Inward Investment in U.K. Film and TV Soars to $7.7 Billion, But Independent Filmmaking Plummets, BFI Figures Reveal

Inward investment into film and high-end television (HETV) in the U.K. during 2022 reached a record height of £6.27 billion ($7.72 billion), statistics from the BFI reveal. This is the highest ever reported figure and is £1.83 billion higher than for the pre-pandemic year 2019. Some 69% of the £6.27 …read more

Kate Moss Played by Ellie Bamber in Movie About Supermodel’s Relationship With Lucian Freud

Ellie Bamber is set to star as Kate Moss in a new film detailing her infamous relationship with Lucian Freud. The “Serpent” and “Nocturnal Animals” star will play the British supermodel in “Moss & Freud,” which will cover a period in the early 2000s when she sat for Freud, who …read more

Film Marketing, Distribution and Data Agency Together Films Hires Caitlin Boyle, Lyndsey Barratt (EXCLUSIVE)

Film marketing, distribution and data agency Together Films has revealed two senior hires as founder and CEO Sarah Mosses prepares for maternity leave. Caitlin Boyle is joining part-time as interim director of impact. The executive will support the company’s strategy clients and give motivational project management to the live impact …read more

General Motors, Netflix Aim to Boost Electric Vehicles in Super Bowl and Popular Streaming Series

General Motors and Netflix want to use the Super Bowl to drive consumers to a new destination. The automotive giant and the streaming titan have teamed up for a funny Super Bowl commercial with comic actor Will Ferrell that aims to boost a new marketing agreement the two have struck …read more

‘Perfect Match’ Trailer Unveils Netflix’s Mega Dating Show Crossover, From ‘Love Is Blind’ to ‘Too Hot to Handle’

Let the games begin. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Netflix is launching yet another dating show, which promises to be its biggest yet. A mashup of the streamer’s various series — including “Too Hot To Handle,” “Love Is Blind,” “The Ultimatum,” “The Circle” and more — “Perfect Match” brings …read more

‘The Challenge’ Star Olivia Kaiser Breaks Down ‘Freak Accident’ That Left Her Hospitalized: ‘I’ve Never Felt Pain Like That’

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains spoilers from the Wednesday, Feb. 1 episode of MTV’s “The Challenge: Ride or Dies.” Throughout 38 seasons of “The Challenge,” there have been quite a few injuries along the way. That said, nothing compares to what Olivia Kaiser went through during part one of the …read more

BET Announces ‘Black + Iconic: Style Gods’ Documentary Featuring Billy Porter (TV News Roundup)

BET has announced a new documentary film, “Black + Iconic: Style Gods,” starring Billy Porter and produced by Stanley Nelson and Firelight Films. The documentary is part of the new four-part “Black + Iconic” series that will showcase the legacy and cultural impact of Black icons across music, film, fashion …read more

YoungBoy Never Broke Again Says He Regrets Violent Lyrics, Plans to Become Mormon

YoungBoy Never Broke Again — the prolific rapper who released eight albums in the past year alone — has opened up about regretting some of his early music-making decisions. As part of a Billboard cover story published on Wednesday, the 23-year-old gave a vulnerable look into his life and artistic …read more

OK Go, the Band, Fights Back Against ‘OK GO!’, the Breakfast Cereal: ‘Just Pick a New Name’

OK Go has no problem with brands. Over the years, the band has worked with companies like State Farm, Chevrolet and Morton Salt to create elaborate music videos that reliably go viral, earning a slew of advertising awards along the way. But for the last few months, the band’s lawyers …read more

‘Hamilton’ Star Leslie Odom Jr. Returning to Broadway in Revival of Ossie Davis‘ ’Purlie Victorious’

Leslie Odom Jr. will return to Broadway for the first time since dazzling theater fans with his electrifying turn as Aaron Burr in “Hamilton.” The Tony Award winner will appear in a new Broadway production of “Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch,” a comedy by the late …read more