Italy Defends New Quotas on Local Content for Broadcasters, Streamers

ROME – Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini on Monday defended contentious new local quotas that will force broadcasters and streamers such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video to increase the amount of European and...

LeBron James, Morgan Spurlock Teaming on ‘I Promise School’ Documentary

Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets and LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment are partnering on a documentary series that chronicles James’ launch of a public school for at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. The series, which...

Bernie Sanders Earns a Grammy Nomination

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has earned a spot in the entertainment industry’s awards season: He was nominated for a Grammy on Tuesday, a first for the 2016 presidential candidate. Sanders was nominated in the spoken word...

Amazon Unveils Web-Based Tools for Creating VR and AR Apps, Characters and Scenes

Amazon has launched a suite of tools promising to make it quick — and affordable — for any business to create slick-looking 3D virtual reality and augmented reality apps. The company’s Amazon Web Services unit...

From Ariana to Watt: Catching Up With Scooter Braun’s 20 Clients as SB Projects...

As Scooter Braun’s SB Projects celebrates its tenth year in business, its management roster has grown to more than 20 active acts spanning multiple genres from pop (Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber) to hip-hop (Kanye West,...

Gary Goddard Takes Leave From Goddard Group Following Molestation Allegations

Gary Goddard has taken a leave of absence from entertainment design company The Goddard Group in the wake of recent molestation allegations from Anthony Edwards and Bret Douglas Nighman. Goddard, founder and CEO of the...

Madison Avenue Convenes at NBCU Summit to Mull Fixes for Industry in Flux

A parade of Madison Avenue’s top executives streamed into a posh Manhattan restaurant in hopes of starting a conversation orchestrated by NBCUniversal that aims to drum up new remedies for some of the industry’s...

Film Review: ‘Newton’

With just enough social relevance to lend a blush of importance, but without the kind of spikiness that could threaten to burst its light dramedy bubble, “Newton,” India’s Oscar submission in the foreign language...

What the Repeal of Net Neutrality Will Mean for Hollywood

WASHINGTON — Next month, the FCC is likely to repeal almost all of the net neutrality rules that govern how internet providers handle traffic online. The action is already generating an outcry on social media....

‘Star Wars’ Video Game Microtransactions Ignite Controversy

With the excitement already building for the year-end release of the latest “Star Wars” film, the new video game “Star Wars: Battlefront II” was poised to capitalize on all the excitement for the vaunted...

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