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Industry Execs, New York Attorney General Speak Out In New BBC-Frontline Weinstein Documentary

Actresses including Sean Young (Blade Runner) and Jessica Barth (Ted), New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, CBS Films President Terry Press and former Miramax UK boss Paul Webster have all spoken out about the allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein in a BBC/PBS documentary. Weinstein: The Inside Story, a co-production between Frontline and the BBC’s Panorama, aired last […]

Cannes: Directors’ Fortnight Sets Paolo Moretti To Succeed Edouard Waintrop

France’s Société des Réalisateurs de Films, the body that oversees the Cannes Film Festival’s parallel Directors’ Fortnight section, has named Paolo Moretti to succeed outgoing Edouard Waintrop as artistic/executive director. Waintrop is due to end his run at the helm after this year’s 50th edition of the section with Moretti taking up his functions in […]

Francis Ford Coppola & Paramount Dedicate Studio Building To Trailblazing Female Filmmaker Dorothy Arzner

On Thursday afternoon Paramount dedicated its Dressing Room building on the Melrose Ave. lot to one of the industry’s pioneers: Dorothy Arzner who to this day continues to count the most directing credits at 20 for any female director. Shutterstock Paramount reserves this honor for the most respected of its industry professionals, and Arzner is […]

NBC’s Megyn Kelly Scores Second Putin Interview, Grills Him On ICBM Claims

NBC News reporter and Today Show anchor Megyn Kelly has scored her second interview with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The sit-down was announced today at the beginning of the NBC Nightly News broadcast by Lester Holt. Kelly’s interview arrives as Putin rattled a sabre about Russia’s nuclear capabilities, warning the West that his country’s new […]

Weinstein Company Board Member Tarak Ben Ammar On How Marathon Negotiation Session Spared A Bankruptcy Plunge

EXCLUSIVE: All it took today to snatch the assets of The Weinstein Company back from a bankruptcy plunge was a 12-hour negotiating session, fueled by a common goal between New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the remaining TWC board members Tarak Ben Ammar, Lance Maerov and Bob Weinstein, and Maria Contreras-Sweet and Ron Burkle. Latter […]

Time’s Up: First 60 Days $21M Raised, 1,700 Women Come Forth From Over 60 Industries

The Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund which began 60 days ago has already heard from 1,700 women across this nation from over 60 industries — from a hotel cook to a security officer, military, first responders, cosmotologists, farm workers, prison guards, steelworkers, and workers in Silicon Valley, to name a few. By next week, money […]

President Trump Asked Chief Of Staff To Remove Ivanka And Jared Kushner – Report

A New York Times column by Maggie Haberman and Mark Landler claims President Donald Trump asked his chief of staff John Kelly for help in ousting daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner from their advisory roles at the White House. The column alleges that Trump’s managerial style, dubbed “chaos theory” by the writers, has […]

‘Valley Girl’ Remake With Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul Looking For Another Release Date

MGM’s musical remake of the cult classic Valley Girl has temporarily been removed from the release schedule as the project looks for a better opening date. Originally the movie was set to come out on June 29, but MGM is putting the Rebel Wilson-Anne Hathaway Dirty Scoundrels remake The Hustle on that date instead. Hathaway has another reboot with a […]

Former YouTuber Suing Over Alleged White-Asian Discrimination

YouTube is being sued by a former employee for alleged discrimination, with the lawsuit saying the streaming media service deliberately limited hiring white and Asian men in an attempt to attain more diversity in its staffing. The Wall Street Journal reported that former employee Arne Wilberg, a white male, filed the suit in San Mateo […]

James Franco’s Ex-Student Sues Over ‘Disaster Artist’ Writing Credit; Producers Deny “Specious Accusations”

UPDATED at 7:30 p.m. with a statement from DISASTER ARTIST Producers Rabbit Bandini, Point Grey & Good Universe, who deny all of the allegations. A former student of James Franco’s at UCLA is suing the actor’s Rabbit Bandini Productions and Seth Rogan’s Point Grey Pictures, claiming breach of contract stemming from an uncredited role as screenwriter on […]