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Outfest begins today, with an opening gala at the Orpheum downtown. The film festival’s main mission is to promote equality and share more LGBTQ stories on the big screen.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Disney's remake of "The Lion King" looks like the real thing--animation that simulates real life in astonishing detail.

from Film Reviews

Emmy nominations  are out , and HBO has at least for this year bested rival Netflix.

Hollywood News Banter: Were Emmy nominations just business as usual?

Emmy nominations are out , and HBO has at least for this year bested rival Netflix.

from The Business

Sarah Scott was a working actress in Hollywood with the usual ups and downs of a life in the entertainment industry.

Actress Sarah Scott on SAG-AFTRA in the Me Too era

Sarah Scott was a working actress in Hollywood with the usual ups and downs of a life in the entertainment industry.

from The Business

Designer Greg Chait explains his cashmere lifestyle with his luxury line "The Elder Statesman".

Greg Chait: "The Elder Statesman’’

Designer Greg Chait explains his cashmere lifestyle with his luxury line "The Elder Statesman".

from The Treatment

Our critics review the Netflix original "Secret Obsession," starring Brenda Song as a woman who wakes up with amnesia after a traumatic attack; "Into the Ashes," about an ex-con who…

Brenda Song is 'not totally dumb' in 'Secret Obsession,' says critic

Our critics review the Netflix original "Secret Obsession," starring Brenda Song as a woman who wakes up with amnesia after a traumatic attack; "Into the Ashes," about an ex-con who…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Emmy nominations were announced this week, and while HBO epic ‘Game of Thrones’ broke the record for total nominations in a single season at 32, the news was also an affirmation of…

Emmy nominations are out and HBO is back on top for now.

The Emmy nominations were announced this week, and while HBO epic ‘Game of Thrones’ broke the record for total nominations in a single season at 32, the news was also an affirmation of…

from Hollywood Breakdown

Two big HBO shows,    'Game of Thrones' and 'Veep,'   aired their final series this year and both are expected to land a bucketful of Emmy nominations. But are they a shoo-in to win?

One last look at the Emmy landscape before nominations are announced

Two big HBO shows,  'Game of Thrones' and 'Veep,'  aired their final series this year and both are expected to land a bucketful of Emmy nominations. But are they a shoo-in to win?

from Screengrab

Even for a classically focused theatre company like Antaeus, their new play “Caucasian Chalk Circle” feels dated.

Brecht without the politics

Even for a classically focused theatre company like Antaeus, their new play “Caucasian Chalk Circle” feels dated.

from Opening the Curtain

Making a film with mom, dad, and LA’s most beloved gay porn store.

“Circus of Books” - The Jewish Factor

Making a film with mom, dad, and LA’s most beloved gay porn store.

from The Document

The lovely paradox of Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell,” in subtitled Mandarin and English, is that everyone in it tries to hide their feelings as long as they can, yet their story goes…

The Farewell

The lovely paradox of Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell,” in subtitled Mandarin and English, is that everyone in it tries to hide their feelings as long as they can, yet their story goes…

from Film Reviews

Disney’s live action ‘Lion King’ arrives in theaters just days from now--and box-office expectations are higher than pride rock.

‘Lion King’ cinematographer Caleb Deschanel on falling in love with virtual animals

Disney’s live action ‘Lion King’ arrives in theaters just days from now--and box-office expectations are higher than pride rock.

from The Business

WarnerMedia is  set to debut  its streaming service HBO Max next year filled with Warner Brothers content and taking one of Netflix’s crown jewels “Friends” with it.

Hollywood news banter

WarnerMedia is set to debut its streaming service HBO Max next year filled with Warner Brothers content and taking one of Netflix’s crown jewels “Friends” with it.

from The Business

Director Reginald Hudlin’s most recent project is the Netflix documentary ‘The Black Godfather,’ which tells the story of Clarence Avant--a behind-the-scenes force in music, movies and…

Reginald Hudlin on writing ‘Black Panther’ comics and running BET...at the same time

Director Reginald Hudlin’s most recent project is the Netflix documentary ‘The Black Godfather,’ which tells the story of Clarence Avant--a behind-the-scenes force in music, movies and…

from The Business

Our critics review "The Farewell," about a New Yorker who returns to China when her grandma is diagnosed with cancer and has only a few weeks to live, but her family decides to not…

'Stuber' is one of the worst films of 2019, critic says

Our critics review "The Farewell," about a New Yorker who returns to China when her grandma is diagnosed with cancer and has only a few weeks to live, but her family decides to not…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

WarnerMedia’s new streaming service HBO Max will pull “Friends” from Netflix when it launches in 2020.

Will HBO Max work and will consumers pay?

WarnerMedia’s new streaming service HBO Max will pull “Friends” from Netflix when it launches in 2020.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Executive producer David Fincher talks delving deeper into the psyche of serial killers in season two of "Mindhunter".

David Fincher: "Mindhunter’’

Executive producer David Fincher talks delving deeper into the psyche of serial killers in season two of "Mindhunter".

from The Treatment

You’re old and you have an incurable disease. Do you want to know about it or live your last days happily unaware?

In 'The Farewell,' hiding a loved one's health and negotiating two cultures

You’re old and you have an incurable disease. Do you want to know about it or live your last days happily unaware?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Torn developed an unpredictable and stubborn reputation, both on camera and in his personal life, but his performances also proved influential on scores of successful television shows.

Actor Rip Torn, who made his mark on 'The Larry Sanders Show,' dies at 88

Torn developed an unpredictable and stubborn reputation, both on camera and in his personal life, but his performances also proved influential on scores of successful television shows.

from NPR

As of July 1, three major agencies (WME, UTA and CAA) are suing the Writers Guild. They say the Guild is violating antitrust laws by organizing an unlawful group boycott.

Will Hollywood writers give up their agents for good?

As of July 1, three major agencies (WME, UTA and CAA) are suing the Writers Guild. They say the Guild is violating antitrust laws by organizing an unlawful group boycott.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand