Posts Tagged ‘news’

China’s Alibaba Signs Music Deal With BMG

March 31, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Music rights giant BMG has struck a “wide-ranging distribution deal” in China with e-commerce giant Alibaba.

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True Entertainment Co-Founders Add Original Media to Oversight

March 30, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Endemol Shine North America has appointed Steven Weinstock and Glenda Hersh as co-presidents and co-CEOs of True Entertainment and Original Media, announced Monday by Charlie Corwin and Cris Abrego, co-CEOs and co-chairmen of Endemol Shine North America. In 2000, Weinstock and Hersh co-founded True Entertainment, which was acquired by Endemol in 2003, and will now add Original Media... Read more

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Producer Howard T. Owens Launches Banner with A+E Networks’ Investment

March 30, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Former National Geographic TV president Howard T. Owens has launched a content production venture with financial backing from A+E Networks. Owens (pictured left) has tapped former A&E Network g.m. David McKillop (right) as a partner and chief creative officer of Los Angeles-based Propagate Content. A+E is an investor in Propagate, but it will operate autonomously... Read more

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Hong Kong’s TVB Says Shaw Bros To Make Movie Comeback

March 30, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Iconic production label founded by Run Run Shaw to be reinvigorated

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Korea’s Busan Ups Location Attraction Game, Targets Chinese Movies

March 30, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

City authorities offer locations support as preliminary measures, eyeing financial incentives next

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Academy Buys ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Shuttle for $344,000

March 29, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It looks like the Academy is ramping up their collection for their upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, nabbing the Aries 1B Trans-Lunar Space Shuttle from “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The Academy bought the model at the Premiere Prop’s Hollywood Extravaganza Auction on Saturday for a sizeable $344,000. The shuttle can be seen at length... Read more

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‘Home': How DreamWorks Animation Brought in Girls and Beat the Critics

March 29, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Heading into the weekend, “Home” looked like yet another box office disappointment for DreamWorks Animation. The studio has suffered through a grueling period of film flops like “Mr. Peabody and Sherman,” “Penguins of Madagascar” and “Turbo.” “Home,” with a projected opening of $30 million to $35 million, seemed unlikely to break the cold streak. For... Read more

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Screen Australia Appoints Nicholas Moore as Chairman

March 29, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Regulatory and finance body had been without full time head for nine months.

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BBC Chief Receives Death Threat over Jeremy Clarkson Sacking

March 29, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — BBC chief Tony Hall is receiving around-the-clock protection after he received a death threat linked to his sacking of “Top Gear” presenter Jeremy Clarkson, according to reports. Hall, the broadcaster’s director general, received an email containing the threat on Wednesday. London’s police service, which is investigating the threat, said the email appeared to... Read more

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Kids’ Choice Awards 2015: Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez & Tons of Slime

March 29, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Nick Jonas wowed the crowd at the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, held Saturday at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., which seats 17,500 — screaming kids. The host pulled double duty, kicking off the live show with a medley performance of his hits “Chains” and “Jealous.” Welcomed by a video montage of A-listers chanting his... Read more

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