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Liberty Media Sells Entire iHeartMedia Stake, Ending Bid to Build Media Conglomerate

Liberty Media is exiting the radio business, selling its entire stake in iHeartMedia. According to an iHeartMedia Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Liberty Media offloaded its 5.94 million shares of Class A common stock in an open market block trade in a sale worth upwards of $150 million. Between November 2017 and February... go to Article >

Tish Cyrus’ HopeTown Banner Sets Executive Team and First Projects Under NBCU Pact

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Tish Cyrus, mother to actress and pop star Miley Cyrus and HopeTown Entertainment president, has set her production banner’s executive team and is announcing its initial slate of projects under its recent first-look TV deal with NBCU Television... read more

Nathan Lane, Marianne Elliott and Beanie Feldstein Remember Stephen Sondheim

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Stephen Sondheim reinvented the American musical by creating something deeper, darker, richer and more artistically daring. In “Company,” “Sweeney Todd” and “Into the Woods,” he pushed the boundaries of the form and left a legacy of hits. Sondheim... read more

Meikincine and Harpo Entertainment Close Exclusive Distribution Deal for Paula Hernández’s ‘Las Siamesas’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Buenos Aires-based Meikincine, sales agents for Paula Hernández’s 2020 Argentine Oscar submission “The Sleepwalkers,” has closed an exclusive agreement with Barcelona’s Harpo Entertainment for distribution in Spain of the filmmaker’s follow-up... read more

Toni Collette, Anna Faris and Thomas Haden Church Starring in ‘The Estate,’ Farce About Inheritance Fight

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Toni Collette, Anna Faris and Thomas Haden Church will star in “The Estate,” the story of two sisters who try to re-ingratiate themselves with their wealthy, estranged aunt when they discover she is ill. The film is from writer and director Dean... read more

Leonardo Barbuy on Debut Feature ‘Diogenes,’ Screening at Ventana Sur’s Primer Corte

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Peruvian, Colombian and French co-production “Diogenes” has played at Ventana Sur’s Primer Corte selection, for films in post-production. It marks Leonardo Barbuy’s debut after he garnered attention with his first short film “Alana” (2017),... read more

Masks, Vax Cards and an Army of Orphans: Behind the Scenes of NBC’s ‘Annie Live!’ Dress Rehearsal

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For audience members checking in at the final dress rehearsal of NBC’s “Annie Live!” on Dec. 1, there was an additional stop along the usual security gauntlet. Between the airport-style metal detectors and the YONDR phone sequestration, everyone... read more

Radical Eco-Activist Sci-Fi Series ‘Fahrenheit’ Boarded by Orange Studio, OCS

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Orange Studio and pay TV group have boarded “Fahrenheit,” an international sci-fi series produced by Noor Sadar’s Mediawan-owned White Lion Films. “Fahrenheit” was created by Guillaume Lemans, whose credits include “Anything For Her” and “Point... read more

How Lil Nas X Singlehandedly Revived the Event Video

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A musical trailblazer with a sixth sense of marketing and memes, Lil Nas X helped create the soundtrack of 2021 with the ubiquitous “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” and “Industry Baby.” When it comes to courting virality, the internet-savvy... read more

‘Rust’ Ammunition Supplier Says Live Rounds Didn’t Come From Him

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The weapons expert who supplied guns and ammo for the production of “Rust” told “Good Morning America” on Thursday that the live rounds found on set did not come from him. Seth Kenney, of PDQ Arm & Prop, gave his first public comments shortly... read more

Second Omicron Case in U.S. Found in Man Who Traveled to NYC Anime Convention

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Public health officials have confirmed what appears to be the second case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant in the U.S. On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that Minnesota health officials confirmed that a male resident... read more

‘West Side Story’ Review: Steven Spielberg Gives the Musical Classic a Gritty, Rousing Upgrade

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Directing his first musical, Spielberg moves into the big roomy space of a Broadway-meets-Hollywood classic, rearranges the furniture (the film’s screenwriter, Tony Kushner, has spiced up the dialogue and tossed out the most cringe-worthy... read more