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Netflix Heads To Frankfurt Book Fair On Book-Buying Spree

“It’s about finding the most specific, authentic, local stories and bringing those to a global platform in a way that hasn’t ever been done before. Those ideas can come from books, blogs, podcasts, comics, or any range of creative expression.” –
Tags: AUDIENCE, MEDIA, 10.15.19

AMC Theatres launches its own on-demand streaming service

AMC Theatres announced a new service today called AMC Theatres On Demand — a marketplace where members of AMC’s Stubs loyalty program can buy or rent individual movies to watch at home. The launch of an iTunes-style, a la carte movie marketplace seems almost quaint at a time when all the major media companies seem to be following Netflix’s lead and readying their own subscription streaming services. But it’s a noteworthy bet on a slightly old-fashioned model, and it’s also interesting as an effo...
Tags: Entertainment, Media, AMC Theatres

TiVo’s ad-supported streaming service, TiVo Plus, launches today

TiVo’s answer to The Roku Channel, TiVo Plus, is launching today. The company had already unveiled its plans for ad-supported streaming earlier this month with the debut of two new models of its DVR, the TiVo Edge. Like The Roku Channel, TUBI, Vudu’s Movies on Us, and others, TiVo Plus is available to stream for free. But unlike others in this space, TiVo Plus is available exclusively to TiVo devices owners. The service is enabled by a TiVo partnership with XUMO, Jukin Media and other publish...
Tags: Media, TC, Cord Cutting, Devices, Dvr, Free Streaming, Streaming Media, Streaming Service, Television, Tivo, Tivo Plus, TV

World’s Biggest Movie-Theater Chain Moves Into Streaming Video

“[AMC Entertainment’s new] service, AMC Theaters On Demand, will offer about 2,000 films for sale or rent after their theatrical runs, just as iTunes, Amazon and other video-on-demand retailers do.” – The New York Times
Tags: AUDIENCE, MEDIA, 10.14.19

The Apple TV app arrives on Roku, ahead of Apple TV+ streaming service launch

Ahead of the arrival of Apple TV+, the brand-new Apple TV app is launching on Roku devices, starting today. The app currently allows Apple customers to access their iTunes video library and subscribe to Apple TV channels directly from Roku devices. And, on November 1, it will also be home to the Apple TV+ streaming service, featuring Apple’s own original programming like The Morning Show, See, Dickinson, For All Mankind, Truth be Told, and others. The new app will authenticate users with thei...
Tags: Apps, Media, Apple TV, Apple TV Plus, Cord Cutting, Roku, Streaming, Streaming Service, Television, TV

Netflix And Director Ava DuVernay Sued For Defamation By — Wait, Who?

In the 1940s, John E. Reid and Associates developed a commonly-used, and now-controversial police interrogation method called the Reid Technique. That method is mentioned once, briefly, in When They See Us, DuVernay’s recent Netflix series about the Central Park Five; based on that mention, Reid and Associates argues in its court filing that its reputation has been damaged by the script’s mischaracterization and false assertions. – Variety
Tags: MEDIA, 10.14.19

Without encryption we will lose all privacy. This is our new battleground | Edward Snowden

The US, UK and Australia are taking on Facebook in a bid to undermine the only method that protects our personal information• Edward Snowden is a US surveillance whistleblowerIn every country of the world, the security of computers keeps the lights on, the shelves stocked, the dams closed, and transportation running. For more than half a decade, the vulnerability of our computers and computer networks has been ranked the number one risk in the US Intelligence Community’s Worldwide Threat Assessm...
Tags: Surveillance, Encryption, Facebook, Social networking, Media, Technology, Cybercrime, Internet, World news

Ronan Farrow book on sale in Australia despite legal threat from journalist Dylan Howard

