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HBO Teams With RAI For ‘My Brilliant Friend’ Italian-Language Drama Series

HBO has partnered with RAI, Italy’s public broadcasting company, for My Brilliant Friend, an eight-episode original drama series from Saverio Costanzo (Hungry Hearts), based on the bestselling book by Elena Ferrante. In a rare move, the series will be filmed in Italian and will air with English subtitles on HBO in the U.S. Show More Summary

A2IM's Libera Indie Music Awards Announces 2017 Lineup

The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) 2017 Libera Awards celebrating indie music has announced its 2017 performance lineup. _____________________________ The performers for this year's A2IM Libera Awards include Independent Icon Award honoree Nick Lowe (Yep Roc), Lifetime Achievement Award winner Ani DiFranco (Righteous Babe), Talib Kweli (Javotti Media), Twin...

SoundExchange Is Distributing SiriusXm Settlement Funds For Pre-1972 Recordings

SoundExchange has began distributing proceeds to featured and non-featured performers of a SiriusXM legal settlement for use of sound recordings that were created prior to February 15, 1972. The distribution began in the Fall of last year, but "as we distribute these funds in the future, recording artists will notice...

Trevor Noah Explains Why Donald Trump Declined To Throw Out First Pitch On Opening Day

The Daily Show host Trevor Noah explains his theory as to why President Donald Trump has declined to continue a century-old tradition, in which the President of the United States throws out the Opening Day first pitch at the season’s...Show More Summary

EOne’s ‘Cardinal’ Flies To Canal+; Sue Perkins To Host BAFTA TV Awards – Global Briefs

Entertainment One has sold dramatic thriller series Cardinal to Canal+ in France. The Billy Campbell and Karine Vanasse-starrer is produced by Sienna Films and eOne in association with Bell Media's CTV, which has already greenlit the second and third seasons of the series for broadcast in 2017/18. Show More Summary

How The Web Screws Artists... By Allowing Them A Normal Life

In this piece, Ross Pruden of Techdirt works to dispell the myth that the internet is destroying art and culture, making it impossible for artists to make a living via their creative work. Instead he looks at how the internet has allowed creatives to target niche markets of fans and...

Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump Motivates Women

After updating viewers on the latest doings of House Intel Committee chief Devin Nunes, Stephen Colbert turned his attention to President Donald Trump’s appearance at Wednesday’s Women's Empowerment Forum – “the first women's event he's...Show More Summary

Pandora Under Pressure Even As Music Industry Warms To Westergren

Pandora used to be the company that the music industry loved to hate. An overly aggressive campaign to lower royalty payments and a former CEO who cared more about money than music earned the ire of many in the business. But just as that image is changing, Pandora is feeling...

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Gets Pioneer Of The Year Award, Urges Diversity And Inclusion – CinemaCon

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs was honored Wednesday night at CinemaCon as Pioneer Of The Year at the 76th annual Will Rogers Motion Picture Foundation Dinner, a part of every CinemaCon convention. She became only the fourth woman...Show More Summary

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Adds Performers, Presenters

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has released a new list of the 2017 performers, awards presenters and celebrity guests. This year's Induction Ceremony will be held on April 7th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. ____________________ Special guests at this year’s sold-out Rock & Roll Hall of Fame...

Front Row Entertainment, KNCC & Ahmed Helmy’s Shadows Communications Teaming For Egyptian Sitcom ‘Tough Luck’

Leading Dubai-based indie distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment has teamed with the Kuwait National Cinema Company and Ehab Sergany and Ahmed Helmy's Shadows Communications to produce Egyptian sitcom Tough Luck with an all-star Arab cast. It's the first TV venture for Front Row and Sharif Ramzi and Mai Selim will take leading roles. Show More Summary

AM BRIEF: Pandora Pressured • $1B YouTube Problem • Native Buys Metapop • Slacker Goes Old School • More

Thursday 3.30.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Activist investors are pressuring Pandora CEO Westergren to make the streamer profitable quickly or sell. Updated continuously under our More News tab

‘Prison Break’ EPs, Cast Talk Michael’s Revival & A Potential Sixth Season At PaleyLive

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains plot details from the first episode of  Prison Break‘s season five. Prison Break cast and creatives were on hand at Paley Center’s PaleyLive event with Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Robert Knepper,...Show More Summary

‘Legion’ EP Noah Hawley On Tonight’s Finale, Season 2 & Patrick Stewart

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details about tonight's Season 1 finale of Legion. With a nod to Marvel’s big-screen tendency to feature a pivotal post-credits scene, tonight’s Season 1 finale of Legion found the powerful mutant portrayed...Show More Summary

Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ Head Writer A.D. Miles Exits

A.D. Miles, head writer for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, who has been with the host since the launch of his late-night show, is stepping down after eight years of working with Fallon. Miles will be moving back to Los Angeles,...Show More Summary

Fright Franchise ‘Five Nights At Freddys’ Blumhouse-Bound?

For months, there have been rumors that Warner Bros/New Line would put into turnaround Five Nights At Freddys, a thriller that is basically is the tale of a night security guard terrorized by animatronic robots at a Chuck E Cheese-like restaurant called Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. Show More Summary

WGA Says It’s Ready To Return To Bargaining Table

Responding to press inquiries, the WGA says it's willing to return to the bargaining table "whenever the AMPTP is ready to meet and invites us back." Talks for a new film and TV contract broke off Friday, and the guild has asked members...Show More Summary

Harrison Ford Says His Clothes From Original 1982 Film Still Fit In ‘Blade Runner 2049’ – CinemaCon

Sony had a trailer, and Warner Bros. came to Cinema-Con with a mesmerizing behind the scenes feature of Blade Runner 2049 with more shock and awe visuals, complete with the cast and behind the scenes team talking about the sequel to Ridley Scott’s R-rated 1982 sci-fi noir. In the featurette, which Warner Bros. Show More Summary

CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller To Take Medical Leave Through Upfronts

CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller is going on a medical leave after suffering what he characterized as a “mild heart attack”. He is “on track for a full recovery” but will be out for the rest of pilot season, returning at the end of May, after the upfronts. Show More Summary

Christopher Nolan On Dunkirk: “The Only Way To Carry You Through” The Suspense “Is Through Theatrical Distribution” – CinemaCon

Christopher Nolan, writer/director of the British war film Dunkirk which bows from Warner Bros. on July 21 reached out to the exhibition industry to thank them and to say how important the theatrical experience is to his entire vision...Show More Summary

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