MOORESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana company that makes props and attractions for the entertainment industry plans to hire 70 more workers as part of an expansion.
ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry officially christened his massive new film studio Saturday, beaming as his fellow entertainment industry luminaries descended on Atlanta and strode a red carpet to his...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Writers Guild of America filed claims Monday in federal court alleging the entertainment industry's biggest talent agencies are violating antitrust and anti-racketeering...
NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after Woodstock, the mystical and messy event that gave birth to a myriad of musical festivals, the entertainment industry is diluted with festivals and events like it...
DETROIT (AP) — Rapper Big Sean's philanthropic foundation is hosting another weekend of events in Detroit aimed at helping youth in his hometown.
TIVERTON, R.I. (AP) — A retired Rhode Island couple who spent their professional lives in the entertainment industry wants to send two high school students to a performance of the award-winning...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A-list celebrities seem to be opening their hearts — or at least their wallets — to Pete Buttigieg.
The South Bend, Indiana, mayor was a virtual unknown months ago. But he...
When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn't need to look further than her own industry.
The Taiwanese actress and screenwriter's latest movie, "Nina...
TOKYO (AP) — Johnny Kitagawa, a kingpin of Japan's entertainment industry for more than half a century who produced famous boybands including Arashi, Tokio and SMAP, has died. He was...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A night dedicated to an artist as prolific as Denzel Washington is bound to be an emotional one. The Oscar-winning actor, director, and producer is the face of some of the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story May 16 about the entertainment industry's reaction to Georgia's "heartbeat" law The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of the leader of a grassroots...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Biden raked in over $750,000 during a fundraiser attended by Hollywood powerbrokers, a major haul that demonstrates the entertainment industry's lasting affection for the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Writers Guild of America sued the entertainment industry's four biggest talent agencies Wednesday in the latest and boldest move in an increasingly bitter and protracted...
WASHINGTON (AP) — From Ben Affleck and Susan Sarandon to Anna Wintour and Willie Nelson, celebrities lined up to give money — and a dash of star power — to their favorite Democratic presidential...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Motion Picture Association of America Chairman Charles Rivkin says Netflix's addition to the group makes the entertainment industry stronger.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana taxpayers are losing roughly two-thirds of the money they put into the state's film tax credit program, despite lawmakers' changes to offer less breaks, a new...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police on Thursday questioned two K-pop stars over interlocking sex scandals that have fascinated South Korea and prompted both men to announce they are retiring from the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lisa Borders says she has resigned as president and CEO of Time's Up, the gender equality initiative formed last year in response to sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood.
Borders says in statement Monday that she is stepping aside "with deep regret" due to family issues. She didn't elaborate.
Chief Operating Officer Rebecca Goldman will serve as interim CEO while the organization conducts an executive search.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Backers of film and video game productions in Texas are pushing legislators to earmark $60 million or more this year to boost the state's entertainment industry.
NEW YORK (AP) — A second judge ruled Monday that a human trafficking law can be used in a civil lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein.
U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer in Manhattan made the finding as he let former Weinstein consultant Alexandra Canosa's lawsuit proceed against Weinstein and two of his companies.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wine was flowing and the atmosphere relaxed Friday at the American Film Institute Awards, which brought out some of Hollywood's brightest stars of the moment, from Emily Blunt to Michael B. Jordan, for a celebratory luncheon in Los Angeles.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California woman has been ordered to pay more than $3.6 million in restitution after admitting that she scammed investors with claims she had Hollywood backing to build a movie studio complex in Northern California.
Carissa Carpenter was sentenced Friday in federal district court in Sacramento to six years and six months in federal prison. The 55-year-old Carpenter, formerly of Malibu, was convicted of mail fraud and lying to a federal agent.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed Catmull, the president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios since 2006, is retiring next year. The Walt Disney Company says Tuesday that the 73-year-old Pixar co-founder will remain in an advisory role through July 2019.
Robert Iger, Disney's chairman and CEO, said in a statement that Catmull's impact on the entertainment industry is immeasurable.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Natalie Portman took a flamethrower to the patriarchy. George Clooney admonished what he called the Trump administration's culture of fear. Emma Gonzalez implored people to vote. And host Jenifer Lewis spared no one, from Melania Trump and Kanye West to Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh.
NEW YORK (AP) — A dollar store cashier from Brooklyn. Five fire department paramedics in Chicago. An aspiring singer shunned by Nashville's country music establishment.
Thanks to a $22 million legal fund, they've now teamed up with top-notch lawyers to pursue #MeToo-style sex harassment cases that they otherwise couldn't have afforded.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Terry Crews said it's "the summer of freedom" for him and others who have gone public with accounts of alleged molestation.
"We can now tell our truth" and not see our lives upended, the former NFL player and actor said Wednesday. He called it "just the beginning of change."
The entertainment industry and beyond will be safer, including for "my wife, for my son and for my daughter," he said.
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BOSTON (AP) — Dwayne Johnson plays an amputee in his latest movie. Now he's jumping in to help people with disabilities in real life.
