First U.S. Samsung LED Cinema Screen Debuts at Pacific Theaters Winnetka in Chatsworth

Samsung on Friday debuted its first-ever LED cinema screen in the U.S. at Pacific Theaters Winnetka in Chastworth, Calif., pitching the new technology has a money saver for exhibitors that offers greatly improved color quality. The new screen, which me…

Samsung on Friday debuted its first-ever LED cinema screen in the U.S. at Pacific Theaters Winnetka in Chastworth, Calif., pitching the new technology has a money saver for exhibitors that offers greatly improved color quality. The new screen, which measures 34 feet wide and 17 feet tall, is essentially a massive television screen that can […]

Attorney Ken Ziffren Offers Sobering Take on Film Business at Variety’s Power of Law Breakfast

Entertainment law titan Ken Ziffren offered a clear-eyed assessment on the state of the film business Friday during a keynote conversation at Variety’s Power of Law breakfast held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Beverly Hills. Moderated by co-editor-in…

Entertainment law titan Ken Ziffren offered a clear-eyed assessment on the state of the film business Friday during a keynote conversation at Variety’s Power of Law breakfast held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Beverly Hills. Moderated by co-editor-in-chief Claudia Eller, the conversation touched on the tectonic shifts occurring in the media and entertainment businesses […]

Sony Honchos Rally the Troops at All-Hands Meeting (EXCLUSIVE)

Fresh off the box-office success of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” Sony honchos — chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra, studio chief Tom Rothman and newly-installed TV chief Mike Hopkins — held an all-hands meeting Thursday to talk about how Sony is positioning itself in the era of studio consolidation and fierce competition from streaming giants. […]

Fresh off the box-office success of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” Sony honchos — chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra, studio chief Tom Rothman and newly-installed TV chief Mike Hopkins — held an all-hands meeting Thursday to talk about how Sony is positioning itself in the era of studio consolidation and fierce competition from streaming giants. […]

GLAAD Media Awards: Britney Spears, Jim Parsons, ‘This Is Us’ Among Winners

Britney Spears, Jim Parsons, and “This Is Us” were among honorees and winners at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Friday night, held at the Beverly Hilton. The ceremony, which recognizes and honors media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representation, was a star-studded event. Hosted by Wanda Sykes, the show also honored winners like the […]

Britney Spears, Jim Parsons, and “This Is Us” were among honorees and winners at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Friday night, held at the Beverly Hilton. The ceremony, which recognizes and honors media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representation, was a star-studded event. Hosted by Wanda Sykes, the show also honored winners like the […]

Warners Bros. Cuts Final Ties With Brett Ratner, Won’t Renew $450-Million Co-Financing Deal

Warners Bros. will not renew a $450-million co-financing deal with disgraced director-producer Brett Ratner, cutting final ties with RatPac-Dune Entertainment after half a dozen women came forward last fall to accuse him of sexual misconduct. Already, the studio opted not to renew a first-look deal with Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment after the allegations first surfaced in […]

Warners Bros. will not renew a $450-million co-financing deal with disgraced director-producer Brett Ratner, cutting final ties with RatPac-Dune Entertainment after half a dozen women came forward last fall to accuse him of sexual misconduct. Already, the studio opted not to renew a first-look deal with Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment after the allegations first surfaced in […]

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ to Premiere at Cannes Film Festival

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month, according to multiple reports. The sci-fi tentpole will screen 10 days before its official May 25 release. Alden Ehrenreich stars as a young Han Solo and Donald Glover plays fellow smuggler Lando Calrissian. Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson also topline the […]

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month, according to multiple reports. The sci-fi tentpole will screen 10 days before its official May 25 release. Alden Ehrenreich stars as a young Han Solo and Donald Glover plays fellow smuggler Lando Calrissian. Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson also topline the […]

Saudi Delegation Pitches Ambitious Plan for Entertainment Industry to Hollywood Investors

A delegation of Saudi officials on Wednesday pitched an ambitious plan to build an entertainment industry largely from the ground up to about 250 representatives from major Hollywood financiers and players. During an afternoon summit at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., a number of Saudi investment and private-sector leaders promised a cadre […]

A delegation of Saudi officials on Wednesday pitched an ambitious plan to build an entertainment industry largely from the ground up to about 250 representatives from major Hollywood financiers and players. During an afternoon summit at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., a number of Saudi investment and private-sector leaders promised a cadre […]