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Industry News

Were living through seismic shifts in the entertainment industry. And while many readers may not care about Producer X and Executive Y, tracking the latest industry shifts could very well impact the content entering your home in the near future.

Critics Slam ‘Shaft’ as Racist, Sexist AND Homophobic
4 days ago

Critics Slam ‘Shaft’ as Racist, Sexist AND Homophobic

The 1971 Blaxploitation classic “Shaft” made people uncomfortable – on purpose.

Richard Roundtree’s signature role showcased a strong, sexy black man as its hero. That just wasn’t done back in …
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Rob Schneider: The Free Speech Hero We Need
1 week ago

Rob Schneider: The Free Speech Hero We Need

Rob Schneider’s career would be the envy of most comic actors.

He rose to fame on “Saturday Night Live,” creating several recurring characters in the process. He moved on to …
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Is Netflix Taking ’13 Reasons Why’ Suicide Link Seriously?
1 week ago

Is Netflix Taking ’13 Reasons Why’ Suicide Link Seriously?

TV shows can impact the culture in countless ways.

Remember “The Rachel?” Jennifer Aniston’s cute ‘do on NBC’s “Friends” became the go-to style for a spell. Or consider the countless …
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Critic Slams ‘Secret Life 2’ for Praising Marriage, Masculinity
2 weeks ago

Critic Slams ‘Secret Life 2’ for Praising Marriage, Masculinity

Movie criticism ain’t what it used to be.

Film critics once served audiences by telling them if a movie was worth their hard-earned cash. Some critics still cling to that …
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Theaters Silent on ‘FBI Lovebirds’ Threat, Cancellation
2 weeks ago

Theaters Silent on ‘FBI Lovebirds’ Threat, Cancellation

The folks behind a new stage production took a page out of Phelim McAleer’s playbook.

Two theater groups, along with “arts and media company” DMNDR, hosted a 24-hour reading of the …
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‘Chernobyl’ Producer Recoils at Conservative Praise
2 weeks ago

‘Chernobyl’ Producer Recoils at Conservative Praise

There’s a reason Hollywood players promote their projects on social media.

Show business is brutal. The competition for our eyeballs has never been tougher. That’s especially true in our golden …
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Why Netflix Can’t Afford Its Hardline Abortion Stance
2 weeks ago

Why Netflix Can’t Afford Its Hardline Abortion Stance

Netflix boasts far more than just buzz-worthy content.

The streaming giant enjoys enormous public goodwill. Offer a crush of high quality programming along with classic fare for a modest fee …
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Theater Cancels ‘FBI Lovebirds,’ Citing ‘Violent Threats’
3 weeks ago

Theater Cancels ‘FBI Lovebirds,’ Citing ‘Violent Threats’

The Mead Theatre in D.C. opened its creative arms for Phelim McAleer’s latest project.

Those arms abruptly closed today.

The play, “FBI Lovebirds: UnderCovers,” casts Dean Cain and Kristy Swanson …
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BuzzFeed: ‘Booksmart’ Isn’t Woke Enough (Updated)
3 weeks ago

BuzzFeed: ‘Booksmart’ Isn’t Woke Enough (Updated)

There’s two unwritten rules when it comes to today’s Woke Police.

“Booksmart,”  the new “Superbad”-style comedy, breaks both of them.

  • You can never be woke enough
  • Get woke, go …
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McAleer’s ‘FBI Lovebirds’ Will Shame Media, Hollywood (Again)
3 weeks ago

McAleer’s ‘FBI Lovebirds’ Will Shame Media, Hollywood (Again)

You’d think “Saturday Night Live” would pounce on the romance between FBI “lovebirds” Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

Their romance proved salacious, but not for the usual reasons. They carried …
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