One online distributor has withdrawn the #MeToo memoir, but other stores have stocked it, and the publisher insists it will not be withdrawn Ronan Farrow’s book on the #MeToo movement has been withdrawn from sale in Australia by one online bookseller but was available in bookstores on Tuesday despite a legal threat from an Australian journalist who Farrow has previously alleged helped to protect the disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein from negative publicity.The book, Catch and Kill, ...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Media, Australia, Australia news, US news, Harvey Weinstein, Australian media, Autobiography and memoir, Melbourne, WH Smith, Defamation law, Channel Seven, Booktopia, Farrow, Ronan Farrow

Outcry after Trump fails to condemn fake video of him shooting opponents

Doctored clip taken from Kingsman shows president attacking CNN and politicians including Bernie Sanders and John McCainSlamming journalists to the floor, attacking the most senior black congresswoman and shooting critics in the face. These are not scenes normally associated with the highest office in the land, but they appear in a doctored video of Donald Trump shown at a pro-Trump conference in Miami last week.The two-minute clip is taken from a famous scene from the end of the movie Kingsman,...
Tags: Media, US news, Cnn, US politics, Miami, John Mccain, Donald Trump, Colin Firth, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Kingsman, John McCainSlamming

Disney reveals its Disney+ launch titles in the mother of all Twitter threads

Disney today revealed the titles its bringing to Disney+, its streaming service. And by “revealed,” we mean one-by-one, on Twitter — a drip-feed of over 300 movies and shows. The reveal started with a rather ominous tweet that began, “It. Is. Time.” You’d be forgiven for thinking Disney had completely snapped and was ready to begin world domination. Instead it started a thread of truly epic proportions, with each title to be added to Disney+, fittingly starting with the progenitor of the whole D...
Tags: Startups, Media, Disney

Streaming Wars: Challenging The Binge-TV Model

“Having had roughly six years to figure out how to best attract TV viewers trained to feast on content, none of the streaming services set to debut between now and next spring will be exclusively adopting the binge model, and veterans like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have tried different release strategies themselves.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, Hulu, Audience, Netflix Amazon, 10.14.19

Hulu rolls out 4K content to Xbox One, with Amazon Fire TV and others coming ‘soon’

Hulu this summer finally brought back 4K content to its service, after abruptly removing it in 2018 while it focused on other priorities. Initially, its 4K content was only available on Apple TV 4K and Chromecast Ultra. Today, Hulu says it’s available on Xbox One devices, with support for Amazon Fire TV and LG WebOS in the works. More devices will also be supported soon, the company notes. The streaming service had never really prioritized 4K content, having first rolled out support in Decemb...
Tags: Apple, Google, Media, Disney, Tech, Netflix, 4k, James Bond, Lg, Hulu, Amazon Fire TV, Cord Cutting, FAQ, Streaming Service, Dolby Atmos, Amazon Prime Video

“Fortnite” Season Ten Ends In Destruction: Video Games (And Storytelling) Will Never Be The Same Again

In the game’s final moments on Sunday evening, a giant explosion took place, sucking the world into a black vortex, leaving players stunned and confused. Brilliantly, Epic took the explosion out of the “fiction” of the game, so that the menu pages and user interface were also pulled into the black hole. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Media, 10.14.19

Disney+ tweets all the movies and shows coming to its streaming service

In an impressive bit of pre-launch marketing, Disney today announced basically every movie and TV show coming to its upcoming streaming service Disney+ by way of a massive Twitter thread. The thread, which was posted in chronological order starting with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, reveals not just Disney’s best-known titles but also its long tail of cult classics, flops, oddities, and other lesser-known films. It. Is. Time. From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Mandalorian,...
Tags: TV, Television, Movies, Media, Disney, Tech, Shows, Pixar, Belle, Cord Cutting, Streaming Service, Toad, Ichabod, Justin Morgan, Disney Plus, Disney Marvel Star Wars Pixar NatGeo

Have The Movies Gotten Too Loud?

