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Cameron Thor Sentencing Postponed As Acting Coach Hires Mark Geragos

Acting coach Cameron Thor, who was convicted last month of lewd conduct with a minor, has obtained famed defense attorney Mark Geragos to fight the conviction. Sentencing, which was scheduled to take place today in Los Angeles Superior...Show More Summary

Lionsgate & iQIYI Ink China Streaming Pact; Film Movement Hearts Korea’s ‘My Love, Don’t Cross That River’ – Global Briefs

Lionsgate and Chinese online video platform iQIYI have entered a long-term output deal for movies from the studio as well as third-party titles. The pact gives iQIYI an exclusive SVOD and TVOD window on the films and includes a major promotional commitment. Show More Summary

‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Clocks Highest Rated First Season In Cable History

AMC’s zombie-drama Fear the Walking Dead is officially the highest rated series first season in cable TV history, with total viewers and in key demo, with Live +3 viewing tabulated. In its six-episode Season 1, FtWD averaged 11.2 million...Show More Summary

‘American Ninja Warrior’ Spinoff Set At Esquire Network For 2016

Building on the success of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, Esquire Network has ordered eight episodes of spinoff Team Ninja Warrior for a 2016 premiere. Announced earlier this year as part of the NBCU Cable net’s 2015 development slate, Team Ninja Warrior will be filmed in Long Beach from October 21-23. Show More Summary

Creative Artists Agency Book Promises To Surprise, Will Hit Store Shelves Next Summer

EXCLUSIVE: The definitive book on talent agency Creative Artists Agency is being written by James Andrew Miller, the same author who penned the bestselling Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN and the as yet untitled...Show More Summary

Mipcom: Market Abuzz With Drama As Spotlight Shifts From Non-Scripted

After storms battered the French Riviera ahead of the Mipcom TV market this past week, a shift to sunny skies brought what many feel was a rich event that highlighted key issues currently facing the international television business....Show More Summary

New YouTube iOS App Includes Improved On-The-Go Features

For bands and artists who use YouTube for their touring and behind the scenes videos while on the road, the newly updated iOS App could be quite a blessing, as it offers a variety of improved features for cinematographers on the go. ________________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music...

Kevin James Returns To CBS With New Family Comedy

Kevin James is heading back to TV. CBS has given a 13-episode straight-to-series order to a multi-camera comedy toplined by The King Of Queens star, which he will co-write with former King Of Queens executive producer and frequent collaborator...Show More Summary

Russia's Central Partnership Signs Distribution Deal With China Film Group

The deal is the first practical result of Russia and China's discussions on closer film cooperation. read more

Stellan Skarsgard Launches Scathing Attack on Rupert Murdoch, Fox News and BBC Cutbacks

"You want to give [Murdoch] more power? Go ahead. You’re going to f— up whatever is left of civilization." read more

‘Hail, Caesar!’ Trailer: Coen Brothers’ Latest Looks Like Best-Of Reel (In A Good Way)

The first look at Universal Pictures’ Hail, Caesar! has dropped, and it has all the hallmarks of a killer Joel Coen and Ethan Coen pic. Based on the trailer, this one seems to be picking from the best of the brothers’ vault: a dash of...Show More Summary

Rob Riggle Takes On Drama With ‘Midnight Sun’ Pic

EXCLUSIVE: This is no joke: Rob Riggle has been cast in the Midnight Sun, the YA romantic drama that stars Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger. It begins production next week in Vancouver. Based on a 2006 Japanese film, MidnightShow More Summary

‘The Vampire Diaries’ Down In Return As ‘Heroes Reborn’ & ‘The Blacklist’ Slip Against Sports Competition

Against NFL football and the first two games of the baseball playoffs, broadcast entertainment programs posted a third consecutive night of week-to-week ratings drops virtually across the board. Thursday features some of the most time-shifted...Show More Summary

Facebook’s Video Management Efforts Must Consider Songwriters

Facebook's announcement that it will be releasing a suite of tools to help rights holders remove infringing video is good news for video rights holders, but leaves artists wondering if Facebook will assist songwriters and their publishing partners in monetizing their rights as the social network's video platform continues to...

Sharkey Laguana: Is Streaming Music Ripping You Off? [INTERVIEW]

Here the people at the Future Of Music Coalition speak with Sharky Laguana of the band Creeper Lagoon about his recent piece entitled "Streaming Music is Ripping You Off" in which he criticizes streaming services for their use of the "Big Pool" method of royalty distribution. Guest Post by Kevin...

Disney Channel’s ‘The Lion Guard’ Movie Gets Premiere Date & Teaser

Disney’s latest incarnation of its massive franchise The Lion King now has an airdate and a first-look teaser: The Lion Guard: Return Of The Roar TV movie will premiere November 22 at 7 PM on Disney Channel.  The Disney Television Animation...Show More Summary

‘The Arcana Chronicles’ Books To Get TV Series Adaptation By Warner Bros. With Adam Shankman Producing

In a competitive situation, Warner Bros. TV has acquired the rights to Kresley Cole’s popular series of young adult novels The Arcana Chronicles for Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot’s studio-based Offspring Entertainment. Writer Seamus...Show More Summary

Hypebot's 2nd NYC Music and Tech Meetup Is Next Tuesday Oct. 13

Hypebot is hosting its second New York City Music and Tech Meetup next Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 7:00-10:00PM at Passenger Bar in Brooklyn. Are you in town for CMJ's Music Marathon? We'd love to see you! Grab a drink with us and talk shop. Details on how to register...

‘Banshee’s Fourth & Final Season Gets Premiere Date On Cinemax

The fourth and final eight-episode season of Cinemax’s Emmy-winning drama series Banshee will premiere on January 29, the premium pay cabler announced today. Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum and Ole Christian Madsen will executive produce. Show More Summary

Wayne Bastrup Takes Flight In ‘Sully’; Beau Knapp Enlists In ‘Sand Castle’

Wayne Bastrup has joined the cast of Warner Bros’ Clint Eastwood drama Sully, the pic based on the true story of Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger’s heroic 2009 landing of US Airways Flight 1549 onto the Hudson River that preserved the lives of all on board. Show More Summary

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