Tech

As the globe’s biggest sporting event kicks off in Russia Thursday, business has never looked better, despite corruption scandals and the absence of Team USA. The 2018 World Cup, soccer’s premiere tournament, was supposed to be a disaster. Scandal — corruption allegations against FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, and doping charges levied at Russia, this…
June 14, 2018
The streaming giant is forcing traditional TV players to cannibalize their business models as music, VR and even box office are poised for big gains, says the annual report from PwC. For a third consecutive year, the traditional TV and home video market will fall in the U.S., and it is expected to decline through…
June 05, 2018
Sharon Stone and Liam Neeson will be among the presenters at this year’s ceremony, set to take place in New York on May 14. The Webby Awards has named two more special achievement honorees, The Hollywood Reporter can reveal exclusively. Adam Sandler will receive a special achievement award for his performances across several Netflix films…
May 09, 2018
“I really just thought that it was my time to transition into a multihyphenate, out of a single hyphenate,” says the heretofore writer-comedian about her bold play for the outstanding actress in a short-form comedy or drama Emmy. [This story contains spoilers from the web series An Emmy for Megan.] Megan Amram is ready to branch…
April 30, 2018
Scandals involving shows in Brazil, Israel and the Philippines highlight the challenge for the streaming giant as it tries to grow internationally while staying above the local political fray. Netflix has long since gone global. The majority of the Netflix subscribers are already outside the United States and that global gap is only going to…
April 16, 2018
The extreme sports media company is teaming with space explorers to do a new moon shot, which will be broadcast live worldwide. Soft-drink giant and extreme sports group Red Bull is planning the world’s first private moon shot. Teaming up with Berlin-based commercial space exploration company PTScientists, Red Bull will launch a robotic space mission…
April 10, 2018
Oprah Winfrey, left and Shonda Rhimes Mike Marsland/WireImage; Jon Kopaloff/WireImage The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences has unveiled the nominations for the Webby Awards, shining a spotlight on Internet-centric organizations that over the last year have addressed such hot-button topics as sexual harassment, immigration and gun control. In its 22nd year, the IADAS has…
April 03, 2018
“To be a non-self-conscious asshole — God, I’ve wanted to do that all my life,” cracks Marc Maron as we sit down at the offices of The Hollywood Reporter to record an episode of THR‘s Awards Chatter podcast and begin discussing his Netflix comedy series GLOW. He’s describing the character he plays — it recently earned him Critics’…
March 26, 2018
The technologist received the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar Statuette. Even as he accepted the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar statuette for his industry contributions, during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards, which took place Saturday night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, technologist Jonathan Erland criticized the…
February 11, 2018
The half-hour series hails from creator Kit Steinkellner with ‘Switched at Birth’ creator Lizzy Weiss set to serve as showrunner. Facebook has given a straight-to-series order to a female-driven dramedy starring Elizabeth Olsen.  The untitled series was created and written by Kit Steinkellner (Z: The Beginning of Everything). Switched at Birth creator Lizzy Weiss is…
February 09, 2018