said the film industry brought in $855 million this year — about $200 million more than last year — and involved a...

Hollywood producer's new nonprofit to boost diverse creators

Jul. 25, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

Hollywood film producer Dan Lin — known for movies such as Disney’s live action “Aladdin” and “The Two Popes” — is launching a nonprofit with more than $1 million from the Ford and MacArthur foundations as well as several other philanthropies. His goal is to help more people of color...

Film producer pleads guilty in fraud investment scams

Jul. 22, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A movie producer has pleaded guilty to several counts of fraud and money laundering arising from his fraudulent promotion of two cryptocurrency investment schemes, federal prosecutors said. Ryan Felton, 48, entered the plea on the fourth day of his jury trial in his...