China Censorship Crackdown Forces Shanghai Film Festival to Cancel Opening Screening

The official explanation for the shocking last-minute change was “technical reasons,” but industry insiders say the scheduled festival opener, Huayi Brothers’ $80 million war epic ‘The Eight Hundred,’ received sudden censorship complaints from Beijing.

Source: China Censorship Crackdown Forces Shanghai Film Festival to Cancel Opening Screening

‘When They See Us’ Is “Most Watched” Series Claims Netflix; “Publicity” From Ava DuVernay Show Forces Central Park Five Prosecutor To Resign From Columbia Law School

The Ava DuVernay helmed miniseries has hit highs for the streamer & seen a key figure in the Central Park 5 case forced to leave a top legal perch

Source: ‘When They See Us’ Is “Most Watched” Series Claims Netflix; “Publicity” From Ava DuVernay Show Forces Central Park Five Prosecutor To Resign From Columbia Law School

‘Dune: The Sisterhood’ Series Ordered By WarnerMedia Streaming Service With Denis Villeneuve Directing

WarnerMedia has given a straight-to-series order to Dune: The Sisterhood, a drama from Legendary Television based on Frank Herbert’s classic novel Dune and the popular sci-fi franchise it spawned

Source: ‘Dune: The Sisterhood’ Series Ordered By WarnerMedia Streaming Service With Denis Villeneuve Directing

Ron Howard Points Blame at ‘Star Wars’ Trolls for ‘Solo’ Bombing at the Box Office

Solo: A Star Wars Story was not the hit that Disney and Lucasfilm were expecting when it hit theaters last year, and Ron Howard thinks he knows why.

Source: Ron Howard Points Blame at ‘Star Wars’ Trolls for ‘Solo’ Bombing at the Box Office

Ridley Scott Still Planning Third ‘Alien’ Prequel — Can Franchise Survive ‘Covenant’ Box Office Bomb?

The worldwide gross for “Covenant” was $240 million, a sharp decline from the $403 million “Prometheus’” made.

Source: Ridley Scott Still Planning Third ‘Alien’ Prequel — Can Franchise Survive ‘Covenant’ Box Office Bomb?