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Josh Rottenberg

Josh Rottenberg covers the film business for the Los Angeles Times. He previously worked as a senior writer at Entertainment Weekly, and his work has also appeared in the New York Times, Fast Company, Details and other publications. A graduate of Harvard University, he has played laser tag with Gary Coleman, taken a road trip in a snow storm with Will Ferrell, smoked a peace pipe with Lisa Bonet, and conducted a career-spanning interview with Kermit the Frog.
Motion picture academy prepares to add new members as diversity push continues

Early next week, the motion picture academy is set to roll out the red carpet to hundreds of film industry professionals, as its push to diversify its ranks continues.

The state of the big-screen summer comedy is no laughing matter. Can the genre get its mojo back?

Studio comedies used to be a reliable staple of summer moviegoing. But, even as many proclaim we're in a golden age of comedy, lately the genre has been stumbling badly at the box office.

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