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  • Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021
This July 17, 2017, file photo shows a Netflix logo on an iPhone in Philadelphia. Netflix posted sharply higher third-quarter earnings Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, thanks to a stronger slate of titles, including “Squid Game," the dystopian survival drama from South Korea that the company says became its biggest-ever TV show. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Netflix posted sharply higher third-quarter earnings Tuesday thanks to a stronger slate of titles, including "Squid Game," the dystopian survival drama from South Korea that the company says became its biggest-ever TV show.

The company has ramped up production, rebounding from pandemic-induced delays in the first half of the year. It's also looking beyond movies and TV and said it plans to fund "new growth opportunities" such as video games, which are being tested in some markets. 

"It remains very early days for this initiative and, like other content categories we've expanded into, we plan to try different types of games, learn from our members and improve our game library," the company said. 

And as it faces saturation in the U.S. market, Netflix is focusing on growing its international subscriber numbers. For instance, it launched a free mobile plan in Kenya, in the hopes it will get more people in the country to sign up for More

  • Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris (22) dashes past Seattle Seahawks defensive end Benson Mayowa (10) on his way to the end zone and a touchdown during the first half an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in Pittsburgh. This Sunday Night Football game topped the week's Nielsen ratings. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

CBS won its first week of the new television season, primarily by being the network of choice for people who wanted to watch something other than sports.

CBS had 14 of the 20 most-watched non-sports shows on network television last week, while NBC had the other five and Fox had one. ABC was shut out, the Nielsen company said.

It was CBS' first victory of the still-new television season, eclipsing NBC which had won every week since late September.

As it has been hundreds of time since the ticking stopwatch first appeared, CBS' most popular show of the week was "60 Minutes."

CBS averaged 6.2 million viewers in primetime. NBC was second with 5.6 million, Fox had 4.9 million, ABC had 3.5 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Telemundo had 1.1 million and Ion Television had 920,000.

With baseball playoffs in full gear, TBS led the cable networks in primetime, averaging 3.1 million viewers. ESPN had 2.5 million, Fox News More

  • Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021
Veronica Lombardo

The Alliance of Independent Representatives (AIR) has officially launched as a professional trade association. The mission of the organization is to advocate and promote the interests of independent representation companies who connect content creatives with agencies, brands and media. 

AIR is committed to a wide range of priorities that extend beyond its membership, including to:

  • Develop industry standards and best practices
  • Facilitate companies seeking representation
  • Connect ad agency/brand producers with reps in their appropriate territories or countries
  • Provide professional development opportunities to historically underrepresented individuals promoting diversity in talent
  • Coordinate and host presentations from industry organizations 
  • Roundtable discussions (Straight Talk Series, Clear the AIR with Ann) with industry professionals addressing pressing topics & issues within our More
  • Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021
A scene from "The Power of the Dog"
LOS ANGELES -- 

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced that critically acclaimed The Power of the Dog, written and directed by Academy Award® winner Jane Campion, has been added to the AFI Fest 2021 lineup. Honors for the film include Campion receiving the Silver Lion Award at Venice Film Festival for directing. The film stars Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch, Kristen Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Frances Conroy, Thomasin McKenzie, Geneviève Lemon and Academy Award® winner Keith Carradine. A See-Saw Films, Bad Girl Creek and Max Films production in association with Brightstar, The New Zealand Film Commission, Cross City Films and BBC Film, The Power of the Dog is produced by Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Roger Frappier. The film will be released in theaters on November 17 and on Netflix December 3.

About the film
Severe, pale-eyed, handsome, Phil Burbank is brutally More

  • Monday, Oct. 18, 2021
In this May 17, 2017 file photo, Mel Brooks attends the premiere of "If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Forty years after the release of his “History of the World, Part I,” Mel Brook has a sequel in the works. The 95-year-old show business giant has a deal with Hulu for an eight-part sequel, titled, of course, “History of the World, Part II.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

It is still good to be the king.

Forty years after the release of his beloved "History of the World, Part I," Mel Brooks has a sequel in the works. The 95-year-old show business giant has a deal with Hulu for an 8-part sequel, titled, of course, "History of the World, Part II." Brooks is among the executive producers and writers, along with Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen and Kevin Salter.

"I can't wait to once more tell the real truth about all the phony baloney stories the world has been conned into believing are History!" Brooks said in a statement released Monday by Hulu, which will partner with Searchlight Television & 20th Television. Filming is scheduled to begin next year.

No cast members were announced. The original film, which spoofed everything from ancient Rome to the French Revolution, featured Brooks as Moses and King Louis of France among other people. 

