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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2017, file photo, actor-filmmaker and author Tyler Perry poses for a portrait in New York. Perry is looking to reopen his 330-acre Atlanta-based mega studio soon, but other studios in Georgia are anxiously waiting for Hollywood's green light to return back to work. Perry plans on restarting production at the Tyler Perry Studios complex in July, making it one of the first studios to domestically reopen after production was halted a few months ago to combat the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)

Perry's studio moves toward reopening while industry waits

May. 22, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry is planning to make his Atlanta-based mega studio one of the first domestic filming grounds to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. But while Perry is looking to restart production in July, other studios in Georgia and beyond are anxiously waiting for Hollywood’s...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2010, file photo, Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan poses for a portrait in New York. Two of India’s most beloved movie stars, Khan and Rishi Kapoor, died within a day of each other this week, and though they came from two very different worlds and two very different schools of acting, both leave behind a treasure of cinematic work and millions of grieving fans. The 54-year-old Khan died Wednesday, April 29, 2020, after battling a rare cancer, while the 67-year-old Kapoor had leukemia and died Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)

Bollywood mourns loss of two of its most versatile actors

May. 1, 2020 5:40 AM EDT

GURUGRAM, India (AP) — Two of India’s most beloved movie stars, Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, died within a day of each other this week, and though they came from two very different worlds and two very different schools of acting, both leave behind a treasure of cinematic work and millions of...

FILE- In this April 19, 2018 file photo, Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor greets media as he arrives for the song launch of film '102 Not Out' in Mumbai, India. Rishi Kapoor, a top Indian actor and a scion of Bollywood’s most famous Kapoor family, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 67.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)

Top actor and Bollywood scion Rishi Kapoor dies of leukemia

Apr. 30, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Top Indian actor Rishi Kapoor, a scion of a famous Bollywood family, has died. He was 67 and had leukemia. Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan tweeted on Thursday, “Rishi Kapoor gone….Just passed away… I am destroyed.” Kapoor was hospitalized in Mumbai on Wednesday...

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'Trolls' went straight to homes. Movie theaters are fuming.

Apr. 29, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The most controversial movie of the year is ... “Trolls World Tour”? As innocuous as the rainbow-colored, music-blaring animated movie may seem, the digital release of the "Trolls” sequel has caused a storm to course through the movie industry. Just as the pandemic...

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, file photo, an Oscar statue is pictured at the press preview for the 91st Academy Awards Governors Ball in Los Angeles. Movies that debuted on a streaming service without a theatrical run will be eligible for the Oscars, but only this year. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Tuesday announced the change for the 93rd Academy Awards as a response to how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the film industry. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Streaming films eligible for Oscars, but for 1 year only

Apr. 28, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movies that debuted on a streaming service without a theatrical run will be eligible for the Oscars, but only for this year. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Tuesday announced the change for the 93rd Academy Awards as a response to how the coronavirus pandemic has...

Water utility workers from CEDAE disinfect in the Vidigal favela, which overlooks the oceanfront Leblon and Ipanema neighborhoods, in an effort to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, April 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Apr. 24, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

Cases of the new coronavirus are overwhelming hospitals, morgues and cemeteries across Brazil as Latin America’s largest nation veers closer to becoming one of the world’s pandemic hotspots. Medical officials in Rio de Janeiro and at least four other major cities have warned that their hospital...

Man accused of stealing over $100K for fake movie rights

Apr. 22, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man admitted to stealing over $100,000 from people by selling them fake ownership interests in several films and then using the money for himself, the U.S. attorney's office in New Hampshire said. Shiva Chandan Reddy Thudi, 26, of Irving Texas, recently pleaded guilty in federal...

FILE - This May 13, 2019 file photo shows a view of the Palais des festivals during the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France. The Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, abandoned plans for a postponed 2020 edition in June or July but declined to give up entirely, saying it will explore other options.  (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)

Options dwindle for postponed Cannes Film Festival

Apr. 14, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday abandoned plans for a postponed 2020 edition in June or July but declined to give up entirely, saying it will explore other options. French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday extended France’s national lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic,...

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan court as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial in New York. Los Angeles prosecutors say they have charged Weinstein with an additional count of felony sexual battery by restraint. The district attorney’s office says Friday the charge was filed over allegations that the former movie mogul sexually assaulted a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel in May 2010. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Los Angeles adds new sexual battery count against Weinstein

Apr. 10, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors have charged imprisoned former film producer Harvey Weinstein with an additional count of felony sexual battery by restraint. The district attorney’s office said the charge was filed over allegations the former movie mogul sexually assaulted a woman at a...

FILE - In this March 25, 2020 file photo, a

With no theaters, film fans find ways to gather virtually

Apr. 7, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are 44 people in the Social Distance Movie Club's Slack channel, where co-workers at Crooked Media have had discussions about everything from a Dwayne Johnson earthquake film to Faye Dunaway’s turn as Joan Crawford in “Mommie Dearest.” It doesn’t have...