Sunday, September 23, 2018

Ken Shapiro, Writer-Director of ‘The Groove Tube,’ Dies at 76

Ken Shapiro, writer and director “The Groove Tube” and “Modern Problems,” died of cancer Saturday in Las Cruces, N.M. He was 76. Shapiro’s 1974 independent film, a collection of skits called “The...

YouTube Says It Deleted Over 150,000 Kid Videos Targeted by Sex Predators

YouTube, scrambling to respond to its latest brand-safety crisis involving videos with children that drew sexually inappropriate comments, says it has taken focused action to address the problem. In the past week,...

On Cyber Monday, Twitter, Reddit and Other Organizations Ask FCC to Save Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON — Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, and hundreds of other businesses and organizations are calling on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to reverse course and scrap his plans to repeal most of the...

Harvey Weinstein Expelled From Directors Guild of America

The Directors Guild of America has expelled disgraced ex-mogul Harvey Weinstein, more than a month after announcing it had launched disciplinary proceedings. A DGA representative told Variety on Monday that Weinstein had...

How to Watch the Grammy Awards Nominations

The Recording Academy will announce the 2018 Grammy Awards nominations on Tuesday morning. Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Andra Day will kick off the announcement by revealing the nominees in the four general field categories: best...

‘Lose All Your Assumptions About Asian Streaming,’ Says Iflix CEO Mark Britt

“Almost every assumption about subscription video on demand that is based on Western metaphors has failed in developing markets,” says Mark Britt, co-founder and CEO of Asia-based streaming video group iflix....

Ventana Sur: Ibermedia TV Cancels 9th Edition (EXCLUSIVE)

BUENOS AIRES — Venezuela’s rampant economic crisis has claimed a victim: Ibermedia TV, a program which saw public broadcasters around Latin America, Spain and Portugal huddle together to co-fund the purchase...

TV News Roundup: Amazon’s ‘The Grand Tour’ Announces Season 2 Guest Stars

In today’s roundup, “The Grand Tour” Season 2 sets its guest stars, “Saturday Night Live” announces its final two 2017 hosts, and Lifetime’s “You” casts John Stamos in a recurring role.  CASTING Season...

Meet the Six Key Execs Who Help Scooter Braun Care for Roster of Clients

Six key executives at SB Projects keep the client train rolling — and the boss in check. Allison Kaye, 36, President of Music Scooter Braun’s second in command, Kaye oversees the careers of every...

Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Mosaic’ App Is Now Available on Android

Steven Soderbergh’s interactive story-telling project “Mosaic” has arrived on Android: HBO released the free “Mosaic” app for phones and tablets running Android version 5.0 or higher this week, following a release...

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LCD Soundsystem Wraps Electric Five-Night Residency at Hollywood Palladium

Three songs into LCD Soundsystem’s show last week at the Hollywood Palladium, James Murphy stopped the music. “Can you please turn off your electronic devices?”...

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