‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Adds First Non-Binary, Transgender Actors to Cast

Star Trek: Discovery will introduce the franchise’s first non-binary and transgender characters in season three.Blu del Barrio will play the show’s first non-binary character, named Adira, in their television debut. Ian Alexander will play Gray, becoming the first transgender actor in the Trek universe. “Star Trek has always made a mission of giving visibility to underrepresented communities because it … Read more ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Adds First Non-Binary, Transgender Actors to Cast

‘Pretty Little Liars’ Reboot in the Works From ‘Riverdale’ Boss (Exclusive)

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is behind the new take on the former Freeform hit. Three years after Pretty Little Liars wrapped its seven-season run and a year after its second spinoff was canceled, Warner Bros. TV is ready to revive the legacy franchise. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is spearheading a new take on the former Freeform mega-hit. The … Read more ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Reboot in the Works From ‘Riverdale’ Boss (Exclusive)

Marie Osmond Departs ‘The Talk’ After One Season

Marie Osmond is leaving CBS’ daytime show The Talk after a single season. The decision comes as the show is gearing up for its 11th season on the network. It also follows news that executive producer and showrunner John Redmann, who had been with the show since its beginnings, is  exiting. “Marie is a consummate professional, and … Read more Marie Osmond Departs ‘The Talk’ After One Season

Lisa Nishimura Talks Pandemic Impact on Netflix’s Indie and Doc Businesses

The streamer’s vp independent film and documentary features also opens up about Hollywood’s equality reckoning and the bygone “intimacy” of Netflix’s early days. Charlie Kaufman’s existential drama I’m Thinking of Ending Things, the Barack and Michelle Obama-produced documentary Crip Camp and a holiday romantic comedy aptly titled Holidate all have one thing in common: Lisa Nishimura. As Netflix’s vp independent … Read more Lisa Nishimura Talks Pandemic Impact on Netflix’s Indie and Doc Businesses

Telemundo Sets English-Language Politics Series On Snapchat

It will be the first time the social-first franchise ‘Politi¿QUÉ?’ will launch in English. NBCUniversal’s Spanish-language division Telemundo Enterprises will bring its political information series’ Politi¿QUÉ?, to Snapchat, in English. The show, to be produced by Noticias Telemundo and hosted by Miriam Arias, is part of Telemundo’s DECISIÓN 2020 news and civic engagement initiative. It will be … Read more Telemundo Sets English-Language Politics Series On Snapchat

WarnerMedia Ups Jay Levine to Head Strategy, Thomas Gewecke Exiting

Levine will continue to oversee operations at WB Television Group and The CW. WarnerMedia has promoted veteran executive Jay Levine to oversee strategy and business operations for the conglomerate’s studios and networks group. Thomas Gewecke, meanwhile, is stepping down as chief digital officer. Levine has been upped to the newly created post of chief strategy … Read more WarnerMedia Ups Jay Levine to Head Strategy, Thomas Gewecke Exiting

Venice: Tilda Swinton, Pedro Almodovar on Shooting ‘The Human Voice’ Under Lockdown and Saving Cinema

“You have to tell people to go back to the cinema,” the director told the audience. “Some things can only be discovered on the big screen, in the dark with people you don’t know.” Pedro Almodovar wants to get people back into movie theaters. Speaking at the Venice International Film Festival on Thursday, the Oscar-winning … Read more Venice: Tilda Swinton, Pedro Almodovar on Shooting ‘The Human Voice’ Under Lockdown and Saving Cinema

BBC to Cut 900 Jobs as New Boss Outlines Priorities

Director general Tim Davie cites four focus areas, while Charlotte Moore is promoted to the role of chief content officer. New BBC director general Tim Davie on Thursday unveiled plans to cut 900 jobs and outlined other initial focus areas for his tenure. “We will keep a focus on cost reduction,” he said. “So BBC … Read more BBC to Cut 900 Jobs as New Boss Outlines Priorities

Will China Box Office Surpass North America This Year?

China’s more effective COVID-19 recovery may have a decisive impact on overall theatrical revenue for 2020. For years, box office analysts have been predicting when China would surpass North America as the world’s largest theatrical film market. In 2015, when movie ticket sales in the Middle Kingdom grew an astonishing 49 percent, the country’s ascendance … Read more Will China Box Office Surpass North America This Year?

A Casualty in Trump’s China War: TikTok’s Kevin Mayer

After leaving Disney for TikTok, the CEO’s role “dramatically changed” in just a few months amid a politicized national security climate. When Kevin Mayer left his big job running Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming business in mid-May, it was because he had an even bigger job to look forward to: one that would involve running fast-growing social … Read more A Casualty in Trump’s China War: TikTok’s Kevin Mayer

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