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All the Studio Films That Hope to Resume (or Start) Shooting, From ‘Little Mermaid’ to ‘The Batman’

All the Studio Films That Hope to Resume (or Start) Shooting, From ‘Little Mermaid’ to ‘The Batman’
The coronavirus left dozens of Hollywood films in limbo as they were forced to shut down either mid-production or just as they preparing to shoot. Now all those films will need to resume at a point when it is deemed safe to do so, most likely with stringent new restrictions on set. How will films proceed without the aid of large numbers of extras? Will studios look to resume productions in foreign countries that have already begun reopening? And will they be able to meet new timelines after studios have already been forced to juggle their release slates for 2020 and beyond? TheWrap has compiled a list of movies from each studio that will need to either resume or start production. This list will be updated as more information becomes available: Also Read: All the Hollywood Films Arriving on Demand Early Because of the Coronavirus Disney & 20th Century StudiosThe Last Duel
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Reveals TV, Film Production Can Restart June 12

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Reveals TV, Film Production Can Restart June 12
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday revealed guidelines for film and television productions to resume in Hollywood after months of shutdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

"Music, TV and film production may resume in California, recommended no sooner than June 12, 2020, and subject to approval by county public health officers within the jurisdictions of operations following their review of local epidemiological data including cases per 100,000 population, rate of test positivity, and local preparedness to support a health care surge, vulnerable populations, contact tracing and testing," the California Department of Public Health said in a ...
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Elisabeth Moss Loves Playing Messy Characters, but in Shirley Jackson, She Found One Like Herself

Elisabeth Moss Loves Playing Messy Characters, but in Shirley Jackson, She Found One Like Herself
If your movie calls for a woman on the verge of — or completely in the throes of — a breakdown, Elisabeth Moss is the one for the job. With “Shirley,” Moss continues to flex her affinity for the mad, disheveled, unraveling, and messy, as already well-documented in films including “The Invisible Man,” “Her Smell,” “Queen of Earth,” and “Us.” In Josephine Decker’s new film, Moss stars as gothic fiction writer Shirley Jackson, opposite Michael Stuhlbarg as Jackson’s husband, the literary critic Stanley Hyman. Together, these two actors work at the peak of their powers to turn marriage into demented theater, coiling a young couple (played by Odessa Young and Logan Lerman) into their sick orbit and twisting the story into “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” territory, but with a hallucinatory edge.

And it’s this character, who only sees emptiness beneath the face powder of polite society and openly mocks decorum,
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The Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows on Netflix Right Now

The Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows on Netflix Right Now
Updated June 5th Looking for the Top 10 TV Shows on Netflix now? Well, you're in the right place! Despite the streaming service launching the trending list earlier this year, which reveals what the Top 10 most popular TV shows are on a daily basis, it's not super easy to find that list on Netflix itself without digging into it a little bit. We're here to help streamline that process. #1 on today's Top 10 on Netflix is Space Force, the new Steve Carell satirical comedy series that bumps the limited series Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich …
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Riverdale Ep Apologizes to Vanessa Morgan, Promising to Better Honor 'All of Our Actors and Characters of Color'

Riverdale Ep Apologizes to Vanessa Morgan, Promising to Better Honor 'All of Our Actors and Characters of Color'
Riverdale executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has responded to actress Vanessa Morgan‘s recent social media posts about negative portrayals of Black people in media — including the very CW drama on which she is a series regular.

Morgan on Sunday posted that she is “tired of how black people are portrayed in Media, tired of us being portrayed as thugs, dangerous or angry scary people. Tired of us also being used as sidekick non dimensional characters to our white leads. Or only used in the ads for diversity but not actually in the show.”

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BAFTA Heralds Greater Diversity in 2020 Television Awards Nominations

BAFTA Heralds Greater Diversity in 2020 Television Awards Nominations
BAFTA has heralded an improvement in the diversity of nominees for this year’s Television and Craft Awards.

This year’s shortlist, announced Thursday morning, has seen a 22% rise in nominees of color, said BAFTA.

