‘Kim’s Convenience’ Star: Now’s the Time for Artists of Color

It took Asian-Canadian actress Jean Yoon years to get a breakout role on television. But now, as one of the stars of the hit Canadian sitcom Kim’s Convenience, she says the entertainment industry is starting to recognize big business opportunities that come with creating shows for underserved audiences. “It’s very clear to broadcasters and advertisers
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Google wants to help smartphone users find new (and old) favorite TV shows and movies to watch. The Mountain View, Calif.-based tech giant announced an update on Thursday for its search engine on mobile, which will serve U.S. users with personalized TV and film recommendations across different streaming services. Here’s how to get started: Mobile
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India’s Reliance Jio, which has disrupted the local telecom and features phone businesses in less than three years of its existence, is now ready to aggressively foray into many more businesses. In a series of announcements, the subsidiary of India’s largest industrial house Reliance Industries today said it will commercially launch its broadband service next
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It should have been a simple dream come true.  Nineteen-year-old Halle Bailey, one half of the sister singing sensation Chloe x Halle, has been tapped to play the lead in the live action version of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. “After an extensive search it was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart,
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BBC executive Ann Sarnoff was named chief of Warner Bros. on Monday, making her the first woman to head the movie studio in its 96-year history. Her appointment follows the departure in March of Kevin Tsujihara, who stepped down after misconduct allegations.WarnerMedia chief executive John Stankey announced Sarnoff’s hiring, concluding a three-month search for one
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With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing and Neil Armstrong’s historic moon walk approaching, the NASA mission and its astronauts are having a media moment. The milestone, which takes place on July 20, is being celebrated with several television specials, including Apollo’s Moon Shot, a six-part series that premiered June 16 on
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If Adam Sandler’s new Netflix movie Murder Mystery drew the same U.S. box office numbers as it did via streaming, it would have made $120.5 million domestically in its opening weekend. That figure is based on the estimated average price for a North American movie ticket being $9.01 and Netflix revealing that the movie—featuring Jennifer
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Having written for Ellen DeGeneres, the Oscars telecast and numerous sitcoms including Two Broke Girls, writer-producer Liz Feldman has one of Hollywood’s most enviable comedy careers. So what does it say about the genre that her most critically-acclaimed creation to date, Dead to Me, also is one of the most depressing shows, maybe ever? “We’re
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When moviegoers first saw King T’Challa in action as Black Panther it was a real showstopper: The Marvel comic book character clings to the top of a sleek new Lexus LC sports coupe as he surfs through the busy streets of Busan, South Korea, in a high-speed chase that ultimately destroys his remote-controlled ride. The
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As more states pass stricter anti-abortion bills, Hollywood is turning up the heat on Georgia, the state that—thanks to its tax breaks for film, television and commercial productions—took in $2.7 billion in direct revenue in 2018. While several actors and producers swore they would avoid filming there in the future, at least two major productions
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