Animation workers have reached a $100 million settlement with the Walt Disney Company, Pixar, and Lucasfilm

Animation workers have reached a $100 million settlement with the Walt Disney Company, Pixar, and Lucasfilm in a class action lawsuit claiming that the defendants violated antitrust laws by conspiring to set animation wages via non-poaching agreements. Also part of the settlement are Two Pic MC, formerly known as ImageMovers. The settlement was disclosed in……

via Animation Workers Reach $100 Million Settlement With Disney in Wage-Fixing Suit — Variety

Johnny Depp sues former business managers for 25 million.

Johnny Depp has sued his former business managers, alleging “gross misconduct” that resulted in the actor losing “tens of millions of dollars.” The managers have denied the allegations and responded that the suit is a fabrication and a result of Depp’s “profligate” spending. Depp made the allegations in a lawsuit filed Friday in state court……

via Johnny Depp Sues Former Business Managers for $25 Million — Variety

Carrie Fisher Could Still Receive an Official Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Since Carrie Fisher died on Tuesday, the grieving process for those left behind has taken different forms — sharing photos, writing tributes and posting “Star Wars” quotes among the most popular — and, for some, the Hollywood tradition of visiting the Walk of Fame to commemorate the deceased with flowers and other mementos. Only, for Fisher,……

via Carrie Fisher Could Still Receive an Official Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — Variety

Natalie Portman’s ‘Jackie’ Set for AFI Fest Gala Screening

The American Film Institute has selected Fox Searchlight’s “Jackie,” starring Natalie Portman and directed by Pablo Larraín, as a Centerpiece Gala at the AFI Fest on Nov. 14 at the TCL Chinese. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival and has been set for a Dec. 2 opening. The film is a psychological portrait……

via Natalie Portman’s ‘Jackie’ Set for AFI Fest Gala Screening — Variety

Jennifer Cochis Replaces Stephanie Allain as L.A. Film Festival Director

Stephanie Allain has stepped down as the director of the Los Angeles Film Festival and been replaced by Jennifer Cochis, who has been the festival’s creative director. Allain, whose credits include “Hustle & Flow” and “Beyond the Lights,” is in production on Justin Simien’s Netflix series “Dear White People” and in post production on Gerard……

via Jennifer Cochis Replaces Stephanie Allain as L.A. Film Festival Director — Variety

Nate Parker Gets Warm Reception at Virginia ‘Birth of a Nation’ Appearance

Norfolk, Va. — Nate Parker got a rapturous reception on Tuesday at Norfolk State University, a historically black college half a mile from the housing project where he lived during his early years. “I’m home,” he told the packed theater, to a huge ovation. The appearance was “The Birth of a Nation” director’s first on……

via Nate Parker Gets Warm Reception at Virginia ‘Birth of a Nation’ Appearance — Variety

‘Hotel Rwanda’s Terry George Looks At Armenian Genocide With ‘The Promise:’ Toronto Q&A

The last time he introduced a hot button film on a genocidal campaign at the Toronto Film Festival, Terry George came away with momentum that infused Hotel Rwanda with the momentum it needed to break through and make a global impact. He’s back here with The Promise, a sweeping drama set against the backdrop of the WWI…

via ‘Hotel Rwanda’s Terry George Looks At Armenian Genocide With ‘The Promise:’ Toronto Q&A — Deadline