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How to Get a Black-Led Indie Film Funded in Hollywood

It helps to have a white star. On the making of Passing and the production company known for getting “difficult” movies made.
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I Was a Black Trans Leader At Netflix. Then I Was Fired.

B. Pagels-Minor, the pregnant former employee accused of “leaking” Netflix metrics, on the unrest that led to Wednesday’s walkout.
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How Will Netflix Clean Up Its Latest Mess?

The earnings call is today, the walkout is tomorrow, and the internal strife is not going away.
  1. grammys 2022
    Grammys ‘Won’t Restrict’ Submissions After Marilyn Manson and Louis C.K. Noms“What we will control is our stages, our shows, our events, our red carpets.”
  2. the industry
    IATSE Narrowly Ratifies New Three-Year Contracts With AMPTPDespite 50.4 percent of members voting no on the Basic Agreement.
  3. the industry
    How to Get a Black-Led Indie Film Funded in HollywoodIt helps to have a white star. On the making of Passing and the production company known for getting “difficult” movies made.
  4. delays
    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Pauses Production As Letitia Wright RecoversThe film was recently pushed to November 2022.
  5. the industry
    Did Adele’s 30 Cause This Year’s Major Vinyl Delays?The star reportedly pressed over 500,000 copies of her upcoming album.
  6. q&a
    Wale on the Lost Art of Playing the Long Game“What is the upward trajectory in this space right now? I don’t feel like we really know for real.”
  7. buffering
    No Subscriptions, Big Money: How Free Streamers Are Changing TV’s Business ModelChannels like Buzzr are finding a way to compete in the streaming wars.
  8. explainers
    ‘No One Has Been Ruled Out’ of Facing Charges in Rust ShootingWhen asked if Alec Baldwin would face charges, District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said, ”no one has been ruled out at this point.”
  9. solidarity forever
    IATSE and AMPTP Reach a Deal, Which Members May Still RejectA tentative agreement has been reached for the Area Standards Agreement, but the dust has yet to settle.
  10. netflix walkout
    I Was a Black Trans Leader At Netflix. Then I Was Fired.B. Pagels-Minor, the pregnant former employee accused of “leaking” Netflix metrics, on the unrest that led to Wednesday’s walkout.
  11. the industry
    How Will Netflix Clean Up Its Latest Mess?The earnings call is today, the walkout is tomorrow, and the internal strife is not going away.
  12. grammys 2022
    Bo Burnham’s Inside (The Songs) Won’t Compete for a Comedy GrammyThe album will be moved to Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.
  13. grammys 2022
    The Grammys Deemed Kacey Musgraves’s star-crossed a Pop AlbumAfter her label entered it in Best Country Album — which Golden Hour won in 2019.
  14. the industry
    Sally Rooney Won’t Let Israel-Based Publisher Translate Her Latest BookShe said she welcomes a translation of Beautiful World, Where Are You that aligns with her boycott of Israel.
  15. the industry
    Food Network Takes Bobby Flay Off the HeatThe longtime host’s contract reportedly won’t be renewed.
  16. the industry
    HFPA Admits New Class But Falls Short of Its Black Membership GoalThe group behind the Golden Globes now has 5.7 percent Black membership, after promising to achieve 13 percent by 2022.
  17. the industry
    Jagged Little Pill Actors Call Out Production’s Treatment of Trans CastOne actor said the team “intimidated” them to delay a surgery during previews.
  18. the streaming wars
    Netflix Gets the Golden Ticket to Roald Dahl’s CatalogueOr maybe the goose that lays the golden egg? There’s a lot of money involved.
  19. country
    Org Touted by Morgan Wallen ‘Disappointed’ in Singer’s Anti-Racism EffortsHe donated $165,000 to the Black Music Action Collective, yet Rolling Stone could not trace the rest of his promised $500,000.
  20. buffering
    ‘Nobody’s Happy’: Broadcast TV Battles the Streaming Blues as Fall Season Begins“We all went from being the center of the universe to being a distant planet.”
  21. shakeups
    You’ll Have to Wait Till 2022 to See Tom Cruise on the Big Screen AgainParamount has delayed Top Gun: Maverick to Memorial Day weekend 2022 and Mission Impossible 7 to next September.
  22. k-pop