New talent, in particular, has broken through, with nominations for “Sex Education‘s” Ncuti Gatwa (pictured), “Man Like Mobeen’s” Guz Khan and “Home’s” Youssef Kerkour in the male performance in a comedy category, and “Top Boy’s” Jasmine Jobson and “The End of the F***ing World’s” Naomi Ackie for best supporting actress.

Elsewhere, Gbemisola Ikumelo has two nominations — one for her performance in comedy “Famalam,” and another in the short-form category for “Brain in Gear.” Mo Gilligan is nominated for best entertainment performance for Channel 4’s “The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan” and “Top Boy” and “Pure” director Aneil Karia is nominated as a breakthrough talent in the Craft Awards.
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Cannes Film Festival Reveals 2020 Lineup: Wes Anderson, Steve McQueen, Kate Winslet & Pixar

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Cannes Film Festival Reveals 2020 Lineup: Wes Anderson, Steve McQueen, Kate Winslet & Pixar
Updated With Lineup: The Cannes Film Festival has revealed its 2020 lineup, which includes new movies from Wes Anderson, Steve McQueen, Pixar, Francois Ozon, Naomi Kawase, Thomas Vinterberg and Maiwenn. Scroll down for lineup.

Despite its cancellation due to the coronavirus, Cannes has revealed the 56 movies chosen for its Official Selection as a badge of honor for the movies and in a bid to boost their distribution credentials. Details about the makeup of the lineup, including a record number of women directors and debuts, were revealed yesterday.

The festival didn’t differentiate movies by section this year, instead announcing all 56 movies in one list, only demarcating some by thematic category.

Artistic director Thierry Frémaux had previously said that Spike Lee’s Netflix film Da 5 Bloods would have played Out of Competition. Lee was set to chair the jury. The movie would have marked Netflix’s return to the festival after a three year absence,
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‘Batwoman’ to Bring in New Character to Replace Kate Kane Following Ruby Rose Exit

‘Batwoman’ to Bring in New Character to Replace Kate Kane Following Ruby Rose Exit
“Batwoman” could have a completely new lead character once the second season begins.

Variety has confirmed that The CW and Warner Bros. Television are looking to cast a completely new character to play the titular superhero for the show’s second season. According to a leaked casting notice, the new lead character is currently named Ryan Wilder, with sources saying she could be played by a woman of color. She is described as:

“She’s likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed. She’s also nothing like Kate Kane, the woman who wore the batsuit before her. With no one
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‘Dear White People,’ ‘When They See Us’ Seeing Large Viewership Increases

‘Dear White People,’ ‘When They See Us’ Seeing Large Viewership Increases
Dear White People” and “When They See Us” are enjoying large viewership spikes as Americans seek out socially-relevant television content amidst the ongoing nationwide protests.

A new report from data firm Parrot Analytics noted that U.S. demand for “Dear White People” grew 329 percent over the last week, while “When They See Us” was up 147 percent compared to the previous week. The firm tracked demand for both series, which are available on Netflix, from May 27 to June 2. The third season of “Dear White People” and Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us” miniseries premiered in mid-2019.

Parrot Analytics reported on the increased interest in both series following a week of nationwide protests regarding the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minnesota last week.

“During a week of pain and protest, these series are finding a resurgence of demand,” Ashley Alleyne-Morris,
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‘Cops’ and ‘Live PD’ Pulled from TV in Response to George Floyd Protests

‘Cops’ and ‘Live PD’ Pulled from TV in Response to George Floyd Protests
A&E has made the decision to stop running new episodes of the documentary series “Live PD” in the wake of ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd. At the same time, Paramount Network has also decided to delay premiering the 33rd season of “Cops,” which was set to resume on Monday, June 8. The news, as originally reported by Variety, arrives on what would have been the 27th birthday of Breonna Taylor, whose wrongful death at the hands of police brutality on March 13 is also fueling protests.