Johnson, who plays a former FBI agent with a prosthetic leg in the new action thriller "Skyscraper," said Thursday he's joining the Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation, a leading voice in calling for more inclusion and opportunities for the disabled.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Actress, singer and producer Sheryl Lee Ralph is a triple threat in the entertainment industry but was honored during this weekend's Essence Festival for something entirely different — her activism.
Ralph was honored Sunday as part of McDonald's 365Black Awards, receiving the program's advocacy award for her work fighting against HIV and AIDS.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln's police chief says the #MeToo movement has propelled an increase in sexual assault reports to his department.
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's choice of reading material for his surrender to New York authorities on Friday drew attention to a pair of entertainment biographies.
Weinstein arrived at a New York police precinct holding Richard Schickel's biography of the late stage and film director Elia Kazan and Todd Purdum's "Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution." The Kazan book came out in 2005, the Rodgers and Hammerstein book this spring.
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese actress who won a settlement last week from a director she said sexually harassed her said Friday that she plans to use the money to start a #MeToo group for Japan's entertainment industry.
"I don't know any theater groups that don't have power or sexual harassment," the 20-year-old actress, who goes by the name Chino, told reporters at a Tokyo courthouse.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige talks about his job like a fan who's just lucky to be there.
To hear his genuine enthusiasm about the movies, the actors, the audience and the stories almost belies the fact that he is essentially the architect of and driving force behind Hollywood's most valuable brand that has in just over 10 years netted over $14.8 billion in worldwide grosses (according to comScore) and become the envy of every studio executive in town.
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Thursday to hate crimes after prosecutors say he threatened prominent members of the Jewish community and had with a "kill list" that included the names of people in the entertainment industry.
Nicholas Rose of Irvine pleaded not guilty to making criminal threats and violating civil rights, with sentencing enhancements for hate crimes.
It's unclear whether the 26-year-old has an attorney. He has a court appearance set for April 27.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Screen Actors Guild on Thursday called for an end to auditions and professional meetings in private hotel rooms and residences in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ava DuVernay didn't pick up a camera until the age of 32.
It's an extraordinary fact, considering the trajectories of most Hollywood directors. Orson Welles filmed "Citizen Kane" at 25. Steven Spielberg was 27 when he made "Jaws." A 23-year-old John Singleton directed "Boyz N the Hood."
NEW YORK (AP) — Just as "Black Panther" is setting records at the box office, a new study finds that diverse audiences are driving most of the biggest blockbusters and many of the most-watched hits on television.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president joined a growing number of supporters of the country's MeToo movement, adding momentum to recent allegations of sexual misconduct against some of the most powerful men in the nation's art and entertainment industry.
President Moon Jae-in said in a meeting with his advisers Monday that he respects victims who spoke out and urged authorities to investigate the cases thoroughly, according to his office.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein wants a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words and actions of Oscar-winning actresses including Meryl Streep in his defense.
Lawyers for the disgraced film mogul said Tuesday in federal court in New York that the proposed class-action lawsuit filed by six women should be rejected because the alleged assaults took place too long ago and they failed to offer facts to support claims of racketeering.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's largest television network said Wednesday it has severed ties with independent producer Gustavo Loza after actress Karla Souza said she was raped early in her career by a producer she did not name.
Loza denied that Souza's accusation was directed at him, and called on her to name the producer involved.
It was one of the first high-profile complaints of sexual misconduct in the Mexican entertainment industry.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California law that sought to prevent age discrimination in the entertainment industry by blocking a popular Hollywood website from posting the ages of actors was struck down Tuesday as unconstitutional.
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the British Academy Film Awards (all times local):
"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" has capped a winning evening at the British Academy Film Awards by taking the trophy for best picture.
The tragicomic tale of a bereaved mother in search of justice beat rivals including "The Shape of Water" and "Darkest Hour."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The entertainment industry union SAG-AFTRA has issued a code of conduct in an effort to protect its members from sexual harassment in the workplace.
The code published Saturday says that employers are obligated to provide a harassment-free workplace and must have mechanisms for reporting it without fear of retaliation.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Mudbound" director and co-writer Dee Rees is more interested in the future than she is excited about making history.
Rees recently became the first black woman to get nominated for a best adapted screenplay Academy Award. "Mudbound" also scored another historic nomination for cinematographer Rachel Morrison, who became that category's first female nominee.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three major entertainment industry companies are merging into a new company that will combine film and television production, publishing and hosting of live events.
The new venture announced Thursday is called Valence Media and combines the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, dick clark productions and film and television studio MRC.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Women and inclusivity continued to dominate the awards season conversation Saturday at the Producers Guild Awards, where Guillermo del Toro's fantastical romance "The Shape of Water" won the top award and honorees like Jordan Peele and Ava DuVernay gave rousing speeches to the room of entertainment industry leaders.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Producers Guild of America has ratified guidelines for combating sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, requesting that every film and TV production offer in-person harassment training and provide multiple ways for alleged victims to complain.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Anita Hill told a room full of entertainment industry professionals that her 1991 testimony about Clarence Thomas and the flood of sexual harassment allegations surfacing now are part of "an arc that had been bending toward justice."
Hill and National Women's Law Center President Fatima Goss Graves spoke to Hollywood actors and executives Friday about how to parlay the momentum generated by the Harvey Weinstein revelations into lasting social change.