Kerry Washington's fingerprints are all over Hollywood. The Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe nominated actor, director and producer has touched myriad projects, from her role as Olivia Pope on "Scandal" (where she was the first African-American woman since 1974 to headline a network drama) to her production of Hulu's "Little Fires Everywhere" and Netflix's AMERICAN SON (she starred in both, as well). Washington participated in the $75 million investment in The Wing, a members' only coworking space for women.
"The Old Guard": The summer movie season may be non-existent this year, but Netflix had a pinch-hitter ready to stream: "The Old Guard." Available Friday, this comic book adaptation stars Charlize Theron as the leader of a group of ancient immortals who have found another teammate in a soldier played by KiKi Layne ("If Beale Street Could Talk"). It's directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, who also helmed "Love & Basketball" and the criminally underseen "Beyond the Lights" (currently available on Kanopy). "Palm Springs": If a rom-com is more your speed, there's also "Palm Springs," on Hulu Friday, starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti as wedding guests who find themselves caught in a...
There's a little more life left in Dead to Me: Netflix has renewed the Christina Applegate-Linda Cardellini dark comedy for a third and final season. Meanwhile, series creator Liz Feldman will remain in the Netflix fold via a multi-year deal development deal with the streaming giant. "From start to finish, Dead To Me is exactly the show […]
Britain and the European Union need to make progress on EU financial market access given that the coronavirus crisis will make it even harder to cope with potential disruption if there is no agreement, banking lobby AFME said on Monday. Britain left the EU in January but has full access to the bloc under a transition period that runs until the end of December. London and Brussels blamed each other last week for missing a June 30 deadline for assessments on financial market access from January.
Germany's finance minister says he wants to revamp the oversight system for the country's financial industry in the wake of the accounting scandal at payment systems provider Wirecard. The Munich-based Wirecard filed for bankruptcy recently after auditors couldn't find accounts in the Philippines that were supposed to contain 1.9 billion euros ($2.1 billion). Finance Minister Olaf Scholz told German weekly Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung in an interview published Sunday that he wants to empower the country's financial supervisory authority, BaFin, to conduct unannounced checks at any moment.