Sunday, October 21, 2018

Time Inc., Meredith Shares Rise After Mega-Deal Announced

Investors sent the stocks of both Time Inc. and Meredith up Monday, after the companies’ announcement Sunday evening that Meredith reached an agreement to acquire Time Inc. Shares of Time Inc., not...

YouTube Creators CaptainSparklez, EvanTube Sign With Kid-Media Startup Pocket.watch

Pocket.watch has signed partnership deals with two big YouTube creators — EvanTube and CaptainSparklez — giving the children’s media startup a network that produces around 1 billion monthly video views. CaptainSparklez, a...

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...

China to Become World Leader in 5G, But Political Controls May Damp Content Industry

China’s ambition to lead the development of 5G mobile networks will make the country the world’s largest market for over-the-top (OTT) content over the next five years. But Beijing’s stringent controls...

DRG set to launch ‘Dead Lucky’ at Singapore’s ATF

U.K. based global distribution outfit, DRG will launch its recent drama acquisition “Dead Lucky” to the international market at Singapore’s Asia TV Forum. The ATF is part of the Singapore Media...

Ventana Sur: Cinepolis Corners Soccer Comedy ‘Penalty’ for Mexico and Central America (EXCLUSIVE)

Mexican exhibition giant Cinepolis’ fledgling distribution arm outbid other key players to seize Mexican and Central American theatrical distribution rights to Colombian hitmaker Dago Garcia’s Mexican remake of his 2001 soccer...

‘Star Wars’ Video Game Microtransactions Ignite Controversy

With the excitement already building for the year-end release of the latest “Star Wars” film, the new video game “Star Wars: Battlefront II” was poised to capitalize on all the excitement...

Courtney B. Vance’s ‘Heist 88’ in the Works at FX

FX is developing “Heist 88,” a crime drama from executive producers Courtney B. Vance and Dwayne Johnson-Cochran. Under the script development deal between FX and the producers, Emmy-winner Vance is set...

Gary Goddard Takes Leave From Goddard Group Following Molestation Allegations

Gary Goddard has taken a leave of absence from entertainment design company The Goddard Group in the wake of recent molestation allegations from Anthony Edwards and Bret Douglas Nighman. Goddard, founder and...

Songs for Screens: Active Child Offers Woke Spiritualism; Sonos Hosts a Deee-Lite-ful Dance Party

“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 agency MAC Presents and former branding correspondent...

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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...

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