Adobe Is Visualizing Sound to Simplify VR Video Editing (EXCLUSIVE)

The clapperboard has been a staple of Hollywood filmmaking for decades. But in an era of virtual reality (VR) 360-degree video, the simple tool may not be enough anymore, and new tools are needed. One of these could be Adobe’s SonicScape project, which is set to be unveiled at the company’s Adobe Max conference in […].....»»

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British Film Institute Withdraws Harvey Weinstein’s Fellowship

The British Film Institute has withdrawn Harvey Weinstein’s BFI Fellowship, its highest honor. The organisation said: “The serious and widespread allegations about Harvey Weinstein’s appalling conduct are in direct opposition to the BFI’s values. The BFI Board has met and decided to withdraw the BFI Fellowship awarded to Harvey Weinstein in 2002.” The Fellowship was awarded […].....»»

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Danielle Darrieux, French Star of ‘La Ronde,’ Dies at 100

Danielle Darrieux, one of the great French movie stars, died Wednesday in Bois-le-Roi, France. She was 100. The star of director Max Ophuls’ classic early ’50s films “La Ronde” and “The Earrings of Madame de…” and Anatole Litvak’s 1936 “Mayerling” also made some films in Hollywood and, late in life, starred, with an all-star cast […].....»»

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Russia Investigation: Senators to Unveil Bill to Boost Disclosure of Online Political Ads

WASHINGTON — Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) will introduce legislation on Thursday to require greater disclosure of the sources of online political ads, amid reports that Russian sources bought spots on Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms to influence the 2016 election. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) is co-sponsoring the legislation, giving it […].....»»

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‘Babylon Berlin’ Delivers 1.2 Million Viewers for Sky

“Babylon Berlin” has garnered 1.2 million viewers for Sky in Germany, making it the most popular launch ever on the platform aside from “Game of Thrones.” The series, set in Berlin in the roaring 1920s, is the most expensive ever out of Germany. The launch episode hooked 577,000 linear viewers for Sky in its Friday […].....»»

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Verizon Blames Pay-TV Loss in Q3 on Cord-Cutting, Sees Delay on OTT Plans

It’s shaping up to be grim quarter for the pay-TV biz, as the drip-drip-drip of cord-cutting continues to put pressure on the fat traditional channel bundle. Verizon reported a net loss of 18,000 Fios Video customers (versus a gain of 36,000 in the year-earlier period) for the third quarter of 2017. That reflects the “ongoing […].....»»

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NBCUniversal has bolstered its international formats team, with Suzanne Kendrick joining in a sales and production role. Kendrick has started in the newly-created VP position, joining from BBC Worldwide. She reports to Ana Langenberg, the former Endemol executive who joined NBCU earlier this year to oversee its international formats business. Kendrick will be based in London […].....»»

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While his “boss,” Bruce Springsteen is lighting up Broadway with an acclaimed one-man show, E-Street Band guitarist/consigliere Little Steven Van Zandt is rocking the Sunset Strip 3,000 miles away with his 15-piece Disciples of Soul band, performing a special showcase for music supervisors (he perform Thursday night at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles). The schmata-wearing […].....»»

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“Get Out,” writer-director Jordan Peele’s surprise smash of a scary movie, led the pack of nominations for the 2017 Gotham Awards, Independent Filmmaker Project’s annual ceremony honoring indie film. “Get Out” scored a nod for best feature, along with nominations for breakthrough director, best screenplay and best actor (Daniel Kaluuya). Other nominees for the top […].....»»

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“Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold” is a documentary that’s incisive and haunting, like Didion’s best writing. It includes interviews with Joan Didion culled from over the decades, but it’s centered on one conducted by the film’s director, Griffin Dunne (who’s her nephew), in which Didion, in her early 80s, appears before us as […].....»»

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The Marvel-Netflix “Punisher” series has set a new premiere date, Netflix announced Thursday. The show will premiere on Nov. 17. More to come….....»»

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Tom Jones has said that the abuse and harassment issues Hollywood is grappling with are also a problem in the music business. The Welsh singer has had a successful music career spanning over 50 years, and is also now a coach on “The Voice” in the U.K. He told BBC radio that he experienced harassment […].....»»

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Yinji Entertainment & Media, the Chinese offshoot of Dan Mintz’s film and entertainment rights group DMG, is readying an attempt to buy a minority stake in Forbes. The Shenzhen stock market-listed Yinji is establishing a $256 million investment fund in Hong Kong that will seek to buy 10% of Forbes and license the publishing rights […].....»»

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At first blush, Vogue and Vice would seem to go together as well as soda and mayonnaise. But in the world of advertising, their collaboration might prove quite tasty. The storied Conde Nast fashion outlet and the spirited digital-media empire are joining forces to create “Project Vs,” an editorial collaboration slated to launch in early […].....»»

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Miles Leonard Leaving Parlophone, Mark Mitchell Named Co-President

As expected, Warner Music announced today that Miles Leonard will step down as chairman of Parlophone Records in January. In the same announcement, Mark Mitchell, who has been with Atlantic for the past eight years, was named co-president of the label, also effective in January. He will report to Warner CEO of recorded music Max […].....»»

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Magic Leap Confirms $500 Million Finance Round led by Temasek

Mixed reality hardware startup, Magic Leap has confirmed that it has raised $502 million in a funding round led by Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek. The firm previously raised more than $1.3 billion from investors including Google, Alibaba and Qualcomm, and was valued $4.5 billion at the point of its last fundraise in early 2016. […].....»»

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China’s Perfect World Raises $250 Million for Universal Slate Funding

Perfect World, the Chinese games and film group, that provided $250 million of funding for a slate of movies by Universal Pictures, has raised a further $250 million. The cash is sourced from East West Bank and JP Morgan. Perfect World was advised by Lindsay Conner of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips. The credit line, worth […].....»»

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