Rebecca Rubin

film and media reporter, Variety

News Editor for Variety.

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Actor Tom Cruise was taped screaming at two crew members on the set of “Mission Impossible 7” in London. He was angry because they weren’t following COVID-19 safety protocols.

On film and TV sets, are crews following COVID safety protocols?

Actor Tom Cruise was taped screaming at two crew members on the set of “Mission Impossible 7” in London. He was angry because they weren’t following COVID-19 safety protocols.

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Disney says it’ll charge people $29.99 to stream its live-action remake of “Mulan” on Disney+.

Disney charges $30 to stream new ‘Mulan.’ What does it mean for future big-budget releases?

Disney says it’ll charge people $29.99 to stream its live-action remake of “Mulan” on Disney+.

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