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Underprivileged Children Will Be Able To See ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Free At AMC Theatres

Similar to the crowd-funding #BlackPantherChallenge which raised thousands of dollars for children to see Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther for free, Color of Change and AMC Theatres are teaming for Give A Child The Universe initiative which...Show More Summary

Songkick Partners With Facebook, Active Users Rise 43%

Songkick, the concert discovery app acquired by Warner Music Group last year, has inked a partnership with Facebook to add concerts and events from its database onto the social giant. Songkick also announced a deal with French and Belgian retailer and ticket seller FNAC. These new partnerships follow deals with...

Brad Weston’s Makeready Lands Jessica Barry Thriller Novel ‘Freefall,’ Latest In Slate-Building Deal Flurry

EXCLUSIVE: In a seven-figure deal, Brad Weston's Makeready has pre-emptively acquired the film rights to Freefall, a thriller novel by Jessica Barry that recently sold to Harper Collins to be published early next year. The deal comes...Show More Summary

Cinemark Shares Rise On Strong Earnings Results

Investors snapped up shares of Cinemark following this morning’s fourth quarter earnings results, which exceeded Wall Street’s estimates. Shares rose nearly 6% in morning trading to $42 after the motion picture exhibitor reported revenues of $750 million for the holiday quarter, thanks to increases in admissions and concession revenue. Show More Summary

Netflix Gets Makeover With Property Original ‘Amazing On The Inside’

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix is getting into the property business after commissioning its first home makeover series, Amazing On The Inside (w/t) from British production company Barcroft Productions. I hear that the SVOD service has ordered a 12-part series, with episodes lasting 30 minutes. Show More Summary

‘Young Karl Marx’, ‘November’, ‘The Lodgers,’ & ‘Are We Not Cats’ Among Openers – Specialty B.O. Preview

The Orchard is taking a left turn this weekend with its latest release, The Young Karl Marx by I Am Not Your Negro filmmaker Raoul Peck. The Berlin '17 premiere starring August Diehl and Stefan Konarske as Karl Marx and Friederich Engels...Show More Summary

Ioan Gruffudd’s Disney-Produced ‘Harrow’ Scores Second Season Ahead Of Debut

Ioan Gruffudd-fronted crime drama Harrow, which is the first international drama production for Disney's ABC Studios International, has secured a second season ahead of the launch of its debut. Gruffudd tells Deadline that he is filming the sophomore run of the show for Australian broadcaster ABC, which launches next month, later this year with U.S. Show More Summary

Stephen King’s ‘The Bone Church’ To Be Developed For Series By Chris Long & David Ayer’s Cedar Park

EXCLUSIVE: Chris Long and David Ayer's Cedar Park Entertainment has acquired Stephen King's The Bone Church and will develop it for series. Cedar Park will be the studio for the project as well. The Bone Church is a narrative poem that King wrote in the 60's. Show More Summary

Disney Channel Launching Toon Series ‘Amphibia’ & ‘The Owl House’, Renews ‘Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil’ For Season 4

Disney Channel has greenlighted a pair of kid-targeted animated series: Amphibia, a comedy about a girl who gets transported to the titular world, and The Owl House, a horror comedy about a teenage human girl who stumbles upon a portal to the Demon Realm. Show More Summary

Olympics Ratings Rise With Russian Skating Drama, Steady With Sochi 2014

Officially Russia isn't participating in the XXIII Winter Games because of the fallout of the XXII Winter Games doping scandal, but they owned the ice as Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva proved last night. While formally competing...Show More Summary

Abrams Artists Agency Expands Alternative Programming & Digital Department With New Hire

Abrams Artists Agency continues to expand its alternative programming and digital department with the hire of Jared Thompson. Thompson moves to Abrams after seven years at Rebel Entertainment. He’ll focus on the representation of producers,...Show More Summary

Patron Acquires Coachella, Bottlerocket App Developer Greencopper

Patron Technology, the company behind Ticketleap and Showclix, has acquired Greencopper, a web, and mobile app developer focused on the live entertainment segment. Greencopper develops apps and social media tools, including interactive maps, mobile messaging platforms, and music discovery apps for festivals and live event producers. It's clients range from...

How To Organize Your Music Industry Team

As a entrepreneur in the music industry, it can be easy to fall into the trap of trying to do everything yourself, a guaranteed recipe for burnout. Here we look at how to identify your various band member's strengths and let go of enough control to successfully delegate. ___________________ Guest...

‘Game Night’ Wins $1M In Previews, ‘Annihilation’ Takes $900K – Thursday Night

In the face of Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther earning $14.2M alone last night for a running total that will cross $300M today, New Line/Warner Bros.’ Game Night and Paramount’s Alex Garland sci-fi environmental pic Annihilation respectively...Show More Summary

Net Neutrality Repeal Challenged By 24 States

The FCC's 284-page net neutrality repeal ruling was published in the Federal Register Thursday, prompting objections from 24 state attorney generals. A consortium of tech companies has also promised legal action. The ruling goes into effect April 23. _________________________________ The Federal Communications Commission published its official order repealing net neutrality...

No Copyright Protection For 'Players and Haters'

While having lyrics protected under copyright is standard legal procedure, this doesn't hold true if the lyrics aren't saying anything creative, at least according a ruling in a copyright suit involving Taylor Swift, the group 3LW, and a good number of players and haters. _________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski...

‘Gosford Park’ Star Stephen Fry Reveals His Battle With Cancer

Gosford Park and Wilde star Stephen Fry has revealed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer but said that he is recovering well. Fry, who stepped down from hosting duties ahead of this year's BAFTA Film Awards, said that it was an...Show More Summary

Bandlab Acquires Gibson's Cakewalk

BandLab Technologies has acquired some assets and the complete intellectual property of Cakewalk Inc. from Gibson Brands. Gibson has recently been shedding subsidiaries and brands in an effort to avoid bankruptcy. Cakewalk has been a leading developer professional grade audio production software for the last 30 years. Upstart Bandlab's offering...

Gemma Arterton To Play Marilyn Monroe In ‘Some Like It Hot’ Comedy

EXCLUSIVE: Gemma Arterton is to play Marilyn Monroe in a one-off TV comedy set against the backdrop of the 1959 rom-com Some Like It Hot. The Their Finest star is to front Sky Arts' It's Me, Sugar alongside Rome's James Purefoy, whoShow More Summary

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