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Frequent testing, less contact recommended to get Hollywood cameras rolling...

06 June, 2020 11:40 am 11:40 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood studios and labor unions on Monday proposed extensive coronavirus testing and other safeguards to allow actors and crew members to resume movie and TV show production in the United States. An entertainment industry task force sent dozens of recommendations to the governors of California and New York, two of the … Read More

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Apple secures deal for Scorsese’s next film starring DiCaprio, De Nir...

05 May, 2020 12:32 pm 12:32 pm

(Reuters) – Apple Inc has secured a deal for Hollywood veteran Martin Scorsese’s next film, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” US media reported on Wednesday, citing sources. “Killers of the Flower Moon” will star Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. It is the second major film that Apple has acquired after “Greyhound,” starring Tom Hanks, … Read More

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Tyler Perry gets ahead of Hollywood with July production restart

05 May, 2020 9:06 am 9:06 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Filmmaker Tyler Perry became one of the first Hollywood film and television executives to announce the resumption of production in the midst of the coronavirus era. Perry will start production of his television shows “Sistas” and “The Oval” on July 8 at his sprawling Tyler Perry Studios complex in Atlanta, Georgia, … Read More

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‘Mulan,’ ‘Fast and Furious’ delayed as Hollywood ad...

03 March, 2020 8:30 am 8:30 am

(Reuters) – The release of Walt Disney Co’s epic action movie “Mulan” and Universal Pictures’ ninth “Fast and Furious” film were postponed on Thursday as Hollywood scrambled to adjust to the worldwide spread of coronavirus. Disney had held a red-carpet premiere on Monday to promote “Mulan” and said at the time that the film would … Read More

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South Korea’s ‘Parasite’ beats Hollywood greats to make O...

02 February, 2020 4:20 pm 4:20 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Parasite,” a dark social satire from South Korea, won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, making history as the first film in a language other than English to claim the movie industry’s highest honor. “Parasite,” about the gap between rich and poor in modern Seoul, won a total of four … Read More

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Kirk Douglas, Hollywood’s tough guy on screen and off, dead at 103

02 February, 2020 9:43 am 9:43 am

(Reuters) – Kirk Douglas, the cleft-chinned movie star who fought gladiators, cowboys and boxers on the screen and the Hollywood establishment, died on Wednesday at the age of 103, his son Michael Douglas said. “It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of … Read More

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‘1917’ upsets Hollywood awards season as Globes host Gervais go...

01 January, 2020 11:17 am 11:17 am

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) – World War One movie “1917” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” set in 1960s Tinseltown, won the top movie prizes at the Golden Globes on Sunday on a night packed with upsets and hot-button issues at the start of Hollywood’s awards season. “1917” was named best drama and took … Read More

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Female directors reached record highs in 2019 Hollywood

01 January, 2020 8:47 am 8:47 am

(Reuters) – The number of women behind the camera on Hollywood movies jumped to record levels in 2019, with 12 directing top-grossing films including “Frozen II,” “Captain Marvel” and “Hustlers,” two studies showed on Thursday. Women made up 10.6% of directors of the top movies last year, more than double the percentage in 2018 and … Read More

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Hollywood cheers ‘Rise of Skywalker’ at film’s world prem...

12 December, 2019 11:05 pm 11:05 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Droids rolled down a blue carpet and stormtroopers kept order at the world premiere of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”, the ninth and final movie episode in the sci-fi fable of a celebrated Jedi master. Walt Disney Co closed off an entire city block in the center of Hollywood to … Read More

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Michael Jackson Hollywood movie reported in the works

11 November, 2019 3:24 pm 3:24 pm

(Reuters) – Michael Jackson’s story is headed for Hollywood from the producer who helped make hit film “Bohemian Rhapsody,” industry media reported on Friday. Deadline, Variety and the Hollywood Reporter said producer Graham King had secured the rights, including music, from Jackson’s estate to make a feature film about the life of the “Thriller” singer, … Read More

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Hidden figures no more: women shining in Hollywood

09 September, 2019 12:53 pm 12:53 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Women enjoyed a banner year in Hollywood movies and on television over the past year, notching up record highs in lead roles and gaining ground in influential jobs behind the scenes such as directors and writers, according to two studies published on Wednesday. Box office hits like “Black Panther” and “Crazy … Read More

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Pakistani youngster gets lead role in upcoming Hollywood film ‘The Cu...

08 August, 2019 10:25 am 10:25 am

LAHORE (Web Desk) – A Pakistani youngster from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has got the lead role in an upcoming Hollywood short film, The Cure. The 29-year-old Mashood Alam Malik, who hails from Karak town, plays Noah, part of a team that attempts to save the world from a group aiming to spread a deadly virus. … Read More

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Dwayne thanks Pakistani fan for Hobbs and Shaw love

08 August, 2019 10:49 am 10:49 am

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – Hollywood actor Dwayne Johnson aka “The Rock” thanked a Pakistani fan on social media micro-blogging site Twitter this weekend for praising his latest movie Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Dwayne Johnson has just made a Pakistani fan’s day. The iconic actor brought happiness to the fan for his love … Read More

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Hobbs & Shaw finishes in first place with $60 million

08 August, 2019 8:41 am 8:41 am

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Universal’s “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” crossed the box office finish line in first place, debuting with $60.8 million from 4,253 North American locations. The big-budget spinoff, starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, is expected to be an even bigger draw overseas, where the action franchise is hugely popular. … Read More

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Box Office: The Lion King Rules With $185 Million Debut

07 July, 2019 10:08 am 10:08 am

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – Simba and Mufasa reigned supreme this weekend as Disney’s “The Lion King” dominated box office charts. Director Jon Favreau’s remake of the animated classic collected a massive $185 million (148 million pounds) from 4,756 North American theatres during its first three days of release. In yet another win for Disney, the … Read More