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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Trailer: Peter Parker Teams with Iron Man in Marvel Reboot

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Spider-Man is back in action with Marvel’s Avengers. In the first trailer for “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” Marvel’s reboot of the popular franchise, the new Peter Parker (Tom Holland) takes a greater leap into Marvel’s Cinematic Universe after making a cameo in last year’s “Captain America: Civil War.” Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man co-stars in the film as a superhero… Read more »

YouTube Partners With Dubai Studio City On Its First Middle East Incubator Space

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — YouTube has announced a partnership with Dubai Studio City to build a 10,000-square-feet studio called YouTube Space Dubai which will be the first facility of this type in the Middle East. Construction is scheduled to begin early next year on the Space, with plans to open in the second quarter of 2017…. Read more »

Lawmakers Unveil First of Copyright Reforms

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House lawmakers unveiled the first major proposals to follow a series of hearings and meetings on reviewing copyright law. The proposal from House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member, would give greater autonomy to the Copyright Office, although it will remain part of the legislative branch. “This… Read more »

IFFAM: Fruit Chan’s ‘Shining Moment’ Joins Macao Competition

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MACAU — Not only was the IFFAM’s opening film about dance, the festival continues the theme with “Shining Moment.” The film, directed by veteran Hong Kong-based director and producer Fuit Chan, was a late addition to the competition program. The film is the story of a gymnast who reframes himself as a Latin dance teacher… Read more »

David Ellison’s Skydance Launches Uncharted Label With ‘Baywatch’

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David Ellison’s Skydance media company has launched a new Uncharted label with Dwayne Johnson’s “Baywatch” action-comedy movie as its first title. Skydance will continue to produce content driven by action-adventure such as the “Mission: Impossible” franchise; science fiction such as the “Star Trek” movies; fantasy such as “World War Z”;  and world-building. Uncharted will focus… Read more »

Inside ‘Hairspray Live’s’ Social Media Push

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It’s an hour before the live broadcast of NBC’s musical “Hairspray Live,” and the show-within-the show is going through last-minute rehearsals. Darren Criss, who’ll be serving as the night’s “multi-platform host,” is running up and down Baltimore (a.k.a. New York) Street on Universal’s famed backlot, practicing the opening that will kick off the evening’s events. Just down the… Read more »

IFFAM: ‘Dance is a Language all Actors Should Learn,’ Says ‘Polina’ Director

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Dance isn’t just a performance, but a language that actors should master, says French director and choreographer Angelin Preljocaj. “It’s important for actors to practice dancing,” said Preljocaj. “When actors are not talking, their bodies are talking. Dancing helps sharpen your emotions.” Preljocaj brought his feature film directorial debut “Polina” and the cast and crew… Read more »

IFFAM: Korea’s CJ Pushes Vietnam Productions as ‘Housemaid’ Debuts

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“The Housemaid,” Korean giant CJ Entertainment’s co-production with Vietnam, will receive international premiere at the first International Film Festival & Awards Macau on Dec. 10. Directed by young Vietnamese filmmaker Derek Nguyen (“The Potential Wives of Norman Mao”,) the horror thriller film evolves around secrets of a malevolent mansion that a young housemaid encounters in… Read more »

Macao Festival Names ‘Train to Busan’ as Asian Blockbuster of the Year

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South Korean horror hit “Train to Busan” has been named as “Asian Blockbuster Film 2016” by the inaugural International Film Festival & Award Macao. Live-action debut work by animation maverick Yeon Sang-ho (“Seoul Station”), the zombie actioner was a huge hit not only in its home country where it earned a total of $80.1 million from… Read more »

Hillary Clinton: ‘Lives Are at Risk’ With Fake News

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Hillary Clinton returned to Capitol Hill for the first time since the presidential election and gave a warning about the spread of fake news. “The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year — it’s now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences,” Clinton said… Read more »