Many filmgoers say they believe sound levels have been crawling up the decibel scale, and not just for the adverts and trailers. Several sufferers also argued that a lack of balanced settings in an auditorium can create an unpleasant booming sensation. – The Observer (UK)
Tags: Art, Media, 10.13.19

A Crash Course In Hitler Satire

Taika Waititi’s new movie Jojo Rabbit is far from the first movie to satirize the genocidal leader. But many people object to the movie on pure concept. “Is it right to make comedy of a man who did such transcendently horrible things?” – Slate
Tags: Art, Media, Hitler, Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit, 10.14.19

At Trump’s Doral Club, Vid Showed POTUS Massacring Political And Media Foes

A recent pro-Trump conference at the President’s Doral, Florida resort included a grim parody video showing the President “killing” political opponents and media outlets. On Friday, the same day that pro-Trump heavy hitters including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Donald Trump Jr. were scheduled to appear at the Trump National Doral Miami resort for a conference, a video of Trump massacring political figures and media outlets went unreported. The New York Times flag...
Tags: Florida, News, Media, White House, Bbc, Cnn, New York Times, Violence, Times, Meme, Trump, Kingsman, Hill, Phillips, Ben, Adam Schiff

At Trump’s Doral Club, Vid Showed POTUS Massacring Political Foes And Media

A recent pro-Trump conference at the President’s Doral, Florida resort included a grim parody video showing the President “killing” political opponents and media outlets. On Friday, the same day that pro-Trump heavy hitters including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Donald Trump Jr. were scheduled to appear at the Trump National Doral Miami resort for a conference, a video of Trump massacring political figures and media outlets went unreported. The New York Times flag...
Tags: Florida, News, Media, White House, Bbc, Cnn, New York Times, Violence, Times, Meme, Trump, Kingsman, Hill, Phillips, Ben, Adam Schiff

Ang Lee Just Can’t Quit His High Frame-Rate Obsession

Uh-oh, Ang Lee, what happened to you? “If you’re wondering why a filmmaker as good as Ang Lee couldn’t, in this case, see the forest for the schlock, the answer may be that Gemini Man, which was shot at 120 frames per second, indicates that he’s become an apostle of technology first and a filmmaker second. He’s been to the mountaintop and has seen the light of high frame rate. He wanted a big dazzling action movie to hang his new world on, and he found one.” – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Ang Lee, 10.13.19

The Hollywood Of Utah

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is making a lot of movies and TV in Utah. “This year, BYU Broadcasting, which owns BYUtv, is in production on 25 shows including TV movies, scripted dramas, reality shows, religious content and a cooking show. It is staffed by 158 full time employees, more than 200 students who work part time, and a small army of freelancers who operate in just about every job, from directors and producers to grips and production assistants.” – The New York Times ...
Tags: Art, Utah, Media, Jesus Christ, BYU Broadcasting, 10.13.19, Hollywood Of Utah

Fake video of Trump shooting media and opponents 'shown at president's resort'

Doctored scene from a violent film shows the US president attacking CNN, Politico, Hillary Clinton and John McCainA mocked-up video depicting US president Donald Trump stabbing and shooting his political opponents and the media has reportedly been shown at a meeting of the president’s supporters at his Miami resort.The New York Times reported on Sunday that the video, which has since been posted on Twitter, shows a scene from Kingsman: The Secret Service, edited to appear as though Trump is stab...
Tags: Media, US, World news, US news, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, US politics, New York Times, Miami, Secret Service, Donald Trump, Trump, Kingsman, CNN Politico, John McCainA

Original Content podcast: For better or for worse, ‘The Politician’ is absolutely bonkers

We all agree: “The Politician” is a crazy show that tries to do everything at once. After all, why settle for a fast-talking satire about a high school election; a more serious treatment of wealth, illness and emotional turmoil; or a showcase for the musical talents of “Dear Evan Hansen” star Ben Platt? Instead, why not watch a show that tries to encompass all of that and more? Still, the hosts of the Original Content podcast found themselves split on whether they actually liked it. Jordan and D...
Tags: Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Original Content Podcast, The Politician

Our Languages Are Dying

Of the world’s 6000 languages, half are in linguistic collapse. A new film records their music. “The musical landscape is sometimes gentle, sometimes aggressive, but it always keeps our attention on the rich, incomprehensible, often overlapping chorus of words.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, 10.11.19

