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Sharon Stone and Liam Neeson will be among the presenters at this year’s ceremony, set to take place in New York on May 14. The Webby Awards has named two more special achievement honorees, The Hollywood Reporter can reveal exclusively. Adam Sandler will receive a special achievement award for his performances across several Netflix films
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‘Queen America’ is the first straight-to-series order for wiip, the new studio led by the former ABC chief. Facebook has given a straight-to-series order to dark comedy Queen America starring Catherine Zeta-Jones.  Created and written by Meaghan Oppenheimer (Fear the Walking Dead), the 10-episode Queen America follows Vicki Ellis, the most renowned and ruthless pageant
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Oprah Winfrey, left, and Shonda Rhimes Mike Marsland/WireImage; Jon Kopaloff/WireImage The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences has unveiled the nominations for the Webby Awards, shining a spotlight on Internet-centric organizations that over the last year have addressed such hot-button topics as sexual harassment, immigration and gun control. In its 22nd year, the IADAS has
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The technologist received the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar Statuette. Even as he accepted the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar statuette for his industry contributions, during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards, which took place Saturday night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, technologist Jonathan Erland criticized the
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The 2018 Games will kick off on Feb. 9 with an opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Winter Olympics kick off Friday (Feb. 9) with an exciting opening ceremony, designed to introduce the world to the host country and the vibrant traditions they hold. This year’s Games will take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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Thirteen women will receive distinguished leadership awards. Thirteen women impacting the entertainment and technology arena will received Distinguished Leadership Awards from the Advanced Imaging Society on Jan, 16 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Beverly Hills. They include Victoria Alonso, Marvel Studios; Annie Chang, Universal Studios; Vicky Colf, Warner Brothers; Ashley Crowder,  Vntana; Poppy Crum, Dolby Laboratories;
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Gregory Plotkin, Tatiana S. Riegel and Joe Walker share their approaches. [Warning: The following story contains mild spoilers about I, Tonya, Get Out and Blade Runner 2049.] Each film in this year’s awards discussion had its own unique editorial approach, whether that be Craig Gillespie-directed I, Tonya, the story of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding
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Editors performed their best juggling acts on Oscar-contending films that featured high-stakes storylines unraveling at the same time. When done well, editing can play a big part in upping the tension and suspense in a film. This theme is perhaps nowhere more evident than in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, which allows moviegoers to experience the critical
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Whether they’re exploring Taliban rule (‘The Breadwinner’) or the connections between the living and the dead (‘Coco’), animated movies can be ambitious — and surprising. Six filmmakers discuss what happens when a years-in-the-making film suddenly becomes timely: “Everyone in Russia thought ‘The Boss Baby’ was a movie about Putin.” Animated movies take years to make,
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Tesla has been pressured for months by large investors who encouraged the car company to add a couple of directors who didn’t have ties to Elon Musk. James Murdoch, the CEO of 21st Century Fox, has joined Tesla’s board of directors, the energy-efficient car company run by Elon Musk said Monday. “James has been instrumental
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This year also marked the first nomination for a Facebook Live broadcast as well as the first original Snapchat show. This isn’t the first year that virtual reality experiences have been eligible for Emmy consideration, but the growth in the area is evident. A trio of VR projects on Thursday were nominated for outstanding original
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The rebranding of the editorial site will further distinguish it from the TV network that also carries the Fusion name. Fusion Media Group is rebranding its namesake news and politics website as it looks to create a greater distinction between the online property and the TV network of the same name. On Monday, July 24,
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The line starts at $1,195. The Red camera company is getting into the smartphone business. On Thursday morning it announced on its website the Hydrogen One, a smartphone that operates on Android OS, with an “Aluminum” model priced at $1,195 and “Titanium” model for $1,595. Since Red makes professional digital cinema cameras — recently used
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Jay-Z’s former collaborator threatens to break his deal with the streaming service following a financial dispute. Just as Jay Z’s exclusive Tidal album 4:44 was certified platinum four days after its release, it appears there may be rancor among at least one of the streaming service’s artist-owners. Reports surfaced over the holiday weekend that Kanye
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Despite SoundCloud’s relentless attempts to remain independent, recent losses force huge layoffs and bigger companies looking to purchase. SoundCloud laid off 173 staffers, or approximately 40 percent of its workforce, and consolidated its operations into offices in Berlin, where the streaming service is headquartered, and New York, closing its London outpost. The move comes amid
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The pay-cable networks are being offered as add-ons to Hulu’s existing subscription video and live TV offerings. Winter is coming to Hulu. Just in time for the July 15 premiere of Game of Thrones, Hulu and HBO have struck a deal to bring the pay-cable network’s programming to the streaming service. Hulu is offering HBO
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