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Reuters | Updated: 11-04-2019 18:27 IST | Created: 11-04-2019 18:27 IST
Reuters Entertainment News Summary

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. The Game of Thrones effect: Central European film industry on a roll

It's the kind of maneuvering that might make the Game of Thrones' shrewdest operator Tyrion Lannister feel right at home. As streaming giants Amazon, Netflix and Hulu prepare to splash out on their next fantasy blockbusters and dystopian dramas, Central European countries are slugging it out to get a grab a slice of their bumper production budgets. For the ultimate 'Game of Thrones' fan. How to speak Valyrian

American linguist David J. Peterson may have built up the unique and ancient languages for the television series "Game of Thrones" but when it comes to who speaks Valyrian best, there's no contest. "The best is Jacob Anderson," Peterson told Reuters. "He plays Grey Worm on 'Game of Thrones' and he's so good, he's so good. He is head and shoulders better than me." Disney's 'Lion King' remake roars to life with new trailer

With stunning scenery of Africa and some talking wildlife, Disney dropped its first full length trailer for its realistic-looking remake of "The Lion King" on Wednesday, offering a glimpse of the highly anticipated film. The new movie, made with computer-generated imagery, follows the plot of the Oscar winning 1994 animation about lion cub Simba, who flees his kingdom after his villainous uncle Scar connives to take his father Mufasa's place as king. Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry making mental health documentary for Apple

Oprah Winfrey and Britain's Prince Harry have teamed up to produce an Apple documentary next year aimed at raising awareness of mental health. Harry, who revealed he had come very close to a breakdown after the death of his mother Princess Diana when he was 12, has made mental health campaigning one of his priorities. FBI's 'art cops': In hot pursuit of Renoirs, Rembrandts and ruby slippers

When a 17th century Dutch painting looted by the Nazis turned up for sale in New York in late 2017, the FBI's Art Crime Team moved in, verified its identity and helped win a court order to return the work to its rightful owners. It was the latest of many high-profile cases for the 22-person Federal Bureau of Investigation division dedicated to solving a wide array of art-related crimes at an agency that is better known for chasing bank robbers, spies and other criminal rogues. Cinema vs. streaming: the battle over when and where you can see movies

While superheroes, monsters and aliens battle on the big screen, a real-life fight is raging behind the scenes that will determine what moviegoers will see at their local cinemas. The off-screen skirmish centers around the theatrical "window," the time a movie plays exclusively in U.S. theaters before it can be released on DVD or digital. That period averages 90 days, but upheaval across the media business is fueling debate on whether that should shrink. AT&T not planning to sell HBO Europe: WarnerMedia CEO

WarnerMedia Chief Executive John Stankey denied a report on Wednesday that parent company AT&T was considering selling its HBO Europe business, calling it "baseless and inaccurate". The Financial Times report, citing current and former senior executives, said AT&T had internally discussed selling HBO Europe as part of efforts to reduce a debt pile of $170 billion. Oscar-winner Rush wins defamation suit against News Corp's Australian arm

Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush won damages of at least A$850,000 ($610,000) on Thursday after a court ruled that the Australian arm of News Corp defamed him by saying he behaved inappropriately toward a co-star in a production of King Lear. The Federal Court, which found News Corp's Daily Telegraph tabloid in Sydney failed to prove its stories were true, will later determine further damages for economic harm, such as Rush's loss of movie roles and the effect on his career. Kim Kardashian studying to be a lawyer in apprenticeship program

Reality star Kim Kardashian is studying to be a lawyer, inspired by her success in helping to win the release from U.S. prisons of two women. Kardashian told Vogue magazine in an interview published on Wednesday that she has begun a four-year apprenticeship with a San Francisco-based law firm under a California program for those without formal qualifications. Kardashian, who dropped out of college, said she aims to take the bar exam in 2022. Disney to pitch video streaming service to Wall Street

Walt Disney Co on Thursday will unveil a family-friendly streaming service with TV shows and movies from some of the world's most popular entertainment franchises in a bid to challenge the digital dominance of Netflix. The ad-free monthly subscription called Disney+ is set to launch later this year. In addition to Disney films and TV shows, it will feature programming from the Marvel superhero universe, the "Star Wars" galaxy, "Toy Story" creator Pixar animation and the National Geographic channel.


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