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  • Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2019
In this Aug. 5, 2017 file photo Sebastian Maniscalco arrives at the LA Premiere of "The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature" in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

Comedian and actor Sebastian Maniscalco will host MTV's 2019 Video Music Awards.

He'll be joined at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Aug. 26 by some of the industry's biggest stars as they celebrate the year's music videos.

Executive producer Bruce Gillmer says Maniscalco's "comedic spin on relatable topics will make this year's show truly unforgettable."

Maniscalco is currently on his North American "You Bother Me" tour.

The 45-year-old was the 2018 Billboard "Comedian of the Year" and made his feature film debut last year in the Oscar-winning "Green Book."

He'll next be seen on Netflix in Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman," with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.

  • Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2019
In this April 18, 2017 file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

As Congress bears down on big tech companies, two senators want to force giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon to tell users what data they're collecting from them and how much it's worth.

The legislation floated Monday by Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., goes to the heart of the tech giants' lucrative business model: harvesting data from platform users and making it available to advertisers so they can pinpoint specific consumers to target.

"When a big tech company says its product is free, consumers are the ones being sold," Hawley said in a statement. "These 'free' products track everything we do so tech companies can sell our information to the highest bidder and use it to target us with creepy ads. Even worse, tech companies do their best to hide how much consumer data is worth and to whom it is sold."

The measure would require commercial services with more than 100 million active monthly users to disclose to More

  • Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2019
Robert Mulligan

One Twenty Nine Films is expanding to the East Coast and widening its scope beyond its niche in advertising production into original content. The company has hired veteran producer Robert Mulligan to serve as its executive producer in New York City. Previously director of content at Momentum Worldwide, Mulligan will oversee production activity in New York and work to develop new business in commercials, branded content and digital media. He will also team with One Twenty Nine Films founder Nick Seuser to further the company’s plans to develop television, feature and documentary content.

After a successful track record on the West Coast, One Twenty Nine Films is aiming to establish a national presence while also tapping into a diversifying advertising market and booming demand for original content. “We have great relationships with agencies in San Francisco and the West, as well as tech companies and other brands based here, but we want to broaden More

  • Monday, Jun. 24, 2019
This March 28, 2018, file photo shows a Facebook logo at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook’s plan to create a digital currency used across the world is already raising concern with financial regulators and privacy experts. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

A senior Facebook executive says the social media site is in favor of regulation to address some of the dark problems of the internet.

Nick Clegg, the former leader of the U.K. Liberal Democrat party who now heads global affairs for Facebook, says it is not "for private companies" to decide how to balance free speech versus public harm.

Clegg told the BBC on Monday that companies like Facebook are not "shunning" government intervention but advocating a "sensible way" forward in addressing issues such as cyberbullying or fake news.

Lawmakers have been pushing tech companies to take down offensive content more quickly and to do more in general to halt internet harm. But Clegg says it is up to "democratic politicians in the democratic world" to set the rules.

  • Friday, Jun. 21, 2019
Marshall Hites, recipient of the Promax Lifetime Achievement Award

Television stations from Dallas/Fort Worth, Montréal, New York City and Richmond, Va., were some of the big winners at the 2019 Promax Awards at Station Summit, the annual celebration of the best marketing and promotion in the broadcasting industry. The award presentation took place on Thursday (6/20) at the annual Promax Station Summit at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

WTVR Richmond, Va.; Montréal-based Groupe TVA; Dallas/Ft. Worth-based KXAS Brand Marketing; and New York-based YES Network led the winners’ list this year.

Other stations taking home multiple awards included KADN Lafayette, La.; WGN Chicago; WCIU Chicago; KTVT Dallas; KVVU Las Vegas; and WWBT Richmond, Va. The full list of winners can be found here.

Kevin Frazier, co-anchor for Entertainment Tonight, presided over the luncheon ceremony at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

The awards are presented by Promax, the global More

  • Thursday, Jun. 20, 2019

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced key dates and a new venue for the 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards, as well as an improved submission portal (click here) that will better serve applicants. The Producers Guild Awards will take place at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, January 18, 2020.  

