R.T. Watson Reporter
  • Los Angeles
  • The Wall Street Journal

R. T. Watson is a Wall Street Journal reporter covering Hollywood.

Focus Areas

  • Hollywood

25 Articles
6 months ago
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Brazil’s Best-Kept Secret: The Canyons of Santa Catarina

Most tourists in Brazil flock to the beaches, but real adventurers feel the pull of the Santa Catarina mountains, wit...

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6 months ago
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The 7 Best Language Learning and Translation Apps for Travelers

Google Translate can only get you so far. Here are the other smartphone apps that prove most effective at helping tra...

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9 months ago
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Have Bitcoin, Will Travel? 4 Strategies for Crypto-Vacations

A host of companies—and at least one surf town—let you pay for R&R services with digital cash.

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10 months ago
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How to Work Remotely From Another Country: A Brief Guide

Hotel “workation” packages, travel companies and new visa programs are making it much easier for digital nomads to wo...

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11 months ago
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The Smartest Ways to Use Your Smartphone Overseas

How to maintain access to the internet while traveling abroad? A few tips.

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11 months ago
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Sidney Poitier, Who Blazed a Path for Black Actors in Hollywood, Has Died at 94

Sidney Poitier, a Black movie star in the racially charged 1950s and 1960s who became the first Black actor to comman...

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about 1 year ago
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Hollywood Embraces TikTok Stars for TV, Film Projects

With younger audiences glued to their phones, studios are tapping talent minted on social media for leading roles in ...

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over 1 year ago
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Hollywood Movies Flood Piracy Sites Hours After Release

Millions of people are watching high-quality, pirated versions of top titles sooner than ever after their releases, u...

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over 1 year ago
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Disney Posts a Rebound as Tourists Returned to Its Theme Parks

Walt Disney’s parks saw a strong rebound in visitors as people left their pandemic cocoon, but the company acknowledg...

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over 1 year ago
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In the Streaming Wars, Sony Stands on the Sidelines

The other major studios are ‘beating each other’s brains out.’ Meanwhile, Hollywood’s only noncombatant is finding wa...

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over 1 year ago
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Hollywood Productions Halted as Covid-19 Emerges on Sets Again

A debate is heating up over vaccination protocols for cast and crew members and how to enforce them.

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over 1 year ago
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Disney’s ‘Black Widow’ Tops Box Office, Lifting Prospect of Moviegoing Rebound

Hollywood’s dominant film franchise posted the biggest opening of the pandemic era as Marvel spinoff “Black Widow” ru...

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