Twitter on Tuesday evening affixed a “state-affiliated media” label — a marker used to help users identify outlets that are editorially controlled by governments — to NPR’s main account, despite previous policy guidelines specifically noting NPR did not fall under that category. In a statement shared on Wednesday, NPR CEO John Lansing described the move […]
Cannes: Plus M Entertainment CEO on Turning the Family Firm Into a Korean Content Powerhouse
South Korean executive Jeongin Hong never planned to become a movie mogul. After studying economics at Princeton and putting in distinguished stints in private equity at Boston Consulting and Goldman Sachs (“I’m a science and economics guy,” he says), he was lured back to the family business in 2015. His family’s firm happens to be JoongAng Group, arguably […]
Chinese Director Lu Chuan Arrives in Cannes With Three Projects on Offer (Exclusive)
Filmmaker Lu Chuan, perhaps the most prominent Chinese commercial filmmaker visiting Cannes this year, will touch down on the Côte d’Azur Saturday to shop three new projects — one finished documentary, one nearly complete sci-fi thriller in need of a global distributor, and an all-new drama feature seeking a U.S. co-production partner. Lu is best known […]
The Coolest Gifts for ‘Little Mermaid’ Fans, From Stylish Swimwear and Fine Jewelry to Lego Sets
The new live-action film starring Halle Bailey hits theaters May 26 — get into the mermaidcore mood with chic jewelry, clothing and more movie-inspired merch.