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Thu 11:17  Facebook Responds to New York Times Exposé: ‘There Are a Number of Inaccuracies’
Facebook is pursuing a PR strategy of insisting that it acted in good faith in responding to scandals over misuse of its platform and data-privacy gaffes, denying some of the assertions in a sweeping New York Times investigation. Facebook early Thursday issued a response to a the Times’ Nov. 14 report into the social giant’s […]
Thu 10:50  Saudi Fund Mulling $700 Million Investment in Legendary (Report)
Saudi Arabian sovereign-wealth fund PIF is exploring the possibility of acquiring a stake worth up to $700 million in Wanda-owned Legendary Entertainment. The news was reported by the Reuters news agency. The Reuters story, citing unnamed sources, said Thursday that Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund is seeking to invest about $500 million to $700 million in Legendary, […]
Thu 10:38  Italy Set to Regulate Theatrical Windows Following Netflix Controversy
Italy is set to regulate its theatrical windows by law, following an uproar over the simultaneous release on Netflix and in theaters of local police-brutality drama “On My Skin.” New rules announced by Italian Culture Minister Alberto Bonisoli will enshrine in law the current gentleman’s agreement among the country’s distributors to wait 105 days after […]
Thu 09:33  New Comedy From ‘Fleabag’ Producers Sets Cast, Starts Production (EXCLUSIVE)
“Back to Life,” a new comedy from the producers of “Fleabag,” has set its cast and entered production. Daisy Haggard (“Episodes,” “Black Mirror”) co-wrote the series and plays the lead character, Miri Mattheson, an ex-con returning to her seaside hometown after 18 years in prison. Geraldine James (“Sherlock Holmes”) and Richard Durden (“Harlots”) will play […]
Thu 06:07  CMAs: Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood Make Winning Comebacks While Kacey Musgraves Quietly Steals Show
If there’s one thing that’s usually certain about the Country Music Association Awards, it’s that whoever wins the top prize, Entertainer of the Year, will be someone who didn’t win another award all night. That was the case again this year, although uncertainty did figure in, in that it went in an upset to Keith […]
Thu 05:01  Netflix Adds Korean Drama Series ‘Memories of the Alhambra’
Global streaming giant Netflix has boarded Korean drama series “Memories of the Alhambra.” It stars Hyun Bin (“Secret Garden,” “My Lovely Sam-Soon”) and Park Shin-hye (“Pinocchio,” “Heirs”). “Memories of the Alhambra” is a suspense romance drama that revolves around an investment company CEO who visits Granada, Spain, for a business trip and gets involved in a mysterious […]
Thu 04:31  ‘American Horror Story’ Finale Recap: ‘Apocalypse Then’ Brings Everything Full Circle
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Apocalypse Then,” the finale episode of “American Horror Story: Apocalypse.” Going into “Apocalypse Then,” it seemed nearly impossible “American Horror Story” could wrap things up in one final episode. But it managed to pull it off, though the finale moved at a breakneck speed in order […]
Thu 02:29  Grupo Secuoya Announces Plans for Madrid Content City
CANCUN, Mexico — Raul Berdones, president of Spain’s Grupo Secuoya, Netflix’s exclusive production services partner at its European Production Hub in Madrid, plans to create a Madrid Content City. The plan would build – literally – on Grupo Secuoya’s 22,000 square-meter Ciudad de la Tele, the site of Netflix’s European Production Hub, but expand to […]
Thu 01:32  Idris Elba’s Daughter Isan Named 2019 Golden Globe Ambassador
Idris Elba’s daughter, Isan, has been named next year’s Golden Globes Ambassador, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Wednesday evening. Isan is also the daughter of makeup artist and businesswoman Kim Elba. The ambassador, a title that typically goes to the son or daughter of a celebrity, assists in distributing the Golden Globe trophies […]
Thu 01:25  Brillstein Entertainment Partners Recruits Manager Kailey Marsh, Acquires BloodList Franchise
Brillstein Entertainment Partners has recruited manager Kailey Marsh and has acquired the online BloodList franchise that Marsh launched a decade ago to highlight horror scripts. Brillstein plans to expand BloodList into a production banner for film and TV projects. “Kailey’s entrepreneurial spirit has brought BloodList to life and turned it into an industry standard for […]
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