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Why Presidential Candidates Should Only Share Political Memes With Great Caution

May 23, 2016  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

If 2012 was the "Twitter Election," this year's presidential race is more about zingers in the form of memes and GIFs than 140 characters—especially with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump socking it to his rivals daily on social media. Such buzzy blurbs can be funny, they can be mean, they can go viral, and they can backfire. Whatever the result, marketing experts believe that Trump and the Democrats—whether Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders is the nominee—will need to sharpen their skills around using such formats. "Memes and GIFs are the perfect expression in the era of snark and Snapchat," explained marketing consultant David Deal. "And the 2016 election is already a troll's dream." The numbers bear that out, with Trump clearly dominating the conversation. This month the candidate ran an Instagram ad that ended with video of former Secretary of State Clinton laughing maniacally in a clip taken out of context and laid over a fiery scene from the infamous Benghazi attack, which killed two American diplomats and brought the Democrat under intense scrutiny

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European Union Mulls 20% Content Quota for Netflix and Amazon Prime

May 19, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The European Commission, the European Union’s executive arm, is mulling a move to impose a 20% European content quota on video streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon Prime. More to follow.

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Takes Stake in Apple Worth More Than $1 Billion

May 16, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has revealed it has taken a stake in Apple valued at more than $1 billion. Berkshire Hathaway said in a regulatory filing Monday that it has held 9.81 million shares in the iPhone manufacturer since March 31. More to follow.

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‘Pacific Rim 2’ Finds Writer in ‘Jurassic World’ Scribe Derek Connolly

May 12, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Derek Connolly has been tapepd to write the next installment in the “Pacific Rim” franchise for Legendary. Marvel’s “Daredevil” showrunner Steven S. DeKnight will direct. Jon Spaihts penned a previous draft. “Pacific Rim” starred Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Robert Kazinsky. It’s never been clear whether the actors would reprise their...

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Shanghai Disneyland Begins Pre-Opening Trial Period

May 6, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Shanghai Disney Resort begins a six-week pre-opening series of trial operations.

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IMAX Strikes 10-Theater Deal With Shanghai Bestar

May 3, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Shanghai Bestar Cinemas Management has signed a deal to open 10 IMAX theaters in China.

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Korea Box Office: Unprecedented Opening Gives ‘Civil War’ $29 Million Win

May 2, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Captain America: Civil War” opened on unprecedented 1,989 screens, giving it a $29 million win at the Korean box office.

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‘Billions’ Team Talks Blue-Collar Showdowns, Strong Women and Power

April 27, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

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Evolution Media to Launch in China With $350 Million Fund

April 27, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Evolution Media Partners, the investment and advisory arm of Creative Artists Agency and Evolution Media Capital, is opening shop in China

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Korea Box Office: ‘Time Renegades’ Stays on Top

April 25, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Thriller “Time Renegades” remained on top of the Korean box office for the second week ahead of “Zootopia.”

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