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By gmaddaus Two bills intended to strengthen safety on California movie sets stalled in the state legislature on Thursday, after Hollywood unions and major studios failed to agree on the best approach. Both bills — SB 829 and SB 831 — came in response to the shooting last October on the set …read more      

By Peter Debruge On Oct. 26, 1979, South Korean president Park Chung-hee was assassinated by the chief of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency — a coup that ended the autocrat’s 16-year grip on a country that has wrestled with corruption and scandal ever since. The still-mysterious circumstances of that inside job (which inspired …read more      

By Patrick Frater A crew of thieves including Tokyo, an ex-soldier, unite under the leadership of a mastermind known as the Professor to plan an unprecedented heist – stealing money yet to exist! If that sounds familiar, it should. The twist is that Netflix hit series La Casa De Papel (Money Heist) has been …read more      

By marcmalkin Judy Greer admits seeing Renée Zellweger for the first time in full makeup, prosthetics and wardrobe as convicted murderer Pam Hupp while shooting “The Thing About Pam” presented a a unique set of challenges. “We both looked at each other and started laughing,” Greer, who plays controversial prosecutor Leah Askey …read more      

By Wilson Chapman Sixth months after Peter Samuelson and Jonathan Prince launched PhilmCo Media, the production banner is gearing up its first project “1660 Vine,” a musical film that producers hope to adapt as a Broadway show. “1660 Vine,” follows a group of influencers who move into a Hollywood apartment complex to help …read more      

By Sasha Urban In Season 3 of “The Umbrella Academy,” the gifted Hargreeves siblings have found a new foe in the rival Sparrow Academy, which took their place during a time traveling mission to save the world. Netflix dropped the official trailer Thursday, giving fans a look at the insanity to come, including …read more      

By Angelique Jackson Searchlight Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Annapurna’s “Nightbitch,” with six-time Oscar-nominee Amy Adams set to star. Marielle Heller wrote and will direct the film adaptation of Rachel Yoder’s acclaimed debut novel. The movie, described as a “darkly comic neo-horror,” is currently in pre-production, with a scheduled production start this …read more      

By Brian Steinberg Pete Williams is getting ready to sign off from NBC News after a nearly three-decade-long career. Before he goes, however, he may just have to report on one of the most consequential national stories in recent memory. Williams, who has covered the U.S. Department of Justice and the Supreme Court …read more      

By J. Kim Murphy Marvin Josephson, founder of ICM Partners, died Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 95 years old. A cause of death was not immediately available. Born on March 6, 1927 in Atlantic City, N.J., Josephson was raised by immigrant parents. After serving in the U.S. Navy during the twilight of World …read more      

By varietyschneider SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched Season 7, Episode 10, of “The Masked Singer,” “Season Finale: I’m Team Good, Thanks for Masking,” which aired May 18 on Fox. It came down to a battle of the Good in the season finale of “The Masked Singer” …read more