Variety 6 April 2018

Discovery Orders Docu Series ‘Why We Hate’ From Steven Spielberg, Alex Gibney (EXCLUSIVE)

Filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Alex Gibney have teamed to produce a docu-series for Discovery Channel examining the origins and dangers of hate. The two Oscar winners will executive produce the six-part series tentatively titled “Why We Hate.” Spielberg’s Amblin Television partnered with Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions on the project, which began production earlier this year and will air on […]

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TLC Rebuilds Commercials for ‘Trading Spaces’

When the folks at TLC decided to bring the home-design series “Trading Spaces” back to the network’s programming lineup after a decade off the air, they knew they’d have to craft more than just the show’s episodes. There’s a whole new advertising structure in place as well. And it will surface for the first time […]

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Drake Says He’s Dropping a New Song Tonight (Video)

During a quick surprise appearance at a Toronto concert by Majid Jordan Thursday night, Drake announced that his new album is nearly finished and he’ll be dropping a new single Friday night. “The reason I’m here tonight is because I’m back in the city finishing my album,” Drake told the audience. “I’ve got a new […]

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Facebook, Cambridge Analytica Execs to Give Further Evidence to British Lawmakers

Representatives from Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have been called to give further evidence to British lawmakers looking into fake news and misinformation. Facebook’s chief technology officer, Mike Schroepfer (pictured), is the latest executive from the social media giant’s top staff scheduled to appear before members of Parliament, while Cambridge Analytica’s former CEO, Alexander Nix, will […]

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Adaptive Studios Hires Industry Veteran Steven Foster (EXCLUSIVE)

Adaptive Studios, an upstart studio focused on short-form content for digital platforms, has hired HBO veteran Steven Foster as head of original content. He will oversee all Adaptive’s original TV, film, publishing and digital content. Foster had been responsible for supporting the quality of the HBO Films’ brand by managing film projects from development through […]

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Paul Geary and Steve Wood Launch Global Artist Management

Veteran music managers Paul Geary and Steve Wood have announced a new partnership: Global Artist Management. The Century City, Calif.-based firm’s initial client roster includes rock acts Godsmack, Hoobastank, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and Like A Storm. The two also co-manage supergroup Hollywood Vampires, which features Perry, Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper, with Shep Gordon. […]

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Trump Does Not Plan to Attend White House Correspondents Dinner

WASHINGTON — President Trump does not plan to participate in the year’s White House Correspondents Association dinner. The organization announced that the White House had informed them that he did not plan to go to the event on April 28. He did not attend last year’s event either, breaking a long tradition. The WHCA said that […]

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WWE’s WrestleMania 34 Digital Tie-Ins: John Cena Snapchat Lens, AR Match Preview

For WWE’s flagship WrestleMania 34 annual event on Sunday, April 8, the company is pumping out a range of new interactive digital content — designed to sweep fans into the hype before, during and after the festivities. WWE’s orchestrated push to promote WrestleMania is aimed at driving new subscribers to its WWE Network service to […]

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IFF Panama: Panama Recorded Fastest-Growing Box Office in Central America in 2017

Panama once again recorded the fastest-growing box office in Central America in 2017, driven by the opening of new multiplexes, and some of the region’s biggest local hits. Central America consolidated its region-wide box office growth in 2017 with 3% growth, again due primarily to new theater openings,  but the exponential growth curve recorded since […]

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Netflix in Talks For $300 Million-Plus Acquisition of L.A. Billboard Company (Report)

Netflix is seeking to acquire L.A.-area billboard company Regency Outdoor Advertising with an offer of more than $300 million, Reuters reported. Netflix declined to comment on the report, which cited anonymous sources. Representatives for Regency Outdoor did not respond to a request for comment. Netflix is not the only bidder for Regency Outdoor, according to […]

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