Best picture win for "CODA" a milestone for streaming services

Mar 28, 2022
Apple TV+ invests in a small number of high-end original productions, consistent with the tech giant's premium product line.
The cast and producers of "CODA," honored as best picture during the Academy Awards. The win marks a shift for an industry that was slow to embrace streaming platforms.
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How the TV business has changed since the first episode of "Law & Order" in 1990

Feb 24, 2022
The show is returning to a radically different environment, economically and culturally.
The '90s cast of "Law & Order," from left: Jerry Orbach (Det. Lennie Briscoe), Angie Harmon (Asst. D.A. Abbie Carmichael), Sam Waterston (Exec. Asst. D.A. Jack McCoy) and Jesse L. Martin (Det. Edward Green) in 1999. Waterston returns as McCoy in the show, which faces a much different TV landscape these days.
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One show at a time, Broadway theater is coming back

Sep 27, 2021
Currently 12 shows are open in New York's prime theater district. By year-end, there should be 38.
Lin-Manuel Miranda performs at "Hamilton" Broadway Opening Night at Richard Rodgers Theatre on Aug. 6, 2015 in New York City.
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Streaming platforms are in a smackdown for the fans

Apr 8, 2021
Streaming networks want pro wrestling's fervent, loyal audience, even if it's not as big as it was in the 1990s, the sport's heyday.
Above, A.J. Styles fights Humberto Carrillo during the WWE Crown Jewel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2019.
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"Lupin" feeds Netflix viewers' foreign-series frenzy

Jan 25, 2021
Netflix said in its earnings report last week that "Lupin" is set to rack up 70 million views in its first month, a new record.
Omar Sy, who plays Assane Diop in "Lupin," studies a computer screen in this production still from the Netflix series.
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How far can shows boldly go in the streaming age?

Sep 8, 2020
The first episode of "Star Trek" aired 54 years ago today. What does TV show longevity look like in the era of streaming services?
Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner as Mr. Spock and Capt. Kirk from "Star Trek."
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Victoria Rowell on why she started a DIY show for the marginalized

Sep 7, 2020
Victoria Rowell, executive producer and host of "Trash vs. Treasure," talks about the value of cardboard and the dignity of living in a home you love.
Victoria Rowell speaks at the Dream In Black Sunday Brunch during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival at The Blackhouse Foundation on January 27, 2019 in Park City, Utah.
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The history of Black stunt people's fight for equal opportunity in Hollywood

Jun 10, 2020
You can trace it back to the 1960s and the advent of the Black Stuntmen's Association.
The Black Stuntmen’s Association is honored at the NAACP with the President's Award.
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Netflix's "The Witcher" is a hit — according to Netflix

Jan 22, 2020
Seventy-six million Netflix accounts have watched Henry Cavill and his dimpled chin fight monsters — for at least the first two minutes.
Producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and actors Henry Cavill, Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra at the photocall for Netflix's "The Witcher" at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on Dec. 3.
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The musician turned hologram could be the future of live entertainment

Jan 16, 2020
Some startups are hoping the concept reignites the music industry’s profits.
A hologram performance of Roy Orbison during The Hologram UK Tour.
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