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  • No ‘Rah-Rah Canada’ for Amazon Studios: Streamer On the Hunt for Half-Hour Formats That Aren’t Uber-Canadian September 26, 2022
    Amazon Studios wants to beef up its content library in Canada. And the quickest way to do that, according to Brent Haynes, the studio’s head of originals in Canada, is with half-hour formats. “With the exception of ‘Three Pines,’ we are doing half-hours and that’s because they help quickly build our library. But, that is […]
  • ‘Avatar’ Re-Release Proves There’s Still Interest in Pandora. Will ‘The Way of Water’ Be Another Box Office Smash? September 26, 2022
    There are plenty of valid reasons to be skeptical about “Avatar: The Way of Water.” It’s been more than a decade since James Cameron’s otherworldly sci-fi epic “Avatar” opened in theaters in 2009, smashing expectations on its way to becoming the biggest movie in history with $2.85 billion in global ticket sales. But times, tastes and […]
    Rebecca Rubin
  • E3 2023 Dates Set for In-Person Games Expo in L.A. September 26, 2022
    The Entertainment Software Association has set the dates for E3’s return to the City of Angels next year. The games expo will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center for a four-day run from June 13-16, 2023. In addition, E3 will support “partnered digital events” taking place starting June 11 and running throughout the […]
    Todd Spangler
  • Does Doja Cat’s ‘Vegas,’ Which Interpolates Elvis Presley’s ‘Hound Dog,’ Qualify for an Oscar? September 26, 2022
    Does Doja Cat’s hit song “Vegas” qualify to be an Oscar Best Song nominee? The short answer is: Maybe. But the tune from Baz Luhrmann’s biopic “Elvis” faces more challenges than the average new movie song. The three-and-a-half-minute, commercially released version of “Vegas,” a portion of which is heard during the first half-hour of the […]
    Jon Burlingame
  • ‘Eureka Day’ Review: Timing Is Almost Everything for This Vaccine Comedy Starring Helen Hunt in London September 26, 2022
    Jonathan Spector’s 2018 comedy “Eureka Day” first attracted attention in productions in Berkeley and Brooklyn. But in its sharp U.K. premiere starring Helen Hunt, this often very funny satire about parental attitudes to an outbreak of mumps has suddenly leapt into focus — since it’s really about fiercely personal, highly politicized responses to enforced vac […]
    Gordon Cox
  • Oscars Race: Estonia Selects Basketball Film ‘Kalev’ for Academy Awards September 26, 2022
    A jury convened by the Estonian Film Institute has selected Ove Musting’s basketball film “Kalev” as the country’s candidate in the contest for the Best International Feature Film Oscar at the Academy Awards. A jury led by Edith Sepp, the head of the EFI, selected this year’s nominee from among 11 candidates. Other members of […]
    Naman Ramachandran
  • Bill Nighy on the Oscar Buzz Surrounding ‘Living’: ‘I Don’t Get Out Much’ September 26, 2022
    For Bill Nighy, the road to a character’s heart runs through his tailor. “The clothes govern how you move, how you think and how you feel,” he says. In the case of “Living,” the story of Mr. Williams, a bureaucrat in 1953 London grappling with a fatal illness, the meant donning a bespoke pin-striped suit. […]
  • TEDxAccra Returns as Live Event With Agents of Change Theme – Global Bulletin September 26, 2022
    CONFERENCE For the first time in six years, the TEDxAccra conference will return as a live event on Dec. 17, after being virtual for a few years. After last year’s theme, Forces That Unite, the 2022 theme is Agents of Change. The platform will continue to highlight Africans on the continent and in the diaspora […]
    Naman Ramachandran
  • Zen Animation Title ‘Tiger And Bear’ Lures Buyers at Cartoon Forum (EXCLUSIVE) September 26, 2022
    Of the 80 projects that presented at last week’s Cartoon Forum in Toulouse, no pitch attracted greater (proportional) buyer curiosity than “Tiger and Bear.” Produced by Germany’s Wolkenlenker and adapted from a beloved children’s series from author and illustrator Janosch, the upper-preschool project saw nearly 60% buyer attendance at its Tuesday pitch and f […]
  • Arte, Miam! Board Adolescent Doc Series ‘Boys Boys Boys’ (EXCLUSIVE) September 26, 2022
    Franco-German broadcaster Arte and Paris-based Miam! Distribution have backed the animated documentary “Boys Boys Boys,” with the European broadcaster set to air the upcoming series next autumn as Miam! handles global sales. Still in production, the project is slated for delivery in mid 2023. Directed by Valentine Vendroux and Clawdia Prolongeau and produced […]

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  • Hurricane Ian forecast to explosively strengthen into Cat 4 storm in Gulf September 25, 2022
    Hurricane watches remained in effect for a stretch of Florida’s western coast at midday on Monday as Ian continued to gain strength as the fourth hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. AccuWeather forecasters warn that the storm will rapidly gain intensity during the next couple of days and is forecast to become a Category...
