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Banijay Rights Hires Long-Serving Passion Distribution Exec & Ups Andrew Dickens In Marcomms Rejig

deadline.com Banijay Rights has hired Passion Distribution’s Claire Douglas as part of a rejig of its marketing and comms team that sees Andrew Dickens taking over the division. Douglas,…

Former WBD Europe Boss Priya Dogra Lands At Sky

deadline.com Former Warner Bros. Discovery Europe boss Priya Dogra is heading to Sky in a newly-created role. Dogra will become the Comcast-owned pay TV network’s Chief Advertising & New…

Former Warner Bros. Discovery EMEA Boss Priya Dogra Joins Sky as Chief Advertising and New Revenue Officer

variety.com Former Warner Bros. Discovery EMEA boss Priya Dogra has joined Sky in the newly-created role of chief advertising and new revenue officer. At Sky, Dogra will report to Sky’s…

How To Watch All The ‘Mad Max’ Movies In Order

deadline.com Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga roared through Cannes before it launches in theaters Friday after nearly 10 years in development. The prequel film builds on the Australian wasteland…

‘A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight’: Everything We Know About The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel, Including Plot, Premiere Date & Whether George…

deadline.com Updated with the Latest: Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin gave some updates on his novella-based prequel series The Hedge Knight. “Things are moving along nicely…

Anya Taylor-Joy Asked Directors to Change Crying Scenes When Her Characters Were Actually ‘F

variety.com Anya Taylor-Joy said an interview with British GQ that she has often fought for her characters to express rage on screen. It turns out there have been several films where in…

Disney and Warner Bros. Discovery join together for new streaming bundle

latimes.com The logos for streaming services Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus and Sling TV are pictured on a remote control. There’s nothing like a streaming war to bring competitors…

Global film and TV production down 7% this year following Hollywood strikes, report says

latimes.com Global film and TV production was down 7% during the first quarter of 2024 compared with the previous year, according to a Wednesday report by film and TV tracking company…

TNT Sports to License College Football Playoff Games From ESPN

thewrap.com TNT Sports has struck a five-year agreement that will allow the Warner Bros. Discovery-owned network to license select college football playoff games from ESPN, beginning…

Samsung Revs FAST Channels to Build a New Kind of Streaming Bundle with TV Plus

variety.com Samsung has been the world’s largest manufacturer of television sets for 17 years running. Last year alone, it sold 8.3 million units of its most cut ting-edge,…

‘Harry Potter’ TV Series Due To Hit Max In 2026: Everything We Know About The Cast, Who’s Creating It, What J.K. Rowling Says & More

deadline.com UPDATED with latest: At its Max streaming event in April 2023, Warner Bros. Discovery confirmed a new era is coming for Harry Potter fans. The company announced a TV series…

Lena Waithe to Be Honored by Variety With the Creative Conscience Award at Frameline48

variety.com Lena Waithe will be honored with the Variety Creative Conscience Award at the 48th San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival (Frameline48), which is hosted by the…

‘Awards Chatter’ Live: Kevin Costner on His ‘Horizon’ Gamble, ‘Yellowstone’ Future and Greatest Roles

hollywoodreporter.com Kevin Costner, the guest on this year’s Cannes Film Festival live episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, is one of the most admired actors and…

Cannes Film Festival President Iris Knobloch Says Her Parents, Holocaust Survivors, Taught Her About the ‘Power of Cinema’

variety.com Cannes Film Festival president Iris Knobloch said she learned about the “power of cinema to carry messages, liberate speech and accomplish a duty of remembrance” from her…

‘The Hunt for Gollum’ Was Just Announced. It Was on YouTube in 2009

nytimes.com In 2009, Chris Bouchard, a recent film school graduate, uploaded his 39-minute “Lord of the Rings” fan film, “The Hunt for Gollum,” to YouTube. At the time, the platform was…

Comcast reveals price for Peacock, Netflix and Apple TV+ streaming bundle

foxbusiness.com Comcast on Tuesday announced that its that packages its Peacock service alongside Netflix and Apple TV+ will cost Xfinity internet and TV customers $15 a month. At a price…

‘Godzilla x Kong’ Sequel Loses Adam Wingard

thewrap.com Adam Wingard will not return to direct the “Godzilla x Kong” sequel, according to an insider with knowledge of the project. The filmmaker behind Legendary’s last two…

Box Office: ‘Furiosa’ Aims for $40 Million-Plus Debut, ‘The Garfield Movie’ Targets $30 Million Over Holiday Weekend

variety.com Whatever the portmanteau for this Memorial Day weekend’s dual release of “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” and “The Garfield Movie,” the two newcomers are aiming to jolt the…

