LOS ANGELES "Star Wars" producer Kathleen Kennedy on Sunday accepted a lifetime achievement award from the organizers of the Oscars and said she hoped it would open the door for new voices in the movie industry who "might bring the world back to its senses."
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" enchanted moviegoers with a debut of $62 million. While that's slightly lower than the start of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," the first installment in the "Harry Potter" spinoff series, it was easily enough to dominate the weekend box office.
LOS ANGELES Coming-of-age movie "Eighth Grade" and family drama "If Beale Street Could Talk" scored best feature nominations on Friday for the Independent Spirit Awards, the annual honors given to Hollywood's lower-budget movies. | Video
Viacom Inc's Paramount Pictures Chief Executive Officer Jim Gianopulos said on Friday it has signed a multi-picture film deal with Netflix Inc.
LOS ANGELES Albus Dumbeldore is a young professor at Hogwarts School; the charismatic but evil Gellert Grindelwald is determined to manipulate the world for his own ends; and Newt Scamander, with his magical suitcase of strange creatures, is trying to stop him. | Video
The creators of "This Is Spinal Tap" have agreed to put their fraud lawsuit against Vivendi SA on hold while a mediator tries to resolve their $400 million case over the 1984 cult film.
WASHINGTON U.S. movie theater chains fear that a Justice Department review of little-known mid-century rules may result in studios getting free rein to force them to show unpopular movies in exchange for getting blockbuster releases, threatening their profits.
VIENNA Cinema buffs familiar with movie theaters in Los Angeles, Cannes and Berlin do not necessarily link their passion with Austria's capital Vienna.
LOS ANGELES A new "Star Wars" prequel series is on its way, this time for Walt Disney Co's planned Disney+ streaming service, Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger said on Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The Grinch" proved it's never too early for some holiday cheer as the animated family flick stole the weekend box office with $66 million from 4,141 locations.
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