Entertainment industry

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 1999 file photo, Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone smiles during the announcement of a merger between CBS and Viacom in New York. Redstone, the strong-willed media mogul whose public disputes with family members and subordinates made him a feared operator in Hollywood, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett)
August 12, 2020 - 11:46 am
Sumner Redstone, who joined his family's drive-in movie chain in the 1950s and used it to build a vast media empire that included CBS and Viacom, has died. He was 97. Under his watch, Viacom became one of the nation’s media titans, home to pay TV channels MTV and Comedy Central and movie studio...
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This image released by Disney shows Yifei Liu in the title role of "Mulan." The film is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4. Customers will have to pay an additional $29.99 on top of the cost of the monthly subscription to rent “Mulan.” (Disney Enterprises, Inc. via AP)
August 04, 2020 - 6:05 pm
“Mulan” is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4. But this is no “Hamilton”: Customers will have to pay an additional $29.99 on top of the cost of...
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FILE - Park guests enter the Magic Kingdom during the reopening of Walt Disney World, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Walt Disney Co. reported net income that plummeted dramatically in the third quarter, when it most of its theme parks remained closed and theatrical movie releases were postponed. Net income results were better than the loss analysts expected, however, but revenue missed expectations. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
August 04, 2020 - 5:00 pm
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday reported that its net income plummeted dramatically in the three-month period that ended in June when it most of its theme parks were shuttered and theatrical movie releases were postponed. Still, its bottom-line results were better than analysts...
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FILE - Film director Alan Parker arrives at the opening ceremony of 26th Moscow International Film Festival in Moscow on June 18, 2004. Parker, whose movies included “Bugsy Malone,” “Midnight Express” and “Evita,” has died at the age of 76. A statement from the director’s family says Parker died Friday in London after a long illness. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, File)
July 31, 2020 - 3:14 pm
LONDON (AP) — Alan Parker, a successful and sometimes surprising filmmaker whose diverse output includes “Bugsy Malone,” “Midnight Express,” and “Evita,” has died at 76, his family said. A Briton who became a Hollywood heavyweight, Parker also directed “Fame,” “The Commitments and “Mississippi...
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Ashley Judd attends the premiere of "The Divergent Series: Insurgent" in New York on March 16, 2015, left, and film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. on March 16, 2015. A federal appeals court on Wednesday revived Judd’s sexual harassment lawsuit against Weinstein. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of appeal found that the producer had power over the actor that should make her able to sue under a California sexual harassment law. (AP Photo)
July 29, 2020 - 3:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday restored a major part of Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, finding that the producer had power over the actor which should make her able to sue under a California sexual harassment law. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit...
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FILE - The front entrance to the currently closed AMC Burbank 16 movie theaters complex is pictured on April 29, 2020, in Burbank, Calif. AMC Theatres and Universal Studios on Tuesday announced an agreement for a shortened theatrical window, with the studio's films playing for a minimum of just 17 days in cinemas. The agreement repaired a rift between AMC and Universal brought on by the on-demand release of "Trolls World Tour" in April. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
July 28, 2020 - 7:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a sign of how the pandemic is remaking Hollywood traditions, AMC Theatres and Universal Studios on Tuesday announced an agreement to shorten the exclusive theatrical window to just 17 days for the studio's films. The standard window of theatrical exclusivity typically runs about...
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In this Tuesday, May 30, 2017, file photo, Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput speaks during a press conference to promote his upcoming movie "Raabta" in Ahmadabad, India. The entertainment capital of India may be reeling under the coronavirus onslaught, but its celebrity inhabitants are being roiled by troubles of another kind. The recent suicide of Rajput, a young and popular movie actor in Mumbai has fueled a sustained reckoning over the privileges of the Bollywood elite, laying bare the simmering fault lines between the haves and the have-nots of the Hindi language movie industry. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, file)
July 26, 2020 - 9:03 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — The entertainment capital of India may be reeling under the coronavirus onslaught, but its celebrity inhabitants are being roiled by troubles of another kind. The suicide last month of a young and popular movie actor in Mumbai has fueled a reckoning over the privileges of the...
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FILE - Posters for upcoming movies are displayed in an empty corridor at the currently closed AMC Burbank Town Center 8 movie theaters complex on April 29, 2020, in Burbank, Calif. After several false starts, the film industry is hoping to bring new releases back into movie theaters in late August. But for blockbusters, it may mean rethinking opening weekend and returning to a more gradual rollout through international and U.S. territories. Gone for now are the days of massive global openings. And theater owners say if they don't get new films soon, they may not make it to 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
July 23, 2020 - 10:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A long time ago in a pre-COVID universe far, far away, blockbusters opened around the globe simultaneously or nearly so. In 1975, “Jaws” set the blueprint. Concentrate marketing. Open wide. Pack them in. Since then, Hollywood has turned opening weekends into an all-out assault...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2019, photo a Coca-Cola billboard is shown over left field at SunTrust Park during a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves in Atlanta. Coca-Cola hits its low point in the second quarter of 2020, with revenue plunging 28%, but says sales are improving as lockdowns ease globally. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
July 21, 2020 - 8:22 am
Coca-Cola's revenue plunged 28% in the second quarter, though sales had begun to improve last month as lockdowns eased globally. The pandemic has since gained momentum in parts of the U.S., India and elsewhere in the developing world. Surging infections across the U.S. Sunbelt have forced...
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This combination photo shows, clockwise from left, music producer Dr. Luke, and performers, Lil Wayne, Juice WRLD, Doja Cat and Saweetie. Dr. Luke, who has been entangled in a bitter lawsuit with former collaborator Kesha since 2014, has produced and co-written Saweetie’s new single “Tap In,” the follow-up to her double-platinum smash “My Type.” He also co-wrote and co-produced Juice WRLD’s “Wishing Well,” taken from the rapper’s first posthumous album “Legends Never Die,” released last week. For his work with Cat, he used the alias Tyson Trax. For Lil Wayne’s “Shimmy,” a track featuring Cat on the deluxe edition of his latest album “Funeral,” Dr. Luke used the name Loctor Duke. (AP Photo)
July 16, 2020 - 12:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Controversial music producer Dr. Luke was once pop music’s top hitmaker, crafting hits for virtually every female pop star, from Katy Perry to Kelly Clarkson to Britney Spears. He’s returned to the charts in 2020, working on songs for rising and established rap stars, including Lil...
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