Universal, banking on home audiences, to stream movie releases

by Jasmine Garsd Mar 17, 2020
Its other films currently showing may stream this week. Will people staying away from theaters pay the nearly $20 fee?
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The new coronavirus shut down the Chinese movie industry

by Jasmine Garsd 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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The Hollywood agency IPO that never happened

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Feb 11, 2020
William Morris Endeavor's failure to start says a lot about the nature of its business.
Ariel "Ari" Emanuel speaks onstage during Los Angeles LGBT Center's 48th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards on September 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.
Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

Fanshen Cox: How the inclusion rider is reshaping diversity in Hollywood

by Christabel Nsiah-Buadi Jan 6, 2020
In the Marketplace series "Changemakers," Fanshen Cox discusses her role in holding Hollywood accountable for diversity and inclusion.
Fanshen Cox (center) is one of the co-founders of the Hollywood inclusion rider, which holds movie makers accountable for diversity and inclusion.

Time's Up is making progress. Slow progress.

by Jasmine Garsd Jan 1, 2020
The group's legal defense fund has raised more than $24 million.
Costume designer Ane Crabtree attends the Costume Designers Guild Awards in February 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
Christopher Polk/Getty Images for JumpLine

Hollywood, U.S. Navy accused of caving to Chinese censorship standards

by Scott Tong Nov 21, 2019
The movie industry needs to sell tickets in China, so it often accepts Beijing's demands.
Moviegoers make their way to a multiplex cinema in Beijing in 2009.
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Another Hollywood moment for Asian-Americans: SNL gains first Chinese-American cast member

by Scott Tong Sep 27, 2019
SNL begins its 45th season with an historic appointment in 29-year-old Bowen Yang.
New SNL castmember Bowen Yang, and his co-moderator Matt Rogers, at the Vulture Festival in May 2018 in New York City.
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By The Numbers

The Emmy Awards, by the numbers

by Katherine Wiles Sep 20, 2019
Hollywood's celebration of itself — the Primetime Emmy Awards — airs this Sunday, so let's do the numbers.
Left-facing, gold-plated, winged Emmy statuettes.
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Comic-Con at 50: still the place for epic fandom

by Meghan McCarty Carino Jul 19, 2019
What started as a small gathering of comics enthusiasts in 1970 has turned into a massive testament to the power of fandom.
A cosplayer makes her way to the convention center during Comic-Con in San Diego, California, on Thursday.
Photo by Chris Delmas/AFP

Stranger Things returns with product tie-ins galore

by Meghan McCarty Carino Jul 4, 2019
Cryptic product tie-ins for the show have been everywhere in recent months.
Fans pose at the many photo-op stations at the Netflix's "Stranger Things" Season 3 Fun Fair at Santa Monica Pier on June 29, 2019 in Santa Monica, California.
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