• Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:06 +0000
    Paradigm Talent Agency, which made its entrance into the European market by acquiring a 50% stake in London-based CODA Music Agency in January 2014, has partnered with X-ray Touring and Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa on its latest venture, the companies announced today. X-ray Touring adds such artists as Coldplay, Chance the Rapper, Robbie Williams, Gorillaz, Green... Read more »
  • Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:15:40 +0000
    It was easy to spot the dash of Hollywood glam at the Broadway opening night party of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” There were the chocolate fountains and the all-you-can-eat candy kiosk and the giant, solid chocolate sculpture of Willy Wonka that helped make the shindig  a lot more lavish than your typical Broadway opening... Read more »
  • Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:15 +0000
    Sling Media, the Dish subsidiary that brought us the Slingbox, is back — with a product no one expected, but some will surely appreciate: SlingStudio is a portable video production system that’s optimized for live streaming to services like Facebook Live and YouTube, for a price that’s far below that of traditional setups. The base... Read more »
  • Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:31:50 +0000
    Netflix is whipping out its credit cards again to keep feeding its thirst for content, announcing plans to raise 1 billion euros (about $1.08 billion) from “non-U.S. persons.” As of the end of March 2017, Netflix’s long-term debt stood at $3.37 billion. It most recently issued $1 billion in new debt last fall. Netflix, in... Read more »
  • Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:29:14 +0000
    “The Fate of the Furious” remained on top of the South Korean box office in its second weekend, comfortably beating the new releases. Accounting for 57% of the total weekend box office, the UPI release earned $5.12 million from 682,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday, extending its total to $18.9 million after two weekends. Megabox’s... Read more »
  • Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:13:18 +0000
    PARIS — Conecta Fiction, the new Latino TV drama co-production forum, hosted a panel at Series Mania which analyzed adaptations of scripted formats from Spain and Latin America. For the world’s TV business, fiction makeovers are relatively rare, repping just 2% of exported scripted drama in 2016, according to statistics presented by Eurodata TV at... Read more »
  • Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:04:58 +0000
    Ivan Dunleavy, the CEO of Pinewood Group, is to leave his role after 17 years, it was revealed Monday. Pinewood chairman Paul Golding will act as interim chief executive. In an e-mail sent to all studio staff, Golding said: “Ivan has played a huge role in the success of Pinewood. When we became owners six... Read more »
  • Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:43:25 +0000
    Coachella-goers were able to escape the desert heat and take a trip to The Antarctic during the music and arts festival. Described as “a mind-blowing metamorphic journey through time, space, and consciousness,” the 360-degree sensory experience was created exclusively for Coachella by Obscura Digital and powered by HP, the festival’s official technology sponsor. The audio-visual... Read more »
  • Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:05:05 +0000
    Studiocanal has bought exclusive home-entertainment rights to Starz’s “American Gods” for the U.K., France and Germany. The deal with producer and global distributor FremantleMedia Intl. sees Studiocanal taking physical and digital transactional home-entertainment rights to the highly anticipated series across the three major European markets where it operates. “We’re hugely excited to be releasing ‘American... Read more »
  • Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:00:12 +0000
    The word “Marvel,” as in comic books or movie studios, has become a foundational term of our culture. Yet you could sit through almost every one of today’s comic-book movies and not find a whole lot to marvel at. That’s where “Guardians of the Galaxy” came in. In an era of overstuffed, taped-together blockbusters, it was supremely... Read more »
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