Instead of new episodes of “Live Pd,” which has aimed to offer a transparent view of law enforcement across its four seasons, A&e will air “Live Rescue,” a documentary series about paramedics and firefighters, in its place. “Live Pd” has repeatedly been cable’s number-one most-watched show on Friday and Saturday nights.

“Out of respect for the families of George Floyd and
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‘The Mandalorian’ Directors Talk Season 2 and Keeping Baby Yoda Secret

‘The Mandalorian’ Directors Talk Season 2 and Keeping Baby Yoda Secret
Fans might be foaming at the mouth with anticipation for “The Mandalorian” Season 2 to come out, but in the mean time, showrunner Jon Favreau and the directors of the first season cast their minds back to shooting the wildly popular Disney Plus series’ freshman outing.

During a pre-recorded panel for the Atx Television Festival, Favreau was joined by Dave Filoni, Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Deborah Chow and Rick Famuyiwa to discuss bonding with The Child aka Baby Yoda and how they managed to keep his existence a secret.

Howard revealed that her young children were on set “pretty much every day,
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Former ‘Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay Threatens to Quit ‘Whitewashed’ Franchise Unless Diversity Improves (Video)

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Former ‘Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay Threatens to Quit ‘Whitewashed’ Franchise Unless Diversity Improves (Video)
Former “Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay threatened that if “The Bachelor” franchise doesn’t address its racial diversity issues, she’s walking away from it all, she told AfterBuzz on Friday.

“If we’re going around talking about Black Lives Matter and what’s important and how we need systemic change … well then let’s talk about systemic change when it comes to ‘The Bachelor.’ We got to change some things there, too,” Lindsay said.

Calling the long-running franchise’s output “whitewashed,” the first — and only — black lead in the “Bachelor” universe said, “I think that they have to, at this point, give us a black ‘Bachelor’ for Season 25. You have to. I don’t know how you don’t. And it’s been asked of me, will I continue in this franchise if it continues in this way? I can’t,” she answered. “I have to see some type of change.
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‘X Factor’ Alum Trevi Moran Comes Out as Transgender Woman

‘X Factor’ Alum Trevi Moran Comes Out as Transgender Woman
Former “X Factor” contestant Trevi Moran has come out as a transgender woman.

Moran, who has 1.43 million subscribers on YouTube, posted a short video to site today titled “Coming Out. I Am Female.” In the video, she detailed her journey thus far and announced a docuseries about her transition.

“Hi. My name is Trevi Moran. I am a transgender female,” Moran said in the video. “It’s a good start. I can’t believe I just said that out loud.”

21-year-old Moran had previously come out as gay in 2015 and posted a video explaining that she had been questioning her
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J.K. Rowling Gets Backlash Over Anti-Trans Tweets

J.K. Rowling Gets Backlash Over Anti-Trans Tweets
Many people are calling out “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling for a series of anti-trans tweets on Saturday afternoon.

Rowling’s latest controversy began when she commented on an article from global health website Devex titled “Opinion: Creating a more equal post-covid-19 world for people who menstruate.”

“‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?” Rowling tweeted.

‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?

Opinion: Creating a more equal post-covid-19 world for people who menstruate https://t.co/cVpZxG7gaA

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2020

People on Twitter immediately called Rowling’s comments “anti-trans” and “transphobic” as transgender people, non-binary people and gender-nonconforming people can also menstruate. Rowling followed that tweet up by criticizing the idea that someone’s biological sense isn’t real.
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Rachel Lindsay Says She’ll Cut Ties With ‘The Bachelor’ Unless ‘Embarrassing’ Diversity Issues Are Fixed

Rachel Lindsay Says She’ll Cut Ties With ‘The Bachelor’ Unless ‘Embarrassing’ Diversity Issues Are Fixed
After 24 “Bachelor” contestants and 15 “Bachelorettes,” the franchise’s sole Black lead, Rachel Lindsay, is ready to dissociate with ABC’s reality series entirely if they don’t immediately address their problem with diversity.

