Posts Tagged ‘news’

How Big Data Helped ABC Redesign the Second Screen Experience

September 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

When ABC became the first network to launch an app on Apple’s iPad, it had to essentially guess how viewers wanted to interact with its shows on mobile devices. Four years later, Big Data has provided a clearer picture and factors heavily into the redesign of ABC’s WATCH app, relaunching today — the first significant... Read more

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Matthew Fox and Patrick Wilson Join Indie ‘Bone Tomahawk’

September 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Matthew Fox and Patrick Wilson are set to join the cast of the indie “Bone Tomahawk” for Caliber Media. Kurt Russell and Richard Jenkins will star with S. Craig Zahler writing and directing. The western follows four men who attempt to rescue a group of captives from a band of cannibalistic troglodytes that live beyond... Read more

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Italy Picks Paolo Virzi’s ‘Human Capital’ As Its Foreign Oscar Contender

September 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Paolo Virzi’s stylish economic crisis murder mystery “Human Capital” is Italy’s candidate for the foreign-language Academy Award race. “Capital” transposes U.S. novelist Stephen Amidon’s eponymous novel about capitalist greed from Connecticut to Italy’s wealthy region of Brianza, near Milan. It competed at Tribeca, has been a hit at the local box office scoring around $7.5... Read more

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Andrew Lack to Leave Bloomberg for Federal Agency Post

September 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Andrew Lack is leaving Bloomberg Media Group to become chief executive officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the federal agency that oversees international networks like Voice of America and Radio Free Europe. Lack has been chairman of Bloomberg Media Group for the past year, after joining the company in 2008 as CEO of its... Read more

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CNN Sees Brighter Spotlight For Original Primetime Series

September 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CBS, Fox and NBC are among the TV networks trying to launch new programming as part of the industry’s annual fall onslaught. This year, you can add CNN to their ranks. The Time Warner-owned outlet is set to debut new original primetime series from people like journalist Lisa Ling and former Discovery Channel personality Mike... Read more

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New York Film Fest: Less Risk, More Reward for Studios

September 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

As Toronto fought Telluride for premieres, and fest competition for prestige pics reached a fever pitch this year, the New York Film Festival quietly delivered some key victories: world premieres of two highly anticipated lit adaptations for its opening night (David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” Fox) and centerpiece (Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice,” Warner Bros.). At... Read more

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Fox News’ ‘Outnumbered’ Host Harris Faulkner Discusses the Role of Social Media in Journalism

September 22, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

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Thailand Writes ‘Teacher’s Diary’ Into Foreign-Language Oscar Race

September 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Thailand has selected comedy romance “Teacher’s Diary” to represent the country in the foreign-language Academy Awards category.

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Avraham Heffner, Veteran Israeli Director, Dies at 79

September 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

TEL AVIV – Veteran director Avraham Heffner, one of the most enduring presences in the Israeli Film Industry, died on Friday at the age of 79. The Haifa-born helmer, who was honored in 2004 by the Israeli Academy of Film and Television with an Ophir Award for Lifetime Achievement, got his feet wet in the... Read more

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Labadie’s Le Pacte Takes ‘Marshland’ For France (EXCLUSIVE)

September 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

distribution-sales companies, has acquired all French rights to Alberto Rodriguez’s noirish period cop thriller “Marshland,“ an early competition favorite at San Sebastian. Warner Bros. will release “Marshland” in Spain on Sept. 26. Struck by Le Pacte and “Marshland’s” sales company, Vicente Canales’ Film Factory Entertainment, deal is the first major territory sale announced on “Marshland,”... Read more

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