  • Explosive Typhoon Noru turns deadly, unleashes severe flooding in the Philippines September 26, 2022
    The third super typhoon of the season roared to life in the Philippine Sea this weekend and unleashed torrential rainfall, damaging winds and deadly flooding across portions of the northern Philippines. AccuWeather forecasters say the destructive Typhoon Noru will target more of Asia in the coming days. At least eight people were killed and thousands...
  • East Coast on alert for Hurricane Ian's impacts September 25, 2022
    AccuWeather meteorologists warn that the tropical system they have been tracking for nearly a week will not only threaten to cause damage in Florida, but it could also bring widespread impacts to the East Coast. From Monday to Tuesday, Ian is expected to intensify rapidly over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and the eastern Gulf of...
  • Latest hurricane danger could plot an 'unusual track' toward Florida September 24, 2022
    AccuWeather meteorologists are warning of the possibility that Hurricane Ian in the Caribbean could undergo rapid intensification in the days ahead as it churns northward and the wind shear subsides, with the storm’s sights potentially set on striking the west coast of Florida — an often missed target. After making the trek from the Caribbean...
  • Supernatural forces at play? Tampa Bay has dodged a direct hurricane hit for a century July 8, 2020
    For a century, the Tampa Bay area in Florida has been largely void of any direct landfalling hurricane strikes — and some locals believe the reason can be chalked up to a supernatural force. In 2017, Hurricane Irma appeared to be headed straight into the Gulf of Mexico toward the St. Petersburg and Tampa area,...
  • Fiona ravages Atlantic Canada with structural damage, mass power outages September 25, 2022
    The wrath of Fiona lived up to its AccuWeather forecast as one of the strongest storms on record to impact Canada. Making landfall Friday, the storm caused major structural damage to communities and forced over half a million power outages across the region. After bombarding Prince Edward Island, eastern Nova Scotia, western Newfoundland and southeastern Lab […]
  • Escalating hurricane threat prompts statewide emergency in Florida September 23, 2022
    Tropical Storm Ian formed over the central Caribbean Sea late Friday night, and, as AccuWeather meteorologists have been warning since early in the week, it looks increasingly likely that there could be a serious hurricane threat to the continental U.S., particularly for Florida. Should Ian impact the United States as a hurricane, it would be the first...
  • Fiona becomes 'most intense storm on record' to slam into Atlantic Canada September 23, 2022
    After menacing Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, the Turks and Caicos and other parts of the Caribbean, Fiona collided with Atlantic Canada, becoming one of the strongest storms on record to impact the easternmost portions of Canada, according to AccuWeather forecasters and weather data from the region. On Friday, Fiona began bombarding Prince Edward Isla […]
  • Fall kicks off with wintry weather in the Northeast September 23, 2022
    Residents of the northeastern United States can officially say goodbye to summer. AccuWeather meteorologists say typical fall temperatures and the risk of frost are in the offing for the region into next week. A sweeping cold front on Thursday brought rounds of rain and gusty showers to many areas across the Northeast, setting up an...
