Family Of ‘Good Times’ Star Ja’Net DuBois Claims This Jazz Legend His Her Father

The family of late Good Times star Ja’Net DuBois claims that the star’s biological father was jazz pioneer Cab Calloway. According to TMZ, DuBois’ death certificate stated that her full name was Jeannette T. Calloway-DuBois and listed Calloway as her father. However, DuBois’ father has been thought to be Gordon Dubois, as listed in her […]

‘Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution’ Trailer: The Obamas Produce Sundance Award Winner

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s latest documentary for Netflix, Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, has released its first trailer. The film has been hailed as a Sundance Film Festival 2020 winner of the Audience Award for U.S. Documentary. Directed by Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht, who also produced with Sara Bolder, the […]

Coronavirus Meets Hollywood. What Now?

How big will that economic thumping be? Impossible to say. And don’t believe anyone who tries to hand you a hard numberThis is what is called Uncharted Territory. In the space of 48 hours, the entire world of entertainment as we know it has more or less shut down. Festivals. Conferences. Concerts. Sports events. TV […]

Showcase Cinemas Reduces Auditorium Capacities By 50% Across U.S. & UK Sites To Combat Coronavirus

Showcase Cinemas, the multiplex chain owned by National Amusements, has implemented social distancing measures across its sites in the U.S. and UK in a bid to tackle the spread of coronavirus. The company is reducing audience capacity by 50% in its auditoriums to allow for vacant space between seats, and has added additional supplies of […]

Show Stopper: Coronavirus Sends Hollywood Into Unprecedented Crisis

The cancellation of SXSW on March 6 due to the coronavirus epidemic sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry. But in truth it was the culmination of weeks of mounting anxiety — in executive suites and corporate boardrooms, on studio lots, across television and film sets, at red-carpet premieres and in multiplexes and concert venues — […]

AMC, Regal to Cut Seating Capacity by Half in All U.S. Movie Theaters

Alamo Drafthouse is also instituting “buffer” seat protocol in the U.S., while mega-Canadian exhibitor Cineplex is slashing capacity by 50 percent. Even as Hollywood studios pull back major tentpoles from release amid a coronavirus pandemic, many theater chains haven’t made the decision to temporarily shutter stateside. But Friday, the circuits took action. AMC Theatres, the […]

CinemaCon 2020 Canceled Over Coronavirus Concerns

CinemaCon 2020 has been canceled by its organizers due to concern over the rapid spread of coronavirus. “It is with great regret we are announcing the cancellation of CinemaCon 2020,” said a statement from NATO’s John Fithian and Mitch Neuhauser. “Each spring, motion picture exhibitors, distributors and industry partners from around the world meet in […]

Hollywood Could Take $20 Billion Hit From Coronavirus Impact

Taking wide-release tentpoles off the schedule doesn’t come cheap, nor does shuttering production on hundreds of scripted and unscripted TV series — and what happens to the unemployed workers? On March 12, the London premiere of Mulan had just wrapped when the film’s director Niki Caro received the call everyone was anticipating. Executives in Los […]

Zendaya Confirmed For Third ‘Spider-Man’ Film

It’s official: Zendaya will return for the third film in the Sony/Marvel Spider-Man franchise. Tom Holland, who portrays the titular character, gave the information away in an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer to promote his new film, Onward. He also revealed the film will shoot this summer. Zendaya plays Michelle (aka MJ), the love […]