Produced By Conference: Netflix’s Ted Sarandos on the Cannes Film Debate

During a panel with Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos at the Produced By Conference, presented by the Producers Guild of America, Sarandos opened up on the Cannes debate. The firestorm that happened recently during the Cannes Film Festival won’t go away but it’s led to publicity for the Netflix films that were screened: Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories. “I am not anti-theater,” Sarandos said during the panel, according to THR. “I’m very much against…

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Adam West: TV’s Batman dead at 88

Adam West, best known for starring as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the campy television series, has died of leukemia at the age of 88. The West family posted a statement on Facebook. It’s with great sadness that we are sharing this news…Adam West passed away peacefully last night after a short but brave battle with leukemia. He was a beloved father, husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather. There are no words to describe how much we’ll miss him.…

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SXSW not pulling out of Austin despite pressure from U.S. Senators

Two United States senators have called on SXSW co-founder Roland Swenson to move the festival out of Texas in response to the passage of SB4. Senators Robert Menendez and Catherine Cortez Mastro sent their letter to Swenson yesterday.  They bring up a valid point with Texas being the home to a large festival that combines film, music, technology, etc. The Senators write: Throughout its 31 years, SXSW has been a beacon of consistency, standing with…

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Hollywood Movies lacking Transgender Characters

Hollywood movies are lacking transgender characters according to GLAAD’s fifth annual Studio Responsibility Index. In a year that saw Moonlight win Best Picture, Hollywood is still lacking with LGBTQ characters who drive the storyline and appear in a film for more than a mere minute.  The first half of 2017 may be better as far as the main studios are concerned but whose to say how the rest of the year will pan out.  We’ve…

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Paul McCartney, James Bond producers pay tribute to Sir Roger Moore

Producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli released statements following the passing of the iconic James Bond star Sir Roger Moore. Daniel Craig, who is the most recent actor to star as James Bond, also shared a statement with a photo of the two Bonds. Paul McCartney, who still rocks out Live and Let Die during concerts, released a statement as well.

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Sir Roger Moore, former James Bond, dies at 89

The family of Sir Roger Moore has shared the news that the actor has passed away following a shore bout with cancer.  He was 89. Moore followed both Sean Connery and George Lazenby on the big screen as the third actor to Agent 007, James Bond.  Moore played Bond between 1973 and 1985.  Prior to Bond, he played Simon Templar in The Saint between 1962 and 1969. After taking over the reigns in 1972 and…

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Carrie Fisher: A Star Wars Princess Passes Away

“I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.” Obi-Wan Kenobi recited that quote when Alderaan was destructed in Star Wars: A New Hope, the film that hit the big screens in May 1977 and changed the world forever. Today, the world lost Carrie Fisher at the age of 60. The actress died as a result…

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