Imax CFO Explains How ‘Dune: Part Two’ Got Extended Premium Screen Run

hollywoodreporter.com Dune: Part Two opened on March 1, 2024 and played for a guaranteed two to three weeks run on premium Imax giant screens. But that wasn’t enough, and Denis Villeneuve’s epic…

5 Takeaways From Cannes as Festival Winds Down: ‘Emilia Pérez’ Beguiles, Trump Gets Fired Up, Austerity Hits Croisette

variety.com So this is what economizing looks like in Cannes. The rosé still flowed, though not as freely, and it was easier to get a reservation at the Michelin-starred restaurants…

Kevin Costner and Francis Ford Coppola are gambling their fortunes on vanity projects. It’s not going well

aol.com The Cannes Film Festival can be the launchpad for the next big thing in Hollywood. It can also be the end of the road for a film. And as the 77th annual gathering begins to…

New Peacock, Netflix, Apple TV+ streaming bundle will cost $15 a month, Comcast says

finance.yahoo.com revealed the price of its recently announced StreamSaver bundle, which will package Peacock's ad-supported premium tier with Netflix's basic ad tier (NFLX) and Apple TV+…

3 Metaverse Stocks to Buy on the Dip: May 2024

investorplace.com Here are just a few top metaverse stocks to buy on weakness Don’t count Metaverse stocks to buy out just yet. Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:META) is shifting its focus on building…

‘IF,’ ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ Battle Atop U.K., Ireland Box Office as ‘Furiosa,’ ‘Garfield’ Loom

variety.com It was a neck-and-neck battle atop the U.K. and Ireland box office between Paramount’s “IF” and Disney’s “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.” While Disney’s simian saga won…

Kevin Costner and Francis Ford Coppola bet a collective $135 million of their own money on films

fortune.com The Cannes Film Festival can be the launchpad for the next big thing in Hollywood. It can also be the end of the road for a film. And as the 77th annual gathering begins to…

‘How Music Got Free’: Watch the Trailer for the Paramount+ Doc

hollywoodreporter.com How Music Got Free is coming soon to Paramount+. The two-part documentary, from exec producers Eminem and LeBron James, will debut June 11 in the U.S. and Canada on…

Screenwriter Ian Shorr Signs With WME (Exclusive)

hollywoodreporter.com Writer Ian Shorr has signed with WME for representation in all areas. Shorr is currently adapting the Korean film Time to Hunt for Netflix, with 42 producing. The original…

Streaming giants have made strides toward profitability but still aren't 'over the hump'

aol.com Media giants made more headway on the path to streaming profitability this earnings season. Over the past two years, price hikes and password-sharing crackdowns,…

Kevin Costner’s ‘Horizon: An American Saga’: Everything We Know So Far

deadline.com Yellowstone star Kevin Costner will return to the Western genre with his film series Horizon: An American Saga, the first part of which is set to arrive in theaters June 28.…

Paris Hilton’s 11:11 Media, HappyNest & 9 Story Media Group Partner On Kids’ Animated Series ‘Paris & Pups’

deadline.com In its first expansion into the kids & family space, Paris Hilton‘s next-gen media company 11:11 Media has partnered with HappyNest Entertainment, the kids & family-focused…

‘Superman’s Sara Sampaio Signs With UTA

deadline.com UTA has signed rising Portuguese actress Sara Sampaio (Superman) for representation, Deadline has learned. Sampaio is best known for landing the coveted role of Eve…

The Best National Streaming Day Deals From Roku, Disney+, Peacock, Paramount+ and More

hollywoodreporter.com Even streaming services get their own holiday — and yes, today is that day. In honor of National Streaming Day on May 20, a slew of live TV and video-on-demand streaming…

Cannes Divided on Kevin Costner's Horizon and The Substance

thewrap.com It was a big day at Cannes, where two of the most divisive movies of the festival both screened to wildly different reactions, plus A24 picks up a movie by a Cannes darling.…

‘Super/Man’: The Christopher Reeve Story’ to Get Special September 2024 Release in Theaters

hollywoodreporter.com DC Studios and Fathom Events are partnering to give Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story a special theatrical release. The film, which DC Studios, HBO Documentary Films…

‘Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story’ Sets U.S. Release Date

deadline.com Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story, the documentary from Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui (McQueen), which premiered to critical acclaim out of this year’s Sundance Film…

Christopher Reeve Doc ‘Super/Man’ to Get Limited Theatrical Release

thewrap.com DC Studios and Fathom Events are teaming up on the theatrical release of the acclaimed documentary “Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story,” the companies announced on…

Christopher Reeve Documentary ‘Super/Man’ Sets Theatrical Release for Two Days Only

variety.com “Super/Man,” a documentary about the life of Christopher Reeve, will hit the big screen in the fall. The film, which was widely embraced at Sundance and sold to Warner Bros.…

