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2021-09-24 21:47:40
by Dan McCue
Looming Strikes Threaten to Shut Down Most US Film and Television Production

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - It could be the biggest labor action in Hollywood since a Writers Guild of America strike... Read More

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - It could be the biggest labor action in Hollywood since a Writers Guild of America strike crippled the entertainment industry for some 14 weeks in late 2007 and early 2008. Beginning next week, members of the... Read More

2021-09-21 13:57:00
by TWN Staff
Restaurant Association Honors D.C.’s Most Notable

It was an award night unlike any other in the history of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington annual RAMMY Awards... Read More

It was an award night unlike any other in the history of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington annual RAMMY Awards presentation. After a year of disruption and pandemic-related hardship, the 39th RAMMY Awards were more than an acknowledgement of the... Read More

2021-09-16 19:38:34
by Dan McCue
Lone Sentence in Popular Series Could Cost Netflix a Cool $5 Million

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A single line in Netflix sensation “The Queen’s Gambit,” which is expected to rake in the... Read More

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A single line in Netflix sensation “The Queen’s Gambit,” which is expected to rake in the statues at this weekend’s 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, could wind up costing the streaming giant a cool $5 million thanks... Read More

2021-08-12 19:05:34
by Dan McCue
Chicago’s Top Doc Says ‘No Evidence’ Lollapalooza Was Super Spreader Event

CHICAGO -- To anyone still waiting for a sign that it’s safe to attend concerts and other large outdoors events,... Read More

CHICAGO -- To anyone still waiting for a sign that it’s safe to attend concerts and other large outdoors events, the weekly update from Chicago’s top medical official on Thursday was good news indeed -- the four-day Lollapalooza festival was... Read More

Virus's Impact: More Relaxing and Thinking, Less Socializing

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The eruption of COVID-19 last year caused the proportion of people working from home in the... Read More

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The eruption of COVID-19 last year caused the proportion of people working from home in the U.S. to nearly double, with the shift most pronounced among college graduates and workers in such fields as finance and... Read More

2021-07-23 12:43:18
by Ansley Puckett
California Governor Signs Legislation to Boost Entertainment Industry

LOS ANGELES- California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation on Wednesday investing $330 million to expand the state’s Film and Television... Read More

LOS ANGELES- California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation on Wednesday investing $330 million to expand the state’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program in order to boost the state’s economy.  Launched in 2009, the Film and Television Tax Credit Program... Read More

2021-07-12 18:12:26
by Ansley Puckett
Julia Child’s Georgetown Home Renovation Nears End

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Julia Child’s house in Georgetown is looking a bit different than it did when the famous American... Read More

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Julia Child’s house in Georgetown is looking a bit different than it did when the famous American chef lived in it.  The current owner, Rory Veevers-Carter, bought the 1,497 square foot home in 2015 and began official... Read More

2021-07-06 17:59:25
by Dan McCue
Movie Theaters Slowly Recovering From Pandemic Closures

Movie theaters are seeing a slow uptick in their business as summer and reopenings continue, but the box office take... Read More

Movie theaters are seeing a slow uptick in their business as summer and reopenings continue, but the box office take for 2021 to date is still 81% below where it was pre-pandemic, according to analysis by Variety magazine. Though the... Read More

2021-06-01 14:22:37
by Tom Ramstack
Amazon’s Huge Acquisition of MGM Faces Intense Government Scrutiny

WASHINGTON -- Amazon.com, Inc.'s, $8.45 billion deal announced Wednesday to purchase MGM sets it up to become a major player... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Amazon.com, Inc.'s, $8.45 billion deal announced Wednesday to purchase MGM sets it up to become a major player in the film and television industries but also to face a new round of antitrust allegations by federal regulators. MGM,... Read More

2021-04-13 18:56:54
by Dan McCue
Spoleto Festival USA Resuming In Charleson

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston, S.C., is known for many things.  Southern charm.  Restaurants. Idyllic, Sun-soaked days. Being home to one... Read More

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston, S.C., is known for many things.  Southern charm.  Restaurants. Idyllic, Sun-soaked days. Being home to one of the nation’s busiest and most successful ports. But perhaps nothing brings more visitors to the city and the surrounding... Read More

2021-03-19 15:45:12
by Dan McCue
Capitol Hill Riot The Mini-Series Slated for Showtime

"The Comey Rule" executive producers Billy Ray and Shane Salerno are developing an as-yet untitled limited run series on the... Read More

"The Comey Rule" executive producers Billy Ray and Shane Salerno are developing an as-yet untitled limited run series on the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Ray is slated to write and direct the seres, with Salerno serving as... Read More

2021-02-23 15:58:53
by TWN Staff
Movies Back on the Menu in NYC

NEW YORK - New York City movie theaters will be allowed to reopen, at limited capacity, starting on March 5,... Read More

NEW YORK - New York City movie theaters will be allowed to reopen, at limited capacity, starting on March 5, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. The governor broke the news during his daily press briefing with reporters. He said theaters... Read More

2020-12-18 22:19:13
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Tries to Keep Live Entertainment Alive

WASHINGTON -- Congress is trying to make sure the lights don’t go dark on Broadway any longer than necessary as... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Congress is trying to make sure the lights don’t go dark on Broadway any longer than necessary as the coronavirus pandemic devastates the live entertainment industry. Since quarantine shut down much of the industry last March, actors, singers,... Read More

2020-11-30 14:14:10
by Dan McCue
New Book Offers Unique Look at Our Presidents and the Wines They Drank

WASHINGTON - There has probably never been a comprehensive tome on the American presidency quite like this one. Entitled "Wine... Read More

WASHINGTON - There has probably never been a comprehensive tome on the American presidency quite like this one. Entitled "Wine and the White House: A History" and coming in at 456 pages, this new, elegant offering from the White House... Read More

Few New Movies, Small Crowds: Can AMC and B&B Theaters Survive the Pandemic?