“Each year, the PGA has the privilege to honor outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television and new media productions at the Producers Guild Awards,” said Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher, presidents of the Producers Guild of America. “We look forward to celebrating excellence in our field alongside giants of our industry who’ve defined the art and craft of producing.”

The Producers Guild Awards recognize the producers who have created an undeniable impact on the producing profession. Last year’s honors included Jane Fonda for the 2019 Stanley Kramer Award, Amy More

  • Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2019
Richard Madden won Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series at the Monte-Carlo TV Festival for his performance in "Bodyguard" (photo courtesy of Netflix)
MONTE-CARLO, Monaco -- 

Winners of the Golden Nymph Awards were honored on Tuesday evening (6/18) at the 59th Monte-Carlo Television Festival. Golden Nymphs covering a range of categories from long-fiction programs, drama and comedy series, and news programs as well as a number of accolades including the International TV Audience Awards and the Prince Rainier III Special Prize were presented during the awards ceremony at the Grimaldi Forum.

A glamorous red carpet saw H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco welcome Hollywood star and Crystal Nymph winner, Michael Douglas, along with many leading US and international acting and creative talent from hit television series.

H.S.H. Prince Albert II, honorary president of the Festival, commented, “The 59th Monte-Carlo Television Festival has not only offered glittering entertainment but has provided a forum for contemporary, topical debate. All this has been possible thanks to our wonderful international television industry More

  • Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019
In this May 16, 2019 file photo, Karamo Brown, from left, Bobby Berk, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness arrive at a For Your Consideration event for "Queer Eye" at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Netflix's show "Queer Eye" says it's bringing fabulousness to the masses for two more seasons.

The streaming service announced Tuesday that the fourth season will debut July 19. The eight episodes were shot in the Kansas City area, where last season the stars revamped a prison guard, a children's camp program director and two sisters who own a barbecue joint. Netflix also says production will begin soon in Philadelphia for the fifth season, which will be released next year.

The show features resident fashion expert, Tan France, along with food guru Antoni Porowski, hairstylist Jonathan Van Ness, culture expert Karamo Brown and home designer Bobby Berk. The Emmy-winning show is a reboot of the 2003 series "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy."

  • Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019
Ken Jeong

The Television Academy announced that Ken Jeong and D’Arcy Carden will present the nominations for the 71st Emmy® Awards from the Wolf Theatre at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center on Tuesday, July 16, at 8:30 a.m. PT/11:30 a.m. ET.

Television Academy chairman and CEO Frank Scherma will join Jeong and Carden at the nominations ceremony, which will stream live on Emmys.com.

“Television is the world’s premier entertainment choice; and the global reach of U.S. television programming is immediate and impactful thanks to networks, channels, platforms and delivery systems that continue to grow,” said Scherma. “We are thrilled to have these two comedic talents join us to announce this year’s Emmy nominees—programs and individuals whose excellent work is reshaping the television landscape.”

Jeong is an actor, producer and writer who has established his place as one of today’s top comedic stars. He can currently be seen as a judge More

  • Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019
Danny Sawaf

Oceana Studios, a global entertainment company specializing in films and content production, has officially opened movie and financing divisions. The first major project is the just announced feature Big Gold Brick starring Andy Garcia, Emory Cohen, Oscar Isaac, Lucy Hale and Megan Fox. Sawaf is working as a producer on the movie and Oceana Studios is a financier on the film, which will be directed by Brian Pestos.

“Oceana is about producing and financing films that move audiences around the world,” said producer/director/writer Danny Sawaf, founder of Oceana. According to Sawaf, in addition to Big Gold Brick, Oceana Studios has four more features in development. “The game plan for the studio is to produce five to six films per year,” related Sawaf. “The plan is to build Oceana Studios as a brand itself, where audiences flock to see our releases.” Films in development include Robbery 101, a stylized heist comedy film from writer Scott Reynolds, More

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