UPDATE 2-Writers Guild of America sues four major Hollywood talent agencies
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES, April 17 (Reuters) - "The Wire" creator David Simon, seven other writers, and the Writers Guild of America sued the four major Hollywood talent agencies on Wednesday for getting paid in such a way that the agencies' financial interests prevail over those of their clients.
Writers Guild of America sues four major Hollywood talent agencies
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Wire" creator David Simon and seven other writers, along with the Writers Guild of America, sued the four major Hollywood talent agencies on Wednesday for getting paid in such a way that the agencies' financial interests prevail over those of their clients.
FEATURE-From movies to marriage, first Thai transgender MP wants change
BANGKOK, April 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Tanwarin Sukkhapisit's film about life as a transgender father was banned for "violating the moral values of society," it spurred the self-taught filmmaker to join politics - and become Thailand's first transgender member of parliament.
'Avengers: Endgame' movie directors plead: 'Don't spoil it'
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The directors of "Avengers: Endgame" pleaded with fans on Tuesday not to spoil the movie by giving away storylines after reports that some scenes had leaked online.
'Minecraft' Movie is Coming in 2022
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The upcoming "Minecraft" movie will release on March 4, 2022, Mojang revealed via a news post on Tuesday.
Box Office: 'Shazam!' Remains Victorious as 'Little' Beats 'Hellboy'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Warner Bros.' superhero adventure "Shazam!" took a victory lap at the domestic box office, retaining the No. 1 spot for the second weekend in a row.
'Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker' sees return of emperor Palpatine
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The ninth film in the original "Star Wars" saga will be called "The Rise of Skywalker," and will feature the return of the evil emperor Palpatine to threaten the young heroine Rey and the Resistance, Walt Disney Co revealed on Friday.
British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor says films can help drive change in Africa
OXFORD, England, April 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - F ilms telling the stories of innovators in Africa have the power to transform the way people see the continent and drive social change, Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor said on Friday.
Film Review: 'Penguin Highway'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Something is piping small, cat-sized penguins into the middle of a small-town field in "Penguin Highway," an irresistibly out-there mystery that plays like a cross between "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "Stranger Things," if either of those influences' sense of horror were replaced with wonder, and their weird happenings took place in broad daylight rather than more atmospheric darkness.
Actor Burt Reynolds' car, cowboy boots going up for auction
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One of Burt Reynolds' favorite cars is going up for auction in June along with some of his cowboy boots, hats, sports jackets and other items from his estate, Julien's Auctions said on Friday.
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