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MGM has tapped two investment banks and started a formal sale process, looking to generate heat from Hollywood studios, international conglomerates, private equity firms and the growing multitude of SPACS, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing people familiar with the matter. Here’s what Deadline hears. The private company has mulled a sale for
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says widespread, national use of an efficacious vaccine this spring and early summer could allow Broadway to retake the stage by late summer or early fall. In an interview with NBC New York’s David Ushery last night, Fauci was asked when Broadway
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a new tool that would help L.A. County residents be more cautious amid the dark periods of the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday Garcetti unveiled a new interactive map of Los Angeles that would provide Angelenos will real time information about infection rates and deaths in varying neighborhoods. In addition
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Slave Play playwright Jeremy O. Harris and New York Theatre Workshop – the Off Broadway company where he developed the acclaimed work – announced today the establishment of two $50,000 commissions for new theatrical works, keeping a pledge the author made when he signed a two-year overall deal with HBO last March. The inaugural Golden
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The Chicago Film Critics Association has revealed its 2020 film awards, with Nomadland winning five trophies including Best Picture, Best Actress for Frances McDormand and a Director & Adapted Screenplay double for Chloé Zhao. The late Chadwick Boseman picked up the Best Actor prize for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, with the Supporting Actor nod going to Paul
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Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon will join Roundabout Theatre Company’s artistic leadership team as Senior Resident Director next month. The director, most recently of Roundabout’s Tony-nominated A Soldier’s Play, is expected to help develop and nurture the careers of young BIPOC directors and play a key part in the non-profit’s “commitment to anti-racism and increased equity,
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More than 200 million TikTok users can hum along to selections from Ratatouille: The Musical, a statistic all the more impressive considering there’s kinda really no such thing as Ratatouille: The Musical. At least, not in any traditional Broadway sense, though the line is about to get very blurred. The production company behind Broadway’s Slave
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EXCLUSIVE: Playwright and performer Hannah Benitez has signed with Verve in what was described as a competitive signing situation. The Cuban-Jewish playwright’s most recent play, GringoLandia, was included on the 2020 Kilroy List, an annual industry survey of notable new plays by women, trans, and non-binary playwrights. GringoLandia is set to premiere in January at the
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Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. Yasin Ozturk | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Before federal and state investigators filed sweeping antitrust claims against Facebook in federal court this month, the
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Sophy Ridge looks back over the most extraordinary year in an end of year episode with her team, and a special guest. They discuss coronavirus, Boris Johnson, and much more. Plus they hand out some end of year awards, as well as a few Christmas presents. :: Listen to Sophy Ridge on Sunday on Apple
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For one thing: ‘The Bachelorette’ On November 7, it was announced that Joe Biden—the Democratic nominee—will be the next President of the United States. After a long election campaign and an even longer election week (seriously, it felt like it would *never* end), Americans and Canadians could finally, with this announcement, turn off the episodes
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EXCLUSIVE: Disney’s flagship streaming service, Disney+, and its established sibling Hulu lead the list of streamers in total TV advertising impressions in 2020, according to ad tracking firm iSpot. The rankings (see them in full below) define an impression as a verified playing of an ad on a TV screen for at least three seconds.
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