These are the biggest challenges in the TV and film market, according to top agents

These are the biggest challenges in the TV and film market, according to top agents

United Talent Agency partners Rich Klubeck and Dan Erlij are used to the rough-and-tumble nature of Hollywood. They have to be in order to push for more original voices and stories on-screen. Erlij, co-head of UTA’s television literary department, represents such risk-taking talent as “Succession” creator and showrunner Jesse Armstrong. Klubeck is a partner in … Read more

China’s top diplomat doubles down on sweeping territorial claims

China’s top diplomat doubles down on sweeping territorial claims

Beijing’s top diplomat has hammered home China’s claim of sovereignty over nearly all of the South China Sea, where its “dashed line” pits it against several neighboring states—most publicly the Philippines. These countries took advantage of the turmoil China experienced during its Cultural Revolution of the 1960s-70s to occupy South China Sea features, leading to … Read more

China not supplying weapons in Russia-Ukraine war, top official says

China not supplying weapons in Russia-Ukraine war, top official says

China’s foreign minister has said that Beijing doesn’t sell lethal weapons in the Russia-Ukraine war. “China’s principled position on the Ukrainian issue, emphasizing that China adheres to the political solution of hot-spot issues, insists on promoting peace and promoting talks, does not add fuel to the fire, does not take advantage of opportunities, and does … Read more

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider Verse’ takes top prize at Annie Awards

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider Verse’ takes top prize at Annie Awards

“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” won best picture Saturday at the Annie Awards, which honors animated films and television programs. The Sony Pictures Animation feature collected six other awards, including best direction, FX and character design, at the annual ceremony, which was held at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The superhero film is a sequel to “Spider-Man: Into … Read more

CBP’s top doctor tried to order fentanyl lollipops for UN meeting, whistleblowers say

CBP’s top doctor tried to order fentanyl lollipops for UN meeting, whistleblowers say

The chief medical officer for Customs and Border Protection pressured his staff to order fentanyl lollipops for him to take to the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York in September, according to a whistleblower report sent to Congress on Friday.  The whistleblowers said Dr. Alexander Eastman’s staff raised questions about why he would … Read more

Top 3 states for finding a job

Top 3 states for finding a job

Against a backdrop of a robust labor market that added 168,000 more jobs than expected in January, some could easily assume that finding a job may be difficult. In some states, the opposite is true—employers are struggling to find workers. Notably, West Virginia, South Carolina, and Alaska. In the current economic upswing marked by manageable … Read more

Principal with drag queen side gig resigns under pressure from Oklahoma’s top schools official

Principal with drag queen side gig resigns under pressure from Oklahoma’s top schools official

For two decades, Shane Murnan worked as an educator by day and a drag queen on nights and weekends at clubs in Oklahoma City. He won awards for his performances as he moved up in his career to become an administrator. He never had a problem with his dual identities, he said, until last year. … Read more

Looking for the best budgeting apps? Here are some top options

Looking for the best budgeting apps? Here are some top options

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Disney earnings top Wall Street expectations amid proxy battle with Nelson Peltz

Disney earnings top Wall Street expectations amid proxy battle with Nelson Peltz

Disney beat earnings expectations for its most recent fiscal quarter as pressure mounts on Chief Executive Bob Iger to impress shareholders while trying to beat back a challenge to his strategy from activist investor Nelson Peltz. The Burbank entertainment giant delivered net income of $2.15 billion during the first fiscal quarter of 2024, which is … Read more