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CollegeHumor heads Down Under

CollegeHumor is heading Down Under following a partnership between Electus Digital and Turner International.

The agreement will see CollegeHumor …

Australia

HBO & Russell Simmons Ink New Production Deal - 5 Projects, Including One from Shaka King, in Development

By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act July 30, 2015 at 5:36PM

HBO has inked an overall first-look deal with Russell Simmons' new media company All Def …

Russell Simmons

M. Night Shyamalan Got His Idea For His Best Film 'The Sixth Sense' From a Nickelodeon Show?

What if I were to tell you what is thought of by many as M. Night Shyamalan's best film, The Sixth Sense, originated from one of the most unexpected …

Movies

‘Key and Peele’ to End After Current Season

Comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will not return for another season of “Key and Peele” on Comedy Central after the end of season five, …

TV

Jay Z, Will Smith Producing HBO Miniseries about Emmett Till

By Sandy Cabada (staff@latinospost.com) | First Posted: Jul 25, 2015 04:43 PM EDT

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Actor Will Smith (L) and Rapper …

Will Smith

Cate Blanchett directing Australian TV series based on story of Cornelia Rau

Two-time Oscar winning actress Cate Blanchett is turning to directing, but unlike many of her colleagues, she will make her directing debut on …

TV (Australia)

Latin America ripe for digital producers

It’s no secret that digital networks and media companies are looking to tap into a fast-growing Latin American digital content space.

MCN Endemol …

Latin America

The first trailer for award-winning filmmaker Ryan Coogler’s Creed is out now!

Creed unites Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa and “Fruitvale Station” Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed, Adonis Johnson.

Adonis' (Jordan) …

Sylvester Stallone

Women in film talk about the industry’s challenges and pluses

When a U.S. senator praises a movie studio for hiring two women, a Hollywood issue has officially entered the wider conversation.

Sen. Barbara Boxer sent a note to Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara recently, commending the studio on its selection of women to direct the films “Wonder Woman” and …

Movies

James Horner Wrote a Secret Score for Magnificent Seven

Composer James Horner tragically died last month, striking a blow to the filmmaking community at large. The two-time Oscar-winning composer was …

Movies

Will Smith and Overbrook Entertainment to Produce High School Comedy ‘Ultra’

By Sergio | Shadow and Act July 18, 2015 at 10:57AM

Will Smith and his production company Overbrook Entertainment have struck a deal with Sony …

Movies

Larry Irving: Netflix, Amazon programming as white as its executive suite

Netflix received well-deserved plaudits last month for its documentary about Nina Simone, the iconic African-American jazz singer, composer and …

Amazon

What the New Crop of Emmy Nominees Says About How TV Is Changing

Television is slowly but surely opening its doors a little wider

Each time nominations for Hollywood awards are handed down—with all the self-importance and fanfare of a presidential campaign announcement (or 17)—the conversation quickly shifts to the snubs. This year, for example, The Americans and …

TV

FUSION Announces New Programming Slate of Series, Specials, and Documentaries

FUSION today unveiled a new slate of series, documentaries, and specials for its television network furthering its commitment to delivering …

Freddie Wong’s RocketJump Joins Forces With Talent Agency WME

Freddie Wong’s RocketJump channel houses some of the most creative, fun, and technically impressive videos on YouTube. Over the past year, however, …

Web Series

Zoe Kravitz: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Filmmakers Told Me I Was Too "Urban" for Role

Getting roles in blockbuster film projects hasn't always been a cakewalk for Zoe Kravitz.

The Mad Max: Fury Road actress told Nylon that she was denied …

Batman

Amazon Confirms Spike Lee's 'Chi-raq' To Be First Original Movie

As had been widely expected — and reported — Amazon has now confirmed that Spike Lee’s Chi-raq will be its first original movie. Chi-Raq will feature …

Amazon

NFB premieres Aboriginal short film series

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is debuting a series of short documentaries by four Aboriginal filmmakers as part of the Pan Am/Parapan Am …

Movies

Guest Post: Directing Young Men as a Female Filmmaker

A few years ago, if you had told me that my first feature would follow three ten-year-old boys growing up in Palo Alto in 1985, I probably wouldn’t …

Filmmaking

Viola Davis adds executive producer to long list of talents

Maybe if a black woman wants a leading role, she has to create it herself.

Viola Davis spent 27 years shining in mostly supporting parts before her …

Viola Davis

'Star Trek 3' Director Justin Lin on Hollywood Diversity: "There's a Lot More to Be Done"

This story first appeared in the June 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

On June 3, Justin

Alchemy Acquires ANconnect, Anderson Digital and Signs Pact With ARC Entertainment

Alchemy, the independent film and television distribution entity led by Bill Lee, has inked a trio of acquisitions and deals that have solidified the …

TV

'The Fosters' Star on the Rise of Transgender Television: "It's Not Going To Do a Lot"

Out actor Tom Phelan talks with THR about how Cole helps viewers find themselves on TV but stresses it will take longer to translate to real change.

TV

Famous films re-edited to highlight Hollywood's race problem

If you reduce Moonrise Kingdom to every single word spoken by a person of colour, the film is 10 seconds long.

Her and (500) Days of Summer fare slightly better when edited the same way, with the former at about 40 seconds and the latter at about 30.

These are three of 10 films edited by writer and …

Entertainment (UK)

Netflix: Expand your native films and produce more native content

To Executives and Board of Directors of Netflix:

Reed Hastings, CEO/Founder; Kelly Bennett, Chief Marketing Manager; Tawni Cranz, Chief Talent …

Movies

NBC Cuts Ties With Donald Trump Over Derogatory Immigrant Comments

NBC has cut ties with business mogul Donald Trump, whose show "The Apprentice" has aired on the network since 2004, over Trump's recent derogatory statements about immigrants.

According to a statement, the network is "ending its business relationship" with Trump, noting the annual Miss USA and Miss …

Immigration

2015 Class Of Oscar Voters Adds Diversity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After widespread criticism of the film academy's overwhelmingly white slate of Oscar nominees this year, the organization has announced a roster of potential new members that skews younger and more diverse.

Kevin Hart, Common, Emma Stone, Dev Patel and "Whiplash" writer-director …

Diversity

Attention, Female Filmmakers: This New Partnership is Good News for You

By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire June 17, 2015 at 4:07PM

Two women-led media companies are committing greater resources to funding and distributing …

Movies

How LA Film Festival Achieved Diversity by 'Looking for People Who Are Seeing the World Differently'

By Inkoo Kang | Women and HollywoodFri Jun 12 12:02:18 EDT 2015

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"No Más Bebés"

The 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival features one of the most diverse …