Posts Tagged ‘news’

Penske Media Corporation Acquires Conde Nast’s Fairchild Fashion Media Brands

August 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Penske Media Corporation has acquired the U.S.-based trade publishing assets of Conde Nast’s Fairchild Fashion Media unit, the parent company of business-to-business brands Women’s Wear Daily, Footwear News, Beauty Inc, M and the Fairchild Summits. The deal is expected to close next month. Financial details were not disclosed. “This is a unique and remarkable opportunity... Read more

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Israeli DJ Guy Gerber Breaks the Mold With Diddy

August 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Dance music broke so big, so quickly, that it often feels normal to talk about artists solely in terms of earnings or major festival bookings. Yet EDM’s big tent allows for plenty of producers and DJs who would still be making the same music even without the brand partners and major agencies involved. Israeli techno... Read more

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China Box Office: “Dragon 2” Soars in Opening Weekend

August 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

First major Hollywood release after summer 'blackout period'

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Fox Passes on Tina Fey-Produced Comedy ‘Cabot College’

August 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Fox network has taken a pass on the comedy “Cabot College,” produced by the “30 Rock” duo of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock for Universal Television. Project from Universal TV had received a series commitment from Fox but never got a formal greenlight for production after the pilot was shot last spring. Matt Hubbard,... Read more

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‘Expendables 3’ Illegally Downloaded 5 Million Times, But Still Isn’t Top Hit for Pirates

August 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Pirates have voted on “The Expendables 3″ with their clicks — and it turns out the Sylvester Stallone-starrer hasn’t been astoundingly popular among digital thieves, relatively speaking. As of Sunday, 5.12 million people worldwide had pirated “Expendables 3” since a high-quality copy hit torrent-sharing sites July 23, according to piracy-tracking firm Excipio. That likely contributed to the... Read more

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FCC Extends Deadline for Net Neutrality Reply Comments

August 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Federal Communications Commission has added a few more days for interested parties to weigh in on the 1.1-plus million comments that have already been filed regarding the agency’s proposal for new net-neutrality rules governing Internet providers. Previously, the FCC’s deadline for reply comments was Sept. 10; it has now moved the deadline to Monday, Sept. 15,... Read more

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China’s LeTV to raise $430 Million for Expansion

August 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Online video group pools investors for Internet and finance push

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Watch: Beyonce Sings a Nancy Sinatra Song in HBO’s ‘On the Run’ Special Teaser

August 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

HBO didn’t just treat Beyonce and Jay Z fans to a supercut of clips from their On the Run tour — the new teaser for the HBO concert special of the couple’s tour features Beyonce channeling Nancy Sinatra. In the 50-second teaser, Jay Z is smoking a cigar while the songstress is on stage, bringing... Read more

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‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′ Tops Foreign Box Office After China Debut

August 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“How to Train Your Dragon 2″ soared to the top of the foreign box office charts this weekend, picking up $37.7 million from 28 markets. The DreamWorks Animation sequel was powered by a strong debut in China, where the picture picked up $25.9 million. Though “Dragon 2’s” $171 million domestic gross was lower than expected... Read more

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Pitbull ‘Fireball’ Official Video to Feature Jenna Marbles, Other Digital Stars (Exclusive)

August 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Rapper Pitbull is set for a digital mashup with Internet stars Jenna Marbles, Bart Baker and Brittany Furlan, who are slated to appear in the official video for his next single, “Fireball.” The video, shooting Sunday, Aug. 17, in L.A., will have the look of a 1950s Cuban dance club and also will feature Pitbull’s backup... Read more

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