Hollywood raked in $280 million in ticket sales in the United States and Canada, roughly double what it made the same weekend last year. The largest factor: "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" roaring past bad reviews to open with $150 million.
Visitors pose for pictures with an art installation at Vinyl Museum in Tokyo on July 20. The museum is designed to attract young women who are interested in taking pictures of themselves with the installations and uploading the photographs on social media platforms.
California's proposed budget includes a tax credit for movie productions made in state that would require reporting diversity statistics and have sexual harassment protections in place for its employees. Credits would be awarded to "below the line" hiring practices, not just for starring actors and directors.
Winners at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards took the opportunity to advocate for diversity both in front of and behind the camera.
Moctesuma Esparza's $20 million project has already opened theaters in five California cities that lack entertainment options, including Delano, Salinas, Bakersfield, Pittsburg, and Fresno and the producer plans to expand to more rural communities in other states.