Hollywood gets a little boost from China ... but it might come at a price

Jul 27, 2020
Studios are struggling to find the best way to release new movies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
People watch a movie while wearing masks in Wuhan, China, on July 20.
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Some old films will come with a racism warning, but is it too little, too late?

Jun 22, 2020
In the last few weeks, several historic films have come under increased scrutiny.
Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) kisses the hand of a tearful Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) in "Gone With the Wind."
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Universal, banking on home audiences, to stream movie releases

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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How CGI has changed the business of animal handling and casting

Feb 12, 2020
While CGI has hurt many animal trainers, Greg Tresan's Atlanta business gets busier every year.
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What would Hollywood be without superhero movies?

Apr 25, 2019
They account for about a quarter of box office revenue.
From left, President of Marvel Studios/producer Kevin Feige with "Avengers: Endgame" stars Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 23 in Los Angeles.
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Movie industry puts pressure on Georgia's abortion bill

Apr 18, 2019
The industry's clout in the state is being put to the test.
Actors like Alyssa Milano, who is currently working in Georgia on the Netflix series "Insatiable," have spoken out against the state's so-called "heartbeat bill" and threatened not to work in Georgia if the bill is made into law.
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What's missing in Hollywood movie posters? Often, women's heads.

Aug 27, 2018
Comedian Marcia Belsky documents the trope in her blog The Headless Women of Hollywood.
One of the many movie posters featured on Marcia Belsky's blog, Headless Women of Hollywood.

"Crazy Rich Asians" director: "We would not have this fervor if we were just another one on Netflix"

Aug 14, 2018
The movie marks a pivot in Jon M. Chu's career to tell stories that haven't been seen on screen.
Jon M. Chu attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' “Crazy Rich Asians.”
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