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Television gets its own festival in New York's Tribeca

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LOS ANGELES The organizers of New York's annual Tribeca Film Festival are launching a standalone television event to recognize the vast and varied content now available on broadcast, cable and streaming platforms.

'Annabelle: Creation' levitates to no. 1 with $35 million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Annabelle: Creation" may not be able to save the summer -- which, after this weekend, will only fall farther behind last year's pace -- but it is doing its part to frighten audiences into theaters.

Aug 13 2017

'Deadpool' star Ryan Reynolds 'heartbroken' over stuntwoman's death

VANCOUVER "Deadpool" star Ryan Reynolds said on Monday that actors and crew were "heartbroken, shocked and devastated" at the death of a driver in a motorcycle stunt in Vancouver that went wrong.

Aug 15 2017

Netflix discussing keeping Disney's Marvel, 'Star Wars' films

LOS ANGELES Netflix Inc is in "active discussions" with Walt Disney Co about keeping Marvel and "Star Wars" films after 2019, when new Disney and Pixar movies will stop appearing on the streaming service, a senior executive said late on Thursday.

Tech, Aug 11 2017

A minute with: Woody Harrelson and Brie Larson on new film 'The Glass Castle'

He's had a Hollywood career that has spanned tending the bar at "Cheers" to fighting a futuristic war in "The Hunger Games", while she won a Best Actress Oscar before turning 30. Now Woody Harrelson and Brie Larson are sharing the screen in new film "The Glass Castle". | Video

Aug 11 2017

Al Gore says Trump driving, not weakening, climate change momentum

LONDON Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said on Friday that President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate change agreement was fueling, rather than weakening, momentum among environmental activists. | Video

Poverty, land rights feature at film festival in Indonesia's Papua

JAKARTA Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua hosted its first independent film festival this week, showing documentaries on social issues such as land rights and grinding poverty, but steering clear of the highly sensitive subject of separatism.

Aug 11 2017

Oscar-winning Coen brothers to bring Western anthology series to Netflix

LOS ANGELES Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen are transitioning to the small screen with a new Western anthology for Netflix Inc, the online streaming company said on Wednesday, the latest talent to join the platform's growing roster.

Television, Aug 09 2017

Sleeping in a dog cage, Pattinson pares down for 'Good Time' thriller

LOS ANGELES Actor Robert Pattinson, accustomed to luxury trailers and gourmet food, was reduced to taking a catnap in a dog cage on the set of his latest movie "Good Time," a fast-paced nocturnal crime thriller set in New York City. | Video

People, Aug 09 2017

'Step' becomes the voice of black Baltimore teens facing adversity

LOS ANGELES A group of black teenage girls stomp, clap and shout in unison in step dance routines, channeling their anger, frustration and hopes into powerful performances in a new documentary "Step," out in U.S. theaters this week.

U.S. Aug 05 2017
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British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video