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  • Disney Appoints Jessica Kam-Engle to Head Content Development in Asia February 25, 2021
    Veteran producer and executive Jessica Kam-Engle has been appointed by The Walt Disney Company to head content and development in the Asia Pacific region. The hire is one of several management changes across the company’s media and entertainment distribution segment, which includes the direct-to-consumer, studio distribution, media networks, and content distribution businesses. Until last year […]
    Patrick Frater
  • ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ Virtual Premiere Celebrates a Civil Rights Pioneer February 25, 2021
    Ahead of its Hulu release on Feb. 26, the virtual premiere of “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” espoused the film’s mission to authenticate Holiday’s real-life story. “As part of Black History Month, it is important to correct Black history,” ABC News anchor Linsey Davis said during the film’s introduction. “This is a story we […]
    Haley Bosselman
  • Yvette Nicole Brown, Wanda Sykes, Lil Rel Howery, Cedric the Entertainer on Amplifying Black Culture on TV February 25, 2021
    “Sister, Sister,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ “Living Single,” “Good Times”: Black comedians have been on television screens for decades, making audiences laugh while simultaneously promoting educational explorations into Black life and culture. But, striking a balance between being insightful and hilarious is a responsibility that weighs on Black creatives. “That’s one thing about being […]
    Mónica Marie Zorrilla
  • Netflix to Spend $500 Million on Korean Content This Year February 25, 2021
    Multinational streaming giant Netflix is positioning itself to be a dominant force in South Korean entertainment, a country where films, TV shows and K-pop music have become global successes. The company said Thursday that it will spend close to half a billion dollars on Korean content in the current year and expand its production slate. […]
    Patrick Frater
  • China’s Lunar New Year Films Undermined by Piracy Despite State Crackdown February 25, 2021
    More than 35,300 suspected links to pirated versions of Chinese New Year’s films and major holiday TV programs are available online, despite government directives to crack down on piracy, new data from China shows. Rampant piracy did not stop the seven new year’s blockbusters released on Feb. 12 from sending China’s February box office soaring […]
    Rebecca Davis

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