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By Cynthia Littleton The union of Mexico’s Televisa and Univision has been considered by both sides for decades. The impetus to finally make a deal come together was a mutual desire to create a Spanish-language streaming giant serving the U.S., Mexico and the rest of the Spanish-speaking world. In short, the merger of …read more      

By Chris Willman Morgan Wallen’s exclusion from the Academy of Country Music Awards this weekend is not going unnoted in Nashville, as fans have banded together to rent out billboards in highly visible locations declaring the MIA singer “his fan’s (sic) choice” for the top prize of entertainer of the year. “Support that …read more      

By varietyschneider SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched Season 5 Episode 6 of “The Masked Singer,” which aired April 14 on Fox. Everywhere Mark McGrath goes, people will stop and they’ll see… the Orca. The Sugar Ray singer and former “Extra” host was the latest celebrity to …read more      

By Maggie Lee In the spirit of “Thelma and Louise,” a lesbian fugitive and the woman she’d kill for hit the road with three stilettos and a blood-red BMW in “Ride or Die.” A glammed up, erotically-charged cocktail of amour fou and true romance directed by Ryuichi Hiroki and written by Nami Kikkawa, …read more      

By gmaddaus Angelenos are still processing their grief about the closure of the ArcLight theaters. Pacific Theatres announced on Monday that it would close all of its locations, which include the ArcLight Hollywood and the historic Cinerama Dome. Not as well known is that the theater chain also owns the Cinerama technology. …read more      

By varietybrentlang IFC Midnight has acquired North American rights to Wyatt Rockefeller’s “Settlers.” The film, which marks Rockefeller’s feature narrative debut, stars Sofia Boutella or “Kingsman: The Secret Service” fame, and Brooklynn Prince, who first captured audiences’ hearts in “The Florida Project.” Ismael Cruz Córdova, Nell Tiger Free, and Jonny Lee Miller …read more      

By Jamie Lang In today’s Global Bulletin, “Love Island” comes to Czech Republic and Slovakia; Kan 11 plans an Israeli version of “The 1% Club”; Amazon Prime Video make India “LOL”; All3Media represents “Eating with your Enemy” on the global market; and Key Buyers Event: Digital teams with WEMW on a new co-pro …read more      

By William Earl Bernie Madoff, the disgraced investment advisor who was serving out a 150-year prison sentence for running a Ponzi scheme and committing other financial crimes, died early Wednesday at 82, the Associated Press reported. Madoff was notorious for leading one of the largest ponzi schemes in history, which targeted scores of …read more      

By John Hopewell MipTV 2021, running April 12-16, with a packed prologue on April 9, including MipDrama, will begin to wind down Wednesday night after its second big keynote, delivered by American star Marc Anthony. Suffering its second-year running as a virtual event, Reed Midem’s official market remains a diminished affair. This year’s …read more      

By Rebecca Rubin Disney’s Launchpad, a new filmmaking program dedicated to amplifying underrepresented voices, has unveiled the trailer for six original short films coming to Disney Plus. All six short films, each centering on the theme of “discover,” will launch on Disney Plus on May 28. The program’s inaugural year features stories by …read more