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Oscars delayed to April due to movie industry coronavirus chaos

The 2021 Oscars ceremony was moved to April from February on Monday due to the havoc caused in the movie industry by the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: Reuters: Entertainment News | 16 Jun 2020 | 7:27 am(NZT)

Hollywood restarts movie production with 'Jurassic World: Dominion' and 'Avatar'

Universal Studios said on Monday it expects to resume production in early July on "Jurassic World: Dominion" as Hollywood begins to emerge from a three-month coronavirus shutdown.

Source: Reuters: Entertainment News | 16 Jun 2020 | 5:29 am(NZT)

Hollywood restarts movie production with 'Jurassic World: Dominion' and 'Avatar'

Universal Studios said on Monday it expects to resume production in early July on "Jurassic World: Dominion" as Hollywood begins to emerge from a three-month coronavirus shutdown.

Source: Reuters: Entertainment News | 16 Jun 2020 | 5:12 am(NZT)

Congolese fashion designer goes virtual as virus hits runway shows

U.S.-based Congolese fashion designer Anifa Mvuemba was excited about debuting her fashion line, Hanifa, at this year's New York Fashion Week.

Source: Reuters: Entertainment News | 16 Jun 2020 | 2:58 am(NZT)

Hong Kong's Disneyland to reopen on June 18 after coronavirus break

Hong Kong's Disneyland theme park said on Monday it will reopen on June 18 to a reduced number of visitors and with enhanced health measures after the coronavirus outbreak forced it to close in late January.

Source: Reuters: Entertainment News | 16 Jun 2020 | 2:40 am(NZT)

'Avatar' sequel resumes filming in coronavirus-free New Zealand

Filming the sequel of James Cameron's sci-fi blockbuster "Avatar" will bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to New Zealand after it ended its coronavirus outbreak, the film's producer told media as production resumed on Monday.

Source: Reuters: Entertainment News | 16 Jun 2020 | 12:57 am(NZT)

NetEase develops new 'Lord of the Rings' mobile game with Warner Bros

Chinese gaming giant NetEase on Monday announced a strategic partnership with Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment to develop a new "Lord of the Rings" mobile game, bolstering its pipeline following its secondary listing in Hong Kong.

Source: Reuters: Entertainment News | 15 Jun 2020 | 11:08 pm(NZT)

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput found dead in his Mumbai home

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who won acclaim for his role in the 2016 biopic of then Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, was found dead at his home in Mumbai on Sunday, police said.

Source: Reuters: Entertainment News | 15 Jun 2020 | 5:10 am(NZT)

Christopher Nolan movie 'Tenet' to open July 31 as industry seeks rebound

Director Christopher Nolan's thriller "Tenet" will debut in cinemas on July 31, distributor Warner Bros. said on Friday, the first new blockbuster in months for movie theaters that need fresh films to lure audiences after pandemic-related closures.

Source: Reuters: Entertainment News | 13 Jun 2020 | 11:57 am(NZT)

Films aiming to win Oscars will need to meet diversity criteria, Academy says

The organization that hands out the Academy Awards said Friday it would form a group to develop diversity and inclusion guidelines that filmmakers will have to meet in order for their work to be eligible for Oscars.

Source: Reuters: Entertainment News | 13 Jun 2020 | 10:11 am(NZT)

Tear gas fired as crowd seizes Kenya pop star's body to halt hasty COVID funeral

Hundreds of Kenyans defied tear gas and riot police on Friday to carry off the body of a popular singer, trying to prevent a swift burial under rules for suspected coronavirus cases which the crowd said would be disrespectful.

Source: Reuters: Entertainment News | 13 Jun 2020 | 7:30 am(NZT)

Bob Dylan on new album: 'The songs seem to write themselves'

Bob Dylan gave a glimpse into his song-writing process, commented on the death of George Floyd and said in a rare interview published on Friday that he wished he had written the Rolling Stones ballad "Angie."

Source: Reuters: Entertainment News | 13 Jun 2020 | 7:29 am(NZT)

ABC names first black 'Bachelor' contestant after diversity criticism

ABC Television's long-running dating competition show "The Bachelor" said on Friday that North Carolina native Matt James will become the show's first black contestant its 25-season history.

Source: Reuters: Entertainment News | 13 Jun 2020 | 5:20 am(NZT)

Large trove of history-making 'Ed Sullivan Show' archives to stream online

A trove of historic TV performances by The Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Beach Boys and others on "The Ed Sullivan Show" will be made available around the world starting on Friday under a deal to bring the program's large archive to online streaming.

Source: Reuters: Entertainment News | 13 Jun 2020 | 1:16 am(NZT)

With U.S. spy comedy on bill, Moscow drive-in cinema re-opens

Russians got a taste of open-air cinema under balmy twilit skies on Thursday when a Moscow drive-in movie theater re-opened for business after the city's coronavirus lockdown ended.

Source: Reuters: Entertainment News | 12 Jun 2020 | 11:40 pm(NZT)

Exclusive: Netflix in talks to source Indian content from Reliance affiliate Viacom18 - sources

U.S. video streaming company Netflix is in talks with Viacom18, part of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries' media unit Network18, about a multi-year partnership to source content, three sources told Reuters, in a move that would expand a relationship between the two sides.

Source: Reuters: Entertainment News | 12 Jun 2020 | 10:07 pm(NZT)

Coachella announces 2021 music festival dates after abandoning 2020 editions

Organizers of the Coachella music festival confirmed on Thursday that the event would no longer take place this year because of the coronavirus epidemic, but announced new dates for April 2021.

Source: Reuters: Entertainment News | 12 Jun 2020 | 10:37 am(NZT)

Country music's Lady Antebellum changes name because of slavery association

Country music group Lady Antebellum on Thursday changed its name to Lady A, saying it regretted its blindspot over the name's association with a time of slavery in the United States.

Source: Reuters: Entertainment News | 12 Jun 2020 | 8:30 am(NZT)

Stormzy pledges 10 million pounds to black causes over the next decade

British rapper Stormzy said on Thursday he will donate 10 million pounds over the course of a decade to causes that empower black people.

Source: Reuters: Entertainment News | 12 Jun 2020 | 6:41 am(NZT)

Comcast, media mogul Byron Allen reach carriage deal

Comcast Corp said on Thursday it reached a content carriage deal with comedian-turned media mogul Byron Allen, who withdrew a lawsuit about racial bias against channels owned by African Americans.

Source: Reuters: Entertainment News | 12 Jun 2020 | 6:09 am(NZT)










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