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BOOM! Studios Sells Dramas ‘Deep State’ With Howard Gordon & ‘The Rinse’ To Fox

Comic book and graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios has sold two drama projects based on properties from its catalog under the company's first-look deal with 20th Century Fox TV, one of them executive produced by Homeland and Tyrant's Howard Gordon. Show More Summary

Discovery Life Channel Sets ‘The Mistress’ Series

Discovery Life Channel is focusing on the life of the other woman in new series The Mistress (wt),  for premiere January 21. It's hosted by Sarah J. Symonds, author and self-proclaimed former mistress of Chef Gordon Ramsay and Lord Jeffrey...Show More Summary

‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Score, ‘American Music Awards’ Down, ‘Mulaney’ Debuts Low In New Slot

OK, that is really something you don't see every Sunday. If that amazing one-handed catch by the New York Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. wasn't dramatic enough on Sunday Night Football (7.1/18), the comeback by the Dallas Cowboys to a 31-28 win over the NYC team in the Week 12 game certainly was. Show More Summary

Lionsgate Analysts Upbeat After 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Weekend Box-Office Haul

The Jennifer Lawrence sequel hit a franchise record of $275 million globally but failed to catch fire domestically read more

Why (not) Bandcamp? [Emily White]

By Emily White of Whitesmith Entertainment & Dreamfuel Bandcamp is a platform I came across by accident in 2008. A platform I was seeking nonetheless, by asking everyone around me “Why isn’t there a way to sell music directly to fans easily in a way that makes sense?” A colleague had mentioned a platform with the name Band in it. Show More Summary

Broadcast Straight-To-Series Model Dealt A New Blow With ‘Members Only’ Demise

When Parks & Recreation ends its seven-season run on NBC, it will mark the last in-season direct-to-series show to go the distance on broadcast TV. There have been big straight-to-series breakouts on cable networks and digital platforms...Show More Summary

Keep Your Life in Order While on Tour (DRAFT)

Touring is essential to a band's success. In an age where music is easily pirated and consumers have shorter attention spans, going on tour can be one of the best ways to reach your fans and stay relevant. However, most musicians do not have the luxury of having personal assistants keeping their lives afloat while they are playing gigs every night. Show More Summary

Apple Removes "FREE" from App Store Vocabulary

Last week, in response to mounting pressure from the European Union (EU), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and disgruntled customers - Apple traded in the word "FREE" for "GET" in the App Store. Prior to the shift in language, apps...Show More Summary

ITV Accused Of Unfair Labor Practices By WGA East

The Writers Guild of America, East has filed unfair labor practices charges against ITV at the National Labor Relations Board. In the filing, WGAE alleges that the UK-owned television production company has failed to bargain in good faith and has violated federal labor law. Show More Summary

Taylor Swift Uses American Music Awards Acceptance Speech To Defend The Album

It was not your typical acceptance speech from music's latest carefully scripted darling at last night's American Music Awards. Taylor Swift chose to use part of her precious podium time to defend the album and the value of music: "By...Show More Summary

Cast Set For BBC & Carnival’s ‘Game Of Thrones’-Style Epic ‘The Last Kingdom’

An international cast has been firmed up as shooting begins on The Last Kingdom, BBC America, BBC Two and Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films' Game Of Thrones-esque epic series. Set in the 9th century, the eight-part historical drama...Show More Summary

Keep Your Life in Order While on Tour

Traveling from one city to the next like a kid on the playground monkey bars, there isn't time to get much else done but your performances when you're on tour. Since life doesn't stop back home when you're on the road, here are fourShow More Summary

4 Important Details That Should Never Be Left Out of Your Performance Contract

By Barry Heyman and Chris Tuthill on Sonicbids Blog A performance agreement is a deal that you, the performing artist, strike with a promoter or venue owner (also known as the purchaser). While you can have a verbal agreement, a written...Show More Summary

Will Redbox’s 25% Price Hike For DVD Rentals Hurt Its Bargain Image?

The jump to $1.50 per night from $1.20 takes effect on December 2, it says this morning. And while that's still just pocket change, it could make some consumers question whether it's worth the trek to a local kiosk instead of staying home and paying a bit more to queue up a movie on a cable, satellite, or streaming VOD home entertainment service. Show More Summary

Phil Seward Joins Live Nation From Virgin America To Head Loyalty Marketing

Live Nation Entertainment announced that Phil Seward has been hired to serve as the senior vice president of relationship and loyalty marketing. Seward is a marketing veteran who has held executive roles at a number of firms, most recently leading the customer loyalty team and the Elevate frequent flier program at Virgin America. Show More Summary

Canada’s Bell Media Takes ‘Manhattan’ As SVOD Service Ramps Up To Rival Netflix

Over the past several weeks, Canada's Bell Media has been teasing its upcoming SVOD service due to launch later this year and code-named “Project Latte.” Today, the group says it has secured its first exclusives for the platform. Among...Show More Summary

How the Bill Cosby Story Snowballed

It took a new book, a stand-up's scorn and plenty of social media to reignite years-old claims of sexual abuse and derail the 77-year-old legend's careerclaims of sexual abuse and derail the 77-year-old legend’s career read more

French Consumer Group Sues Netflix

It calls the company's fall launch in France "entirely positive" for the consumer but takes issue with the fine print of subscriber contracts read more

ITV Orders Period ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Action/Drama Rife With CGI Monsters

In the latest spin on the doctor with the dual personality, the UK's ITV has commissioned a 10-part action adventure drama inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's, The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde. The series, Jekyll & Hyde, hails from British actor and author Charlie Higson whose credits include The Enemy and the Young Bond series of books. Show More Summary

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