    BTS Doesn’t Want to Keep Singing in EnglishBut the band’s label president said BTS was “mindful of the company’s needs” by recording fully English songs.
  23. new kung fu kenny?
    Kendrick Lamar Says He’s Working on ‘Final’ Top Dawg Entertainment Album“I feel joy to have been a part of such a cultural imprint after 17 years,” the rapper wrote in a new message.
  24. deluxes
    Madonna to Curate Deluxe Reissues of Her Major AlbumsBeginning in 2022, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her recording career.
  25. the industry
    Live Nation Will Require Vaccines or COVID Tests for Artists and AudiencesThe new COVID policy goes into effect October 4.
  26. the industry
    Concert Promoter AEG Presents Requiring COVID-19 Vaccinations for EventsVenues will stop accepting negative tests beginning October 1.
  27. the industry
    De La Soul Says Catalogue Will Hit Streaming by End of Year“We are happy that that chapter’s over,” Trugoy said of the group’s struggles with Tommy Boy Records.
  28. this! is! hurtful!
    Oh God, That Random Jeopardy! Host Front-Runner Is Apparently a ‘Done Deal’Mike Richards is an executive producer on the show, and a man who isn’t named LeVar or Ken.
  29. the industry
    Aaliyah’s Blackground Records Music Heads to Streaming Beginning August 20But in a new statement, the late singer’s estate criticized the label for an alleged lack of transparency.
  30. the industry
    Where’s Scott Rudin?As Broadway reopens, its most significant producer has been banished — perhaps for the good, perhaps permanently. But also, perhaps, not.
  31. hot pod
    Apple Finally Fixed Its Podcast BugPlus: Spotify reports its earnings.
  32. love
    Diddy Says He’s ‘Coming Back Into Music,’ Wants to Start an R&B Label“We have a chance to — and I’m going to make sure that … we own R&B.”
  33. hot pod
    What Happens When a Podcast Turns 25Radio Diaries host Joe Richman on what he’s seen (and heard).
  34. #freebritney
    Britney Spears’s Court-Appointed Lawyer Resigns Amid Conservatorship CriticismThe pop star’s landmark testimony raised questions over Samuel D. Ingham III’s role in the case.
  35. the industry
    Cruel Summer Creator Reportedly Left in 2020 After Cruel Summer With FreeformThe show’s second season will move ahead without Bert V. Royal.
  36. the industry
    A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad Says NFT Was Unauthorized ‘Fuckery’Tribe rapper Q-Tip confirmed the group’s members “are not” involved with the NFT.
  37. the industry
    Scott Rudin Reportedly Plotting a ComebackAs celebrity collaborators go silent on his alleged history of abusive behavior.
  38. casting
    Pete Davidson, Another Woman Wildly Out of His League Meet Cute in New Rom-ComThe actors are reportedly starring in a “wildly inventive” rom-com that sounds a lot like therapy.
  39. casting call
    Taylor Swift Trades in CGI Cats Suit for Role in Next David O. Russell FilmWe’ll take a wig cap over a green-screen leotard any day.
  40. buffering
    Lessons From HBO Max’s First YearAfter a bumpy start, the streaming service seems to be back on track.
  41. the industry
    The Grammys Make It Easier to Earn Album of the Year TrophiesBut harder for deluxes.
  42. the industry
    HFPA Releases New Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct“We must act with intention to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
  43. buffering
    When Network TV Gives Up: Franchises, Reboots, and Very Few LaughsThe Big Four’s fall slates aren’t promising.
  44. radio vulture
    Mistrusting Joe BuddenIn hip-hop media, irreverence and toxicity go hand in hand.
  45. the streaming wars
    You Can Get HBO Max for $5 Less If You Don’t Mind AdsBut you won’t get access to the same-day movie premieres.
  46. the industry
    3 Big Questions About the WarnerMedia-Discovery DealHBO Max, meet Discovery+.
  47. buffering
    When a Quibi Becomes a RokuPlus: People are watching Pan Am again?
  48. award shows
    NBC Won’t Broadcast the Golden Globes in 2022And Tom Cruise has reportedly sent his three trophies back.
  49. the industry
    Scarlett Johansson Speaks Out Against ‘Sexist’ HFPAShe called out “sexist questions and remarks by certain HFPA members that bordered on sexual harassment.”
  50. the industry
    The Weeknd Still Won’t Participate in the Grammys After Committees Eliminated“I think the industry and public alike need to see the transparent system truly at play for the win to be celebrated.”
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