Archive for May, 2013

The David Karp Effect: Why Following The Tumblr Boy Wonder's Lead Is Your Key To Staying Employable

The David Karp Effect: Why Following The Tumblr Boy Wonder’s Lead Is Your Key To Staying Employable

May 31, 2013  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Mitch Joel doesn’t have a crystal ball, but the author, speaker and digital marketing agency founder has seen the future and is confident he knows what it will take to hold down a job in it. In his new book, CTRL ALT Delete, Joel discusses what he believes to be the key movements – he doesn’t like ‘trends’ – that will affect our working lives over the next five years. That old saw about switching careers five or six times before retirement? It’s now reality. “We quickly transitioned away from the whole you’ll take the job, you’ll have 20 years, you’ll

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Sony’s Kazuo Hirai and the 49ers’ Jed York: The Full D11 Interview (Video)

May 31, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

San Francisco 49ers boss Jed York wants you to visit his new stadium, and he has enlisted Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai’s help to get you there. York and Hirai are building a connected stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., set to open in 2014, and they aim to go beyond the usual big screens and electric billboards you’re used to. Check out the two in conversation with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at our D: All Things Digital conference: [ See post to watch video ]

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Legit Review: ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’

May 31, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Christopher Lloyd has made a career of playing mad geniuses, which makes this brilliant clown a perfect fit for Azdak, the wise fool who injects some cockeyed sanity into the state-sanctioned lunacy that Brecht mocks in his epic political drama, “The Caucasian Chalk Circle.” And since Lloyd has appeared in more than 200 stage shows... Read more

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NBC Hungry for More Hannibal

May 31, 2013  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The wait is over for NBC’s killer new drama Hannibal , as the Peacock on Thursday announced it has renewed the show for a second season. Based on the 1981 Thomas Harris novel, Red Dragon, and developed by writer and executive producer Bryan Fuller (Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies), Hannibal will return in 2014 for a 13-episode midseason or summer run. NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke made the call, saying, “There are many great stories still to be told.” Through its first eight episodes, Hannibal is averaging 3.13 million viewers and a 1.3 in the adults 18-49 demo, per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data. Hannibal is the first scripted drama to air in NBC’s Thursday 10 p.m. slot to earn a renewal since ER was handed its 15th and final season pass following the 2007-08 campaign.

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Producers of “Twilight” Parody Sue Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment

May 31, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The makers of a parody of the “Twilight” franchise have filed a whopping $500 million suit against Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment, claiming that they have engaged in “anti-competitive” conduct by abusing intellectual property law and squelching their efforts to find a distributor for their movie. The suit, filed in federal court in New York, runs... Read more

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Hugh Jackman’s ‘Prisoners’ Trailer Debuts

May 31, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Warner Bros. is opting for intensity with a trailer for Alcon Entertainment’s “Prisoners,” an abduction drama starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano and Melissa Leo. “Prisoners,” directed by Denis Villeneuve from Aaron Guzikowski’s Black List script,  revolves around a small-town carpenter whose young daughter and best friend are kidnapped. Billed by Warner Bros. as... Read more

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Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj Split With American Idol

May 31, 2013  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The American Idol exodus continues apace, as pricey divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have decided to leave the show after a single season. PMK-BNC, Carey’s publicity firm, tweeted out the news late Thursday afternoon, alerting fans that the singer “says goodbye 2 Idol” as she prepares for a world tour in support of her new single, “Beautiful.” Carey, who earned a cool $18 million for her 37-episode stint as an Idol judge, almost immediately retweeted PMK-BNC’s message to her 10.9 million followers. Idol production partners Fox and FreemantleMedia issued a brief joint statement acknowledging Carey’s departure from the show. “Mariah Carey is a true global icon—one of the most accomplished artists on the planet—and we feel extremely fortunate that she was able to bring her wisdom and experience to the American Idol contestants this season,” the statement read. “We know she will remain an inspiration to Idol hopefuls for many seasons to come.” Minaj

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Mariah Carey Splits With American Idol

May 31, 2013  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The American Idol exodus continues apace, as panelist Mariah Carey has decided to leave the show after a single season. PMK-BNC, the singer’s publicity firm, tweeted out the news late Thursday afternoon, alerting fans that Carey “says goodbye 2 Idol” as she prepares for a world tour in support of her new single, “Beautiful.” Carey, who earned a cool $18 million for her 37-episode stint as an Idol judge, almost immediately retweeted PMK-BNC’s message to her 10.9 million followers. Idol production partners Fox and FreemantleMedia issued a brief joint statement acknowledging Carey’s departure from the show. “Mariah Carey is a true global icon—one of the most accomplished artists on the planet—and we feel extremely fortunate that she was able to bring her wisdom and experience to the American Idol contestants this season,” the statement read. “We know she will remain an inspiration to Idol hopefuls for many seasons to come.” Carey’s defection comes on the heels of Idol veteran Randy Jackson’s announcement that Season 12 would be his last. Her fellow newcomers, country singer Keith Urban and rapper Nicki Minaj, are also not expected to return for the 2014 edition of Idol, although no official announcements have been made by Fox. Among the Idol alumni said to be lining up for a shot at replacing this season’s panel are Jennifer Hudson , Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken. New judges are usually unveiled in September, when Idol begins its taped auditions.

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Cannes Film Review: ‘The Missing Picture’

May 30, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Rithy Panh's sobering chronicle of his years under the Pol Pot dictatorship raises fascinating and problematic questions of representation.

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James Bobin in Early Talks to Direct ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Sequel (EXCLUSIVE)

May 30, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Muppets” director James Bobin is in early talks with Disney to helm its sequel to “Alice in Wonderland.” Bobin is currently lensing the Mouse House’s “The Muppets … Again!” Linda Woolverton is penning the script for the sequel to Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” the 2010 hit that starred Mia Wasikowska as Alice and... Read more

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