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  • WarnerMedia Layoffs Expected to Hit Warner Bros., HBO

    08/09/2020 5:19:05 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 28 replies
    Variety ^ | 8/9/2020 | Brian Steinberg
    WarnerMedia is expected to let go of at least 800 staffers at its Warner Bros. and HBO operations as part of a broad restructuring put in place by the unit’s CEO, Jason Kilar. Warner Bros. is expected to commence layoffs of around 650 people starting Monday, according to people familiar with the matter, while HBO is seen shedding between 150 and 175 staffers.
  • Disney, Netflix, Nike, Warner Bros, NFL, Amazon, Hulu openly support riot instigators

    06/01/2020 6:11:55 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 29 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | May 31st 2020 | Billy D
    Following up on companies like Sony, Funimation, and NetherRealm Studios showing their true colors, various other corporations have stepped out of the shadows to openly make it known that they are traitors of peace, and betrayers of the American people. You can find the full list for the Traitors of America here. One of the original instigators of race baiting and sowing the seeds of corporate treason in America, Nike, was also one of the first to start the corporate bandwagon to pit America against itself when they tweeted out the following on May 29th, 2020. Let’s all be part...
  • Warner Bros. says newspaper out to 'malign' Richard Jewell by requesting disclaimer for female reporter

    12/10/2019 2:40:37 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 71 replies
    EW ^ | 12 10 2019 | Sydney Bucksbaum
    The controversy surrounding Richard Jewell is heating up. Warner Bros. has released a statement responding to the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s demand for a disclaimer saying the late journalist Kathy Scruggs (portrayed in the film by Olivia Wilde) did not sleep with an FBI source for information in real life. “The film is based on a wide range of highly credible source material,” the studio’s statement, obtained by EW, says. “There is no disputing that Richard Jewell was an innocent man whose reputation and life were shredded by a miscarriage of justice. It is unfortunate and the ultimate irony that the...
  • Could the next Willy Wonka be a woman? Warner Bros are 'considering casting female actress as the titular chocolatier in upcoming prequel'

    01/31/2020 6:30:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 83 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 31, 2020 | William Cole
    Willy Wonka could reportedly return to screens as a woman in a new prequel film. Bosses at Warner Bros. are allegedly considering taking on a female actress to play the role of the iconic chocolatier, after two previous adaptations starred Johnny Depp and Gene Wilder. It's also been reported that after Warner Bros. acquired the rights to the character from the Dahl estate in 2016, they are in the process of putting together a production team for the film.
  • Colin Farrell confirmed as The Penguin in Warner Bros. The Batman by director Matt Reeves after the first photos leak from the London set

    01/07/2020 9:23:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 7, 2020 | Brian Gallagher
    Months after it was first reported that Colin Farrell will be playing The Penguin in Warner Bros.' The Batman, director Matt Reeves has confirmed the news. The director took to Twitter on Monday to confirm that Farrell is indeed playing the Penguin, sharing a GIF of Farrell from the 2008 movie In Bruges with the caption, 'Wait - Is that you, #Oz?' along with a bat emoji. 'Oz' is a reference to The Penguin's given name, Oswald Cobblepot, and the tweet comes hours after the first photos of Farrell leaked from the London set.
  • In era of mass murder, Warner Bros' JOKER will be too much for many

    09/11/2019 2:44:34 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 49 replies
    SF Gate ^ | Sep 11, 2019 | Steven Zeitchik
    The film is "Joker," and while it comes in the form of a comic-book movie, it is the opposite of light. The movie focuses on the pre-Joker Arthur Fleck, circa early 1980s Gotham - a sad-sack clown slowly unraveling u At the Venice premiere, a moviegoer approached Phillips and said he thought Paris would burn as a result of the movie. Stephanie Zacharek wrote that Phoenix's character "could easily be adopted as the patron saint of incels," referring to the "involuntary celibates" group of frustrated males whose beliefs have come up in several mass killings. "In America, there's a mass...
  • Warner Bros. announces 'Matrix 4' starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss

