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Winston Cho

Winston Cho is The Hollywood Reporter's Business and Legal Writer, covering physical production, government oversight, antitrust and business disputes shaping Hollywood. Before joining THR in 2022, he worked at the legal trade publication The Daily Journal and the alt-weekly East Bay Express. His work has been recognized by the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism awards, and he graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in public health and journalism.

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Disney’s Legal Woes Mount As Exec Notes “Pay Equity Nightmare” in Unsealed Court Docs

In 2014, Nancy Dolan — manager of creative music marketing at Disney — was denied a promotion to director over the objections of her supervisor, president of music Mitchell Leib, who said she was “worth her weight in gold.” He urged higher-ups to reconsider the decision. “Nancy back-filled and took over the entire position of […]

‘Green Book’ Writer’s $34M New Movie Production Sued By IATSE Over Alleged Unpaid Crew

The producers of That’s Amore ran out of money and skipped town without paying $570,000 in wages to dozens of workers while continuing to incur costly expenses to promote the movie, according to a complaint filed against the production. In a lawsuit, filed in New York federal court on Dec. 8, IATSE says that it […]

Bob Iger’s Disney Self-Evaluation Revealed in Pay Discrimination Fight

In 2019, Disney just couldn’t miss. The company’s stock had catapulted to a then-all time high off the back of Disney+’s debut, the acquisitions of 21st Century Fox and operating control of Hulu, and a record year at the box office led by Avengers: Endgame. The board thought Bob Iger had a fantastic year stewarding […]

Tiffany Haddish Facing DUI Charges After Arrest

Tiffany Haddish has been charged for driving under the influence after she was arrested for a second time for falling asleep behind the wheel of a car, which wasn’t moving but was blocking a roadway in Beverly Hills. According to court records, Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday charged the comedian with two misdemeanors. Her arraignment […]

WWE-Major League Wrestling Antitrust Face-Off Ends In Settlement

WWE has settled a lawsuit brought by a rival accusing it of monopolizing the professional wrestling media market. In a joint filing, lawyers for the company and Major League Wrestling on Monday notified the court of a deal resolving the case. Details weren’t disclosed. The suit, filed last year, accused WWE of “unlawfully interfering with […]

Elon Musk Twitter Takeover Lawsuit Gains Steam as Judge Advances Investors’ Claims

In the months after negotiating a buyout of Twitter but before being forced to consummate the deal in October 2022, Elon Musk deployed scorched-earth tactics in an attempt to lower the price of the $44 billion acquisition. On Monday, a federal judge advanced a lawsuit from investors who say they suffered losses when they sold […]

Terrence Howard Sues CAA Over ‘Empire’ Salary

Terrence Howard is suing CAA for an alleged conflict of interest in the agency’s dealings over his compensation on Empire. In the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, Howard alleges his agents who packaged the deal with Fox prioritized the interests of themselves and the show’s producers, which it also represented, by […]

Netflix, Adam McKay Sued for Copyright Infringement Over ‘Don’t Look Up’

In 2012, William Collier self-published a dark comedy novel called Stanley’s Comet. It focuses on the discovery by a low-level NASA scientist of a giant comet on a collision course with Earth. Initially, the government is skeptical of whether it will make impact but eventually plans a nuclear strike, which, for political reasons, is aborted. […]

Former Recording Academy President Mike Greene Accused of Rape in Lawsuit From Ex-Employee

Mike Greene, the former president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, has been sued for sexual assault by the former head of the Los Angeles chapter of the Academy, who says he drugged and raped her in 1994. In the suit, filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Terri McIntyre accuses Greene […]

Fourth Accuser Sues Sean “Diddy” Combs Over Sexual Assault Claim; Mogul Says “Enough Is Enough” in Denial

Another sexual assault lawsuit has been filed against Sean “Diddy” Combs, this time by a woman who alleges she was “sex trafficked and gang raped” by the music mogul when she was 17 years old, in 2003. The complaint, filed in New York federal court on Wednesday, marks the fourth suit filed against Combs in […]

Disney’s Nine-Figure VFX Headache: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Profits at Stake in Trial

In March 2017, Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast opened to a monstrous $357 million globally. It marked the seventh-largest domestic debut ever and the top start for a PG title, eventually finding its place on the list of the highest-grossing films of all time with lifetime box office earnings of $1.27 billion. […]

A3 Artists Agency Sale Talks With Gersh Spark Lawsuit Against Chairman Adam Bold

A3 Artists Agency is allegedly locked in a “state of chaos” as it confronts an “exodus of agents and their clients” to competing firms because of majority owner Adam Bold’s mismanagement of company funds, sexual misconduct and drug abuse, according to a complaint that has been filed seeking to block the sale of company’s most […]