Posts Tagged ‘international’

Walter White Boldly Goes Where No Meth Dealer’s Gone Before

July 17, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

When you have zero coding skills, how do you keep busy at your company's hackathon ? For the non-engineers at i.TV, the answer was to blast a meth dealer into space. "The hackathon leaves those of us without coding skills regretting the fact that we're not technical wizards," marketing director

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‘Transformers 4′ Tops Foreign Box Office Thanks to Huge China Weekend

July 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Transformers: Age of Extinction” dominated the international box office for the second week in a row, picking up $95.8 million in foreign markets, according to studio estimates. The giant robots sequel played better in China than it did in the United States, earning $50.9 million from the People’s Republic compared with $36.4 million stateside. Overall,... Read more

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Watch: James Gandolfini, Tom Hardy in New ‘The Drop’ Trailer

June 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Just a few days after the one-year anniversary of James Gandolfini’s death, the international trailer for his final film “The Drop” hit the web, showing a bit of the late actor’s last performance. Tom Hardy also stars as ex-con Bob Saginowski, a bartender just trying to lead his life down the right path. However, he, along... Read more

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ABC’s ‘Rising Star US’ to Shine in Asia

June 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Keshet International format has been licensed in 25 territories.

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‘Mad Men’s’ Matthew Weiner to Receive International Emmy Founders Award

June 2, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will present the 2014 International Emmy Founders Award to “Mad Men’s” Matthew Weiner. The creator, executive producer, writer and director of AMC’s “Mad Men” has been nominated 11 times and won three Emmys for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. Weiner most recently won the WGA award... Read more

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CANNES: Easternlight Fires Up Animated ‘Legend of a Rabbit’ Sequel

May 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Easternlight has taken over the international sales duties of big-budget Chinese animated feature “Legend of a Rabbit: Martial of Fire 3D.” The film is a sequel to “Legend of a Rabbit,” the 2011 film that is the only Chinese CGI-animated feature to have been widely sold internationally. That first movie was produced and sold by... Read more

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CANNES: New International Showbiz Expo To Launch in Abu Dhabi

May 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

International Showbiz Expo Abu Dhabi, an ambitious new entertainment industry event that aims to become a driver for the nascent film, TV, digital, multimedia, and music industries in the United Arab Emirates, was unveiled at Cannes Friday, with U.S. producer Ed Pressman (pictured) on hand. Pressman will be honored by the expo with a lifetime... Read more

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NBCUniversal Strikes Gold With Megawatt Olympics Deal

May 7, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

In a surprise development, the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday announced that NBCUniversal has secured the media rights to the Olympic Games through 2032. The agreement, which covers broadcast rights across all media platforms, runs from 2021 to 2032 and is valued at $7.65 billion, plus an additional $100 million signing bonus “to be used for the promotion of Olympism and the Olympic values between 2015 and 2020,” an IOC spokesperson said. NBCU now has the rights to the next nine Olympics nailed down, winter and summer. The deal came as a major surprise on the week before the broadcast upfront presentations, as rival media outlets appeared to have been unaware that negotiations were in the works.

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Marjorie Kaplan Is Juggling 2 Discovery Networks Through the Upfront and Beyond

April 21, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Specs Who Marjorie Kaplan New gig Group president, TLC and Animal Planet Old gig Group president, Animal Planet, Science Channel and Velocity Age 52 So TLC is a huge business. What’s it like handling that network and Animal Planet? I’m like a crazy person now. We’re heading into the upfront, so I’m doing two upfronts, and I’m really trying to put a stamp on what we’re doing on TLC with no time to spare. One of the things that recharges your creative cells is exposure to new things and new people. I was describing it to somebody as like being in love: You have that unbelievable amount of energy, and you suddenly don’t need any sleep. Is it possible to sustain that for long? Well, I’ve got to make sure my husband still knows he’s married to me. I don’t think it’s appropriate to expect to maintain this level of engagement on both businesses, but you do have to dive into the deep end at first. I’ve been on Animal Planet a long time, and I can trust that team to move the ball forward. What do you want to accomplish at TLC? We need to remind the TLC audience of who we are. What we see happening right now with The Little Couple is a great moment for TLC. It gives us everything everyone loves about the brand. [Jen Arnold’s battle with cancer] has a happy ending—we’re not raking the audience over the coals with the experience. It’s about seeing the love and the humor. These are not painful emotional experiences, they’re life-affirming, playful shows. How is that different from the rest of the cable landscape?

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Disney Crosses $1 Billion Overseas in Record Time

April 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Fueled by whammo performances from “Frozen” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Disney has crossed the $1 billion mark this weekend at the international box office, marking the fastest time the studio has ever done so. So far, “Captain America” has grossed a whopping $586 million-plus globally, of which $385.1 million comes from overseas markets... Read more

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