Movie industry

Harvey Weinstein is escorted in handcuffs to a courtroom in New York, Monday, July 9, 2018. Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was due in court for arraignment on charges alleging he committed a sex crime against a third woman. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 11, 2018 - 2:36 pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Wednesday approved a revised plan for the sale of the Weinstein Co., the studio forced into bankruptcy by the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. The revised plan calls for Dallas-based private equity firm Lantern...
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Harvey Weinstein, left, arrives to court, Monday, July 9, 2018, in New York. Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was due in court on Monday for arraignment on charges alleging he committed a sex crime against a third woman. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 09, 2018 - 3:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Moving beyond rote denials, Harvey Weinstein is playing a leading role in shaping what his lawyer said Monday will be an aggressive defense to sexual assault charges that could put him in prison for the rest of his life. Lawyer Ben Brafman said the movie mogul-turned-#MeToo villain...
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June 27, 2018 - 7:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A California movie producer convicted of defrauding investors of over $26 million was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday by a judge who said his crimes needed to be punished severely. David Bergstein, 55, of Hidden Hills, California, also was ordered to pay a $250,000 fine...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2017 file photo, Steve Levitan arrives at the "Modern Family" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Levitan raised the possibility of no longer working with the 20th Century Fox television studio after tweeting his disgust following comments by Laura Ingraham on Fox News Channel, and her description of "zero tolerance" detention facilities for children separated from their parents as "essentially summer camps." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 19, 2018 - 7:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel faces a growing backlash among Hollywood creators that intensified Tuesday following Laura Ingraham's description of "zero tolerance" detention facilities for children separated from their parents as "essentially summer camps." "Modern Family" co-creator Steve...
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June 18, 2018 - 9:42 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers passed legislation Monday that puts more conditions on state film tax credits to encourage better sexual harassment reporting and diverse hiring amid revelations of misconduct and discrimination in the movie industry. The legislation would require...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017 file photo, Tom McCarthy arrives at the "13 Reasons Why" FYC Event in Beverly Hills, Calif. McCarthy is in negotiations to direct a film based on the seven-episode podcast "S-Town." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 14, 2018 - 12:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The popular true-crime podcast "S-Town" is being developed as a movie. The film production company Participant Media has acquired the feature-film rights to the seven-episode podcast. "Spotlight" director Tom McCarthy is in negotiations to direct. Made by the creators of the podcast...
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FILE - This Aug. 1, 2017, file photo shows the Twenty-First Century Fox sign outside of the News Corporation headquarters building in New York. The potential for another media megadeal are sending shares of Comcast, Twenty-First Century Fox and Disney into motion before the opening bell. After a judge cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, many now expect Comcast to top Disney’s pending $52.4 billion stock offer for the entertainment assets of Twenty-First Century Fox, possibly as early as Wednesday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 14, 2018 - 7:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Competing bids from Comcast and Disney for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox come as the media landscape changes and companies get more involved in both creating and distributing content. X-Men and other movies from Fox's studios would help beef up Disney's upcoming streaming...
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FILE- This combo of file photos shows the 21st Century Fox sign outside of the News Corporation headquarters building on Aug. 1, 2017, in New York, bottom, and a Comcast sign on Oct. 12, 2017, in Hialeah, Fla. Comcast is making a $65 billion bid for Fox's entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company. (AP Photo/File)
June 13, 2018 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox's entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company. The bid comes just a day after a federal judge cleared AT&T's takeover of Time Warner and rejected the government's argument that...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2010 file photo, John Lasseter arrives at the world premiere of "Toy Story 3," at The El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles. John Lasseter, the co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and the Walt Disney Co.’s animation chief, will step down at the end of the year after acknowledging “missteps” in his behavior with staff members.Disney announced Friday, June 8, 2018 that Lasseter will stay on through the end of 2018 as a consultant. After that he will depart permanently. (AP Photo/Katy Winn, file)
June 08, 2018 - 7:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — John Lasseter, the co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and the Walt Disney Co.'s animation chief, will step down at the end of the year after acknowledging "missteps" in his behavior with staff members. Disney announced Friday that Lasseter — one of the most illustrious and...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks in Washington. Giuliani says Stormy Daniels isn’t credible because of her work as a porn actress and implied that her claims that she had sex with the president aren’t true because of the way she looks.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 07, 2018 - 6:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said Stormy Daniels' claim she had sex with Trump in 2006 isn't credible because she's a porn actress with "no reputation," quickly drawing condemnation from members of the legal sex industry. "I'm sorry I don't respect a porn...
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