Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski on Netflix, Social Media, and Opening a Restaurant

Antoni Porowski might be best known as one of the five friendly hosts on Netflix’s Queer Eye, the effervescent update to the reality program encouraging everyday people across the country to live their best lives. As the culinary expert of the quintet, Porowski has expanded his role as the cast chef and parlayed that into […]

Can ‘Toy Story 4’ Defeat Streaming and Rescue Theaters From a Summer Slump?

It hasn’t been a great start for Hollywood’s summer. After last weekend, the box office haul for 2019’s vacation season was less than 1% above last year’s take at this point, raking in $1.59 billion this month. A big part of that is due to Avengers: Endgame–despite its April release–still earning $350 million. Meanwhile, Dark […]

Hollywood’s Georgia Boycott Grows as Disney and Netflix Consider Joining

As more states pass stricter anti-abortion bills, Hollywood is turning up the heat on Georgia, the state that–thanks to its tax breaks for film, television and commercial productions–took in $2.7 billion in direct revenue in 2018. While several actors and producers swore they would avoid filming there in the future, at least two major productions […]

Why Hollywood’s Boycott of the Georgia Film Industry Isn’t Cut and Dry

On May 7, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed HB 481, known as the “Heartbeat Bill” that restricts abortion after six weeks into a pregnancy, into law. The measure effectively bans the procedure, as most women don’t know they’re pregnant that early, and has been met with widespread condemnation from pro-choice citizens, politicians, and celebrities. The […]

Hollywood Writers Sue Talent Agencies In Escalating Battle Over Packaging Fees

A Hollywood screenwriters’ union and eight of its members sued the four largest talent agencies, escalating a dispute over what are known as packaging fees. The Writers Guild of America is demanding damages and repayment of illegal profit from the four agencies, according to a copy of the complaint filed Wednesday in state court in […]

Hollywood Writers Fire Agents in Show of Solidarity Over Financial Disputes

At midnight Pacific time Saturday, the Writers Guild of America ordered all its members to fire their agents, following a drawn-out battle between the union and the Association of Talent Agents over money. As the writers see it, agents are operating without their clients’ interests in mind, favoring potentially more lucrative “packaging fees” instead of […]

Data Sheet—From The Simpsons to Star Wars: What You Need to Know About Disney’s New Streaming Service

Some thoughts from Disney’s investor day at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif., Thursday, where the entertainment behemoth announced its new Disney+ streaming service will debut Nov. 12th in the U.S. at $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year: * Disney executives didn’t once utter the words Apple or Netflix (thanks, seatmate Dominic Patten […]

Netflix Is Said to Be in Talks to Buy Hollywood’s Iconic Egyptian Theatre

Netflix Inc. is in talks to acquire the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, according to a person familiar with the matter, potentially putting a historic Hollywood venue in the hands of the streaming giant. The theater would be used to host industry screenings and premieres, and a purchase doesn’t signal that Netflix wants to get […]