It also included many More

  • Monday, Oct. 18, 2021
Kim Berzak (l) and Allison Rabel
SAN FRANCISCO/TORONTO/NEW YORK -- 

The digital financial services platform Wrapbook--which provides solutions and resources for the project economy, beginning with the entertainment industry--has appointed AICP East board member Kim Berzak as sr. director of sales and Allison Rabel as director of sales. Both Berzak and Rabel will report to Daniela Cristea, Wrapbook’s VP of sales. 

With over two decades of experience including her role as an active board member of the AICP East chapter, Berzak joins Wrapbook from CAPS, a Cast & Crew company, where she served as the director of sales. Prior to CAPS, Berzak held controller positions at well-known entertainment companies including production company Epoch Films and Brand New School, a creative design and production studio specializing in commercials, interactive media branding consultation and design. 

In her new role at Wrapbook, Berzak will focus on further growing and developing the company’s strong customer More

  • Monday, Oct. 18, 2021
Darcy Antonellis
BURBANK, Calif. -- 

Veteran media technology executive Darcy Antonellis will receive the Hollywood Professional Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award during a gala celebration at the Hollywood Legion on November 18, 2021. The Lifetime Achievement Award, given only at the discretion of the HPA Board and Awards Committee, honors the recipient’s dedication to the advancement of the industry.

For 16 years, the HPA Awards have recognized creative artistry, innovation, and engineering excellence in the media content industry. After presenting a virtual HPA Award ceremony in 2020, the awards return to an in-person event this year.

Widely respected as both a technologist and executive, Antonellis has been formally recognized for the impact of her innovations and leadership in the media and entertainment technology space. During her early career at CBS, she led Operations and Engineering for the CBS News Bureau in Washington, D.C.  Moving to New York, her More

  • Monday, Oct. 18, 2021
Marlee Matlin
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- 

Oscar®-winning actress Marlee Matlin--whose lifetime advocacy for the deaf and hearing impaired is reflected in the highly acclaimed film CODA on Apple TV+--will receive the Humanitarian Award from the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) at the 8th Annual LMGI Awards themed “Celebrate the Where.” The 2021 Awards will honor the exemplary humanitarian commitment that Matlin has made to spotlight the deaf and hearing impaired throughout her award-winning career in the motion picture and television worlds. Actor Isaiah Mustafa will host the online LMGI Awards ceremony on Saturday, October 23, at 2 p.m. PDT (Pre-Show at 1:30 p.m.), during a virtual ceremony.  
 
LMGI president John Rakich stated, “The LMGI proudly salutes Marlee Matlin for her dedication, talent and the impact that she has had on enlightening the world to the deaf and hearing-impaired community. Her powerful performances in both motion pictures and television More

  • Monday, Oct. 18, 2021
This image released by Disney shows Lupita Nyong'o, left, and Letitia Wright in a scene from Marvel Studios' "Black Panther." The Walt Disney Co. is pushing back the release dates of many of its upcoming titles, including the Black Panther sequel “Wakanda Forever,” which is currently in production. (Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

The Walt Disney Co. is pushing back the release dates of many of its upcoming titles, including the untitled Indiana Jones movie and the Black Panther sequel "Wakanda Forever."

The company said Monday that the fifth Indiana Jones, a James Mangold-directed and Steven Spielberg-produced installment which sees the return of Harrison Ford as the adventurous archaeologist, will be delayed almost a year and open in theaters in June 2023.

"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" has also been pushed several months, from July 2022 to November 2022. Both films are currently in production.

Other Marvel titles like "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," "Thor: Love and Thunder," "The Marvels" and "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" were also all delayed several months.

  • Monday, Oct. 18, 2021
In this Oct. 12, 2004, file photo, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.'s headquarters stands in Hunt Valley, Md. Sinclair Broadcast Group said Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, that it's suffered a data breach and is still working to determine what information the data contained. The Baltimore company owns and/or operates 21 regional sports network and owns, operates and/or provides services to 185 television stations in 86 markets.(AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)

Sinclair Broadcast Group, which operates dozens of TV stations across the U.S., said Monday that some of its servers and work stations were encrypted with ransomware and that data was stolen from its network. 

The company said it started investigating Saturday and on Sunday it found that some of its office and operational networks were disrupted. The broadcast group did not immediately say how many TV stations were directly affected. 

The Hunt Valley, Maryland-based company either owns or operates 21 regional sports network and owns, operates or provides services to 185 television stations in 86 markets. 

In Toledo, Ohio, WNWO appeared to be off the air Monday afternoon. The station posted on Facebook that "our operations are currently limited. We will provide further updates as they become available." 

On WJLA, a Sinclair-owned ABC affiliate in Washington, anchors opened their 4 p.m. newscast by telling viewers the station More

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