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Spike Lee Talks 'Black Klansman' Movie and Why He Regrets the Rape Scene in 'She's Gotta Have It'

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She's Gotta Have It," he says, sitting in an editing bay at his sprawling 40 Acres and a Mule office in Brooklyn. "People always ask me if there's one thing I could take back, a do-over. The first thing I say is the rape scene in the original film from 1986. So I'll apologize again right here. That should've never been in there."

A generation has passed since the director's breakout hit about a young woman with too many lovers — one played by Lee »

- Craigh Barboza

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'One Tree Hill' Alum Details "Frat House" Vibe in "Misogynistic" Writers Room (Guest Column)

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Bad behavior exists on a continuum. Now that we're finally talking about it, it's important to remember that rape is not the same as demanding sex in exchange for a job, is not the same as creating a hostile work environment in which women feel undervalued, afraid to speak up or in any other way disempowered because of their gender. And yet, at some point, all of this needs to be addressed, including work environments that are hostile in ways that have nothing to do with one's gender, and everything to do with a megalomaniac at the top and the »

- Stacy Rukeyser

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Separate Art from the Artist? THR Critics Debate Hollywood's Harassment Impact

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With Jeffrey Tambor leaving Amazon's Transparent, Matthew Weiner's book tour being disrupted by accusations against him, FX cutting ties with Louis C.K., and a chorus of new voices calling out Brett Ratner and Russell Simmons, Hollywood seems to have entered a new era of accountability when it comes to sexual misconduct. To examine the extent to which these allegations have complicated, and perhaps changed, the way they do their job, three THR critics started a conversation over email. Below are excerpts. 

Tim Goodman The three of us are sitting down to have this conversation in the middle of an ongoing period of »

- Tim Goodman,Todd McCarthy,Inkoo Kang

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U.K. Camera Operator Dies Filming Stunt Scene for BBC, Netflix Drama

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British camera operator Mark Milsome has died filming a stunt scene for upcoming BBC and Netflix drama The Forgiving Earth.

The BBC confirmed the 54-year-old's death Monday. "We are deeply shocked and saddened to hear this terrible news," it said in a statement. "Mark Milsome was hugely talented and a much respected colleague. Our thoughts are with Mark's family and friends at this incredibly difficult time."

The Guild of British Camera Technicians (Gbct) said: "The Gbct board and its membership are absolutely devastated by this tragic news. Mark Milsome was not only an incredibly talented camera operator, he was also one »

- Georg Szalai,Alex Ritman

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Kew Media Group Hires Former eOne Exec Carrie Stein to Grow Drama Slate

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Kew Media Group has expanded its scripted TV division by naming former Entertainment One and 3 Arts Entertainment exec Carrie Stein as executive vp global scripted series.

Based in Los Angeles, Stein joins the indie producer after it bought a stake in Jeff Norton's U.K.-based Awesome Media & Entertainment, creator of Metawars and other IP set to be adapted into primetime TV series. Toronto-based Kew Media and Norton will bring his novels and other character franchises to life as TV series, with Wme on board with packaging.

Kew Media also recently acquired Cardinal producer Sienna Films. Stein was most »

- Etan Vlessing

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ProSiebenSat.1 CEO to Step Down, German TV Giant Becomes Possible Takeover Target

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Thomas Ebeling, CEO of German television group ProSiebenSat.1, has announced he will be stepping down in February, a year earlier than planned.

The move, announced Sunday night, has sparked speculation about the future of the company, which operates several free and pay TV channels in Germany but has been hard hit by increased competition from online streamers Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Ebeling has been head of ProSiebenSat.1 since 2009 and, according to an official statement from Werner Brandt, ProSiebenSat.1 supervisory board chairman, proved himself to be “one of the extraordinary corporate personalities in the media industry.”

But Ebeling and ProSiebenSat.1 »

- Scott Roxborough

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Amazon Strikes AMC Studios Int'l Output Deal, Takes Ridley Scott's 'The Terror'

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Amazon on Monday unveiled an international output agreement with AMC Studios for 28 territories.

Under the deal, financial details of which weren't disclosed, Amazon Prime Video will have first-window rights to select new AMC series in those markets, as well as second-run rights in many other countries.

"Prime Video members in key territories like Australia, Germany, Italy, India and Japan will exclusively see new shows the network that brought viewers critically acclaimed hit series, such as Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and Preacher before they will be available on any other channel," the companies »

- Georg Szalai

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How 'Walking Dead' Gave New Life to its Nastiest Nightmare(s)

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[Warning: this story contains spoilers for season eight, episode five of AMC's The Walking Dead, "The Big Scary U," as well as major spoilers from the comic books on which the show is based.]

Given its premise, AMC's The Walking Dead is a series steeped in impossibilities — and with its latest episode, it just began a story most people would have found impossible beforehand: Negan's redemption.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan's smirking psychopath stood front and center over the course of "The Big Scary U," an episode that saw Negan and Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) working to find »

- Josh Wigler

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'Smilf' Creator Frankie Shaw on Tackling Sexual Assault and Objectification

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[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the "Half a Sheet Cake & a Blue-Raspberry Slushie" episode of Showtime's Smilf.]

In its first three episodes, Frankie Shaw's rookie Showtime comedy Smilf has tackled the struggles of single parenthood, eating disorders and now sexual assault. In the final moments of the Sunday's installment, single mom Bridgette Bird is groped by her date — a man she met via Craigslist ad — prompting her to punch him in the face.

Creator, exec producer and star Shaw spoke with The Hollywood »

- Jean Bentley

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'Last Man On Earth' Stars on Family, Feminism and (Literally) Breaking the Glass Ceiling

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[Warning: This story contains spoilers for season four, episode seven of The Last Man On Earth, "Gender Friender."]

"Well behaved Tandys seldom make herstory."

This catchphrase begins Tandy's (Will Forte) quest to become a feminist in the latest episode of Last Man On Earth, after finding himself surrounded by strong women once his twins are born. 

Following the addition to Last Man on Earth's baby brood, the group, now installed in a home in Mexico formerly owned by a cartel boss, becomes restless. While Tandy gets to know the new babies, Carol (Kristen Schaal) feels left out of her growing family when »

- Jennifer Konerman

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'Outlander' Producer on Claire's "Rock Star Move" and That Missed Connection

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[Warning: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's episode of Outlander, "Heaven and Earth."]

Claire (Caitriona Balfe) is out of the frying pan and into the fire on Starz's Outlander. Or rather, make that out of the infested plague ship and into the ocean.

After getting abducted to try and cure a ship filled with men battling typhoid fever, Claire got to work during Sunday's installment of the Starz genre drama and found the source of the infection. But when she learned that as soon as the ship would dock in Jamaica, the men would use her as bait to arrest »

- Sydney Bucksbaum

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Lenny Letter Writer Accuses Lena Dunham of "Hipster Racism," Exits Publication

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A writer for Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner's Lenny Letter has accused the former of "hipster racism" in a lengthy statement posted on Twitter. She also announced she's exiting the publication.

"It is time for women of color — black women in particular — to divest from Lena Dunham," Zinzi Clemmons tweeted, followed by a long statement in which she revealed that she has known Dunham since the two "ran in the same circles in college." She said they had mutual acquaintances.

"Back in college, I avoided those people like the plague because of their well-known racism," she wrote. "I'd »

- Kimberly Nordyke

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