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Feast and famine for Disney at Thanksgiving box office

Nov. 27, 2022 12:52 PM EST

Thanksgiving often serves up a feast of new family movies at the box office, but the Walt Disney Co.’s animated offering “ Strange World ” fizzled with audiences out of the gates. The production, which carried a reported $180 million budget, grossed just $18.6 million in ticket sales in its...

Macao awards casino licenses to MGM, Sands, Wynn, 3 others

Nov. 26, 2022 03:13 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Macao has tentatively renewed the casino licenses of MGM Resorts, Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts and three Chinese rivals after they promised to help diversify its economy by investing in non-gambling attractions, the government said Saturday. The announcement is...

Iger back on top in a Disney plot twist that few saw coming

Nov. 21, 2022 17:05 PM EST

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Bob Iger, the enterprising entertainment executive who brought Star Wars, Pixar and Marvel under the Disney marquee and challenged the streaming dominance of Netflix, will replace his handpicked successor, CEO Bob Chapek, whose two-year tenure has been marked by clashes,...

Black residents allege discrimination at film studio town

Nov. 17, 2022 20:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A group of Black residents have filed a lawsuit claiming racial discrimination in a housing development associated with the Georgia film studio used to shoot well-known movies and television shows. The Town at Trilith sits across the street from Trilith Studios,...

Trailblazing director Euzhan Palcy returns for Oscar honor

Nov. 16, 2022 14:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Euzhan Palcy has made history more than a few times in her four decades in the movie business. She was the first Black woman to direct a film produced by a major studio (MGM’s “A Dry White Season”), the first Black director of any gender to win the...

Kevin Conroy, a defining voice of Batman, dies at 66

Nov. 11, 2022 15:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Conroy, the prolific voice actor whose gravely delivery on “Batman: The Animated Series" was for many Batman fans the definitive sound of the Caped Crusader, has died at 66. Conroy died Thursday after a battle with cancer, series producer Warner Bros....