Already there are signs of disruption. In April, MPAA chief Charles Rivkin told reporters at CinemaCon that a new film contract was being “re-examined” and that the USTR was negotiating directly with the Chinese government. Those talks, we hear, are now stalled again. Then in May, the Game of Thrones finale did not air as scheduled in China, with Tencent Video claiming transmission problems at the last minute. HBO said the culprit was the trade dispute. There also is word of a clampdown on non-studio imports to China — disheartening after the recent success of Oscar winner Green Book. (Foreign titles like those from Bollywood and the $50M+ grossing Capernaum are not thought to be affected.) … [Read more...] about China: Could Trump’s Trade War & Stricter Local Controls Extend Summer Hollywood Movie Blackout To October?
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"(It's) hard to say. The Eagles, the Bills, the Bears, Colts, the Jets, Cowboys, Rams and the Titans," Mims said. "I've been getting a lot of calls lately. Now I'm just trying to see who's going to draft me, but I may get drafted by a team I never even talked to at all. I'm just trying to be patient and see where I end up at." … [Read more...] about NFL Draft 2020: Baylor WR Denzel Mims reveals the teams that have talked to him in conference calls
Emory: That’s why you work with guys like Chris. You work with guys you believe in. Tye was talking about the process of reading the scripts, it’s funny to realize that because of the position we’re in how many terrible scripts we read, and how many times the agents want us to do the terrible scripts. So when you get a script like Detour and you get on the phone with a guy like Chris, it’s like everybody can just go away because I know I’m doing good material. … [Read more...] about What It’s Like to Be Hollywood’s It Boy: Emory Cohen and Tye Sheridan Talk Han Solo Rumors
Left: President Moon Jae-in, second from right, holds hand with relevant officials at an investment ceremony for the “Gwangju employment model” last Jan. 31. Right: The Gwangju division of the Federation of Korean Trade Unions holds a press conference in front of the Gwangju city government’s office warning that it might pull out from the agreement. [JOONGANG ILBO, JANG JEONG-PIL]The Federation of Korean Trade Unions (FKTU), the second-largest trade union in Korea, is threatening to withdraw from a grand initiative that was to reverse the declining fortunes of the country’s automobile industry. The Gwangju employment model was one of president Moon Jae-in’s key policies. It centers on cutting wages to 70 percent of the average of workers at other car plants. It also allows for flexible working hours so companies can hire more people. On Wednesday last week, the FKTU said it has had enough and suggested that it would not be supporting the program. The union … [Read more...] about Gwangju model on the rocks as FKTU talks withdrawal
Oil prices surge on hopes of a price war truce Oil plunges in Asia as producers start price war Oil plunges 10% after Opec deal collapses At the same time the month-long oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia has left the global market with far more crude than is needed. … [Read more...] about Oil jittery as Saudi Arabia-Russia talks delayed