Variety 2 April 2018

Watch Jay-Z Imitate Eminem and Snoop Dogg in Preview From Letterman’s Netflix Show

If hip-hop fans needed any further incentive to watch Jay-Z’s appearance on David Letterman’s new Netflix show, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman,” how about hearing him imitate rappers like Eminem and Snoop Dogg. In a first excerpt from the episode, we see Jay talking with the heavily bearded host about the […]

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‘Ready Player One’ Proves Steven Spielberg Can Still Deliver a Blockbuster

Steven Spielberg enjoyed his best opening in a decade with “Ready Player One.” The virtual reality fantasy released with a healthy $53 million at the North American box office and picked up an additional $128 million overseas, bringing its global total to $181.2 million. That was enough to land the director of “Close Encounters of […]

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Nessa Diab Will Replace Cat Greenleaf on NBCU’s ‘Talk Stoop’

Someone new will sit on the steps of “Talk Stoop,” the long-running interview segment that has appeared for years on various NBC stations and the daytime schedule of cable’s USA network. Nessa Diab, a top New York disc jockey and frequent MTV host, will make her first appearance on the program starting Sunday, April 8th, […]

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YouTube Starts Selling User-Skippable Super-Short Ad Formats

YouTube first introduced 6-second non-skippable “bumper” ads two years ago. Now it’s launching a way for advertisers to buy super-short ad formats that let viewers choose to skip them — an ad unit designed to optimize cost-effective reach. The Google-owned video giant’s new TrueView for Reach product lets marketers buy YouTube ads as short as […]

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Universal Music Enterprises Names Stephen Bolles VP of Film & TV Music

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), the global catalog division of Universal Music Group, today announced that Stephen Bolles has been appointed Vice President, Film & TV Music.  Bolles will be based in New York and will report to Tom Rowland, EVP Film & TV Music. According to a press release, in this newly created role, Bolles will […]

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IFF Panama: Festival Reveals 2018 Primera Mirada Lineup

The 4th IFF Panama’s Primera Mirada pix-in-post sidebar has selected five features – from Cuba, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Panama – and an omnibus film, “Dias de Luz” (Days of Light), produced by six Central American countries. The number of films submitted to the Central America and Caribbean sidebar has risen by almost 50% this […]

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