• Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:17:05 +0000
    Facebook is pursuing a PR strategy of insisting that it acted in good faith in responding to scandals over misuse of its platform and data-privacy gaffes, denying some of the assertions in a sweeping New York Times investigation. Facebook early Thursday issued a response to a the Times’ Nov. 14 report into the social giant’s […]
  • Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:50:11 +0000
    Saudi Arabian sovereign-wealth fund PIF is exploring the possibility of acquiring a stake worth up to $700 million in Wanda-owned Legendary Entertainment. The news was reported by the Reuters news agency. The Reuters story, citing unnamed sources, said Thursday that Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund is seeking to invest about $500 million to $700 million in Legendary, […]
  • Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:38:28 +0000
    Italy is set to regulate its theatrical windows by law, following an uproar over the simultaneous release on Netflix and in theaters of local police-brutality drama “On My Skin.” New rules announced by Italian Culture Minister Alberto Bonisoli will enshrine in law the current gentleman’s agreement among the country’s distributors to wait 105 days after […]
  • Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:33:43 +0000
    “Back to Life,” a new comedy from the producers of “Fleabag,” has set its cast and entered production. Daisy Haggard (“Episodes,” “Black Mirror”) co-wrote the series and plays the lead character, Miri Mattheson, an ex-con returning to her seaside hometown after 18 years in prison. Geraldine James (“Sherlock Holmes”) and Richard Durden (“Harlots”) will play […]
  • Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:07:36 +0000
    If there’s one thing that’s usually certain about the Country Music Association Awards, it’s that whoever wins the top prize, Entertainer of the Year, will be someone who didn’t win another award all night. That was the case again this year, although uncertainty did figure in, in that it went in an upset to Keith […]
  • Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:01:05 +0000
    Global streaming giant Netflix has boarded Korean drama series “Memories of the Alhambra.” It stars Hyun Bin (“Secret Garden,” “My Lovely Sam-Soon”) and Park Shin-hye (“Pinocchio,” “Heirs”). “Memories of the Alhambra” is a suspense romance drama that revolves around an investment company CEO who visits Granada, Spain, for a business trip and gets involved in a mysterious […]
  • Thu, 15 Nov 2018 04:31:59 +0000
    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Apocalypse Then,” the finale episode of “American Horror Story: Apocalypse.” Going into “Apocalypse Then,” it seemed nearly impossible “American Horror Story” could wrap things up in one final episode. But it managed to pull it off, though the finale moved at a breakneck speed in order […]
  • Thu, 15 Nov 2018 02:29:25 +0000
    CANCUN, Mexico — Raul Berdones, president of Spain’s Grupo Secuoya, Netflix’s exclusive production services partner at its European Production Hub in Madrid, plans to create a Madrid Content City. The plan would build – literally – on Grupo Secuoya’s 22,000 square-meter Ciudad de la Tele, the site of Netflix’s European Production Hub, but expand to […]
  • Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:32:17 +0000
    Idris Elba’s daughter, Isan, has been named next year’s Golden Globes Ambassador, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Wednesday evening. Isan is also the daughter of makeup artist and businesswoman Kim Elba. The ambassador, a title that typically goes to the son or daughter of a celebrity, assists in distributing the Golden Globe trophies […]
  • Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:25:15 +0000
    Brillstein Entertainment Partners has recruited manager Kailey Marsh and has acquired the online BloodList franchise that Marsh launched a decade ago to highlight horror scripts. Brillstein plans to expand BloodList into a production banner for film and TV projects. “Kailey’s entrepreneurial spirit has brought BloodList to life and turned it into an industry standard for […]
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