Cannes Film Festival faces new era after #MeToo “tectonic shift”

CANNES, France (Reuters) – The Cannes Film Festival is taking place for the first time since sexual harassment allegations shocked the global movie industry and led to the creation of the “Me Too” movement to demand greater respect for and representation of women. Reuters: Entertainment News

Broadway’s ‘Mockingbird’ play to go ahead after dispute settled

(Reuters) – The producer of a Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” and the author’s estate have settled a legal dispute over the Aaron Sorkin-penned script, which will allow the production to go head on schedule. Reuters: Entertainment News

Transgender show ‘Transparent’ to end after one more season

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Transgender show “Transparent,” the television series that put Amazon Studios original programming on the map, will end after its upcoming fifth season, its creator, Jill Soloway, said in an interview published on Monday. Reuters: Entertainment News

Cuban artists stage alternative festival after government delay

HAVANA (Reuters) – A group of Cuban artists launched an alternative arts festival this weekend in Havana in response to the Communist government saying it was postponing the official biennial by a year to prioritize funding on rebuilding after Hurricane Irma. Reuters: Entertainment News

After Cosby’s conviction, his alma mater rescinds honorary degree

(Reuters) – Temple University on Friday rescinded an honorary doctorate it had awarded to Bill Cosby, a longtime fundraiser and graduate of the Philadelphia school, where years later he met the victim of the sexual assault that resulted in his conviction this week. Reuters: Entertainment News

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