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WarnerMedia, Walt Disney Co. and NBCUniversal will consider stopping productions in Georgia should the state's new abortion law take effect, echoing a threat made this week by Netflix.

WarnerMedia, which owns HBO, CNN and other channels, told NPR in a statement on Thursday, "We will watch the situation closely and if the new law holds we will reconsider Georgia as the home to any new productions." The company said it operates in many states and countries where it may not agree with leaders' stances but respects due process.

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There’s a fight brewing over a small tax credit cut in the Ohio House version of the two-year state budget.

Doris Day, the biggest Hollywood star produced by Cincinnati, died Monday at her California home at age 97.

Born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff, she overcame a severe leg injury as a teenager which ended her promising dancing career to star in 39 films, record "Sentimental Journey," "Que Sera Sera," and hundreds of songs, and enjoy a five-year run in The Doris Day Show situation comedy on CBS.

A film set for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" in Cleveland.
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The Ohio House's version of the proposed state budget has put the $40 million-per-year film tax credit on the chopping block. With both progressive and conservative groups in favor of dropping the tax credit, Ohio's film industry is getting nervous.

After weeks of hand-wringing, vote-wrangling and even some stern finger-wagging from the Department of Justice, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has declined to pursue a controversial proposal to change the Oscars' eligibility rules.

Yes, it's true: All the visits to Middletown by Oscar-winning director Ron Howard were to scope out locations for his Hillbilly Elegy movie based on J.D. Vance's memoir of growing up among working-class "hillbillies" in the Butler County steel town.

But only a fraction of the film will be shot in Ohio, unless things change, says Ami Vitori, a Middletown City Council member and a Middletown Visitors Bureau board member.

Updated April 18 at 10:35 a.m. ET

The Writers Guild of America is suing four of Hollywood's biggest talent agencies in a fight over writers' wages — and whether agents are keeping too much of the pie for themselves.

The guild, along with eight writers including The Wire creator David Simon, filed the complaint in California superior court. They are suing William Morris Endeavor, Creative Artists Agency, United Talent Agency and ICM Partners.

Actor Gabriel Basso (The Whole Truth) will star in Hillbilly Elegy as "J.D. Wade," the fictionalized name for J.D. Vance, who wrote the book of the same title about growing up in Middletown, Deadline reports.

Hillbilly Elegy "is a potential star making role for the young actor," Deadline says.

Amy Adams speaking at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con International, for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.
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Six-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams will star in Ron Howard's movie version of Hillbilly Elegy¸ Variety reports.

Gains have been made for women and people of color who work in movies and TV, but the numbers remain a long way from proportionately reflecting the U.S. population, according to a new study from UCLA.

The annual Hollywood Diversity Report looks at diversity both in front of and behind the camera. It also looks at box office and ratings.

America's Greatest Films

Dec 25, 2018
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The American Film Institute every year since 1998 has released its take on the 100 greatest American films of all time. The list has changed over time, with some films dropped only to regain a slot years later.  Today on All Sides, we talk about what makes an American film great. 

The Power Of Black Panther

Feb 26, 2018
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Black Panther, the first superhero film with a predominantly black cast, is on track to become one of the highest grossing films of the year. Director Ryan Coogler is also the first black director hired by Disney to mastermind a Marvel film.

Join us today as we discuss the impact Black Panther has had and its themes of black power and excellence.

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Thyra Chaney loves movies. Like, really loves them.

“I love the dialogue. I love the production,” she says. “I love every single thing about it.”

Black Panther pounced on the weekend box office, breaking cultural barriers and earning the highest debut ever for a February film, with an estimated three-day domestic gross of $192 million, said Disney, Marvel's parent company.

The opening was the fifth highest-earning of any film, according to Disney. The only other movies that have brought in more are Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jurassic World and The Avengers, according to The Associated Press.

The three of us — NPR movie critic Bob Mondello, Pop Culture Happy Hour host Linda Holmes and me, a writer for the NPR Arts Desk and Pop Culture Happy Hour panelist — didn't share our lists of favorite 2017 movies with one other beforehand, so it's interesting to see us all agreeing on so many great films (The Big Sick, Call Me By Your Name, The Florida Project and Get Out).

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