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YouTube debuts comedy video series in virtual reality push

2 hours 19 min ago
(Reuters) - YouTube virtual reality video series "The Confessional" debuted on Tuesday, featuring comedians Trevor Noah, Judd Apatow and Howie Mandel, as parent company Google races Facebook Inc to attract viewers to the new medium.

Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Co board

2 hours 58 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company, the board announced on Tuesday, as he faces allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over three decades in the film business.

Amazon Studios chief resigns after harassment reports

3 hours 22 min ago
(Reuters) - Amazon Studios chief Roy Price has resigned, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday, following reports that he harassed a producer and ignored an actress' allegation of sexual assault by disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Co board: source

4 hours 18 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company, a source close to Weinstein said on Tuesday, as he faces allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over three decades in the film business.

Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Co board: report

5 hours 5 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company, Hollywood trade publication Variety reported on Tuesday, as he faces allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over three decades in the film business.

Snap and NBCUniversal launch studio to produce shows for Snapchat

5 hours 17 min ago
(Reuters) - Snap Inc , parent company of messaging and video app Snapchat, and NBCUniversal launched a joint venture studio on Tuesday to produce scripted shows and other genres to air on Snapchat.

FCC chairman rejects Trump suggestion on broadcast licenses

8 hours 41 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's chairman said Tuesday the agency does not have authority to revoke broadcast licenses, despite suggestions from President Donald Trump.

Netflix flirting near record on subscriber growth

9 hours 30 min ago
(Reuters) - Shares of Netflix Inc hit a record high on Tuesday as more subscribers around the globe signed up for its popular original content in the latest quarter.

Wanda vice president quits amid government crackdown on offshore investment

11 hours 48 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Dalian Wanda’s senior vice president, Jack Gao, has resigned from the Chinese conglomerate, sources close to the company said.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Puerto Rico relief song tops Billboard chart

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:33pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's star-studded charity song to fund relief efforts in Puerto Rico topped the Billboard digital singles chart on Monday, while Christian music rapper NF topped the Billboard 200 album chart.

Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 1:01pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

Colony Capital in talks to buy Weinstein Co

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:57am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

#MeToo: Sexual harassment stories sweep social media after Weinstein allegations

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:52am
LONDON (Reuters) - Million of women across the world have been sharing their experiences of sexual harassment and abuse in an online campaign using the hashtag #MeToo on Twitter and with rolling posts on Facebook.

Colony Capital in talks to buy troubled Weinstein Co

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:42am
(Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

Viacom, Charter agree to extend renewal deadline: source

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:40pm
(Reuters) - Viacom Inc and Charter Communications Inc agreed on a short-term extension of their renewal deadline, a source familiar with the matter said, as the companies aim to avoid the immediate blackout of Viacom networks.

As Hollywood struggles with sexism, female-led story ends London film fest

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 4:08pm
LONDON (Reuters) - The London Film Festival closed on Sunday with a violent and profanity-laden dark comedy featuring Frances McDormand, as a small-town mother seeking justice for her murdered daughter, tipped for an Oscar nod.

Lawyer who threatened defamation suit against New York Times leaves Weinstein defense: source

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 1:47pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Attorney Charles Harder has withdrawn from the legal team of Harvey Weinstein after previously threatening to sue the New York Times over its reports that the movie producer had been the target of sexual harassment complaints, said a source familiar with the matter on Sunday.

WWE signs first woman wrestler from Arab world in global push

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:34am
DUBAI (Reuters) - World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. signed its first female performer from the Arab world on Sunday, smashing cultural taboos as the U.S.-based pageant seeks to piledrive its way into lucrative foreign markets.

Box Office: 'Happy Death Day' Crushes 'Blade Runner 2049' With $26.5 Million

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:45am
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - "Happy Death Day" has cause for celebration.

Harvey Weinstein expelled from Academy of Motion Pictures

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 4:51pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein on Saturday, after allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over the past three decades.

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