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Rebecca Keegan

Senior Editor, Film

Rebecca Keegan is the Senior Film Editor of The Hollywood Reporter. Prior to joining THR, Keegan served as Hollywood Correspondent for Vanity Fair, Film Writer for the Los Angeles Times and Correspondent for Time magazine. She is also the author of the books "Young Frankenstein: The Story of the Making of the Film" and "The Futurist: The Life and Films of James Cameron." A native of New York State, Keegan graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

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Taylor Swift Fans Shake It Off At First Screenings of ‘Eras Tour’ Concert Film, With Theme Outfits and Merch

When 13-year-old Zoe King’s parents tried to get tickets for her and her sister, Wrenna, 11, to see Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour in Massachusetts last spring, they, like roughly one in four Swift fans, were out of luck. “They were all sold out or like $3,000,” says Zoe. So when Zoe’s dad, Pat, saw that […]

With Taylor Swift, ‘Barbie,’ and Beyonce, Movie Theaters Tell Female Audiences: You Belong With Me

When Taylor Swift and Beyonce appeared sharing a tub of popcorn at an AMC theater in Los Angeles Wednesday night for the premiere of Swift’s concert movie, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, the moment was an Avengers-like teaming of pop culture superheroines. In the midst of the long-running industry strike that has driven studios to […]

Now What? The Five Crises Confronting a Post-Strike Hollywood

As brutal as 2023 has been for the entertainment industry, it’s possible the town will someday look back on this moment wistfully. And not just because of the picket line solidarity or cozy mogul hangs in the bargaining room. The strikes helped earn gains for Hollywood workers in such areas as streaming residuals and AI, […]

AI Is Studying My Book About James Cameron to Learn How to Write. So Far, It’s: Robots 1, Humans 0

In 2009, I wrote a book about James Cameron called The Futurist, in which I detailed the Avatar and Titanic filmmaker’s complicated relationship with technology. Cameron has spent his career on the bleeding edge of science, from the visual effects he helped pioneer to the submersibles he designed and rode to the deepest points in […]

With ‘Cassandro,’ Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams Leaps Into a New Ring

Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams is known for capturing moments of intimacy and awe in documentaries like God Loves Uganda and the Oscar-nominated Life, Animated. With Cassandro, a portrait of gay lucha libre wrestling star Saúl Armendáriz (Gael García Bernal), Williams has brought that sense of warmth and showmanship to his first scripted feature. The film, […]

Nonprofits Ask Hollywood to Step Up Support as Donations to Abortion Access Groups Slow

Last summer, when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, abortion rights groups saw a flood of interest and activism nationally — and from Hollywood. Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Hamilton team raised money for a fund called Ham4Choice that funneled donations to nonprofits that provide abortion access. Harry Styles and Lizzo donated millions to organizations […]

Toronto: Doc ‘Sorry/Not Sorry’ Asks If Louis C.K. Was Ever Really Canceled

In 2017, like a lot of Louis C.K. fans, filmmaker Caroline Suh wasn’t sure what to make of the allegations of sexual misconduct against the comedian that were detailed in a New York Times story. The report included female comics’ accounts of C.K. exposing himself to them, which he admitted to, and led FX, Netflix and […]

Telluride Post-Fest Analysis: Feinberg and Keegan on Rocky Mountain Highs and Lows

Per annual tradition, The Hollywood Reporter’s executive editor (awards) Scott Feinberg and senior editor (film) Rebecca Keegan huddled on the last day of the Telluride Film Festival to dissect their Labor Day weekend in the Rockies … REBECCA KEEGAN Scott, we’re writing this from the corner of the bar at the New Sheridan Hotel, located […]

Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Her Dramatic Turn in ‘Tuesday,’ Strike Anxieties and What She’s Learned From Older Women

Julia Louis-Dreyfus came to the Telluride Film Festival for the first time this year for the premiere of A24’s Tuesday, a dramatic fantasy from first-time feature director Daina Oniunas-Pusić. The role, a departure from the kinds of comedic parts that have made Louis-Dreyfus famous, sees her confronting tragedy, with the accompaniment of a giant macaw […]

‘Nyad’ Directors Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi on Actors vs. Athletes, Controversies Over Swimmer Diana Nyad and “Bittersweet” Strike Premiere

Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi premiered their latest movie, Nyad, at the Telluride Film Festival on Friday. The Netflix film, which stars Annette Bening as long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad and Jodie Foster as her coach, Bonnie Stoll, is the first narrative film from the married couple of co-directors, who won an Academy Award for […]

As Flannery O’Connor in ‘Wildcat,’ Maya Hawke Inhabits the Sharp Literary Chronicler of ‘White Hypocrisy’

In Wildcat, Ethan Hawke’s drama about Flannery O’Connor that premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on Friday, a smug white woman (Laura Linney) riding a city bus gives a Black child a penny. In response, the boy’s mother smacks the white woman, whose sanctimony quickly turns to shock.  It’s easy to imagine a contemporary viral […]

How Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Emma Stone and Other SAG Members Are Navigating Telluride

“I can’t believe she’s here!” an industry audience member whispered to his neighbor at the Telluride Film Festival’s Chuck Jones Theater Thursday evening, when Julia Louis-Dreyfus stepped up to the podium. Louis-Dreyfus was the first actor at Telluride to take advantage of one of the Screen Actors Guild’s interim agreements, which allows her to promote […]