Month: June 2017

The studio no longer plans to distribute original videos through its owned-and-operated social platforms as it sets its sights on selling more efficiently to digital and traditional buyers. New Form Digital, the three-year-old studio established by Discovery Communications in partnership with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, is laying off a small number of staff as
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In the first half of the year, the sector seemingly at war with the president is underperforming the broader markets. Stocks have thus far thrived in the era of President Trump, but one sector is lagging: entertainment media. In the first half of 2017, the S&P 500 is up 8.2 percent, but five of the
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Also starring Pamela Adlon, Minnie Driver, Kathryn Hahn, Issa Rae. Serious talk from comedy stars Emmy Rossum (Shameless), America Ferrera (Superstore), Pamela Adlon (Better Things), Minnie Driver (Speechless), Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick) and Issa Rae (Insecure) on The Hollywood Reporter‘s Comedy Actress Roundtable included discussions about being asked to audition in a two-piece swimsuit
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The website will serve as the direct-to-consumer arm of First Look’s recently rebranded studio, Topic, and will feature a mix of shortform videos, photo essays and illustrations. First Look Media is looking to follow up early successes in filmmaking and podcasting with a new digital venture. The Pierre Omidyar-founded media and entertainment organization has quietly
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“With female writers who write honestly about women and their experiences, it’s, “Oh, that’s a feminist show.”” “People approach me thinking I’ve been though all of that. They’re always really disappointed that I’m married,” Phoeobe Waller-Bridge told The Hollywood Reporter during the Comedy Showrunner Roundtable about her series Fleabag. The show creator and star plays
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The subject dominated talk radio, where most conservatives criticized the president for “inappropriate” tweets about Mika Brzezinski. Sean Hannity bucked a media trend Thursday by mostly sticking up for President Donald Trump after he was roundly criticized for his infamous tweets about MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough. “This is the same show that called
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Elsewhere, Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’ should be a big winner in the holiday parade, while Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler’s ‘The House’ may fizzle quickly. Look for Gru and his devoted minions to light up the July Fourth holiday box office. Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s animated threequel Despicable Me 3 should ignite plenty of fireworks
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“He’s sort of a season behind us. He’s stealing from last season,” joked the showrunner of the president. Out of all of the headline-making moments from President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in the White House, Veep showrunner David Mandel thinks two in particular could have passed as material for the comedy series. When asked
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The protest was called the “People’s Filibuster of Trumpcare.” Planned Parenthood and MoveOn.org on Tuesday staged a protest in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, and a group of activists dressed up as handmaids from The Handmaid’s Tale joined them to speak out against the Senate Republicans’ healthcare bill. The Hill reporter Taylor Lorenz
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