Discovery-AT&T: How a Huge Media Deal Was Done

An early-morning meeting at a Greenwich Village townhouse, under the watchful eye of Steve McQueen, was part of a monthslong campaign.

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AT&T’s WarnerMedia Group to Merge With Discovery

AT&T’s WarnerMedia group is merging with the reality programmer Discovery. What does that mean for your favorite shows?

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AT&T-Discovery Deal Would Create a Media Juggernaut

A merger could be announced as soon as Monday, in a deal that would offload the media business that AT&T fought to buy.

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Frank Gehry Is Too Busy to Retire

The Pritzker-winning architect is focusing on social justice projects — and can be something of a lightning rod — but he also has lighthearted pursuits.

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Creator of ‘All Rise’ on CBS Is Fired After Writers’ Complaints

Greg Spottiswood had faced numerous complaints over the way issues of race and gender were addressed on the show, a rare prime-time CBS drama with a Black woman as a protagonist.

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Ellen DeGeneres Loses 1 Million Viewers After Apologies for Toxic Workplace

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” a sturdy daytime hit, has had a steep ratings decline since the host addressed accusations by former staff members that led to firings and an internal investigation.

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Zack Snyder’s Rough and Tumble Ride With ‘Justice League’

The director digs into his exit from the original version of the epic and what led to his edit, the Snyder Cut, which HBO Max will release Thursday. “Am I a provocateur? A little bit.”

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Six Superhero Movies to Stream

The Wonder Woman sequel received mixed reviews. But there are plenty of excellent and entertaining alternatives to stream, and many that never received the attention they deserve.

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This Year Was a Disaster. We Hope the Sequel Is Better.

We streamed, we watched, we worried. We also wondered what the catastrophe called 2020 will mean for movies.

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This Blockbuster Is Coming to a Living Room Near You

The next generation of event viewing is likely to look more like ‘Game of Thrones’ and less like ‘Tenet.’

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Warner Bros. Trades Box Office for HBO Max, but Stars Still Want Their Money

If studios are no longer trying to maximize ticket sales, what will that mean for often lucrative pay packages tied to a film’s performance in theaters?

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Warner Bros. Finally Looks Beyond the Movie Theater

The studio has embraced a digital future. The rest of the industry would do well to pay mind.

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Warner Bros. Says All 2021 Films Will Be Streamed Right Away

Seventeen movies will each arrive in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously, the biggest challenge yet to Hollywood’s traditional way of doing business.

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Warner Bros. Says All 2021 Films Will Stream on HBO Max Right Away

Seventeen movies will each arrive in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously, the biggest challenge yet to Hollywood’s traditional way of doing business.

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Hollywood’s Obituary, the Sequel. Now Streaming.

In the 110-year history of the American film industry, never has so much upheaval arrived so quickly and on so many fronts.

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‘Animaniacs’ Is Back, Still Zany and Totally Insane-y

The antic cartoon satire of the 1990s returns on Hulu with new episodes, original cast members and steep expectations to fulfill.

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Scary Is How You Act, Not Look, Disability Advocates Tell Filmmakers

“The Witches,” a film in which Anne Hathaway’s character has disfigured hands, has resurfaced the debate over depicting evil as disabled.

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Ellen DeGeneres Returns to Show With Apology for Toxic Workplace

“Things happen here that never should have happened,” the host says. Warner Bros. started investigating her show in July, after complaints of a toxic workplace culture. Three top producers have been ousted.

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Ellen DeGeneres Returns to Her Talk Show With an Apology

“Things happen here that never should have happened,” the host says. Warner Bros. started investigating her show in July, after complaints of a toxic workplace culture. Three top producers have been ousted.

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A Danish Children’s TV Show Has This Message: ‘Normal Bodies Look Like This’

The program aims to counter social media that bombards young people with images of perfect bodies.

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‘Tenet’ Didn’t Bring Audiences Back to Movie Theaters. Now What?

People aren’t going to the movies at anywhere close to the numbers that Hollywood hoped, prompting studios to postpone more big releases. Marvel’s “Black Widow” could be the next to retreat.

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Writers Mutiny at ‘All Rise,’ the Rare CBS Show With a Black Female Lead

Five have left the drama, whose white show runner, Greg Spottiswood, had disputes with the staff over its depictions of race and gender. He kept his job after reviews by human resources.

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Ellen DeGeneres Tells Her Staff That 3 Top Producers Are Out

After former employees described a toxic workplace, the facade is cracking at her namesake talk show.

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The Month Old Hollywood Finally, Actually Died

The streaming services are in charge, and bringing a ruthless new culture with them.

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Christopher Nolan Says ‘Tenet’ Will Come Out This Summer. Should It?

The director had hoped to aid theater owners imperiled by the pandemic, but his oft-delayed film may be prolonging their pain.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #movies, #nolan-christopher, #tenet-movie, #warner-brothers

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Italy’s Outdoor Summer Movies See Threat From Ailing Film Industry

A longstanding dispute between film distributors and associations that show outdoor films for free comes to a head as the industry reels from a post-coronavirus downturn.

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Don’t Forget That Joel Schumacher Briefly Saved Batman

Schumacher’s flash and style may well have rescued the franchise. (And then, two years later, nearly sunk it.)

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‘Tenet,’ Expected to Signal Hollywood’s Return, Is Pushed Back

The Christopher Nolan film will open on July 31 instead of July 17, meaning Disney’s “Mulan” will be the first big movie released since the pandemic closed theaters. Unless it also moves.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #movies, #nolan-christopher, #tenet-movie, #walt-disney-company, #warner-brothers

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Bugs Bunny Is Back, and So Is the ‘Looney Tunes’ Mayhem

A new collection of shorts on HBO Max, “Looney Tunes Cartoons,” captures the look and feel of the originals.

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