    08/20/2019 7:38:14 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 52 replies
    "Matrix 4" has officially been greenlit! Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity while Lana Wachowski, who co-created the original trilogy, is also attached to the project. Lana will co-write, direct and produce the film. She will be joined by writers Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell, as well as producer Grant Hill, according to Variety. Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich announced the news on Tuesday.
  • Trump Video That Used ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Score Removed After Warner Bros. Takes Legal Action (Tr)

    04/10/2019 7:44:36 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Variety ^ | April 10, 2019 | ERIN NYREN
    President Trump’s latest 2020 campaign video was removed from Twitter Tuesday night after Warner Brothers Pictures requested it be taken down due to the use of music from “The Dark Knight Rises'” score in the clip. “The use of Warner Bros.’ score from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in the campaign video was unauthorized,” a Warner Brothers spokesperson said in a statement before the removal. “We are working through the appropriate legal channels to have it removed.” The two-minute video not only utilized Hans Zimmer’s “Why Do We Fall?” from the 2012 threequel, but also shared the font used for the...
  • WarnerMedia CEO shakes up company with layoffs and focus on HBO Max

    08/08/2020 12:48:32 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/7/2020 | Lauren Feiner
    WarnerMedia’s new CEO, Jason Kilar, announced a management shake-up Friday that promotes its streaming executive Andy Forssell to lead a new HBO Max operating business unit. Kilar also announced layoffs, and the departure of some top executives.
  • Gone With the Wind Has Returned to HBO Max With Prologue About How Film 'Denies the Horrors of Slavery'

    06/24/2020 2:59:55 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    TV Line ^ | June 24, 2020 | Matt Webb Mitovich
    Gone With the Wind is no longer gone from HBO Max, having been restored to the streaming service’s library with a new prologue about the film’s problematic themes and depictionof the antebellum South. Jacqueline Stewart, host of TCM’s “Silent Sunday Nights” and a professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago, leads the four-and-a-half minute intro, which starts off with a general cinematic lesson — recounting the eight Academy Awards (including for Best Picture) won in 1939 by the “highly anticipated” adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel, as well as its inflation-adjusted standing as the...
  • Sesame Street's Official Twitter Account: Love always wins. #PrideMonth

    06/17/2020 12:28:58 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 16, 2020 | Sesame Street
  • 'Gone with the Wind' to return to HBO Max with introduction from black scholar Jacqueline Stewart

    06/14/2020 6:32:25 PM PDT · by kevcol · 88 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 14, 2020 | Nate Day
    "Gone with the Wind" will be returning to HBO Max with some new material. The 1939 film was pulled from HBO Max amid heightened racial tension around the world following the death of George Floyd, who died while in police custody after officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for over eight minutes. When the film returns to the streaming service -- the date of which is still unclear -- it will include an introduction from Jacqueline Stewart, a Turner Classic Movies host and professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago.
  • ‘Gone With The Wind’ Races To No. 1 Day After HBO Max Pulls Classic Film From Library to Appease Cancel Culture

    06/11/2020 6:53:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/11/2020 | Eric A. Blair
    ‘Gone With The Wind’ Races To No. 1 Day After HBO Max Pulls Classic Film From Library to Appease Cancel Culture HBO Max on Tuesday yanked the Civil War epic “Gone With The Wind” from its catalog amid rising racial tensions in dozens of cities across the nation. The film immediately became the bestselling film on Amazon by early Wednesday morning, “even though both DVDs and Blu-ray discs were sold out,” Breitbart reported.HBO’s move is the latest from the cancel culture following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died on Memorial Day while in police...
  • I Predicted The Left Would Ban 'Gone With the Wind'

    06/10/2020 10:47:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | June 10, 2020 | Todd Starnes
    HBO Max has removed the Oscar-winning Civil War epic "Gone With The Wind" from its library over concerns about racial tensions following the death of George Floyd. I predicted this would happen in my new book, "Culture Jihad: How to Stop the Left From Killing a Nation." I would sincerely encourage you to get a copy and prepare to defend our great name from the jihadists. I was ridiculed by many in the conservative and the leftist media for my assertion that we were approaching a day when book bannings and movie bannings would become the norm in American society....
  • HBO Removes ‘Gone With the Wind’, Erasing First Black Woman to Win an Oscar; Protest Movement Sparks Virtue-Signaling Show-Cancellations Worldwide

