Latest Movie industry News

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, Disney CEO Robert Iger arrives at the world premiere of

Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down in surprise announcement

Feb. 25, 2020 6:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney CEO Bob Iger, who steered the company's absorption of Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel and Fox's entertainment businesses and the launch of a Netflix challenger, is stepping down immediately, the company said in a surprise announcement Tuesday. The Walt Disney Co. named as his replacement...

Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for his rape trial, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in New York.  A jury convicted the Hollywood mogul of rape and sexual assault. The jury found him not guilty of the most serious charge, predatory sexual assault, which could have resulted in a life sentence.(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Weinstein case could influence other sex crime prosecutions

Feb. 25, 2020 9:50 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York prosecutors are hailing Harvey Weinstein's conviction as a pivotal moment that could change the way the legal system views a type of sexual assault case historically considered difficult to prove. Most of the women who testified against Weinstein stayed in contact with him —...

FILE - In this July 11, 2017, file photo, Holocaust survivor Steve Ross, left, founder of the New England Holocaust Memorial, embraces former Boston Mayor Raymond Flynn during a a rededication ceremony for the repaired New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston. Ross, a Holocaust survivor who spent decades searching for the soldier who helped him at a concentration camp in 1945, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said in a tweet. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Steve Ross, founder of New England Holocaust Memorial, dies

Feb. 24, 2020 11:53 PM EST

Steve Ross, a Holocaust survivor who founded the New England Holocaust Memorial and spent decades searching for a soldier who helped him at a concentration camp in 1945, died Monday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said in a tweet. “Today Boston lost a giant, and the world quite honestly lost a giant,”...

Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

'A new day': Harvey Weinstein convicted, led away in cuffs

Feb. 24, 2020 9:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and sexual assault against two women and led off to prison in handcuffs Monday in what his foes hailed as a landmark moment for the legal system and a long-overdue reckoning for the man vilified as the biggest monster of the...

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Tom Cruise in a scene from

Paramount halts 'Mission: Impossible' shoot over new virus

Feb. 24, 2020 7:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Paramount Pictures on Monday halted production on the seventh “Mission: Impossible” film due to the new virus, as Hollywood began to more drastically adapt to the growing global outbreak. “Mission: Impossible 7" had been scheduled to shoot for three weeks in Venice....

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Trump not a 'Parasite' fan, praises 'Gone with the Wind'

Feb. 21, 2020 5:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of Oscar winner “Parasite," his biggest complaint being that the movie was made in South Korea. Trump started talking about the Academy Awards during a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Thursday night....

Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Deliberating a 2nd day, Weinstein jury revisits '06 account

Feb. 19, 2020 4:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors at Harvey Weinstein's rape trial spent much of their second day of deliberations Wednesday revisiting a former film and TV production assistant's allegation that he sexually assaulted her in July 2006. Jurors sent a note shortly after resuming deliberations for the day saying they...

Harvey Weinstein, center, leaves a Manhattan courthouse after closing arguments in his rape trial in New York, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Week 4 of Weinstein trial: Closing arguments, two universes

Feb. 15, 2020 2:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein grinned as he left court, and his lawyers said he was confident heading into what could be his last weekend of freedom as his New York City rape trial moves closer to a verdict. Jurors are set to start deliberating Tuesday, their task put off a day because court is closed...

Harvey Weinstein arrives at court in his rape trial, in New York, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Weinstein lawyer: Prosecutors have a 'tale,' not a case

Feb. 13, 2020 4:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer told jurors Thursday that prosecutors in the rape case against him were acting like moviemakers, conjuring up a world "where women had no free will.” “In the alternative universe that prosecutors have created for you, Harvey Weinstein is a...

FILE - This Sept. 30, 2019, file photo shows, from left, actress Noemie Merlant, filmmaker Celine Sciamma, and actress Adele Haenel posing for a portrait in New York to promote their film,

The women of 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' redraw the frame

Feb. 13, 2020 8:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — What’s inside the frame and what’s outside of it are electrifyingly synonymous in French filmmaker Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.” It’s a sumptuous period romance set in 18th-century France about women making art free, for a...