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Warner Bros. names BBC's Ann Sarnoff as its new CEO

Jun. 24, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — BBC executive Ann Sarnoff was named chief of Warner Bros. on Monday, making her the first woman to head the movie studio in its 96-year history. Her appointment follows the departure in March of Kevin Tsujihara, who stepped down after misconduct allegations. WarnerMedia chief executive John...

'Toy Story 4' opens big but below expectations with $118M

Jun. 23, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Toy Story 4" brought the box office to life with a $118 million opening weekend after a three-week slump of underperforming sequels, but the Pixar film's below-expectations debut didn't quell continuing concerns about a rocky summer movie season. The "Toy Story 4" opening, according to...

Tom Petty estate, Soundgarden among those suing record label

Jun. 22, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Soundgarden and estates representing Tupac Shakur and Tom Petty are among those suing Universal Music Group for materials lost in a 2008 fire. In a suit filed this week in federal district court in Los Angeles, the artists allege that Universal failed to protect music ruined in the fire and...

Weinstein fights sex trafficking claims in actress' lawsuit

Jun. 21, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers sought Friday to toss out the sex trafficking claims of an actress the disgraced movie-making mogul maintains is trying to capitalize on the legal success of other women. The lawyers filed papers in Manhattan federal court to try to persuade a judge to reject...

'Toy Story' lives on, but should it have?

Jun. 19, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Like "Casablanca," ''Toy Story 3" concluded with the beginning of a beautiful friendship. It's an ending that has very possibly produced an ocean's worth of tears, not to mention countless awkward moments for children mildly embarrassed by their parents suddenly turning into waterfalls....

Subscription services make life easier, but costs can add up

Jun. 19, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

Sure it's nice to have your groceries delivered now and then. Ditto dinner. Want to stream your favorite movies? Why not. Curated clothes and books sent to your home? Yes please. But too much convenience can cost you. "It's very easy for consumers to lose track of what they are purchasing," said Kate Ryan, a...

The legacy of Denzel: Key moments from Washington AFI honors

Jun. 19, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A night dedicated to an artist as prolific as Denzel Washington is bound to be an emotional one. The Oscar-winning actor, director, and producer is the face of some of the best-known films of the last few decades, including "Fences," ''Training Day," ''Malcolm X," and "Philadelphia."...

New Mexico film industry up amid abortion fights elsewhere

Jun. 15, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's film industry appears to be on the brink of a boom thanks to abortion law controversies in other states and expanded incentives. A recent spike in film production in the state comes as Hollywood targets both Georgia and Louisiana over recently passed restrictive abortion...

NBCUniversal to build state-of-the-art studio in New Mexico

Jun. 14, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — NBCUniversal announced Friday it will build a state-of-the-art television and film studio in a warehouse district just north of downtown Albuquerque as it seeks to expand its footprint in one of the fastest growing film production hubs in the country. The media giant said it has...

Missy Elliott, in tears, gets inducted into Songwriters Hall

Jun. 14, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, the creative mastermind who has written hit songs for a number of female acts and created camaraderie among women in the music industry for more than two decades, felt the love back from her musical sisters as she became the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters...