Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara has released a statement apologizing for his inappropriate actions in the past amid a sexual misconduct investigation launched by WarnerMedia.
Tsujihara allegedly entered a sexual relationship with British actress Charlotte Kirk in exchange for getting her roles in movies, according to The Hollywood Reporter which published some of the hundreds of leaked text messages between both parties.
During her interview with Los Angeles Times on Nov. 18, actress Olivia Munn candidly admitted that she is disturbed with how the film industry tackled the Brett Ratner sexual misconduct case.
The 37-year-old actress told the publication that she wanted Warner Bros. to “sever all ties and relationships” with the director. However, the company still maintains connection with Ratner via his production company RatPac-Dune Entertainment.
DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television are looking for a teenaged Asian actor to play the role of Beast Boy for the “Titans” live-action TV series, based on DC Comics’ “Teen Titans”.
The casting call for the role, posted on casting site Cast It Talent, stated that the production is in search of a 13-15-year-old Asian male.
Warner Bros. Japan has released a new trailer for the live-action adaptation of “Fullmetal Alchemist”, the popular anime series that follows two brothers trying to resurrect their deceased mother through alchemy.
Fans were quick to compare the upcoming film to the recent live-action “Ghost In The Shell,” which flopped at the box office partly because of casting controversies that accused it of whitewashing. The film, which stars Scarlett Johansson, earned a dismal $19 million in its first three days.
A settlement between the Federal Trade Commission and Warner Bros. was reached on Monday following the allegation that the entertainment company failed to “adequately disclose” paying online influencers to make good reviews.
The FTC charged Warner Bros. of deceiving consumers during the marketing period of “Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor,” a video game launched in September 2014. Sponsored videos were viewed more than 5.5 million times during the campaign, according to the official press release.