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Can Sundance Survive COVID? Festival Director Tabitha Jackson Opens Up About the Tough Decision to Go All-Virtual

Early this month, Sundance Film Festival director Tabitha Jackson made a decision that she had been assiduously trying to avoid. She did not want a repeat of what happened in 2021 when the Park City festival was forced to...

Box Office: ‘Scream’ Unseats ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ With $34 Million Holiday Haul

All hail the new king! “Scream” dethroned “Spider-Man: No Way Home” over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, becoming the first film to unseat the superhero phenomenon since it debuted on Dec. 17. The slasher revival grossed $34...

Box Office: ‘Scream’ Debuts to Bloody Impressive $30.6 Million

“Scream,” a reimagining of a horror franchise that appeared to have run out of steam, dominated the box office, earning a scary good $30.6 million. The sequel is projected to earn $35 million over the four-day Martin Luther King...

Box Office: ‘Scream’ Opens to $3.5 Million in Thursday Previews

“Scream” scared up $3.5 million in Thursday previews, a solid result for a franchise that is comfortably in its third decade. The Paramount and Spyglass Media slasher reboot is on pace to gross a bloody good $30 million in...

Sundance: ‘Calendar Girls,’ Inspiring Documentary About Dance Group, Sells to Juno Films (EXCLUSIVE)

The Sundance Film Festival doesn’t kick off until next week, but that’s not slowing the dealmaking. Juno Films has acquired North American rights to the feature-length documentary “Calendar Girls,” a look at a dance team comprised of Florida women...

Joe and Anthony Russo’s AGBO Scores $1.1 Billion Valuation, Sells Minority Stake to Nexon

AGBO, the entertainment company founded and controlled by “Avengers: Endgame” filmmakers Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, has sold a minority stake for $400 million to Tokyo-based game maker Nexon. The deal values AGBO at $1.1 billion. AGBO was established...

Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs Media Venture Will Be Named Candle, Company Confirms Westbrook Deal

The new media venture run by former Disney executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs finally has a name. It has been christened Candle Media, the pair announced on Tuesday while confirming their deal to buy a minority stake in...

‘Hot in Cleveland’ Producer Honors Betty White: ‘She Was So Full of Kindness’

Legendary comedian Betty White died on Friday at the age of 99, having left a legacy of indelible sitcom hits that includes “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Golden Girls.” White’s career was also notable for its longevity,...

Spider-Man Spinoff ‘Morbius’ Delays Release Date By Three Months

Comic book fans will have to wait a little longer to see one of Marvel Comics’ most iconic vampires bite into his big screen debut. Sony Pictures will move the release of “Morbius” by three months, the studio said...

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Announces Broadway Hiatus Until March as COVID Hurts Ticket Sales

The producers of “Mrs. Doubtfire” will suspend performances of the musical until March 14 as the show struggles to find a way to survive during a resurgence of COVID-19 that has imperiled Broadway’s tentative recovery. The show’s producers didn’t...

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