    06/10/2020 7:23:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Summit News ^ | 06/10/2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    In addition to HBO Max's cancellation of "Gone With The Wind," the outrage mob has managed to get shows worldwide cancelled because... racism... Netflix and the BBC pulled reruns of sketch comedy show “Little Britain” over its repeated use of blackface. Paramount Network canceled the long-running police reality show "Cops". Additionally, four cast members from Bravo's reality show, “The Vanderpump Rules,” have been fired, CNN reported. Hartley Sawyer, who played the Elongated Man on CW's superhero show “The Flash,” was fired for tweets the actor later acknowledged were “hurtful and unacceptable,” according to the BBC. * * * Authored...
  • HBO Max pulls 'Gone With the Wind' from library amid racial tensions

    06/09/2020 11:20:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 09 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    HBO Max pulled the Oscar-winning Civil War epic "Gone With the Wind" from its library amid heightened racial tensions following the death of George Floyd. ScreenRant and The Wall Street Journal were the first to report that the newly-launched streaming service yanked the 1939 film, which takes place at an Atlanta plantation. Critics in the modern era have criticized "Gone With the Wind" for its depiction of black people. The film won eight Oscars including Best Picture and made history when Hattie McDaniel became the first black American to win an Oscar for her performance.
  • HBO Max Removes Civil War Epic 'Gone With the Wind'

    06/09/2020 8:46:54 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 97 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 9, 2020 | Abid Rahman
    Gone With the Wind, the Civil War epic considered a classic of American cinema, has been pulled from HBO Max. The move comes as media companies reappraise content in light of nationwide protests over police brutality and systemic racism after the death of George Floyd, a Black man killed by Minnesota police. Earlier on Tuesday, Paramount Network cancelled the long-running police reality show Cops. Long considered controversial for its depiction of Black people and its rose tinted view of slavery, Gone With the Wind faced renewed scrutiny after an op-ed by 12 Years A Slave screenwriter John Ridley published in...
  • Elmer Fudd will not have a gun in 'Looney Tunes' reboot

    06/06/2020 7:44:46 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 06 2020 | Marina Pitofsky
    In a new series based on the beloved “Looney Tunes” cartoons, the classic character Elmer Fudd will no longer carry a gun. The new series “Looney Tunes Cartoons,” which premiered last week on the streaming service HBO Max, will feature the cartoon’s characteristic violence – using sticks of dynamite, booby traps and the iconic anvils and bank safes dropped onto characters, The New York Times reported last week. However, Peter Browngardt, the series executive producer and showrunner, told the outlet, “We’re not doing guns.” “But we can do cartoony violence — TNT, the Acme stuff. All that was kind of...
  • Bill Maher to Media: 'Trump Calls You Fake News. Don't Make Him Be Right'

    04/18/2020 1:54:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | April 18, 2020 | Bronson Stocking
    On Friday night, Bill Maher tore into the liberal media for their apocalyptic coverage of the Wuhan coronavirus. The HBO host believes all the doom-and-gloom headlines are making Trump the optimist, and optimists, Maher warns his fellow liberals, "tend to win American elections." The comedian cited the campaigns of FDR and even Obama who ran and won on messages of hope. "Enough with the life-will-never-be-the-same headlines," Maher implored the liberal media. "Last month, The Washington Post ran the headline 'It Feels Like a Warzone' with this picture." The picture shows a grocery store worker restocking eggs. "This is not a...
  • HBO: Vicious to Christians, Silent on Muslims

    02/14/2020 5:20:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | February 14, 2020 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    HBO is currently running a dark little miniseries called "The New Pope," which is basically a reboot of the 2016 series "The Young Pope." Both sprang from the mind of Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, and both are scabrously anti-Catholic, which never hurts you when it comes to the elites in Manhattan and Hollywood. "The Young Pope" starred Jude Law as the first American pope, painted as so doctrinaire that he wanted to end the sexual abuse problem in the Catholic Church by drumming all the homosexuals out of the priesthood. A cardinal protested saying: "It would be a war that...