• Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:30:42 +0000
    Warner Animation Group, the animated film division of Warner Bros. Pictures, has named two senior-level creative executives to lead the animation studio, Allison Abbate and Chris Leahy. Abbate, a longtime producer with the animation studio, is now executive vice president for Warner Animation Group, and Chris Leahy has been appointed senior vice president. “Allison and […]
  • Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:30:37 +0000
    The Writers Guild of America West has issued a blistering attack on Disney’s proposed $52.4 billion, all-stock deal to acquire 20th Century Fox and other entertainment and sports assets from Rupert Murdoch’s empire. The WGA West, which reps over 10,000 writers, issued the statement a few hours after the entertainment conglomerates announced the transaction. The […]
  • Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:30:12 +0000
    No, it’s not a publicity stunt. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is actually considering running for President of the United States. The multi-hyphenate superstar, who landed a star on the Walk of Fame this week and is gearing up for the release of his holiday blockbuster “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” has a jam-packed slate of […]
  • Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:25:11 +0000
    For Bob Iger, the acquisition of key 21st Century Fox assets is a final mega deal that advances his priorities for his stewardship of the Walt Disney Co. For Rupert Murdoch, the sale of 20th Century Fox, FX Networks, and other jewels from his empire is a recognition that the market has spoken. Twenty-First Century […]
  • Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:15:32 +0000
    For years, Central European countries have vied to attract lucrative film work from the U.S. and other countries by legislating generous tax breaks and investing in production infrastructure. Germany, Hungary and the Czech Republic in particular have turned themselves into alternatives for Hollywood studios looking to cut costs while maintaining production values. Now the Czech […]
  • Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:13:03 +0000
    “The Simpsons” has predicted yet another big media happening. This time: Disney’s massive purchase of 21th Century Fox assets. In an episode of the popular cartoon titled “When You Dish Upon A Star,” which first aired on Nov. 8, 1998, a sign is shown on a building that reads “20th Century Fox, A Division of Walt […]
  • Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:10:22 +0000
    In a world of 500 scripted television series, one way creators are vying for the very limited attention of the audience — and to attract big-name talent — is by adapting already well-known works. Rather than having to start from the ground up when it comes to building the world, creating its characters and hooking […]
  • Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:05:45 +0000
    WASHINGTON — The FCC’s pending vote on repealing net neutrality rules was delayed on Thursday after an apparent security issue forced authorities to clear the agency’s hearing room. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was delivering comments on his net neutrality plan when he said he had to stop because of a security concern. A security guard […]
  • Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:04:59 +0000
    Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” has been renewed for a 10th season on HBO. Production on the new season is set to begin next spring. “We are thrilled that Larry will be back with his uniquely acerbic wit and comedic sensibility,” said HBO programming president Casey Bloys. Larry David added, “As I’ve said many times, […]
  • Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:00:57 +0000
    It’s official: Facebook is going to start testing pre-roll advertising for some of its video inventory in 2018. The company also announced Thursday that it is tweaking its mid-roll ads, and adjusting its newsfeed algorithm to surface more relevant video clips. Reports about these impending tests first surfaced earlier this month. Pre-roll ads will be […]
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