Entertainment industry

FILE - This Oct. 8, 2018, file photo shows the entrance to ABQ Studios in Albuquerque, N.M., where Netflix announced at the studio complex that it chose Albuquerque as a new production hub. An executive with Netflix says the streaming giant has boosted its original content exponentially over the last several years and that will mean more action for its production hub in New Mexico. The head of North American production policy for Netflix spoke Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, to hundreds of business leaders who were gathered in Albuquerque, saying that Netflix alone had 1,000 projects going this year, with many based in New Mexico. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
December 06, 2019 - 6:32 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An executive with Netflix says the streaming giant has boosted its original content exponentially over the last several years and that will mean more action for its production hub in New Mexico, where state officials have been busy trying to woo more big partners in the...
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FILE - In this November 2012, file photo a bride walks down a staircase at Litchfield Plantation in Litchfield Beach, S.C .Four major websites used for wedding planning are revising content that promotes former slave plantations as venues, responding to an advocacy group's campaign urging the companies to stop romanticizing places were black people were brutalized. Pinterest, The Knot WorldWide, Zola and Brides announced changes after receiving letters from Color of Change, which describes itself as the country's largest online racial justice. (Janet Blackmon Morgan/The Sun News via AP, File)
December 05, 2019 - 5:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Four major websites used for wedding planning are revising their policies on content referencing former slave plantations, responding to an advocacy group's campaign urging the companies to stop promoting venues where black people were once brutalized. Pinterest says it will now...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, Kid Rock performs in Pontiac, Mich. The owners of the Detroit sports arena housing Kid Rock's restaurant say the musician recently filmed delivering a vulgarity-laced rant against Oprah Winfrey won't renew his licensing agreement for the eatery. An Ilitch Holdings official said Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, Kid Rock “voluntarily decided” not to renew the deal coming up in April inside Little Caesars Arena (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)
December 04, 2019 - 10:25 am
DETROIT (AP) — Kid Rock won't renew his licensing agreement for Kid Rock's Made in Detroit restaurant, the owners of the sports arena in which it's housed said Wednesday. The news comes after the singer and musician was recently filmed delivering a vulgarity-laced rant against Oprah Winfrey. Chris...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2019 file photo, Lin-Manuel Miranda arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. With the holiday shopping season upon us, Miranda is encouraging people to take part in Small Business Saturday, an effort to shop at local, independent stores on the Saturday, Nov. 30, after Thanksgiving. The actor and “Hamilton” creator says small businesses are a staple to the neighborhood.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
November 27, 2019 - 7:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — With the holiday shopping season upon us, actor and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is encouraging people to take part in Small Business Saturday, an effort to shop at local, independent stores on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Growing up in the neighborhood of Washington...
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In this Dec. 2018, photo provided by Paul Marks shows his father, film and TV producer Arthur Marks. Longtime producer and director Arthur Marks, who helmed many episodes of the "Perry Mason" television series and produced several hit blaxploitation films, has died. He was 92. Arthur Marks died Nov. 13 at his home in Woodland Hills, Calif., his son Paul Marks said Saturday, Nov. 23. (Paul Marks via AP)
November 23, 2019 - 8:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Longtime producer and director Arthur Marks, who helmed many episodes of the “Perry Mason” TV series and produced several hit blaxploitation films, died at age 92. Marks passed away Nov. 13 at his home in Woodland Hills, California, his son Paul said Saturday. “My brother and I...
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This image released by Netflix shows Al Pacino, center left, and Robert De Niro, center right, in a scene from "The Irishman." (Netflix via AP)
November 01, 2019 - 7:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Scorsese's crime epic "The Irishman" landed in theaters Friday, but not nearly enough of them for theater owners. John Fithian, president and chief executive of National Association of Theater Owners on Friday lamented Netflix's rollout of one of the year's most acclaimed...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Supreme Court in New York. Weinstein was mocked from the stage and jeered by attendees at a New York City actors showcase — a rare public appearance ahead of his January rape trial. A comedian at Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 "Actor's Hour" referred to the disgraced film mogul during her set as "the elephant in the room" and likened him to horror villain Freddy Krueger.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File
October 25, 2019 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was mocked from the stage and jeered by attendees at a New York City actors showcase this week — a rare public appearance for the disgraced movie mogul ahead of his January rape trial. A comedian at Wednesday's "Actor's Hour" referred to Weinstein during her set as...
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FILE- In this Oct. 27, 2017, file photo, actress Rose McGowan speaks at the inaugural Women's Convention in Detroit. McGowan has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Harvey Weinstein and two of his former attorneys engaged in racketeering to silence her and shut down her career before she accused Weinstein of rape. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
October 23, 2019 - 5:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Rose McGowan filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday alleging that Harvey Weinstein and two of his former attorneys engaged in racketeering to silence her and derail her career before she accused him of rape. The suit filed in Los Angeles names as defendants Weinstein,...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo characters from Disney and Fox movies are displayed behind Cathleen Taff, president of distribution, franchise management, business and audience insight for Walt Disney Studios during the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Verizon is offering new and current customers a free year of Disney+ as the battle for streaming customers heats up. The offer extends to certain new and existing 4G and 5G customers as well as new Verizon Fios and 5G home internet customers. The promotion begins Nov. 12. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
October 22, 2019 - 12:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is offering new and current customers a free year of Disney's new video streaming service. The offer announced Tuesday is worth nearly $84, based on $6.99 monthly subscription fee for the Disney Plus service, which debuts Nov. 12. It extends to certain new and existing...
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This Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, photo shows the Netflix app on an iPhone in New York. Netflix reports financial results Wednesday, Oct. 16. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
October 16, 2019 - 6:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's subscriber growth is bogging down even before the leading video streaming service confronts high-powered threats from Apple and Walt Disney Co. The latest sign of the challenges the company is facing emerged Wednesday with the release of its third-quarter results. The...
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