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  • ESPN Plus Price Getting Hiked to $6 Monthly for New Customers
    by Todd Spangler on 2020-08-07 in News, Disney, ESPN Plus

    ESPN Plus is about to get pricier for sports fans who sign up for the streamer’s monthly plan. Now that sports have started back up after the months-long COVID hiatus, the Disney-owned programmer has decided to raise the price of ESPN Plus by 20%: Starting next Aug. 12, the monthly price of an ESPN Plus

  • Bob Greenblatt, Kevin Reilly Out at WarnerMedia in Management Shakeup
    by Joseph Otterson on 2020-08-07 in News, Bob Greenblatt, HBO Max, Kevin Reilly, WarnerMedia

    In a massive executive shakeup at WarnerMedia, both Bob Greenblatt and Kevin Reilly are exiting the company. Keith Cocozza, executive vice president of corporate marketing and communications, is also stepping down. WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar made the announcement in a memo to staff on Friday. In addition, Casey Bloys and Ann Sarnoff have been promoted

  • Will.i.am on the Latin Explosion in Music: ‘Pop Is Not That Loyal’
    by Ramin Setoodeh on 2020-08-07 in News, Black Eyed Peas, Maluma, Will.i.am

    “Feel the Beat,” a track from the Black Eyed Peas’ recent bilingual English-Spanish album, “Translation,” features the group’s first collaboration with Latin music star Maluma. In an interview this week for Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood issue, frontman Will.i.am. reveals that it was the third song that the group tried to pull off with the

  • Darby Stanchfield Sells Secluded Glendale Traditional
    by PMC on 2020-08-07 in Actors, Entertainers, Glendale, RE/MAX Estate Properties

    Darby Stanchfield, who appeared on “Jericho” and “Mad Men” before she landed a plum part on Shonda Rimes’ ABC political drama “Scandal,” took in $2.4 million on the sale of her secluded traditional home in the largely unheralded but lovely and affluent foothills above Glendale, about 15 miles due north of downtown Los Angeles and,

  • Cardi B Is Over Being Pitted Against Other Female Artists: ‘Why Does It Even Have to Be Like That?’
    by Eli Countryman on 2020-08-07 in News, Apple Music, Cardi B, megan thee stallion

    Cardi B took over Apple Music’s “New Music Daily” to discuss the state of women in the music industry and her latest single, “WAP,” featuring Megan Thee Stallion. The conversation also included Rubi Rose, Sukihana and Mulatto, who were all in the song’s new music video, and moderator Nadeska. Cardi touched on the negative perception

  • Locarno: Amka Films Carries on With Timely Doc ‘L’Afrique Des Femmes’ and Collective Animation Pic ‘Only a Child’ (EXCLUSIVE)
    by nvivarelli on 2020-08-07 in Festivals, Global, News, African women, ama films, Tiziana Soudani

    Amka Films, the Swiss indie shingle founded by prominent producer Tiziana Soudani – who sadly passed away in January – is carrying on its activities under a trio of women led by her daughter Amel Soudani. The company is known for its involvement in prizewinning films by prominent directors from nearby Italy, such as Alice Rohrwacher (“The

  • Cult Filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky Faces Unpaid $200,000 Loan From 2016 Film ‘Endless Poetry’ (EXCLUSIVE)
    by Naman Ramachandran on 2020-08-07 in Global, News, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Satori

    A producer on Alejandro Jodorowsky’s “Endless Poetry” is fighting to reclaim a $200,000 loan repayment as part of an ongoing legal dispute with the cult filmmaker’s Satori Films banner. A Paris tribunal has directed Satori Films to pay Amir Abbas Nokhasteh, an executive producer on “Endless Poetry,” almost $200,000 in repayment of a loan from

  • The First and Last Times I Saw Jerry Garcia, by Graham Nash
    by Jem Aswad on 2020-08-07 in News, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Graham Nash, Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia

    While Graham Nash says that he never got to know Jerry Garcia all that well, their first meeting is a part of rock history: It happened in the fall of 1969, when Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young were recording their classic “Déjà Vu” album, which included what is probably Nash’s best-known song, “Teach Your Children.”

  • Ava DuVernay to Produce ‘One Perfect Shot’ Docuseries at HBO Max, Inspired By Popular Twitter Account
    by Will Thorne on 2020-08-07 in News, Ava Duvernay, HBO Max, One Perfect Shot

    Ava DuVernay is exploring what makes that one shot in your favorite film or TV show so perfect. The prolific filmmaker and her ARRAY Filmworks banner are teaming with Warner Horizon Unscripted Television to create a docuseries called “One Perfect Shot” for HBO Max. Each episode of “One Perfect Shot,” inspired by the Twitter account

  • Shira Haas on Finally Filming ‘Shtisel’ Season 3
    by Kate Aurthur on 2020-08-07 in News, Netflix, Shira Haas, Shtisel, Unorthodox

    Production on scripted television has only recently started again internationally, having been shut down since March when the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe. Now that it’s beginning again, crew members are clad in PPE, and common wisdom has dictated that actors are safest if they are socially distant even as they film — posing