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Laura Ingraham Officially Debuting Fox News Show On October 30; ‘Hannity’ To Take On Maddow At 9 PM

Sean Hannity is moving to 9 PM to take on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow directly starting next week in anticipation of Fox New Channel debuting a Laura Ingraham's new show on the day before Halloween. "We are delighted to unveil this new primetime...Show More Summary

‘Avatar’ Characters Going Vegan In Sequel? James Cameron Invests In Pea Protein Facility

Canadian native James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis Cameron just started Verdient Foods, Inc., a new pulse food processing facility in Saskatchewan that will become the largest organic pea protein fractionation plant in North America. Show More Summary

ABBA Reportedly Working On Virtual Reality Tour In 2019

Former ABBA keyboardist Benny Andersson revealed that the group is planning to reunite, at least as digital avatars, for a possible tour in 2019. Andersson teased the news while he was promoting Piano, his latest solo piano album and said the project would feature the form members of ABBA in...

Deadline To Launch The Contenders London Event Showcasing Film Awards Prospects

Modeled after Deadline’s successful The Contenders event in Los Angeles, the inaugural The Contenders London has been set to take place October 6 in the British capital. The all-day affair will showcase top awards prospects of the film...Show More Summary

Pandora New Music Insights For Week of 9/18/17

Each week Pandora dives into the data to share how new releases are reacting across the music streamer. New releases this week included: Big & Rich, Björk, Eric Church, Foo Fighters, Gucci Mane, Lorde, Meek Mill, Midland, Montgomery Gentry, Nick Jonas, Nine Inch Nails, Sara Bareilles, Sia, The Killers, Toni...

Jedediah Bila Is Leaving ‘The View’

Jedediah Bila, a conservative voice on ABC’s daytime talker The View, is leaving the show. Bila announced her departure Monday during the broadcast and said today would be her last day (to gasps heard in audience). She didn’t give a specific reason for her departure but said she is writing a book and is working on other projects. Show More Summary

8 Advantages Social Media Has Over Traditional Media

While social media may receive a lot of criticism as a marketing tool, with many artists instead touting the virtues of old school methods of promotion, social media still holds a number of advantages over traditional media. Here we look at eight reasons why. _____________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski...

‘Battle Of The Sexes’ Scribe Simon Beaufoy Signs With WME

EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed the illustrious writer/producer Simon Beaufoy, who until several months ago had been repped in the U.S. by the late agent Susan Landau. Beaufoy in the last two decades has won Oscars, Golden Globes, WGA and other awards for such films as The Full Monty, Slumdog Millionaire, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and 127 Hours. Show More Summary

Indie Rock Is Thriving On Pandora

The state of indie rock? Always up for debate. The state of indie rock at Pandora? Never been better, says the music streamer's Glenn Peoples, who took a deep dive into the data. ______________________________________ By Glenn Peoples, Music Insights and Analytics at Pandora Lord Huron, a folky four-piece that weaves...

‘Power’: Larenz Tate Upped To Series Regular For Season 5 Of Starz Series

Game of Silence and House of Lies alum Larenz Tate, who recurred in four episodes of Season 4 of Starz’s hit drama series Power, has been promoted to series regular for Season 5. Tate plays Councilman Rashad Tate, a city councilman from Jamaica Queens. Power follows James "Ghost" St. Show More Summary

‘I, Tonya’ To Close Hamptons Film Festival As Lineup Set

I, Tonya, the Margot Robbie-starring movie about the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan figure-skating scandal that just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and scored a big distribution deal from Neon and 30West, is headed to the Hamptons. Show More Summary

TV Academy Confuses RuPaul With Rickey Minor In Tweet

Oops. It’s happened again. The TV Academy last night confused RuPaul Charles, two-time Emmy-winning host of RuPaul’s Drag Race, with Rickey Minor, who won his first Emmy for musical direction for Taking The Stage: African American Music...Show More Summary

Mariah Carey’s ‘Mariah’s World’ Not Returning For Second Season On E!

There will be no second season for Mariah Carey’s E! docuseries Mariah’s World. The decision is not a surprise. E! had indicated the docuseries would run only for the eight-episode order. “E!’s Mariah’s World was an eight-part event that chronicled her 2016 world tour,” a network spokesperson said in a statement. Show More Summary

Simple Guide To Setting Up Your First Messenger Bot

With impressively high engagement rates, messenger bots can hugely impact your social media strategy. As traditional channels of social media marketing have grown to become more cumbersome to use, alternative options like chatbots have become more important. ____________________________ Guest post by Veselina Gerova of The Message Messenger bots can make...

Wonderful Union and The Evolution of VIP Meet & Greets

Ed Meehan, the CEO of Wonderful Union, joins Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on this week's Music Biz podcast. Over the last 10 years, Wonderful Union has explored new possibilities within the field of fan engagement and community development, VIP ticketing initiatives, fan club management, direct-to-consumer merchandising (DTC) and content...

Australian Court Dismisses Murdoch-led Challenge To CBS Bid For Ten Network

CBS appears poised to win Ten Network Holdings after Australia’s Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the sale raised by Fox co-Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch and entrepreneur Bruce Gordon. The nation’s No. 3 broadcaster filedShow More Summary

London Film Festival Adds Pics From John Woo, Alex Gibney, Venice Winners

The BFI London Film Festival has added four titles to its lineup, including three fresh from the Venice Film Festival and one that heads to New York at the end of this month. Alex Gibney’s No Stone Unturned will screen in LFF’s Debate strand. Show More Summary

‘Hollywood Darlings’ Renewed For Season 2 By Pop

Pop has picked up a second season of hit comedy Hollywood Darlings set to begin production this fall. Starring Jodie Sweetin, Christine Lakin and Beverley Mitchell, Hollywood Darlings follows real-life friends who are bonded by a sisterhood only they can share — former child stars who grew up in the '90s limelight. Show More Summary

How To Book Yourself A Gig... And Get Asked Back

Cultivating and growing a fanbase is by no means an easy task, and doing requires an ample amount of blood, sweat, and tears. Here we look at how to successfully book your first gig, and better yet get invited back to play again. __________________________ Guest post by Rich Nardo of...

Disney’s ‘Frozen’, ‘Angels In America’ And Hal Prince: Gerard & Roth On The New Broadway Season

EXCLUSIVE: Deadline theater critic Jeremy Gerard and Jujamcyn Theatres president Jordan Roth discuss the hottest topics on the Rialto, the only precondition being: no holds barred. GERARD: Welcome to the new season, Mr. Mogul, with the Boss, the Mouse and the Angels in your bullpen. Show More Summary

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