Kevin Costner Confirms He Spent $38 Million of His Own Money on ‘Horizon,’ Not the $20 Million Being Reported: ‘That’s the Truth. The Real Number’

variety.com Kevin Costner confirmed in a new GQ magazine cover story that reports claiming he spent $20 million of his own money to co-finance his new Western epic “Horizon: An American…

Steve Carell to Star in HBO Comedy From Bill Lawrence

hollywoodreporter.com The former star of The Office will lead the cast of an untitled single-camera comedy from Ted Lasso co-creator Bill Lawrence and Matt Tarses (Scrubs). HBO has handed out a…

The Matrix and Friday the 13th villains join the MultiVersus roster

polygon.com The MultiVersus roster is expanding again, this time with two big bad guys: Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th horror franchise and Agent Smith from the Matrix films.…

Hollywood's crew union negotiations have gone well so far. Now the hard part begins

latimes.com In a departure from the labor rebellions that roiled Hollywood last year, the latest set of contract negotiations between a major entertainment union and the top studios has…

Breaking Baz @ Cannes: Donna Langley, Michelle Yeoh & Greta Gerwig Capture The Castle At Kering’s Women In Motion Dinner

deadline.com It seemed appropriate that the location for the annual Women in Motion dinner in Cannes should be at Place de la Castre, atop Suquet Hill where victors of yore could survey…

Kevin Costner Talks Diversity in Western ‘Horizon,’ Promises to Keep Shooting Part 3 “as Far as My Money Takes Me”

hollywoodreporter.com Kevin Costner defended his depiction of the old West in his latest film, particularly the portrayal of Native American, Black and Asian characters, saying he “is absolutely…

Kevin Costner On Betting His Own Money For ‘Horizon: An American Saga’; Has Knocked On Every Yacht At Fest For Financing Part 3

deadline.com Kevin Costner at the 'Horizon: An American Saga' photocall on Sunday in Cannes As Horizon: An American Saga filmmaker Kevin Costner recently told Deadline, he’s on schedule…

‘Horizon: An American Saga’ Review: Kevin Costner Unveils a Sprawling, Old-Fashioned Western

thewrap.com For the last two years in a row, one of the major premieres at the Cannes Film Festival has been a mainstream film that works with the trappings and tropes of the Western…

‘Horizon: An American Saga’ Review: Kevin Costner’s Chapter 1 (Of 4) Sets Stage For Epic Story Of American West And Its Complicated History

deadline.com There can be no doubt if there is one person bound and determined to keep Hollywood’s long history of Westerns alive it has been Kevin Costner. Okay, well Clint Eastwood…

Tearful Kevin Costner Unveils Western Gamble ‘Horizon’ at Cannes: “Sorry You Had to Clap So Long”

hollywoodreporter.com Kevin Costner road into Cannes with cowboy swagger, making finger pistols on the red carpet to cheers from the crowd ahead of the premiere for Horizon: An American Saga —…

Kevin Costner’s ‘Horizon: An American Saga’ Gets 11-Minute Ovation At Its Cannes World Premiere

deadline.com Kevin Costner‘s Western epic Horizon: An American Saga had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, getting an 11-minute, 40-second ovation after the…

‘Horizon: An American Saga

hollywoodreporter.com Kevin Costner has been in the saddle long enough to know the difference between a big-screen feature Western like Dances With Wolves, a miniseries like Hatfields & McCoys or…

Saudi Arabia’s Film AlUla Is “Moving Full Steam Ahead”

hollywoodreporter.com When asked to name her organization’s biggest accomplishment so far, Charlene Deleon-Jones, the executive director for Film AlUla and Saudi Tourism leadership board member,…

5 Awful Movie Endings That Ruined Amazing Films In The 1990s

looper.com Learn More 5 Awful Movie Endings That Ruined Amazing Films In The 1990s An ending can make or break a movie — everyone knows that. For every fantastic twist or satisfying…

Why Kevin Costner Took a Big Leap With ‘Horizon’: “What If Everybody’s Wrong?”

vanityfair.com A widow fighting to survive in the aftermath of tragedy. A salesman and his hot-headed wife encountering violent conflict with another family. A mysterious massacre. A…

Office With a View: Canela Media CEO and Founder Isabel Rafferty Zavala

thewrap.com As streaming started becoming the norm in film and TV, Isabel Rafferty Zavala looked around and realized that there was a major gap in the market. Though nearly everyone…

Donna Langley on Theatrical Challenges, Paramount Sales Talks, and “Inevitable” Consolidation

hollywoodreporter.com Universal chairman Donna Langley oversaw a record year for the studio last year, finishing No. 1 at the box office and closing out awards season with seven Oscars including…

Media giants lean on sports as Hollywood strikes still loom over content slates

cnbc.com Media giants relied on sports last year when they had to woo advertisers during the Upfronts meeting week at a time when a Hollywood strike and cost cutting bit into their…

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