“In 40 seasons [‘The Bachelor’] had one Black lead,” Lindsay said on the “AfterBuzz.” “We are on 45 presidents. And in 45 presidents there’s been one Black president. You are almost on par to say you’re more likely to become the President of the United States than you are a Black lead in this franchise. That’s insane. That’s ridiculous.”

Looking to the future, Lindsay knows one
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How Hollywood is Shining a Light on Voter Suppression in a Pivotal Election Year

How Hollywood is Shining a Light on Voter Suppression in a Pivotal Election Year
As the United States inches closer to a pivotal presidential election, protests concerning racial injustice are rampant across the country. While thousands are using their social media platforms and physical voices and selves to demand systemic change now, the work will have to continue in November, when ballots are cast for the next president of the United States.

In order to shine a light on the importance of voting — as well as bring more attention to concerns around voter suppression — Atx Television Festival partnered with the Aclu for a virtual conversation Saturday.

Through her work on documentary “And She Could Be Next,
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‘Fantastic Four’ Director Pitched a Black Sue Storm, but Got ‘Heavy Pushback’

‘Fantastic Four’ Director Pitched a Black Sue Storm, but Got ‘Heavy Pushback’
Josh Trank, director of the 2015 reboot of “Fantastic Four,” has revealed that he wanted to cast a Black actress as the superhero Sue Storm, but got “heavy pushback.”

Kate Mara was cast as Sue Storm, a.k.a. the Invisible Woman, one of the founding members of the Fantastic Four along with her brother Johnny Storm, played by Michael B. Jordan. The heroes are typically portrayed as white siblings in the Marvel comics, but the film’s version of Sue was Johnny’s adopted sister.

“There were a lot of controversial conversations that were had behind the scenes on that. I was mostly interested in a Black Sue Storm, a Black Johnny Storm, and a Black Franklin Storm,” Trank said in an interview with Geeks of Color. “But when you’re dealing with a studio on a massive movie like that, everybody wants to keep an open mind to who
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Hear RZA Pay Tribute to Bruce Lee on New Song ‘Be Like Water’

Hear RZA Pay Tribute to Bruce Lee on New Song ‘Be Like Water’
RZA pays tribute to Bruce Lee on the rapper’s new song “Be Like Water,” which features in ESPN’s upcoming “30 for 30” special about the iconic martial artist.

“Bruce Lee’s teachings extended beyond physical martial arts. He was full of philosophy and mindfulness,” RZA said in a statement.

“His quote ‘Be Water my friend’ is profound and multi-tiered in definition. It inspires the idea that in adapting to life situations, sometimes we have to flow smoothly as a stream, while other times we have to crash like a Tsunami.
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Second City CEO Resigns and Apologizes: ‘I Failed to Create an Anti-Racist Environment’

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Second City CEO Resigns and Apologizes: ‘I Failed to Create an Anti-Racist Environment’
Second City CEO Andrew Alexander is stepping down following accusations of institutional racism from former performers, saying that he “failed to create an anti-racist environment wherein artists of color might thrive.”

In a lengthy letter posted Friday on the Chicago-based improv comedy organization’s website, Alexander wrote that “it is not enough to not be a racist; you must be anti-racist. The Second City cannot begin to call itself anti-racist. That is one of the great failures of my life.”

Alexander, who has had a 50% ownership in the company since 1985, produced the classic TV series “Sctv.” “Over the years, Second City has never shied away from talking about oppression. On stage, we have always been on the right side of the issue, and of that, I am very proud,” he wrote. “On stage, we dealt with the absurdity of the equal opportunity narrative that society uses to oppress Bipoc. We
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‘I May Destroy You’ Review: Girl, Disrupted

‘I May Destroy You’ Review: Girl, Disrupted
To viewers over the age of 40, I May Destroy You, the new HBO series about the life of a young millennial in the aftermath of her rape, may be striking in its bracingly modern approach to both sex and sex crimes. As soon as the protagonist, Arabella (played by creator Michaela Coel), realizes that she was drugged and assaulted the night before, she goes to the police. It’s a step few women of a generation prior would be willing to take.

But for all the progress that moment suggests,
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