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HBO Seeks Dismissal of Michael Jackson Estate’s Suit Over ‘Leaving Neverland’

HBO urged an appeals court on Friday to throw out litigation brought by the Michael Jackson estate over the 2019 documentary “Leaving Neverland.”HBO and the Jackson estate have been locked in a legal war ever since the premium cable network agreed to run the documentary, which chronicles child sexual abuse allegations against Jackson.The Jackson estate […]

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‘Leaving Neverland’ director pulls film from Kew Media Distribution

The news follows Kew Media being issued with a cease trading order on 30 January.Dan Reed’s Amos Pictures has pulled distribution of Emmy-winning Channel 4 documentary Leaving Neverland from Kew Media Distribution.Broadcast has learned that Reed’s lawyers have sent Kew a notice stating it is taking back the rights to the HBO co-production after the […]

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PGA Awards: ‘1917’ Named Outstanding Motion Picture

Universal’s 1917 won one of the top prizes — outstanding producer of theatrical motion pictures — at the 31st annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night.Awards were presented in categories spanning film and television. Regarding the latter, the evening’s winners were mostly in line with those who triumphed at this year’s Emmy Awards, such as […]

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PGA Awards Winners: Complete List (Updating Live)

The Producers Guild of America are announcing the winners in the motion picture and television categories for its 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night at the Hollywood Palladium.The PGA Awards has been one of the most reliable bellwethers for the Oscar for best picture, matching award in 21 of its past 30 years, […]

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‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Season 2 Explores Painful Aftermath of Lifetime Documentary

When “Surviving R. Kelly” debuted last January on Lifetime, the six-part documentary series re-ignited the conversation around #MeToo, galvanizing the black community by exposing one its most popular artists as an alleged sexual predator. Just weeks later, “Leaving Neverland” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival amid protests from supporters of Michael Jackson, whose adult victims […]

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‘Leaving Neverland’ Wins Emmy for Top Documentary Special

Adding to an acclaim-filled 2019, “Leaving Neverland” took home the top award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special at Saturday night’s Creative Arts Emmys.The two-part series chronicles the accounts of James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who each allege that as children they were victims of sexual abuse by Michael Jackson. Each of them recount their […]

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20 Indie Gems and Festival Favorites to See This Season, From ‘Parasite’ to ‘Clemency’

This week, IndieWire is rolling out our annual fall preview, including the very best indie movies coming out this year, festival hits bound for a big screen near year, all the awards contenders you need to know about, and even some blockbuster fare that will please even the most discerning viewers.Check back every day for a new look at […]

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Oscar-Winning Documentary ‘Free Solo’ Lands Seven Emmy Nominations

Five months after winning the Oscar for best documentary, “Free Solo” landed seven Emmy nominations Tuesday. The National Geographic film, which chronicles mountaineer Alex Honnold’s nail-biting climb up the 3,000-foot El Capitan without a rope, landed Television Academy nods for directing, editing, cinematography, interactive media, sound editing, sound mixing, and music composition.“We are so happy […]

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