‘Post Punk Disorder,”Tom of Finland’ Scoop Finnish Film Affair Awards

“Post Punk Disorder,” a documentary about the Finnish punk band, and Dome Karukoski’s “Tom of Finland” won the top prizes at the fifth edition of the Finnish Film Affair, a three-day work-in-progress forum running alongside the Helsinki film festival. J-P Passi and Jukka Karkkainen’s “Post Punk Disorder,” which is produced by Sami Jahnukainen at Mouka… […]

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Disney Pulls Controversial ‘Moana’ Costume After Complaints

Disney has pulled its controversial “Moana” costume after consumer complaints. The outfit, based off of Dwayne Johnson’s character Maui in the film, consists of a brown zip-up suit with tribal tattoos and grass skirt. “Your little one will set off on adventures in this Maui costume featuring the demigod’s signature tattoos, rope necklace, and island-style skirt,” the product… […]

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Hispanic Digital-Media Player Latin Everywhere Changes Name to ‘Pongalo,’ Raises More Capital

Latin Everywhere, which distributes Spanish-language movies and TV shows on digital platforms for U.S. audiences, has changed its name to Pongalo and announced additional funding from investors Canyon Creek Capital and Digital Bridge. The L.A.-based company said it was rebranding as Pongalo, which is the name of its over-the-top Hispanic entertainment service and YouTube channel, to strengthen its… […]

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James Horner’s Friends, Colleagues Team Up to Make His Final Score ‘Magnificent’

Last year’s death of “Titanic” composer James Horner in a small-plane crash shocked and saddened many of his colleagues, including director Antoine Fuqua, who had recently finished “Southpaw” with the two-time Oscar winner, and had planned to do “The Magnificent Seven” with him. So a few weeks after the tragedy, when Horner’s longtime musical collaborator… […]

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‘Odd Mom Out’ Renewed at Bravo for Season 3

Bravo has given a third season renewal to scripted comedy “Odd Mom Out.” The series stars Jill Kargman as a woman navigating the elitist attitudes of super-wealthy families living in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Production on the next 10 episodes is set to begin in the spring. “Led by Jill Kargman, the incredible cast and… […]

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‘People v. O.J. Simpson’ Producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson Ink Overall TV Deal with FX Productions

Following their triumphant Emmy wins Sunday night, “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson have inked a new overall deal with FX Productions, Variety has learned. Jacobson and Simpson originally signed their first television production pact with FX Productions in 2012 with a first look deal. The new agreement puts… […]

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Delay Warps CBS’ All Access Plans

It’s not easy to make “Star Trek.” That was evident when, less than a week after the franchise’s 50th anniversary topped Twitter worldwide, CBS pushed back the launch of “Star Trek: Discovery,” citing the production demands of building a space-age future in the 21st century. “Discovery,” which will be the first new “Star Trek” series… […]

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