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 - 7:32 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 - 6:03 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 - 11:25 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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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 - 9:33 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 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 - 4:41 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 facing Netflix emerged Wednesday with the release of its third-quarter results. The...
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Tyler Perry arrives at the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in Atlanta. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Invision/AP)
October 06, 2019 - 1:00 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry officially christened his massive new film studio Saturday, beaming as his fellow entertainment industry luminaries descended on Atlanta and strode a red carpet to his sprawling complex for an opening gala. The attendees warmly greeted Perry, a man who had once been...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from "Joker," in theaters on Oct. 4. Alarmed by violence depicted in a trailer for the upcoming movie “Joker,” some relatives of victims of the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting asked distributor Warner Bros. on Tuesday to commit to gun control causes. Twelve people were killed in the suburban Denver theater during a midnight showing of the Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises,” also distributed by Warner Bros. (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
September 24, 2019 - 6:34 pm
DENVER (AP) — Alarmed by violence depicted in a trailer for the upcoming movie "Joker," some relatives of victims of the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting asked distributor Warner Bros. on Tuesday to commit to gun control causes. Sandy Phillips' daughter, Jessica Ghawi, was one of 12 people killed...
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September 14, 2019 - 1:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — MoviePass, the movie ticket subscription service that allowed subscribers to buy up to three movie tickets per month for a small fee, shut down Saturday. Its future is unclear. Helios and Matheson Analytics, the parent company of MoviePass, said Friday in a release that it was...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 13, 2017, file photo, Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger attends a special screening of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" at Alice Tully Hall, in New York. Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger has stepped down from Apple’s board of directors as the two companies prepare to launch their own video streaming services to compete against market leader Netflix, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 13, 2019 - 7:14 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger has stepped down from Apple's board of directors as the two companies prepare to launch competing video streaming services aimed at market leader Netflix. Apple disclosed Iger's departure in a regulatory filing Friday, but his resignation became...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook announces new products at an event Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
September 11, 2019 - 3:32 am
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is finally taking on Netflix with its own streaming television service and, uncharacteristically for the company, offering it at a bargain price — $5 a month beginning on Nov. 1. Walt Disney Co. is launching its own assault on Netflix the same month, for just $7. It...
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