  • Hurricane season: A handy guide for beginners September 23, 2022
    The year 2022 was shaping up as eerily quiet Atlantic hurricane season compared to the previous two years. August was a historically inactive month, which went without a single named storm for the first time in 25 years. Last year at this point of the season, some 20 named storms had developed in the Atlantic basin....

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  • Manchin push on pipeline approval recalls 1970s dam project
    Approving a large construction project through Congress, as Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia is trying to do for Mountain Valley Pipeline in his state, is highly unusual and, according to legal scholars, rests on very thin precedent. Manchin released legislation on Sept. 21 that would approve the stalled pipeline, a roughly 300-mile […] The post Manchin push on pipeline approval recalls 1970s dam project appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Ways and Means leaders working on lame-duck Social Security fix
    Key lawmakers are eyeing a possible year-end tax package as their best shot at offering a fix for a Social Security provision that many on Capitol Hill believe unfairly cuts benefits for public employees who also have government pensions. The issue was thrust into the spotlight after bipartisan supporters of legislation to permanently boost Social […] The post Ways and Means leaders working on lame-duck Social Security fix appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Final countdown
    Lawmakers have less than a week left to pass a stopgap spending measure to avoid a partial government shutdown. CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Aidan Quigley outline the likely game plan for completing a deal and the hurdles still standing in the way. Show Notes: Schumer starts process for taking up stopgap funding bill […] The post Final countdown appeared first on Roll Call.
  • ‘I got a poster for that’ — Congressional Hits and Misses
    Highlights of this week’s Hits and Misses include Louisiana Rep. Garret Graves‘ poster-sizing his points to the House Natural Resources Committee, North Carolina Rep. Greg Murphy referencing Frank and Estelle Costanza from “Seinfeld” in his opposition to a Medicare mental health bill, a Senate floor dad joke from Delaware Sen. Thomas R. Carper and more. The post ‘I got a poster for that’ — Congressional Hits and Misses appeared first on Roll Call.
  • GOP commits to retaking the House with election-focused policy platform
    House Republican leadership traveled to southwest Pennsylvania on Friday to unveil their “Commitment to America,” a policy platform broadly outlining the party’s goals should they reclaim control of the chamber after the midterm elections. “We wanted to lay out a bold conservative vision to show the country there’s hope again. There’s not just one direction […] The post GOP commits to retaking the House with election-focused policy platform appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Photos of the week ending September 23, 2022
    Congress was in session this week with federal government funding set to expire next Friday and the midterm elections rapidly approaching. Roll Call photojournalists were there to capture the action in and around the Capitol. The post Photos of the week ending September 23, 2022 appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Congress is about to lose its science guy
    Jerry McNerney likes to think about what’s next. The mathematics Ph.D. and former engineer co-chairs the Artificial Intelligence Caucus and has spent a lot of his 16 years in Congress focused on cutting-edge science topics. But the California Democrat says he wasn’t farsighted enough to get ahead in the House. The retiring member’s advice for […] The post Congress is about to lose its science guy appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Biden administration plans private refugee sponsorship program
    The Biden administration is poised to launch a private refugee sponsorship program in the coming months, an effort that could accelerate lagging refugee admissions in the United States. The program will enlist private organizations and groups of everyday Americans to sponsor and resettle refugees, resembling similar efforts undertaken in the past year to resettle Afghans […] The post Biden administration plans private refugee sponsorship program appeared first on Roll Call.
  • House passes package of bills to address policing, crime issues
    The House passed four bills Thursday authorizing grants for law enforcement hiring, training and mental health first responders after a close vote on a procedural hurdle that showed a division among Democrats on some policing and crime issues. The measures would authorize grant programs for increased hiring in police departments with fewer than 200 officers, […] The post House passes package of bills to address policing, crime issues appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Afghan visa program falls short of promises, senator’s review finds
    The Afghan special immigrant visa program “has not lived up to the promise we made to participants” and requires policy changes to meet its full potential, according to a review of the program released Thursday by New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. The SIV program, which provides a safe haven in the United States for […] The post Afghan visa program falls short of promises, senator’s review finds appeared first on Roll Call.


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