Friday, July 20, 2018

Netflix Orders Commits to ‘Sex Education’ with U.K. Drama Order

Netflix is putting “Sex Education” on the curriculum, with an order for a new coming-of-age comedy drama out of the U.K. “Sex Education” will follow an awkward teen, Otis Thompson, who lives...

How Turkey’s TRT World Wants to Win Over U.S. Online Video Viewers (EXCLUSIVE)

American cable news networks are about to get some unlikely competition online. No, it’s not another news site pivoting to video. Instead, it’s Turkey’s public broadcaster TRT, which has quietly begun...

Harvey Weinstein Expelled From Directors Guild of America

The Directors Guild of America has expelled disgraced ex-mogul Harvey Weinstein, more than a month after announcing it had launched disciplinary proceedings. A DGA representative told Variety on Monday that Weinstein had...

TV Review: Amy Sherman-Palladino’s ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ on Amazon

In 2017 — and half a century earlier, as depicted in the fictional Amy Sherman-Palladino series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — women are often excluded, ignored and dismissed from creative communities,...

#GrammySoDiverse? Top Four Categories Are Notably Light on White Males

The Grammy Award nominations generally pack a fair number of surprises each year, but the 2018 main categories — Album, Song and Record of the Year and Best New Artist —...

Meet the Six Key Execs Who Help Scooter Braun Care for Roster of Clients

Six key executives at SB Projects keep the client train rolling — and the boss in check. Allison Kaye, 36, President of Music Scooter Braun’s second in command, Kaye oversees the careers of every...

What the Repeal of Net Neutrality Will Mean for Hollywood

WASHINGTON — Next month, the FCC is likely to repeal almost all of the net neutrality rules that govern how internet providers handle traffic online. The action is already generating an outcry...

Film Review: ‘Newton’

With just enough social relevance to lend a blush of importance, but without the kind of spikiness that could threaten to burst its light dramedy bubble, “Newton,” India’s Oscar submission in...

Unsure if You Fell For Russia’s Fake News? Facebook Will Tell You Soon

Facebook will soon tell its users whether they fell for Russian fake news: The social network announced Wednesday that it is working on a tool that will let its users check...

Ken Shapiro, Writer-Director of ‘The Groove Tube,’ Dies at 76

Ken Shapiro, writer and director “The Groove Tube” and “Modern Problems,” died of cancer Saturday in Las Cruces, N.M. He was 76. Shapiro’s 1974 independent film, a collection of skits called “The...

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YouTube Faces Advertiser Boycott Over Videos With Kids That Attracted Sexual...

Google’s YouTube is engulfed in a new brand-safety crisis: Several major advertisers froze spending on YouTube after an investigation revealed their spots were running...

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