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Norma Barzman, Screenwriter Who Was Among the Last Survivors of the Hollywood Blacklist, Dies at 103

Norma Barzman, an admired screenwriter of 1940s films whose career was derailed by the Hollywood blacklist and who was one of its last survivors, died Sunday. She was 103. Barzman died of natural causes, surrounded by family, at her home in Beverly Hills, her daughter Suzo Barzman told The Hollywood Reporter. Born Norma Levor in […]

‘The Zone of Interest’ DP Lukasz Zal on Depicting Evil Without the Emotional Manipulation

To work on The Zone of Interest, Jonathan Glazer’s harrowing Holocaust drama about the domestic life of an Auschwitz commandant and his family, Polish cinematographer Lukasz Zal said he had to “forget everything I was taught” about making “beautiful images.” Glazer’s film, loosely adapted from Martin Amis’ 2014 novel, follows the seemingly mundane activities of […]

‘My Life With the Walter Boys’ Earns Speedy Season 2 Renewal at Netflix

Netflix is going back to Colorado. The streaming giant has handed out a speedy second-season renewal for the series My Life With the Walter Boys. The young adult drama based on the book from author Ali Novak bowed Dec. 7 and is currently the No. 1 show on Netflix’s global English top 10 TV list, […]

‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’ Star Wyatt Russell on Why He Waited to Work With Kurt Russell and ‘Thunderbolts’ Anticipation

[This story contains spoilers from Monarch: Legacy of Monsters episode six, “Terrifying Miracles.”] Monarch: Legacy of Monsters star Wyatt Russell has had several opportunities to work alongside his father Kurt over the years, but the younger Russell insisted on establishing himself on his own first. On the Chris Black- and Matt Fraction-created Monarch, the father-and-son […]

‘Ramy’ Star Steve Way Boards Indie Drama ‘Good Bad Things’ as Executive Producer (Exclusive)

Ramy star Steve Way has boarded 2024 Slamdance Film Festival selection Good Bad Things as an executive producer. The upcoming indie, which will hold its world premiere at the Utah-based fest, hails from first-time director Shane D. Stanger, who co-wrote the feature with longtime friend and star Danny Kurtzman. The movie, which also stars Brett […]

Charles D. King to Receive Milestone Award at 2024 PGA Awards

The Producers Guild of America will honor film producer Charles D. King with the Milestone Award at the 2024 PGA Awards. King will accept the accolade, which is the PGA’s most prestigious honor, at the 35th annual awards show on Feb. 25. The award recognizes producers or production teams that have made historic contributions to […]

Celine Dion’s Sister Claudette Confirms the Singer Has Lost Control Over Her Muscles

Celine Dion’s sister Claudette Dion shared a new update on the singer’s health amid her struggles with Stiff-Person Syndrome.  In a recent interview with 7 Jours (translated from French by The Hollywood Reporter), Claudette said the 55-year-old “is working hard [to battle through her disorder], but she doesn’t have control of her muscles.”  Claudette added, […]

How VFX Pros Transformed Worlds and Faces With Visual Effects

Without a juggernaut such as Avatar: The Way of Water in the running — and schedule changes that pushed big tentpoles, notably Dune 2, back to 2024 — this season’s visual effects Oscar race is shaping up to be a competitive one. The road to a nomination begins with a committee of branch members who […]

Kristen Stewart, Katy O’Brian Find Love and Vengeance in Trailer for A24 Romantic Thriller ‘Love Lies Bleeding’

Kristen Stewart and Katy O’Brian have their hands full — in terms of love and murder — in the first trailer for the A24 romantic thriller Love Lies Bleeding. Directed and co-written by Saint Maud’s Rose Glass, the upcoming movie also stars Dave Franco, Ed Harris, Jena Malone and Anna Baryshnikov in a story that […]

Emmys: Writers Guild Calls for Reinstatement of Variety Writing Award in Primetime Telecast

The Writers Guild of America is escalating its pressure on the Television Academy after the organization removed the outstanding writing for a variety series/special award from the Emmys telecast. On Tuesday the union sent a letter from major variety series and specials hosts and a petition signed by more than 1,400 members to Television Academy […]

Creative Fusion on an Extra-Large Scale: Jennifer Lame on Editing ‘Oppenheimer’ and ‘Postcard From Earth’

Editor Jennifer Lame’s work has appeared on many of the world’s largest screens this year. Over the summer, her second movie with director Christopher Nolan, his historical epic Oppenheimer, for Universal, had moviegoers scrambling for tickets to Imax’s large-format theaters. And in October, the Lame-edited Postcard From Earth, from director Darren Aronofsky, became the first […]

‘Lawmen: Bass Reeves’ Creator Chad Feehan on Exploring Good v. Evil in Season Finale and Where They Could Go Next

[This story contains spoilers from the season finale of Lawmen: Bass Reeves.] In the season finale of Lawmen: Bass Reeves, the audience witnessed a standoff between former Confederate soldier Esau Pierce (played by Barry Pepper) and the hero lawman Bass Reeves (Golden Globe-nominated David Oyelowo). While Esau seemed to see something admirable in Bass from […]

From Lillian St. Cyr to Lily Gladstone: A Brief History of Hollywood Honoring Native Talent

Lily Gladstone is creating a lot of excitement these days. The 37-year-old actress of Blackfeet and Nimíipuu heritage is generating Oscar buzz with her performance as Mollie Burkhart, the Osage wife of the scheming Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio) in Apple/Paramount’s Killers of the Flower Moon. The actress also earned a Gotham Award nom on Oct. 24 […]

NBCUniversal Considers New Theme Park in U.K. After Acquiring Land Outside London

NBCUniversal is considering whether to bring its theme parks business to the U.K. A spokesperson for Universal Destinations & Experiences confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that the company has purchased land in Bedford, about 45 minutes outside of London, and a stone’s throw from Luton Airport. “We recently acquired land in Bedford and are at the early stages […]

Netflix Short ‘The After’ Depicts a Shocking Tragedy and a Father’s Grief

In Netflix’s live-action short The After, a man named Dayo (David Oyelowo, who also serves as executive producer) loses his wife and child in a brutal public display of violence. Describing his film’s intense and shocking opening scene, director Misan Harriman compares it to “an act of God” — one born out of the “collective […]

ESPN Promotes Josh Krulewitz to Head of Communications

ESPN has promoted Josh Krulewitz to lead its communications team. A 32-year veteran of ESPN, Krulewitz will assume his new role as senior VP of communications Dec. 31, and will jointly report to ESPN chairman Jimmy Pitaro and Walt Disney Co. chief communications officer Kristina Schake. He succeeds Chris LaPlaca, who is retiring at the […]

10 Arts and Culture Favorites From 2023

A charming South London rom-com, a retrospective of an African cinema giant and a handful of plays about death and illness are among picks by THR’s arts and culture critic.

Kris Bowers Is the Busiest Composer in the World

Kris Bowers is one of the busiest multihyphenates working in Hollywood. This year, the Emmy-nominated Bridgerton composer returned to Shondaland and Netflix’s hit costume drama to compose its prequel series, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story; he also composed the score for two Disney properties, the feature film Haunted Mansion and the Marvel series Secret Invasion. On […]