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STX Entertainment Taps Ex-Marvel Exec As Physical Production Chief

EXCLUSIVE: STX Entertainment continues to ramp up its exec staff, today tapping Ross Fanger as EVP and Head of Physical Production for the STX Entertainment Motion Picture Group. He will begin work immediately on the studio's slate of...Show More Summary

Andrew Lloyd Webber Sets ‘School Of Rock’ Pre-Previews With Invited Audiences

In past summers, Andrew Lloyd Webber has invited a select group of friends to his Sydmonton estate for a festival of works-in-progress by Andrew Lloyd Webber. But with his adaptation of the 2003 Jack Black-starring film slated to begin previews in November at the Shubert-owned Winter Garden Theatre, he’s changed tack. Show More Summary

FIFA Crisis Turns Political; Sponsors And Broadcasters Eye Presidential Election Results

All eyes are on Zurich as FIFA’s 209 associations vote today on whether to retain beleaguered Presidential incumbent Sepp Blatter or end his 17-year role by selecting Jordan’s Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein. Politicians weighed in on the crisis with Russian President Vladimir Putin blasting U.S. Show More Summary

‘San Andreas’ Shakes Up $3.1M In Thursday Previews

San Andreas shook $3.1M out of moviegoers’ pockets last night. The Warner Bros.-New Line/Village Roadshow title is hoping for a $40M launch for the Brad Peyton film, his second outing with star Dwayne Johnson. Titles in the Roland Emmerich canon, i.e. Show More Summary

4 Top Internet Trends That Will Impact Musicians

Mary Meeker presented her 2015 Internet Trends report at the Code Conference in Cali and it’s filled with key information for artists. You can read the whole thing here but below I’ve picked out the 4 trends that will impact your music-making-self. Guest Post by Matt Voyno on 1....

Finnish Music Startups Expect High Growth Rates In 2015

So much is written about major U.S. startup hubs like Silicon Valley, NYC and even Austin, that it's easy to forget that some of very interesting work is being done elsewhere. Thanks in part to an innovative collective, Finland is becoming a hotbed of music tech innovation. from Finish Music...

Lori Loughlin Will Be Back For ‘Full House’ Sequel

Aunt Becky will be back. Lori Loughlin made it official today on Good Morning America. She’ll return as Aunt Becky for the Full House sequel, Fuller House, on Netflix that premieres next year. "I'm very excited," said Loughlin. "Officially...Show More Summary

Guy Gets $120 Ticket For Playing Music On Apple Watch While Driving [VIDEO]

New technology brings new problems and rules to solve them; and the Apple Watch is no exception. Particularly since its a new category - is it a phone? a watch? a new kind of connected device? - the Apple Watch is testing boundaries and creating new ones. A driver in...

Rick Santorum Announces Candidacy To ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos

Rick Santorum, former GOP senator from Pennsylvania, announced to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview that he’s officially joining the race to be the Republican nomination for POTUS in 2016. "I'm ready to do this again," Rick Santorum tells me on joining the 2016 race. Show More Summary

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Merch • Music Fests • More

Artists merchandise, summer festivals and the exit of American Idol were all the topics of conversation on Music Think Tank this week. Join in: __________________________________ Liz Upton | Artist Merchandising Made Simple Cherie Nelson| Your Summer Music Festival Guide Jason Ventura | American Idol Signing Off JOIN THE DISCUSSION !

Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y & Indie Music

The Hypebot Sessions at this year's New Music Seminar, the power of cookies (digital not baked), new Spotify stats from Zoe Keating, net trends, music supervision and more all made headlines this week. ________________________________ Cookie Now, Market Later: Veruca Salt And The Power Of Retargeting Announcing The Hypebot Sessions @...

Duggar Parents Give Interview To Megyn Kelly On Fox News

Megan Kelly has landed much chased interview with the Duggar parents, Jim Bob and Michelle for Wednesday night for Fox News Channel. The news division will turn around the interview quickly to air in Kelly’s timeslot, 9 PM ET. The bulk...Show More Summary

REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review: Sony • Shazam • Wolfgang's Vault • More

Big new contracts for Sony's aging top tw o executives, music publishers sue Wolfgang's Vault, Shazam added visual recognition and usual suspects like YouTube and Spotify dominated this week's music industry news. ________________________________ At Age 76 And 73, Sony's Top Music Execs To Re-Up For $27M A Year Music Publishers...

Small business in the spotlight ... #bleepme

Ricardo Porteus operates his creative discovery platform across some of the world’s cultural capitals #bleepme is a creative tool and discovery platform, it’s all about showcasing new creative talent. So for an artist, designer or DJ,...Show More Summary

Penny Johnson Jerald Departs ‘Castle’

Penny Johnson Jerald won’t be returning to ABC’s Castle. Johnson Jerald joined the series as Captain Victoria Gates in 2011. She tweeted the news tonight. Penny Johnson Jerald To my Castle fans around the world, as of late yesterdayShow More Summary

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: | Artist Merchandising Made Simple

Liz Upton | Artist Merchandising Made Simple Cherie Nelson| Your Summer Music Festival Guide Jason Ventura | American Idol Signing Off

‘Hot Girls Wanted’ Trailer: Amateur Porn Doc Debuted Today On Netflix

This Rashida Jones-produced documentary looks at the amateur porn industry and the young women it attracts as performers. Directed by Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus, Hot Girls Wanted looks at the lives of several 18- and 19-year-olds and how they were recruited. Show More Summary

Russell Wolfe Dies: Producer Of ‘God’s Not Dead’ Was 50

Filmmaker Russell Wolfe, one of the producers of the successful indie Christian movie God’s Not Dead, died this week in Scottsdale, AZ. Wolfe, who was 50, died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Wolfe was a co-founder of the faith-based production company Pure Flix. Show More Summary

Dinesh D'Souza's Film Partner Sues 'God's Not Dead' Producers for $10 Million

John Sullivan is claiming that he and actor Brad Stine originated the plot of what became one of the biggest Christian films of the modern era. read more

Russian Distributors to Form Company for Chinese Operations

Karo and Central Partnership will form a company that will distribute Chinese films in Russia and Russian films in China. read more

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