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LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 11th-hour deal was reached Saturday, averting a strike of film and television crews that would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs and would have frozen productions in Hollywood and across the U.S.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union representing film and television crews says its 60,000 members will begin a nationwide strike on Monday if it does not reach a deal that satisfies demands for fair and safe working conditions.

French filmmaker Audrey Diwan’s life changed forever when her sophomore film “Happening” won the top award at the Venice International Film Festival exactly one month ago. In the four weeks since, Diwan has picked up more prizes, secured a North American distributor in IFC Films and FilmNation and is in the running to represent France at the Oscars in 2022.

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A major Hollywood strike could be on the horizon for some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers in the entertainment industry. Over the weekend, members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IASTE) overwhelmingly voted in favor of authorizing a nationwide strike for the first time in its history.

NEW YORK (AP) — Pandemic moviegoing is finally starting to look like pre-pandemic moviegoing. Sony Pictures' Marvel sequel “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” blew away expectations to debut with $90.1 million in ticket sales, making it easily the best opening of the pandemic, according to studio estimates Sunday.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Timbaland paved his own way as a hit-making producer for elite acts like Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z, but now he’s creating a lane for aspiring music creators to collaborate with the industry’s biggest performers.

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Finding success in Hollywood can be a daunting task. While some stars manage to make it on their own, others approach the entertainment industry through their parents. For these celebrities, Hollywood is very much a family business.Using each actor's "Actor Score — a score out of 100 that takes into account the total number of IMDb votes for the TV shows and movies an actor has appeared in, the number of page views on the actor's Wikipedia page over the past 30 days and the total number of award nominations an actor has received — the following is a ranking of the most famous Hollywood families. Actors had to have at least 30,000 Wikipedia page views over the 30-day period to qualify.The team then found actors who have a score of at least 60 and a parent with a score of 20 or higher. The ranking is ordered by the child's Actor Score and ties are broken by the parent's Actor Score. If a child has two parents with Actors Scores over 20, both are included.

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Though there are things about being busy that make a person feel important, the state of busyness in and of itself is no more a measure of imp…

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