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Gallery of movie posters from African filmmakers.

Global Demand Grows For Black Filmmakers

Shows, movies and networks boost Black artists while Nigeria's "Nollywood" profile rises.

 | Casey Mendoza

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Entertainment News: Chadwick Boseman Tributes, Disney Fights Piracy

Chadwick Boseman's hometown pays tribute to the late actor, and streaming services take steps to combat piracy.

 | Casey Mendoza

Disney character Mulan holds sword up to face.

'Mulan' vs. Pirates Raises Stakes In Online Piracy

New Disney film used to lure viewers to free sites that may carry different costs to users, experts say.

 | Casey Mendoza

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TikTok Suing Trump Administration Over Banning Of Video App

TikTok said that President Trump's ban of the video sharing app did not follow due process.

 | Riccardo Montgomery

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Disney+ Is Now Home To Beyoncé's Newest Album, 'Black Is King'

​"Black Is King" is said to be a reimagining of "The Lion King's" lessons for Black families, and a celebration of Black art and history.

 | Casey Mendoza

Playdate Theatre poster

The First-Ever Online Theater Company Is Turning Screens Into Stages

The first online theater company to come out of the pandemic focuses on producing "screen-plays" for isolated audiences, playwrights and actors.

 | Casey Mendoza

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Asian Americans Are More Represented In The Media Than Ever Before

As Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month comes to a close, a new report from Nielsen highlights major wins for representation.

 | Casey Mendoza

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Run Out Of Stuff To Watch? HBO Max Is Launching This Week

HBO Max is launching at a time when viewers are likely to spend more money on streaming.

 | Casey Mendoza

Film titles on Netflix.

What Are People Actually Watching During The Pandemic?

Viewers at home are de-stressing with kids' shows, escapist dramas and ... pandemic-related titles.

 | Casey Mendoza

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This Web-Slinging Superhero Hosted A Live Trivia Game From Home

"The Massive Marvel Pub Quiz" was organized by his family's nonprofit, The Brothers Trust — which helps spotlight and raise money for charities.

 | Casey Mendoza

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Netflix Gained Over 15 Million New Subscribers Since The Start Of 2020

While most areas of the entertainment industry are shut down due to the pandemic, streaming companies like Netflix are thriving.

 | Casey Mendoza

NBC's Peacock streaming platform on TV

Streaming Is Thriving Amid The Pandemic. Can Newcomers Succeed, Too?

"For Peacock, they're coming out at a really good time. It's a time when consumers are looking for something new to watch."

 | Casey Mendoza

"Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus

HBO Is Unlocking Nearly 500 Hours Of Content To Stream For Free

The premium cable channel is making hours of programming available to stream, including some of its most popular shows and documentaries.

 | Adam Elrashidi

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Netflix To Reduce Streaming Quality In Europe Amid Pandemic

Netflix ​will reduce its bit rates in Europe for 30 days to help reduce the burden.

 | Ahmed Jawadi

Team behind "High Fidelity" series at Hulu panel

Hulu's 'High Fidelity' Follows Trend Of Gender-Swapped Remakes

Newsy chatted with Da'Vine Joy Randolph about the gender-swapped TV adaptation of the rom-com "High Fidelity."

 | Casey Mendoza

Disney CEO Bob Iger with Mickey Mouse mascot

Disney Plus Garnered 28.6 Million Paid Subscribers Since Launch

The Walt Disney Company, in its first earnings call since the launch of Disney Plus, beat analyst expectations.

 | Casey Mendoza

Still from "Joker"

Are Audiences Actually Influenced By Oscar Nominations?

"Because of the value of having a nomination, I think it brings in a completely new audience."

 | Casey Mendoza

"Parasite" cast at Cannes Film Festival

Ahead Of The Oscars, 'Parasite' Is Already Making Movie History

One of this year's buzziest films is also South Korea's first Oscar nominee.

 | Casey Mendoza

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Despite 'Streaming Wars,' Netflix Ended 2019 Fairly Strong

Two things helped drive Netflix's 2019 growth: new international members and strong original content.

 | Casey Mendoza

Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarando

Producers Guild Of America Honors Netflix Chief With Major Award

"He has provided a platform for producers to create new content that may not otherwise be seen."

 | Casey Mendoza

Amy Poehler sits with peacock.

NBC Is 'Hatching' A Plan To Compete In The Streaming Wars

NBCUniversal and Comcast will unveil more details about their upcoming streaming platform, Peacock, on Thursday, Jan. 16.

 | Casey Mendoza

Noah Baumbach, Laura Dern and Ted Sarandos at 77th Golden Globes

Netflix, Hulu And Amazon Get Major Thanks At The 2020 Golden Globes

With 50 nominations and six wins, streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video were a prevalent force at the 77th Golden Globes.

 | Casey Mendoza

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2019 Wrap-Up: How The Streaming Wars Changed Hollywood

2019 saw the launch of Disney Plus, Apple TV Plus and Netflix's highest-profile slate of original films.

 | Casey Mendoza

Family watches movies surrounded by Christmas decorations.

Hallmark's Premium Streaming Service Has Topped 900,000 Subscribers

"Hallmark Movies Now" may be very niche, but it's garnered over 900,000 subscribers.

 | Casey Mendoza

"The Witcher" character readies for battle with swords

Can Netflix's 'The Witcher' Fill The 'Game Of Thrones' Gap?

"The Witcher" is based on a series of popular books and video games, but are fantasy fans actually excited for it?

 | Casey Mendoza

Actresses Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Anniston help introduce Apple TV Plus.

Which Streaming Services Came Out On Top This Year?

Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu are still the top streaming services in the U.S. — but the newest competitors in the industry are catching up.

 | Casey Mendoza

Concept art of 'Baby Yoda.'

Will The 'Streaming Wars' Cause A Rise In Digital Piracy?

Viewers don't necessarily want to subscribe to multiple streaming services for just a couple shows. Does that mean they'll resort to piracy?

 | Casey Mendoza

Actor Bill Fagerbakke poses with his character, Patrick Star

The Voice Of Patrick Star Explains The Value Of Kids' Television

"I loved animation when I was a kid. ... So, I'm really honored to be representing that kind of value, I guess, to kids."

 | Casey Mendoza

Apple TV Plus app page on television.

Disney And Apple TV Plus Are Big Because Others Laid The Groundwork

The biggest advantage for Disney and Apple TV Plus? Viewers are already familiar with streaming.

 | Casey Mendoza

"The Simpsons" characters promote Disney Plus

Is Disney A Monopoly In The Entertainment World? It's Complicated.

"I think [Disney Plus] will have a very immediate success. And if I was a betting person, they will win in the long term."

 | Casey Mendoza