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Anders Walter to Direct the I Kill Giants Adaptation

2 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Oscar-winning filmmaker Anders Walter will helm an adaptation of the graphic novel I Kill Giants. Harry Potter movie director Chris Columbus will serve as a producer for this project. Paste Magazine reports that these comics were created by writer Joe Kelly and artist J. Show More Summary

’48 Hours’ Follows ‘The Pretender’

So here’s one for you: a New York Times reporter loses his job for making up details of a story. Later, he finds out a man has been impersonating him. Turns out that man is on the run, implicated in the murder of his wife and three children. Sounds...Show More Summary

‘HBO-Vice Deal Should Scare the S— Out of TV News’

Variety co-editor-in-chief Andrew Wallenstein thinks the deal announced Thursday between Vice Media and HBO–which includes the creation of a Vice-produced daily newscast–presents a major threat to broadcast news. “It’s hard not to interpret...Show More Summary

The Clintons Refused to Return Money from a Sketchy Iran-tied Donor

The Clintons love their money, that’s for sure, even when the money came from a donor who had ties to the Iranian government.

Behold: The White House Briefing Room Seating Chart

There are only 49 seats in the White House briefing room, which makes them highly coveted. So when changes were recently implemented, news organizations scrambled. Score a front row seat and you’re likely to get questions answered. Land...Show More Summary

Tanya Vea Promoted to VP/GM at KSL

KSL, the Salt Lake City NBC affiliate, has announced the promotion of Tanya Vea, from vice president/station manager to vice president and general manager of KSL and KSL Newsradio. Vea joined KSL in 2010. She’s been in her current position since April 2014. Show More Summary

Lindsay Radford Named News Director at KMGH

Denver ABC station KMGH has named Lindsay Radford news director, filling a seven-month vacancy at the station. This is something of a homecoming for Radford, as she previously worked at CBS O&O KCNC (from 1999-2002) and at CBS affiliate KKTV (1997-98)...Show More Summary

Hartford Station Adds Two Reporters

Hartford NBC Owned station WVIT is adding two reporters. Kate Rayner has been named full-time staff reporter by news director Matt Piacente. Rayner started at the station last fall as a freelancer. According to a memo Piacente sent to...Show More Summary

William Petersen Returns to Television in WGN America’s Critically Acclaimed Series ‘Manhattan,’ Produced by Lionsgate, Skydance and Tribune Studios

Press release from WGN America, March 26, 2015: WGN America announced today that William Petersen (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”) has joined the cast of its critically acclaimed drama “Manhattan,” marking his return to television after his celebrated Emmy and Golden...

Love in All Forms Anthology Featured on Kickstarter

2 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Comics creator Serafina Dwyer hopes to raise $8,000 for an anthology entitled Love in All Forms: The Big Book of Growing Up Queer. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. The finished book will feature comics about children (ages...Show More Summary

A good way to get your foot in the door….

Slip the editors a story idea or two while picking up their dirty plates, and the next thing you know you’re promoted to editorial assistant. WIRED seeks dishwasher (wired.com)

This Week In Photography Books: Ingvar Kenne

by Jonathan Blaustein I often reference movies in this column. Have you noticed? You must have. Otherwise, you haven’t been paying attention. What’s wrong with you? Why would you bother coming here, every Friday, if you weren’t going to pay attention? What’s that? You do pay attention? I’m making unfair accusations? Jumping to conclusions based […]

17 First Impressions of Periscope, Twitter's Meerkat Killer

Welcome to the tipping point, when livestreamed mobile video officially became part of our digital world's everyday social experience. Today, Twitter officially launched Periscope, which it bought as a startup and rolled out publicly after a week of letting a few key influencers, tech journalists and viral content creators test the app. Show More Summary

Friday Morning Splash

What’s Happening — Luncheon with FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg at the National Press Club, 12:30 p.m. — The Multi-Media Archive: A Symposium on the Stewardship and Use of Audiovisual Media Documenting Contemporary Art History atShow More Summary

Edward Moody Back Where He Started

Eight years after leaving the station that gave him his start, Edward Moody is going back to KBJR in Duluth, Minn. “It’s like going back home,” Moody told the Duluth News Tribune. “That’s where I learned how to be a journalist. To come...Show More Summary

NBC Sets Aug. 5 Premiere Dates for Two New Comedies and Robust List of Reality Series as Network Looks for Fifth Straight Summer Win in 18-49

Press release from NBC, March 26, 2015: NBC has set Wednesday, Aug. 5, for a new hourlong block of comedies as “Mr. Robinson” will premiere at 9 p.m. immediately followed by “The Carmichael Show” at 9:30 p.m. In addition, new...

‘Vince Gilligan’s Island of MeTV’: The Influential Creator of ‘Breaking Bad’ and Co-Creator of ‘Better Call Saul’ Hosts a Night of His Favorite MeTV Shows April 5

Press release from MeTV, March 26, 2015: MeTV, Memorable Entertainment Television, America’s #1 All Classic TV Network, brings the star power of New Hollywood to viewers across the country with the ‘Vince Gilligan’s Island of MeTV’ special event this April....

Time Inc. Cancels Video Company Acquisition

Time Inc. won’t be boosting Sports Illustrated’s video presence after all. According to The New York Post, talks between the publisher and CineSport — a sports video platform — have broken down. A source told the Post that Time Inc. was looking for ways to bolster SI’s digital offerings, and talks were progressing. Show More Summary

Accounts in Review: MetLife's Agency Review Follows a Clear Pattern

It's a classic scenario: a new marketing leader joins a company and, boom, within a few months launches a review. Such is the case at MetLife, where new Global Chief Marketing Officer Esther Lee is searching for a new lead agency, two months after arriving. Show More Summary

This Vodka Brand's App Uses Beacons to Light Up Bottles With Custom Messages

Beacons have been a buzzy topic for digital marketers in the past year, but mostly, brands have just used them to push out offers and coupons. Now, Medea—a maker of techy vodka bottles—has an interesting use case on how to use the small location-based markers. Show More Summary

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