A Slate Of Recent Films Offers New Portrayals Of Asian, Not Tiger, Mothers

Films like Always Be my Maybe, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Farewell, and Searching create new images for larger mass consumption. “In these complex films, Asian American mothers are transmitters of domesticity, culture, and care, and their tragic deaths leave behind relatives who are struggling to find themselves in their absence. It’s a new and different kind of familial negotiation for Asian American families. On many shows, including All American Girl and Fresh off the Boat, Asian...
Tags: Art, Media, 10.11.19

The New Movie Tech Of Making Will Smith Look Like He’s A Quarter-Century Younger

Apparently this is, or was, a new process; “Digital humans have been put into shots before, but, according to Guy Williams, a visual effects supervisor at Weta who is quoted in the film’s press notes, ‘this is the first time where one of the leading characters of the film is a totally recognizable human.'” The details are new, but the fountain of youth for established actors isn’t (think, if you will, of Samuel Jackson’s Nick Fury and Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson in the set-in-the-early-1990s Ca...
Tags: Art, Media, 10.11.19

The day I confronted Harvey Weinstein: ‘He said, "You think you can save everyone"’

Long conference calls and bad-tempered threats: an exclusive extract from Ronan Farrow’s book Catch And KillRead an interview with Ronan Farrow hereBy fall 2017, I had taken my story to the New Yorker. As the investigation moved closer to publication, I called the Weinstein Company for comment. Sounding nervous, an assistant said he’d check if the boss was available. And then there was Weinstein’s husky baritone. “Wow!” he said with mock excitement. “What do I owe this occasion to?” The writing ...
Tags: Media, Nbc, Film, World news, Culture, Harvey Weinstein, Weinstein, Weinstein Company, Ronan Farrow, MeToo Movement

Apple creates its own TV studio, will produce WWII drama ‘Masters of Air’

While Apple has a long list of new programming lined up for its TV+ subscription streaming service, the company won’t actually own any of the announced shows — until now. That’s changing because Apple has formed its own in-house studio, which will produce “Masters of Air,” a  follow-up to “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific,” based on Donald L. Miller’s nonfiction book “Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany.” The show will be executive produced ...
Tags: Apple, Media, Germany, America, Tech, Netflix, Pacific, Steven Spielberg, House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Netflix Originals, Tom Hanks Gary Goetzman, Donald L Miller, Zack Van Amburg, Jamie Erlicht, Masters of Air, Air War Against Nazi

Shepard Smith quit Fox News right after Trump AG Bill Barr met with Rupert Murdoch

Sure has been one heck of a news week. And it ain't over yet. On air Friday afternoon on Fox News, anchor Shepard Smith (Shep Smith) told viewers he has requested that management release him from his contract, and says Fox has granted this request. He was escorted out of the building by security right after the surprise farewell broadcast ended, per NBC News. “Even in our polarized nation, it's my hope that the facts will win the day,” he said in an on-air farewell. [ Read Rob Beschizza's po...
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Shepard Smith out at Fox News

After 23 years at Fox News, its chief news anchor Shep Smith is off to pastures new. "Recently I asked the company to allow me to leave Fox News and begin a new chapter," Smith said. "After requesting that I stay, they graciously obliged. The opportunities afforded this guy from small town Mississippi have been many. It’s been an honor and a privilege to report the news each day to our loyal audience in context and with perspective, without fear or favor. I’ve worked with the most talented, ded...
Tags: Post, News, Media, Mississippi, Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, Smith, Donald Trump, Trump, State, Shepard Smith, Shep Smith, Navelgazing, William Barr

Poland’s State Media Is Government’s Biggest Booster Before Election

With state television firmly under the control of the ruling party, it has proved itself more valuable than any billboard or advertising campaign.
Tags: Television, News, Media, Poland, Propaganda, Freedom Of The Press, TVP, Gazeta Wyborcza, Politics And Government, News and News Media, Law and Justice (Poland, Solidarity (Poland