Monday, April 19, 2021

Rebecca Rubin

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Tops Box Office Again, Crosses $80 Million in the U.S.

“Godzilla vs. Kong” remained atop the domestic box office in its third weekend of release. The Legendary and Warner Bros. movie added another $7.7 million from 3,001 theaters, boosting its North American tally to $80.5 million. The film looks...

Universal Pictures Rounds Out Global Communications Team With Ashley Momtaheni and Kendel White

Universal Pictures has named Ashley Momtaheni and Kendel White as vice presidents of global communications. Momtaheni and White are based in Los Angeles and report to Evan Langweiler, head of global communications. The pair start their new roles this...

To Protest Scott Rudin, Broadway Star Karen Olivo Won’t Return to ‘Moulin Rouge’

Broadway star Karen Olivo says she won’t return to “Moulin Rouge” once the musical reopens. She’s leaving her Tony-nominated role in protest of the theater industry’s silence on allegations of workplace harassment and abuse leveled against the prolific theater...

Animation Production Company Mindshow Raises Additional $10 Million in Funding

Mindshow, a CG animation production company, has raised an additional $10 million in funding to expand its content pipeline. With the new funding, led by SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, MindShow has raised more than $25 million in total....

Independent Lens Sets Spring Slate, With Criminal Justice Reform Doc ‘Philly D.A.’ Among Lineup

Independent Lens, the PBS documentary anthology series, has announced its upcoming spring slate. The weekly program, produced in partnership with ITVS, will spotlight a range of topics, from criminal justice reform to the plight of the American dream. Among...

‘Shiva Baby’ Star Rachel Sennott Hopes Her Movie Makes You Feel Anxious

For anyone who’s been to a shiva, a Jewish mourning ritual, the anxiety-laced comedy “Shiva Baby” feels instantly recognizable: the lox, bagels and rugelach are as plentiful as the overly inquisitive relatives. “Shiva Baby” takes the mishegas up a...

Box Office: ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Sets Pandemic Record With $48.5 Million Debut

“Godzilla vs. Kong” muscled its way to a pandemic-era box office record, giving Hollywood studios and theater owners alike hope that people are ready to return to the movies after a year of watching Netflix at home. The tentpole,...

Ashley Judd to Star in YA Drama ‘#FBF’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Ashley Judd is set to star in the upcoming YA drama “#FBF,” a movie that takes place almost entirely on smartphones and computer screens. The format, initially seen in films like “Searching” with John Cho, allowed the actors to...

Steven Yeun to Star in Jordan Peele’s Next Movie

Fresh off an Oscar nomination for his critically acclaimed role in A24’s family drama “Minari,” Steven Yeun is being eyed to star in Jordan Peele’s next film. Though the premise — even the genre — is being kept under...

Sony Delays ‘Resident Evil’ Release Date

Sony has delayed the release of “Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City.” The apocalyptic horror film is now scheduled for Nov. 24. “Resident Evil” was previously set for Sept. 3, which is the same day that Disney is currently...

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