As the fallout from Harvey Weinstein's sexual abuse scandal continues, 217 women -- and gender-nonconforming people -- in the animation industry have come forward with an open letter to more than a dozen studios demanding an end to sexism and sexual harassment in their field.
"In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, many of the women who work in animation have begun discussing more openly issues that we have dealt with quietly throughout our careers," the letter begins.
"As we came together to share our stories of sexism, sexual harassment and, in some cases, sexual assault, we were struck by the pervasiveness of the problem.
The AFI Fest will close with the world premiere of "All the Money in the World” on Nov. 16, along with a tribute to the film’s director, Ridley Scott.
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams and Kevin Spacey, the film tells the story of the kidnapping of teenage John Paul Getty III in 1973 in Italy. Williams plays the young Getty’s mother, Gail Harris; Spacey portrays his grandfather, oil tycoon John Paul Getty; and Wahlberg plays a family advisor.
The cast also includes Charlie Plummer, Romain Duris, Timothy Hutton and Andrew Buchan, and the film’s screenplay is by David Scarpa based on the book by John Pearson.
On Thursday, the Directors Guild of America released a statement that it “will be addressing the very serious issue of sexual harassment in the industry” in its upcoming quarterly board meeting.
This makes the DGA the last of the major guilds to tackle the issue in the ongoing fallout from revelations of decades of sexual harassment and assault by disgraced producer and former studio head Harvey Weinstein.
The Producers Guild of America board of directors voted unanimously earlier this week to terminate Weinstein’s membership. The Writers Guild of America, East released a statement condemning Weinstein’s “deplorable misconduct.”
Shortly after the film was recognized with two nominations for the Gotham Awards on Thursday morning – for best feature and best actress for star Margot Robbie – a teaser trailer was released for “I, Tonya.” (Watch it above, and note that it contains some adult language.)
Directed by Craig Gillespie from a screenplay by Steven Roger, “I, Tonya” tells the story of Tonya Harding, the infamous figure skater who was banned for life from the U.S. Figure Skating Assn. in the fallout of the 1994 attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan.
Shia LaBeouf has reportedly been sentenced to anger management and probation related to a public drunkenness arrest in June that included a racially charged, expletive-laden rant against police.
He was sentenced in Savannah, Ga., on Thursday to anger management sessions after pleading guilty to obstruction and no contest to disorderly conduct, TMZ reported. The original drunkenness charge was tossed out.
LaBeouf, who was arrested while in Georgia to work on the movie "The Peanut Butter Falcon," was slapped with a year's probation and alcohol evaluation, plus nearly $2,700 in fines, TMZ said.
Emmy winner Lena Waithe stopped by “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” on Wednesday night to help pay homage to Chicago, where the show has been based this week largely to dispel misconceptions about the city.
And while she was there, Waithe dropped some knowledge about the true power of art.
Waithe, a Chicago native, sat down with Noah to discuss her work on “Master of None,” her historic Emmy win and her new show, “The Chi.”
The well-heeled Joan Rangers will sign off for the last time next month when E!'s iconic "Fashion Police" comes to an end.
The long-running series that combined the dual passions of late comic and fashion-phile Joan Rivers will end with a series finale. "Fashion Police: The Farewell" will air on Nov. 27, the cable network announced Wednesday.
The special will include scenes from a never-before-seen '80s-themed episode featuring Rivers. Watch a clip below.
The harassment that happened to Tom Jones early in his career "wasn't bad," he says, but it still made him feel "terrible."
The music industry has always been as full of sexual harassment as the film biz, the 77-year-old singer told BBC Radio 5 on Thursday. Performers talk about things they're "expected to do to get a record contract, just like a film contract."
Jones was obviously being asked about the scandal surrounding disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein. The "What's New Pussycat?" singer's solution was to "avoid it," he said, and simply walk away.