Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

Pretty Little Liars Shares the Secrets of Its Social Media Success

April 17, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

It's no big surprise that ABC Family's hit series Pretty Little Liars is one of the top shows on social media. The teen mystery drama has dominated social since its debut in June 2010, getting more than 100 million related tweets to date. "I think it's the perfect storm of elements coming together," Pretty Little Liars showrunner I. Marlene King said. "We're a show that reaches out to an audience that is actively engaged in social media, but also, our stars are actively engaged in social media." In fact, ABC Family has had massive success online in general. According to the network, it has the most socially engaged audience, with more than 8.5 million engagements per series across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr. But Pretty Little Liars is its crown jewel. It has the No. 1 most-tweeted-about telecast of all time—Now You See Me, Now You Don't (Aug

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Shia LaBeouf on Fame: Celebrities are ‘Enslaved’

April 16, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Last year, Shia LaBeouf famously announced on Twitter that he was retiring from public life, but he’ll be attending a Q&A on Thursday night at the Tribeca Film Festival. LaBeouf is the executive producer of “LoveTrue,” an experimental drama from director Alma Har’el (“Bombay Beach”) that merges fiction and documentary, with vignettes set in Alaska,... Read more

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WATCH: Zack Snyder Teases ‘Batman v Superman’ Trailer

April 16, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Director Zack Snyder confirmed Monday’s Imax trailer event for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” by teasing the highly-anticipated footage on Twitter late Wednesday. The “Batman v Superman Imax Trailer Event” is billed as being 15 minutes long, prompting speculation that the presentation will include extra footage from the “Man of Steel” sequel, which stars Henry... Read more

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David Lynch Says He Won’t Direct the ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival

April 5, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

David Lynch, who co-created the original “Twin Peaks” and was set to direct the upcoming Showtime revival, has left the project, he announced via Twitter on Sunday. The filmmaker also said the project “may still be very much alive” at the premium cabler. “Dear Twitter Friends, Showtime did not pull the plug on ‘Twin Peaks,'”... Read more

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Twitter’s Periscope and Meerkat Invade Theaters, But Movie Biz Not Too Worried

April 4, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Theatergoers are already using Twitter’s Periscope and Meerkat live-streaming video apps, which have launched in the past few weeks, to broadcast movies directly from cinemas — including this weekend’s blockbuster, “Furious 7.” However, studios apparently aren’t overly concerned that box office will be hurt by the shaky, handheld live streams on Periscope and Meerkat, which may include only a... Read more

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James Gunn Shares ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’ Sequel Details on Periscope

April 3, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

In what could become a new trend for how celebrities interact with fans, “Guardians of the Galaxy” helmer James Gunn used the new social-media app Periscope to answer fans’ questions — including details on the upcoming sequel to the Marvel hit. Periscope, an app that could be described as Twitter meets Snapchat, only with video, allows... Read more

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‘Empire’ Breaks Records on Twitter, Cast’s Following Grows

March 25, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Fox’s hit “Empire” isn’t just breaking ratings records. It’s making waves on social media, too. Tweets from last week’s “Empire” finale — which drew in a whopping 17 million viewers overall — were viewed more than 112 million times by about 5.9 million people, according to Nielson data. Its 2.3 million tweets generated overall makes... Read more

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Kal Penn Is Bringing Big Data to the Masses With New Nat Geo Show

March 24, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Specs Who Kal Penn Age 37 Claim to fame Host and producer of National Geographic Channel's The Big Picture with Kal Penn

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Kal Penn Is Bringing Big Data to the Masses With New Nat Geo Show

March 24, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Specs Who Kal Penn Age 37 Claim to fame Host and producer of National Geographic Channel's The Big Picture with Kal Penn

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Doug Jones Teases Villainous ‘The Flash’ Appearance

March 22, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Well, this should make Barry Allen’s life harder. Doug Jones, who will play the villainous Deathbolt on “Arrow,” revealed on Twitter on Saturday that the character will also make an appearance in “The Flash,” marking yet another crossover for The CW superhero dramas. What could my "Deathbolt" villain from @CW_Arrow (# 319 "Broken Arrow") be... Read more

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