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Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin makes aggressive moves in Hollywood

China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin, has been on a buying spree in Hollywood.

His media conglomerate, Dalian Wanda Group, has aggressively expanded into the U.S. film industry. The company, which already owns the nation’s second-largest theater chain and a major U.S.

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New York City launches $5-million fund for women in film and theater, a first in the U.S.

New York City has created a $5-million fund for women working in the fields of film and theater, becoming the first municipality in the U.S. to finance such an initiative.

The fund, announced Thursday by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, will provide grants to support film and theater projects by and about women.

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With 'Miss Peregrine,' Tim Burton is just the latest director to shirk a responsibility to diversity

Apparently, director Tim Burton would be fine if you retitled his movie “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children but Only if They’re White.”

In an interview with the website Bustle, Burton was asked why, given the pervasive, ongoing discussion of diversity in Hollywood, the overwhelming majority of the characters (and, hence, actors) in his latest fantasy film are white.

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NYFF: Ava DuVernay, with assists from Van Jones and others, makes a potential prison game-changer

In just a short while, the press screening for the opening-night film of the 2016 New York Film Festival will begin. Members of the media will see “13th,” the Ava DuVernay documentary about mass incarceration that was shot stealthily over the last year or so for Netflix.

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'Miss Peregrine' expected to top 'Deepwater Horizon' and 'Magnificent Seven' at the box office

Tim Burton’s new movie about an orphanage for fantastically gifted kids is expected to debut at the head of its class at the box office this weekend, expelling last week’s victor, “The Magnificent Seven,” from the top of the charts.

“Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children,” from 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment, is expected to gross $25 million to $30 million in its opening in the U.S.

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Nate Parker addresses sexual assault charges on '60 Minutes': 'I don't feel guilty'

Nate Parker has broken his silence over a 2001 sexual-assault trial, saying he does not feel remorse about the events in question.

“I don’t feel guilty,” the filmmaker and star of “The Birth of a Nation” told Anderson Cooper in a “60 Minutes” interview scheduled to air Sunday.

Parker was accused and acquitted of sexually assaulting a woman in 1999 while he was a student at Penn State University.

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