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Ex Libris: New York Public Library

Topic: Announcements Libraries Now playing at NYC's Film Forum: Ex Libris NYPL. Frederick Wiseman cracks open institutions: the military, the insane asylum, the high school, the police, the welfare system, the Paris Opera Ballet, the...Show More Summary

Jon Gonda Moves To Paramount From Warner Bros

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount continues to remake its production executive ranks. The studio has just hired Jon Gonda, a Warner Bros executive who’ll move over to Paramount under Production President Liz Raposo. This comes after the studio hired Wyck Godfrey to steer production, as longtime production chief Marc Evans is expected to transition to producer.

Twitter Is Fielding Fewer Reports on Accounts Promoting Terrorism

Twitter said it removed 299,649 accounts for promoting terrorism during the first six months of 2017, bringing its total to 935,897 from Aug. 1, 2015, through this past June 30. Promotion of terrorism accounted for slightly more than 2 percent of accounts reported to Twitter, as the social network cited an 80 percent plunge in...

Scott Rudin Productions Lands Alice McDermott Novel ‘The Ninth Hour’

EXCLUSIVE: Scott Rudin Productions has acquired The Ninth Hour, the novel by National Book Award winning author Alice McDermott. The book was published today by Farrar, Straus and Giroux and has received spectacular reviews. Rudin and Eli Bush will produce the film. Show More Summary

Adam Bartley Joins Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney Film; Elaine Hendrix Cast In ‘Burying Yasmeen’ Indie

Longmire actor Adam Bartley is set to play Republican political commentator Frank Lutz in the Adam McKay written and directed Dick Cheney biopic about his rise to becoming the most powerful Vice President in history. From Annapurna, Plan B, and Gary Sanchez Productions, the film stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Amy Adams, and Bill Pullman. Show More Summary

Medtronic Unveils Concerto 3D Detachable Coil System for Peripheral Vasculature

At the ongoing Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, Medtronic has unveiled its new Concerto 3D Detachable Coil System. The device, which is now available to physicians in the U.S. and Europe, is intended to be used for embolizations in the peripheral arteries and veins. The device folds into a […]

1 Woman Currently in Air Force SpecOps Training: General

One woman is in training to become a battlefield Tactical Air Control Party specialist, Gen. Darryl Roberson said Tuesday.

Syfy Moves ‘Happy!’ Premiere Date Back A Week

Here’s some Happy! news: Syfy has pushed the premiere date of its new live-action/animated series back by a week. The Universal Cable Productions show starring Christopher Meloni and the voice of Patton Oswalt now will bow at 10 PM Wednesday,...Show More Summary

ABC Buys Fertility Workplace Comedy From Annie Neal & Doug Robinson

ABC has put in development Fertile, a single-camera workplace comedy, from Black List scribe Annie Neal (Beauty Queen), The Goldbergs executive producer Doug Robinson and Sony Pictures TV. Written and executive produced by Neal, Fertile...Show More Summary

Scoreboard: Monday, Sept. 18

Tucker Carlson had the most-watched cable news show last night, in total viewers and the younger demo.

Report: Private equity firms interested in buying Dole

Dole Food Co. has been exploring a sale, and private equity firms are among those interested, according to The Wall Street Journal. Dole Food Co. has been exploring a sale, and private equity firms are among those interested, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Israeli Drama ‘Foxtrot’ Acquired By Sony Pictures Classics As Pic Wins 8 Ophir Awards

EXCLUSIVE: Foxtrot, the Samuel Maoz-directed Israeli film that won Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival and was one of the most buzzed about films in Toronto, has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics. SPC bought North American rights, just before the film today won eight Ophir Awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Maoz. Show More Summary

Killer Of Fox Executive Gavin Smith Gets Max Sentence

John Lenzie Creech, the man convicted of killing 20th Century Fox film distribution executive Gavin Smith, was sentenced today the maximum of 11 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter. It brings to a close the saga of Smith, whoShow More Summary

NeverTrumpers Team Up to Publish ‘Truth’ on Russia Investigation

Rob Reiner has teamed with Atlantic magazine editor David Frum, Obama administration alums and others to form the Committee to Investigate Russia. It launched a website called, which is billed as a place “where all relevant information is aggregated in one place to provide context and allow users to see the full picture of […]

Techdirt Podcast Episode 138: When Godwin's Law Met The Streisand Effect

9 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

On Friday, we posted video from last week's World Hosting Days, in which Mike Masnick sat down for a talk with Mike Godwin — a.k.a. the originator of "the Streisand Effect" meeting the creator of "Godwin's Law". As promised, we've got...Show More Summary

Senator Blumenthal Happy That SESTA Will Kill Small Internet Companies

9 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

So, earlier today the Senate Commerce Committee held a two and a half hour hearing about SESTA -- the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017. The panelists were evenly split, with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Yiota...Show More Summary

Shockingly, NY Times Columnist Is Totally Clueless About The Internet

9 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It's fairly stunning just how often the NY Times Opinion pages are just... wrong. Nick Kristof, one of the most well known of the NYT's columnists, has spent years, talking about stopping sex trafficking -- but with a history of being...Show More Summary

Daily Deal: Ultimate Windows File Management Suite

9 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Ultimate Windows File Management Suite will help you manage, backup, and safely delete your information. O&O DiskImage 11 lets you back up an entire computer or individual files any time you want — even while the computer is being used. Show More Summary

Viacom Secures Data Leak That Research Firm Deemed Potentially “Catastrophic”

Viacom  computers put at risk “a vast array of internal access credentials and critical data that could be used to cause immense harm to the multinational corporation's business operations,” cyber security firm UpGuard says today. The...Show More Summary

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