Thursday, December 14, 2017

Billionaire Peter Thiel Sells Majority of Facebook Stake, Pocketing $29 Million

Investor and entrepreneur Peter Thiel has sold 73% of his remaining shares in Facebook, earning $29 million on the sale. Thiel now owns 59,913 Class A shares of Facebook after he sold...

Singapore Actor Rayve Zen Expands Horizons

Singaporean actor, Rayve Zen is making his mark across Asia in films as diverse as Canada/Hong Kong/Malaysia co-production “Million Loves in Me,” and China/Hong Kong production “Shock Wave.” Zen began his entertainment...

Netflix Orders Commits to ‘Sex Education’ with U.K. Drama Order

Netflix is putting “Sex Education” on the curriculum, with an order for a new coming-of-age comedy drama out of the U.K. “Sex Education” will follow an awkward teen, Otis Thompson, who lives...

Film News Roundup: Anna Kendrick Starring in Untitled Comedy From ‘Four Lions’ Director

In today’s film news roundup, Anna Kendrick stars in an untitled comedy, Allison Janney is honored for “I, Tonya” and Rachel Brosnahan wins a Granite Award. CASTINGS Anna Kendrick is starring in an...

What the Repeal of Net Neutrality Will Mean for Hollywood

WASHINGTON — Next month, the FCC is likely to repeal almost all of the net neutrality rules that govern how internet providers handle traffic online. The action is already generating an outcry...

Lee Anne Callahan-Longo, Formerly of Beyonce’s Parkwood Entertainment, Joins Maverick

Lee Anne Callahan-Longo, former EVP/GM of Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment, will join Maverick, the company announced Monday (Nov. 27). The news was first reported in Hits. Callahan-Longo, who left Parkwood in February of 2016 along...

Netflix Boards Debut Film From Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP

Global streaming video service, Netflix has teamed with Ronnie Screwvala, one of the best-known executives in Indian cinema, to release “Love Per Square Foot.” The film is a quirky romantic comedy...

Advanced Imaging Society to Honor Women in Tech

The Advanced Imaging Society (AIS) announced that it will honor 10 notable women in the technology field as part of the 2018 Technology Awards. The society has also named marketing exec...

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?” the frontman asked, nodding to the sea...

Grammy Nominations: Who Will Get the Big Nods? Kendrick Lamar? Ed Sheeran? Alessia Cara?...

With the nominees for music’s proverbial biggest night being announced Tuesday morning, Grammy season is well and truly upon us. And with the Thanksgiving hangover just clearing up, the time seems...

APLICATIONS

Songs for Screens: Active Child Offers Woke Spiritualism; Sonos Hosts a...

“Songs for Screens” (formerly known as “Synch This”) is a Variety column written by Andrew Hampp, a VP at New York-based music sponsorship and experiential...

HOT NEWS