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Massachusetts Court Sets June Date For Dauman Case Against Redstone

Judge George Phelan of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court has granted Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman’s request to expedite the schedule in his effort to have Chairman Emeritus Sumner Redstone declared incompetent. The judge today...Show More Summary

‘Carnage Park’ Gets Summer Release Date From IFC Midnight

IFC Midnight has set a summer release for Carnage Park, Mickey Keating’s sniper horror film it acquired out of SXSW. The pic, which premiered at Sundance, will hit New York on July 1, day-and-date with its VOD bow. It will expand toShow More Summary

Johnny Depp’s Wife Amber Heard Gets Restraining Order As Disney’s ‘Alice’ Bows

Amber Heard has just been granted a temporary restraining order by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carl Moor against husband Johnny Depp to stay 100 yards away from her. The move follows an incident in downtown L.A. last weekend involving...Show More Summary

Thora Birch, Johnny Knoxville Join Phillip Noyce’s ‘Above Suspicion’

Thora Birch and Johnny Knoxville are set to join Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke in Phillip Noyce's Above Suspicion, a thriller that has been adapted from the book by New York Times columnist Joe Sharkey. The film actually reunited Birch...Show More Summary

‘Warcraft’ Game With $9.3M Start In Early Offshore Openings – Intl Box Office

Legendary and Universal Pictures' Warcraft is off to a game start at the international box office, with No. 1 openings in its first 11 markets. The total through Thursday is $9.3M. The adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment's video game juggernaut is bowing in a total of 20 overseas plays this frame. Show More Summary

Pirate Radio Stations Are Making A Comeback

Although many may have assumed that pirate radio's best days were behind it, a recent report from the Associated Press shows that these renegade terrestrial broadcasters are on the rise once again. ______________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Once upon a time pirate radio stations were big...

Lionsgate Joins Fox, Par & Uni In Nixing Exhibitor Clearance Requests: What Does This Mean For The Biz?

Starting with its June 10 release of Now You See Me 2, Lionsgate will no longer honor clearance requests from exhibitors on titles playing in a competitive zone. The distributor joins 20th Century Fox, Universal and Paramount –and even...Show More Summary

Viacom Renews And Expands Carriage Deal With Cox Communications

Here’s some Viacom news that, for a change, doesn’t involve its battle with Sumner Redstone: The company said today that it has renewed and expanded its carriage deal with Cox Communications. The No. 3 cable provider, which has 6 million...Show More Summary

Angela Paton Dies: ‘Groundhog Day’ Actress Was 86

Angela Paton, whose dozens of credits include playing an innkeeper in the Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day, died Thursday in Oakland, CA. She was 86. Her nephew told the Associated Press report that she had been in hospice care since...Show More Summary

‘The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus & Andrew Lincoln Do Their Part For ‘Red Nose Day’

A light, happier Walking Dead? “There’s just so much blood and gore and horror,” says The Walking Dead‘s Andrew Lincoln. He and Norman Reedus envision a "lighter" show that would bring "sweetness and light into the world.” In a spoof...Show More Summary

John Ortiz Joins Search For ‘God Particle’; WWE Studios & Sony Tag-Team On ‘The Marine 5: Battleground’

John Ortiz has been tapped to round out the cast of God Particle, the Julius Onah-helmed sci-fi pic from Paramount Pictures and JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot. Production is now set to begin June 10 in Los Angeles on the movie that already stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Bruhl, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris O'Dowd, Zhang Ziyi and Aksel Hennie. Show More Summary

Netflix Seeks Quick Appeal After Judge Denies June Streaming Of Relativity Pair

Netflix’s plans to put Relativity’s Zach Galifianakis-starring Masterminds and the Kate Beckinsale-starring The Disappointments Room up on its streaming service next month were unplugged today by a federal judge. But the streaming service intends to challenge the ruling by Judge Michael Wiles ASAP, I hear. Show More Summary

‘Red Nose Day’ Ratings Dim From 2015, NBA Playoffs Score Big, ‘500 Questions’ Returns Down

On a night that saw the Golden State Warriors comes back in the NBA Western Conference Finals to beat the series-leading Oklahoma City Thunder 120-111 in Game 5 on TNT, and ESPN had the eminently watchable 88th Annual Scripps National...Show More Summary

World War II Cillian Murphy Pic ‘Anthropoid’ From Bleecker Street Plots August Date

Bleecker Street has dated the Sean Ellis-directed World War II film Anthropoid for release on August 12. Anthropoid is based on the true story of "Operation Anthropoid," the code name for the Czech operatives' mission to assassinateShow More Summary

Liv Buli's Weekend Reading List: Snapchat Makes It Rain, Spotify Turns 10, And The Album Drop As You Know It Is Gone

Liv Buli has the unique title of Data Journalist at Pandora owned analytics provider Next Big Sound. With one eye on the data and the other on the cultural zeitgeist, she often uncovers what matters most before the rest of us. So, we're proud and happy that she's agreed to...

Get Your Music Into YouTube Content ID: A How To Guide

Although YouTube's Content ID system certainly has its fair share of detractors, it's important to keep in mind that the system can be useful to artists, and gives them a degree of agency and control over their work. Here we examine the process of getting your music into the Content...

HANDS ON: Indie Label Light In The Attic Records Keeps Organized Using Evernote

Here Patrick McCarthy, Reissue Producer and Project Manager for Light in the Attic Records, an independent company which works to bring deluxe vinyl music to the listening public, discusses how his use of Evernote has allowed him to make the company a success. _____________________________ Guest Post by Pamela Rosen on...

Millions Of Fans Are Discovering Music On Spotify [New Stats]

With 75 million users, Spotify has the potential to be a powerful music discovery and marketing tool. New stats from the streamer show that it's already helping to boost some artists. We can only hope that Spotify remains an independent discovery channel and is not co-opted by the major labels....

AmpMe Raises $8 Million, Adds YouTube Integration

Venture funding is still flowing into music tech, but not if the concept involves licensing music. AmpMe pulls the tunes that power its app from the users library, Soundcloud and now the free-daddy of them all, YouTube. _____________________________________ Canadian startup AmpMe has raised $8 million in a new funding round...

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