The creative economy of the Los Angeles region saw significant job growth between 2011 and 2016, with statewide creative employment now exceeding the pre-recession highs observed more than 10 years ago, according to a new study.Read more
As Hollywood touts great wins for diversity and inclusion with recent films like “Black Panther” and “Wonder Woman” shattering box office records, a new study from GLAAD asserts that representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in 2017 films released by the major studios hit a six-year low.Read more
Chandeliers adorned the tables of this year’s amfAR gala, the fundraiser held at the tail-end of the Cannes Film Festival for the last 25 years, ornate centerpieces with glowing lampshades and crystal beading. But all of them were tilted, as if they had fallen from the sky, or survived a cataclysmic event.
It was a decorative choice that represented far more than was intended.Read more
Part of what has made French filmmaker Olivier Assayas among the most reliably consistent on the international scene is his knack for reinvention. His work continually engages the world in fresh and exciting ways, such as his recent films, “Personal Shopper” and “Clouds of Sils Maria,” both featuring the American actress Kristen Stewart.Read more
As it seeks to create mainstream blockbuster series to distinguish itself in an increasingly competitive TV market, Amazon Studios has tapped another NBC veteran for a key leadership role.
Vernon Sanders has been named co-head of television, and will work alongside co-head Albert Cheng to oversee the creative and production units of the TV operation for Amazon Prime Video.Read more
Barack Obama has long had close ties to Hollywood. Now the 44th U.S. president is officially becoming a Hollywood producer in a new multiyear deal with Netflix that will see the former commander in chief and his wife, Michelle, produce movies, TV series and other content for the global streaming giant.Read more