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NY to Movie Theaters: You're Not Worth the Risk

NY to Movie Theaters: You're Not Worth the Risk

Movie theaters will remain closed indefinitely in New York state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday, because he said cinemas are less essential and come with a higher risk of virus transmission among patrons. The decision means that, at this point, theaters in the country’s two largest markets of New York City and Los Angeles will not be open for planned reopening Thursday.Cuomo revealed his current thinking during a Monday briefing, during which he announced that gyms would be allowed to reopen August 24.“It’s the level of risk. If you look at our metrics, we started with the most essential...

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Aug 17
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Facing Government Pressure to Remove Gay Character, Netflix Cancels Turkish Show

Facing Government Pressure to Remove Gay Character, Netflix Cancels Turkish Show

has pulled the plug on its upcoming Turkish drama series “If Only” after the government there refused to permit filming because the show features a gay character. The streamer opted to cancel the entire production rather than heed the complaints of the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which is increasingly cracking down on freedom of expression, IndieWire has confirmed.Ece Yorenc, a screenwriter who had penned a script for the upcoming series, said the show was canceled last week on the eve of filming because of the government’s stance“Due to a gay character, permission to film...

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When Netflix Paid $14.4 Million For Egyptian Theatre, It Saved an Ailing American Cinematheque — Exclusive

When Netflix Paid $14.4 Million For Egyptian Theatre, It Saved an Ailing American Cinematheque — Exclusive

Faced with over $8 million in essential renovations at the , the faced closing the historic Hollywood movie palace and ceasing to exist as an organization. And then, bought the theater.That was the blunt assessment offered by Cinematheque president Mark Badagliacca in recent letters to the California Attorney General’s office, through which the Cinematheque sought sale approval — technically, non-opposition — in accordance with state law.“Your approval of the proposed transaction is fundamental to the long-term viability of the Cinematheque as a charitable organization,” Badagliacca wrote...

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