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The writers breathing life into black British history

Image copyright Ellie Kurttz Image caption Shannon Hayes and Donna Berlin star in Janice Okoh’s play The Gift From an African girl who was “gifted” to Queen Victoria to a slave who took on his master in the British courts, several little-known but remarkable chapters of black British history are …

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Grammys CEO says she was ousted after reporting harassment

LOS ANGELES — The ousted Grammys CEO fired back at the Recording Academy on Tuesday, alleging that she was removed after complaining about sexual harassment and pay disparities and for calling out conflicts of interest in the nomination process for music’s most most prestigious awards. Lawyers for Deborah Dugan, who …

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Netflix holds its own in the streaming wars – for now

Netflix holds its own in the streaming wars – for now

The stock dropped about 2.5 percent immediately in after-hours trading, likely due to a cautious forecast for the first quarter. But shares rebounded and held steady soon after. The company — a pioneer in producing streaming media and binge-worthy shows — now boasts more than 167 million subscribers worldwide, bolstered …

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Jason Bateman on the perks of directing himself: ‘I’ve got one hand on the wheel behind the camera’

PASADENA – Jason Bateman is quickly establishing himself as one of Hollywood’s brightest directors. Often viewed as a funnyman because of his slapstick comedy projects, Bateman has accepted the new challenges that come with directing and acting in a series or film. The 51-year-old’s latest endeavor sees him adapting Stephen King’s bestselling …

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