Below is a summary of the entertainment news briefs. Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over ‘Black Widow’ streaming release Scarlett Johansson, star of the Marvel superhero film ‘Black Widow,’ sued Walt Disney Co on Thursday, alleging the company breached its contract when it offered the film for streaming atRead More →

Tipperary Deputy Mattie Mc Grath, who leads the independent rural Dáil group, has called on the government to urgently tackle the looming ‘cliff edge’ situation for many musicians and other live performers in September, who could potentially find themselves without income this winter. Speaking today (Friday 23rd July) from hisRead More →

Popular streaming platform YouTube announced on Tuesday the acquisition of social commerce startup Simsim. The Google-owned company said it has now signed a definitive agreement to purchase the video-selling site. However, no details of the deal were disclosed by any of the parties. According to YouTube, the latest addition toRead More →

DUBLIN, July 13, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Asia-Pacific (APAC) Media and Entertainment Market – Growth, Trends, Impact of COVID-19 and Forecast (2021-2026)” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. Asia Pacific Media and Entertainment Market is expected to register a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period (2021-2026) With the ever-increasingRead More →

Below is a summary of the entertainment news briefs. Actress Seydoux tests positive for COVID ahead of Cannes appearances: Variety James Bond actress Lea Seydoux, who was due to appear next week at the Cannes Film Festival, where organizers are trying to control the contagion of COVID-19, hasRead More →

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, displays a flyer promoting an illegal party, during the December 8 session of the House of Representatives. Photo: Adrian Walker/JIS Jamaica’s Local Government and Rural Development Minister Desmond McKenzie said the entertainment sector would be under heavy scrutiny following aRead More →

Jamaica’s two music rights societies, the Jamaica Association of Composers Authors and Publishers (JACAP) and the Jamaica Music Society (JAMMS), have reduced fees by up to 30% on permits and 25% on general licenses. The organizations say this downward adjustment is aimed at prompting the industry to rebound after moreRead More →

DUBLIN – (COMMERCIAL THREAD)–The “Asia-Pacific (APAC) Media and Entertainment Market – Growth, Trends, Impact of COVID-19, and Forecast (2021-2026))” the report was added to ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. Asia-Pacific Media and Entertainment Market is expected to register a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period (2021 – 2026) With the ever increasingRead More →

The government’s decision not to make national vaccine passports compulsory at live events has been welcomed by the entertainment industry. Health Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed on Monday that England will move into Stage 4 of the roadmap next week, albeit with advice on masks and so-called vaccine passports. However, governmentRead More →

JEDDAH: The General Entertainment Authority (GEA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Social Development Bank (SDB), to provide flexible funding totaling SR500 million ($133 million). The fund will provide quality investment opportunities to contribute to the growth and sustainability of the entertainment sector. It will also increase theRead More →

RIYAD: After a fruitful collaboration between 15 Arab countries, led by Saudi Arabia and under the supervision of the Arab Organization for Education, Culture and Science, Arabic Calligraphy: Knowledge, Skills and Practices has been officially added to the UNESCO representative list of intangible cultural property. Patrimonium of mankind. In additionRead More →

Plans to lift coronavirus restrictions in England have been welcomed by the entertainment industry as calls have been renewed for the government to provide further support and guidance to the sector. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday that England’s coronavirus restrictions are set to be lifted on so-called “freedomRead More →

Plans to lift coronavirus restrictions in England have been hailed by the entertainment industry as calls have been renewed for the government to provide additional support and advice to the sector. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday announced that coronavirus restrictions in England are expected to be lifted on so-calledRead More →