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German Public Broadcaster Hit By Scandal as Director Resigns, Police Probe Embezzlement Allegations

German public broadcaster RBB has been rocked by a scandal surrounding its former director, Patricia Schlesinger, who is accused of embezzlement and misuse of her position as head of the Berlin-based media group, which is financed by German taxpayers. Schlesinger resigned from her post on Sunday. On Monday, Berlin’s public prosecutor confirmed it had opened […]

Emily Maitlis, Journalist Who Questioned Prince Andrew in Notorious Interview, to Give Edinburgh TV Fest’s Keynote Speech

Emily Maitlis, the award-winning journalist, author, podcaster and broadcaster, who rose to international prominence after her notorious 2019 BBC interview with Prince Andrew would become a major factor in the royal’s dramatic fall from grace, will deliver the flagship address at this year’s Edinburgh TV Festival. Organizers of the event on Tuesday unveiled that Maitlis […]

Saudi Giant MBC Unveils ‘Rise of the Witches,’ “Biggest TV Series” to Be Made in Country

MBC Studios, the production arm of the Saudi-owned free-to-air satellite network giant MBC, has unveiled what it claims to be the “biggest TV series” ever to be shot in the country. Rise of the Witches, a 10-part fantasy-adventure series based on the bestselling books by Saudi author Osamah Al Muslim, is now in production at […]

Cinema Guild Takes North American Rights to Hong Sang-soo’s ‘Walk Up’

Cinema Guild has acquired North American distribution rights to prolific Korean auteur Hong Sangsoo’s latest feature Walk Up. The film is set to world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and will also play in competition at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. Cinema Guild says it plans to release Walk Up in […]

SAG-AFTRA Board Approves Tentative Netflix Agreement

The SAG-AFTRA National Board voted “overwhelmingly” to approve a new agreement with Netflix, the guild announced following a special meeting on Monday. The tentative contract, which covers scripted, dramatic episode and feature productions made by the streaming service, will now be sent to union members for a ratification vote. Describing the agreement as a “darn […]

‘Better Call Saul’: Vince Gilligan on Writing and Directing His Final Episode

'Breaking Bad' creator and 'Better Call Saul' co-creator Vince Gilligan discusses the joys of directing Carol Burnett, the challenges of black-and-white and Gene/Jimmy/Saul's big decision as we head toward the series finale.

‘Dopesick’ THR Presents Q&A With Danny Strong, Peter Sarsgaard, Kaitlyn Dever, and Beth Macy

The Outne Reporter’s Tyler Coates sat down with Danny Strong, Peter Sarsgaard, Kaitlyn Dever, and Beth Macy to discuss ‘Dopesick’ in a THR Q&A powered by Vision Media.

Reports: Anne Heche Remains in Coma Following Car Crash

Anne Heche is reportedly in a coma and in critical condition Monday following a car accident in which her car crashed into a Los Angeles residence on Friday, setting fire to both the home and vehicle. “She has a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention,” a rep for the […]

Critic’s Notebook: Hopelessly Devoted to Olivia Newton-John

If you were raised in a house tuned to AM radio in the 1970s and early ‘80s, chances are that the crystalline vocals of Olivia Newton-John, who died Monday at age 73 at her Southern California ranch, were a big part of your childhood soundtrack. This was especially true if you grew up in Australia, […]

‘Sonic the Hedgehog 3’ Sets Christmas 2024 Release Date

Paramount is preparing for a Christmas boom. The studio announced Monday that Sonic the Hedgehog 3 will open in theaters on Dec. 20, 2024. Earlier this year, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 opened to a huge $72.1 million in a major boost for the domestic box office recovery, and particularly for family films. The movie went […]

Jeffrey Wright on Playing an “Usher” for Audiences in ‘Westworld,’ Bernard’s Plan and Why His Character Is a “Laurie Anderson Fan”

[This interview contains major spoilers for episode seven of Westworld season 4, “Metanoia.”] In the penultimate episode of Westworld season four, Charlotte Hale’s new world order is crushed by the hands of several hosts. That includes host William (Ed Harris), whose embracement of his human counterpart’s violent, nihilistic tendencies doesn’t just bring Hale’s tower crashing […]

Donald Trump Says Mar-a-Lago Home “Under Siege” as FBI Agents Raid Property

Former President Donald Trump said FBI agents executed an unannounced raid Monday at Mar-a-Lago, his private club and residence in Florida. “These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents,” Trump said late Monday […]