Hollywood TV Chiefs Lift The Lid On Competition, Streaming, Diversity & Which Shows They Really Covet – INTV

Four of the most powerful television executives in Hollywood — HBO programming boss Casey Bloys, Showtime CEO David Nevins, Fox chief Gary Newman and Turner creative boss Kevin Reilly — have lifted the lid on competing against each other and others in the current “complicated landscape.” The four U.S bosses were speaking on a panel at the INTV conference in Jerusalem, organized by Keshet and moderated by WME‘s Head of TV Rick Rosen.
Newman, who earlier today revealed some…

Diversity, #MeToo and All-Male Panels Dominate Day One at INTV

JERUSALEM — Some of Hollywood’s most powerful executives came together in Jerusalem on Monday to kick off the first day of INTV, Keshet International’s annual gathering on small-screen innovation, at the city’s historic YMCA. The conference, which has evolved from a modest industry assembly to a veritable show business brain trust since its inception five years ago, […]

Kobe Bryant: Oscar Makes Me Feel a ‘Greater Sense of Responsibility’ to Bring Diversity to Hollywood

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant says that his Oscars win last weekend has given him a greater sense of “responsibility.”

“How do I carry this night beyond this night?” Bryant said to Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night’s broadcast.

“Now there’s a greater sense of responsibility. How do I provide more opportunities for even more diverse and new voices to be heard in this industry?” he said. “In the animation business, there’s a serious lack of diversity.”

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Neither Kimmel nor Bryant addressed the backlash that sprouted up after the basketball player’s Academy Award win for Best Animated Short Film for his “Dear Basketball.” During and following the show’s telecast, several people on social media brought up the sexual assault case against Bryant from years ago.

When Bryant was 24, he was accused by a 19-year-old hotel employee of sexual assault in Colorado. He was arrested on a felony charge at the time, but because his accuser was unwilling to testify, the case was eventually dropped.

“Although I truly believe this encounter between us was consensual, I recognize now that she did not and does not view this incident the same way I did,” Bryant said at the time, after the charges were dropped. “After months of reviewing discovery, listening to her attorney, and even her testimony in person, I now understand how she feels that she did not consent to this encounter.” He later settled a civil suit filed by his accuser out of court.

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