Hollywood & the Middle East: How Erasure & Stereotyping Damaged Representation

Mon, 01 May 2023 - 12:55 GMT

Despite the deep-rooted racism and prejudice that exists within Hollywood, we are in the 21st century. We have the internet, various production companies, and platforms that are challenging the status quo.

Memory of the day: Sheikh Mohammad Sayed Tantawi is appointed Sheikh of Al-Azhar in 1996

Sun, 27 Mar 2022 - 09:29 GMT

In the following lines, ET sheds light on the most important world events that took place on March 27.

Could 'Blue Marilyn' be the most expensive painting in Christie’s auction history?

Wed, 23 Mar 2022 - 01:46 GMT

Andy Warhol's painting "Blue Marilyn" may be the most expensive work of art to be sold in a Christie’s auction.

Disney, Warner Bros., Sony pausing film releases in Russia over Ukraine invasion

Tue, 01 Mar 2022 - 10:38 GMT

The Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) said Monday it is pausing the release of theatrical films in Russia, starting with the upcoming Pixar Animation Studios release, "Turning Red." Within hours, WarnerMedia said it would pause this week's release of "The Batman" in Russia.

Wrap-up of Hollywood star Gerard Butler's recent visit to Egypt

Thu, 24 Feb 2022 - 09:46 GMT

Hollywood star Gerard Butler seemed to really enjoy his recent visit to Egypt.

Memory of the day: Traveler Jean Palma reaches peak of Alps in 1786

Sun, 08 Aug 2021 - 12:48 GMT

On August 8 , many important events took place.

A year after 'Parasite,' Korean-language movie 'Minari' is talk of Hollywood

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 02:26 GMT

A year after South Korean satire “Parasite” took Hollywood by storm, another Korean-language movie, “Minari,” is making waves during awards season.

'Judas and the Black Messiah' joins surge of Black stories in Hollywood

Wed, 10 Feb 2021 - 06:00 GMT

Just a few years after the #OscarsSoWhite uproar in Hollywood, Black culture is making its mark on this year’s award season with critically acclaimed films like “One Night in Miami,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and the latest release, “Judas and the Black Messiah.”

Egypt’s Amir Hedayah wins Best Title Music at Hollywood Music in Media Awards

Tue, 02 Feb 2021 - 02:07 GMT

Egypt’s Amir Hedayah wins Best Title Music at Hollywood Music in Media Awards.

Naomi Campbell wishes to play Cleopatra in Hollywood, Zahi Hawass

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 03:22 GMT

Renowned archaeologist Zahi Hawass stated that he is friends with the British model Naomi Campbell, who is currently visiting Egypt.

Arab Music Institute hosts concert for Cairo Opera Troupe on Oct. 30

Tue, 27 Oct 2020 - 12:09 GMT

The concert's program includes singing anthologies from the most famous Hollywood films and international operas.

Actor Anthony Rapp sues Kevin Spacey for sexual misconduct in 1980s

Thu, 10 Sep 2020 - 11:51 GMT

Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey was accused in a civil lawsuit on Wednesday of sexual assault and battery in the 1980s by actor Anthony Rapp and a second, unnamed person when both plaintiffs were about 14.

Harry and Meghan team up with Netflix in major Hollywood move

Thu, 03 Sep 2020 - 11:41 GMT

Britain’s Prince Harry and his American-born wife Meghan have signed an exclusive multiyear production deal with Netflix Inc.

Hollywood thriller 'Tenet' tests fans' appetite for cinemas

Thu, 27 Aug 2020 - 11:30 GMT

The hopes of Hollywood were riding on the opening of “Tenet” on Wednesday as the Christopher Nolan spy thriller tests the appetite of movie fans to return to cinemas and rescue an industry hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lights, camera, not much action: Hollywood slow to restart in a pandemic

Tue, 18 Aug 2020 - 12:14 GMT

As home-bound audiences eagerly await new programming during the coronavirus pandemic, Hollywood has been slow to get cameras rolling again.

Disney's 'Mulan' to skip most movie theaters for streaming

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 - 11:18 GMT

Walt Disney Co’s live-action epic “Mulan” will skip most of the world’s movie theaters and go directly to the company’s streaming platform in September

Lack of insurance threatens supply of Hollywood films, TV shows in 2021

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 - 11:53 GMT

Insurers have largely stopped covering independent film and television productions against the risk of COVID-19 illness, a shift that threatens the supply of new entertainment in 2021, Hollywood producers, insurers and industry experts said.

Hollywood weighs how to foster lasting Black inclusion

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 - 04:32 GMT

Hollywood came under intense scrutiny for a lack of diversity in 2015 when the #OscarsSoWhite movement spotlighted the dearth of Black nominees for the film industry’s highest honors.

Hollywood restarts movie production with 'Jurassic World: Dominion' and 'Avatar'

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 - 10:05 GMT

Universal Studios said on Monday it expects to resume production in early July on “Jurassic World: Dominion” as Hollywood begins to emerge from a three-month coronavirus shutdown.

Frequent testing, less contact recommended to get Hollywood cameras rolling again

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 - 10:44 GMT

Hollywood studios and labor unions on Monday proposed extensive coronavirus testing and other safeguards to allow actors and crew members to resume movie and TV show production in the United States.