At AMC Town Center in the Kansas City suburb of Leawood, Kan., the 20-screen complex has a few recent offerings: There's a new comedy starring Robert... Read More

At AMC Town Center in the Kansas City suburb of Leawood, Kan., the 20-screen complex has a few recent offerings: There's a new comedy starring Robert DeNiro and Rob Riggle, Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" and a thriller with Russell Crowe. But it's the oldies that tell the story of how the coronavirus... Read More

2020-10-22 13:32:27
by Dan McCue
2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade Nixed Due to COVID-19

WASHINGTON - The National Cherry Blossom Festival may still be five months away, but organizers on Wednesday announced the festival... Read More

WASHINGTON - The National Cherry Blossom Festival may still be five months away, but organizers on Wednesday announced the festival parade, long a beloved part of the annual event, has been cancelled for 2021. The reason: The ongoing coronavirus pandemic.... Read More

2020-10-07 19:28:40
by Dan McCue
Led Zeppelin Victorious in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Copyright Case

WASHINGTON - Fans of Led Zeppelin are feeling a "Whole Lotta Love" for the U.S. Supreme Court this week after... Read More

WASHINGTON - Fans of Led Zeppelin are feeling a "Whole Lotta Love" for the U.S. Supreme Court this week after the justices declined to take up the long-running copyright battle over the band's "Stairway to Heaven." The justices did not... Read More

2020-09-29 15:59:33
by Dan McCue
Washington Monument to Reopen and Live Entertainment Returns in D.C.

The Washington Monument, closed for six months due to the coronavirus pandemic, will reopen to the public Thursday, Oct. 1.... Read More

The Washington Monument, closed for six months due to the coronavirus pandemic, will reopen to the public Thursday, Oct. 1. The National Park Service announced Monday that the monument will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days... Read More

Behind the Scenes: ‘Surge’ Follows 2018 Wave of Women Candidates

WASHINGTON — In the final days of her 2018 campaign, Lauren Underwood was sitting in a car, looking on her... Read More

WASHINGTON — In the final days of her 2018 campaign, Lauren Underwood was sitting in a car, looking on her phone at a 1957 picture of a white woman angrily screaming at a young Black woman as she went to... Read More

2020-09-01 17:13:35
by Sara Wilkerson
Blumenthal Urges Congress to Pass Legislation Saving America’s Independent Event Venues

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and leaders in Connecticut’s entertainment industry called on Congress to pass the Save Our Stages Act,... Read More

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and leaders in Connecticut’s entertainment industry called on Congress to pass the Save Our Stages Act, otherwise known as the SOS Act, which would provide Small Business Administration grants for independent live music and event operators... Read More

Now Playing at the Mall Parking Lot: Movies, Drag Shows

NEW YORK (AP) — Angel Dougherty went to the mall last month — not to shop, but to watch a... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Angel Dougherty went to the mall last month — not to shop, but to watch a drive-in drag show in the parking lot. “This year has been so anxiety filled and chaotic, I figured this experience... Read More

2 Arrested in 2002 Cold-Case Killing of Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay

After nearly 20 years of disappointment and dead ends, authorities charged two men with murder in the cold-case killing of... Read More

After nearly 20 years of disappointment and dead ends, authorities charged two men with murder in the cold-case killing of hip-hop pioneer Jam Master Jay, who was gunned down in his Queens music studio in 2002 during what prosecutors described... Read More

2020-07-10 19:25:48
by Sara Wilkerson
Outdoor Entertainment Returns to UK This Weekend

As governments and businesses across the U.S. continue to struggle with the question of when and how to resume outdoor... Read More

As governments and businesses across the U.S. continue to struggle with the question of when and how to resume outdoor sports and entertainment events, the United Kingdom is moving ahead with plans to restart this segment of its economy. If... Read More

2020-07-08 18:00:48
by Dan McCue
Pandemic Doesn't Prevent Musician from Completing 'Project of a Lifetime'

For the musician Nick Parker, a dream 17 years in the making was just coming to fruition when the coronavirus... Read More

For the musician Nick Parker, a dream 17 years in the making was just coming to fruition when the coronavirus outbreak suddenly brought the world's arts and entertainment industries to a screeching halt. The son of the acclaimed artist Robert... Read More

2020-05-21 20:36:01
by Dan McCue
Ted Cruz Takes Aim at China, Accusing Hollywood of Bowing to Its Censors

WASHINGTON - Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday introduced a bill on the floor of the Senate that could have a... Read More

WASHINGTON - Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday introduced a bill on the floor of the Senate that could have a profound effect on American movie studios as it aims to stop Chinese censorship of Hollywood films. American studios have long... Read More

2020-05-19 21:09:31
by Dan McCue
Groundbreaking Survey Series Asks, 'What Will It Take to Return to Normalcy?'

WASHINGTON - Would you be willing to take a cruise right now? How about attending a live sporting event? Or... Read More

WASHINGTON - Would you be willing to take a cruise right now? How about attending a live sporting event? Or staying in a hotel? Perhaps flying? A new survey of the travel and leisure attitudes of Americans found that more... Read More

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