Latest Movie industry News

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...

Man gets nearly 22 years for $60M film finance fraud scheme

Jul. 22, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man claiming to be a film financier has been sentenced in Florida to nearly 22 years in federal prison for participating in a scheme to steal more than $60 million from investors and producers seeking financing for movies and Broadway shows. ...

Global success of 'RRR' signals breakthrough for Tollywood

Jul. 20, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — India's film industry is one of the most vast and varied in the world — it's really not one but many separate industries, including Bollywood, Tollywood and others — yet few of the country's roughly 2,000 annually produced movies ever make much of a dent with Western...

Q&A: Jordan Peele on the dreams and nightmares of 'Nope'

Jul. 18, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's little in contemporary movies quite like the arrival of a new Jordan Peele film. They tend to descend ominously and mysteriously, a little like an unknown object from above that casts an expanding, darkening shadow the closer it comes. “Nope,” the...

New Mexico, 'Stranger Things' backdrop, hits production peak

Jul. 14, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's film and TV industry has hit a new peak, with record spending by video production companies in a state that drew projects including the Netflix series “Stranger Things." Production companies directly spent a record $855 million on films, TV...

'Las Vegas of Asia' tells casinos to grow beyond gambling

Jul. 11, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Losing money due to COVID, the American casino giants that helped make Macao the “Las Vegas of Asia” face a fresh challenge: The tiny Chinese territory wants them to help reduce its reliance on gambling by paying to build theme parks and other attractions. The...