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Films led by Black off-screen talent are consistently underfunded, study finds

Mar 11, 2021
A McKinsey & Company report finds that addressing racial inequities in entertainment could bring in another $10 billion a year.
Only about 6% of writers, directors and producers who work on films made in the U.S. are Black, and that number has barely budged in 15 years, according to a report from McKinsey & Company.
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How independent musicians are planning for 2021

Dec 9, 2020
“I think most musicians are still looking at calendars that don’t have too much ink on them,” says the musician known as Dessa.
With some independent music venues unlikely to reopen, musicians could face tight competition for stage space once the pandemic ends. Above, The Satellite in Los Angeles in April.
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As more and more people download video games, what's the future for retailers?

Dec 8, 2020
Video game retailer GameStop reports third quarter earnings, but its business model may be getting old.
An 11-year-old boy plays Fortnite, on April 23, 2020, in South Pasadena, California.
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To survive the pandemic, live theater turns to streaming. Unions are on board.

Nov 20, 2020
Actors' Equity and SAG-AFTRA resolve their dispute, with Actors' Equity representing the virtual broadcasts. The agreement includes restrictions.
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How one professional singer is managing work from home

Nov 3, 2020
With live performances canceled, artists are finding creative solutions.
"When the pandemic hit, really quickly it became apparent that we wouldn’t be able to sing again with other people."
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Musicians adapt with live tours still canceled

Oct 21, 2020
The bars where lots of bands played have limited capacity, if they’re open at all.
A still from René Kladzyk's music video for her song "True Romantic," released in August.
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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on culture, competition and what keeps him up at night

Sep 8, 2020
"The threats that get you are the substitution threats," Netflix's co-founder and CEO said.
"The threats that get you are the substitution threats," Netflix's co-founder and CEO said.
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Taiwan is "disturbingly normal," but not immune to pandemic

May 8, 2020
Many businesses remain open, but the island and its economy are not untouched by the global COVID-19 crisis.
People divided by plastic partitions, amid concerns of COVID-19, eat their food at Q Square in Xindian district, New Taipei City.
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The new coronavirus shut down the Chinese movie industry

Mar 6, 2020
And Hollywood's fortune's are increasingly tied to the Chinese box office.
Two people wearing face masks work a promotional stand for the Disney movie "Mulan" in an almost empty shopping mall in Beijing.
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What happened to the rom-com?

May 2, 2019
Wesley Morris, writer and New York Times critic, reflects on its seeming demise.
 
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