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‘Hustlers’ Studio STX Films is Looking to Sell 46-Film Library to Resolve $150 Million Debt

STXfilms, which scored big box-office successes with the likes of Hustlers and Bad Moms, recently struck a streaming deal with Tubi, Fox Entertainment’s free, ad-supported service. However, the studio has $150 million in debt, so it is looking for other ways to leverage its film library. A new report indicates that it is in talks […]

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Universal’s Cinemark Deal Is Exhibition’s Future: Studios Set Rules, Theaters Follow

Covid-19 shifted the power dynamics between studios and theaters for good. With AMC, Universal negotiated the option to place releases on PVOD after the third weekend of release. Now Universal has a deal with Cinemark that adds a new wrinkle: The PVOD option extends to five weeks if the film opens to more than $50 […]

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Jennifer Lopez Says ‘Hustlers’ Oscar Snub ‘Felt Like I Let Everyone Down’

Throughout the 2019-2020 awards season, a narrative had been building that Jennifer Lopez would receive her overdue, first-ever Academy Award nomination for her already iconic turn as a stripper in Lorene Scafaria’s “Hustlers.” Oscar buzz around the actress began in earnest when the film popped at the Toronto International Film Festival, and then carried well […]

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Jennifer Lopez Calls Her ‘Hustlers’ Oscar Snub ‘A Little Bit of a Letdown’

Jennifer Lopez opened up on her snub at this year’s Oscars during a discussion with Oprah Winfrey, admitting she felt disappointed about not getting nominated.Many expected the “Hustlers” star to have her name called out during this year’s nominations for supporting actress, but Lopez was missing from the list. Kathy Bates (“Richard Jewell”), Laura Dern […]

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Oscars: How the Doc Branch Puts Women and International Stories Front and Centre (Column)

For female filmmakers in the industry, this year’s round of Oscar nominations – in which acclaimed female-helmed films such as “Hustlers” and “The Farewell” were shut out in place of male-directed Best Picture nominees predominantly centred on stories of white men – told a frustratingly familiar story. But in the Academy’s non-fiction branch, a different […]

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The 2020 Oscar Nominees for Best Picture Reveal White Men in a State of Rebellion

We’ve all read the commentaries on the Academy’s shortcomings when it comes to diversity. But what’s revealing is the movies the 8,500 voters actually nominated for Best Picture. Even long-running, well-reviewed hits like “The Farewell” and “Hustlers” didn’t resonate with enough Academy voters, accessible as they were. It reminds us of who these industry insiders […]

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STXFilms to cease theatrical licensing in France under Amazon Prime Video pan-European deal

Pan-European deal effective immediately.STXFilms will no longer license theatrical distribution rights in France under a pan-European deal with Amazon Prime Video announced on Wednesday (January 15).The multi-year, multi-territory output deal sees Stx grant Prime Video all rights to its films in France, marking the first time a global streaming platform has entered into a multi-year […]

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