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Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018
Comcast, Fox Raise Bidding Ante As They Reach For Sky
The battle for European pay TV service Sky escalated Wednesday as U.S. rivals Comcast and 21st Century Fox took turns upping the ante in their quest to expand their media empires. The stakes now stand at 26 billion pounds ($34 billion) — the value of Comcast's latest offer. That bid came after Fox...
Wednesday, Jul. 11, 2018
Thai Cave Rescue Spawns Movie Plans
The boys are out of the cave. Now Hollywood wants in. The producers behind Christian films like "God's Not Dead" are already in Thailand with plans to develop a movie about the 18-day saga of the soccer team trapped in a flooded cave. Though the drama of headline-grabbing rescues often doesn't...
Wednesday, Jul. 11, 2018
Martin Sorrell's S4 Capital Reaches Agreement To Acquire MediaMonks
S4 Capital, the new holding group of former WPP CEO Martin Sorrell, has agreed to acquire digital production company MediaMonks for a reported price of some $350 million. A released statement from Sorrell read in part, “We’re delighted to join forces with MediaMonks. This represents a significant...
Wednesday, Jul. 11, 2018
Revised Weinstein Co. Bankruptcy Sale Plan Gains Judge's Approval
A Delaware judge on Wednesday approved a revised plan for the sale of the Weinstein Co., the studio forced into bankruptcy by the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. The revised plan calls for Dallas-based private equity firm Lantern Capital to pay $289...
Wednesday, Jul. 11, 2018
BODEGA Expansion Gets Off To Splendid Start In L.A.
Production company/content creation studio BODEGA, with operations in New York and San Francisco, has extended its footprint to Los Angeles with a new office under the aegis of executive producers Taylor Ferguson and Erin Tauscher. Ferguson and Tauscher have aligned their L.A.-based production...
Wednesday, Jul. 11, 2018
21st Century Fox Ups Its Bid For Sky In Ongoing Battle With Comcast
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox increased Wednesday its bid to take full control of lucrative European pay TV service Sky in a prolonged battle with U.S. rival Comcast. Fox raised its bid to 14 pounds ($18.58) a share as it seeks the 61 percent of Sky not already under its control...
Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2018
Nielsen Rates Supreme Court Appointment; The Week's Viewership In Review
Brett Kavanaugh is no Neil Gorsuch — at least as a television draw for their first night on the national political stage. The Nielsen company said that 25.6 million people watched President Donald Trump’s primetime announcement Monday that Kavanaugh is his nominee for a seat on the U.S. Supreme...
Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2018
Emmy Preview: Will Barr's Racist Tweet Put "Roseanne" Out of The Running?
If "Roseanne" has a shot at Emmy honors, it's because television academy voters are willing to overlook Roseanne Barr's racist tweet that ended the revival after one triumphant season. Barr, the sitcom and its ensemble cast are vying for Emmy nominations to be announced Thursday morning. They were...
Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2018
Variable Adds Director Haya Waseem
Director Haya Waseem, a young Canadian filmmaker whose documentary work weaves elements of human relationships into a larger cinematic tapestry, has joined the roster of Variable. This marks Waseem’s first representation agreement for advertising and branded content in North America. Born in...
Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2018
Daniel Addelson Joins The Famous Group For Spots, Branded Content
Bicoastal The Famous Group has signed director Daniel Addelson for commercials and branded content. Already under The Famous Group banner, he just helmed a Whirlpool project. Addelson’s credits span such brands as Coors Light, Walmart, Starbucks, Toyota and Excedrin. For the latter, he helmed a “...

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