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Rachel Brosnahan on Finding Mrs. Maisel and Her ‘Marvelous’ Emmys Night

In the end, a piece of dental floss saved the day. Rachel Brosnahan’s otherwise perfect night at the Emmy Awards — which included not only a trophy for best actress in a comedy for Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” but also a win for comedy series, among others — had one tiny flaw. There was […].....»»

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Five Big Takeaways From the 2018 Emmy Awards

Not even the Emmys could break the TV business’ dark mood. Sexual assault and harassment allegations against high-ranking figures, mega-acquisition deals that have created massive uncertainty, and continued struggles to represent diversity on screen — all combined to create an atmosphere in which celebrating TV proved too difficult a task (one made no easier by […].....»»

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Spotify to Enable Artists to Upload Music Themselves

Those of us who have never uploaded music to Spotify may not know that it doesn’t really work like, say, Facebook or a blog or even Soundcloud — an artist must go through a distributor or aggregator to have their music added to the platform. Well, those days will soon be over: The company today announced […].....»»

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Variety’s Critics Break Down the Highs and Lows of Emmys 2018

Outside of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” doing its best to sweep the comedy awards, the 70th annual Emmy Awards seemed determined to surprise prognosticators. Several winners, including Bill Hader of “Barry” for actor in a comedy series and Regina King of “Seven Seconds” for actress in a limited series were genuinely shocked to end up […].....»»

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Bob Dylan Gives ‘Blood’ and Then Some as ‘Tracks’ Gets the Expanded Treatment

The wait for Bob Dylan to give more “Blood” is over. Fans have patiently clamored for years for the artist’s annual “Bootleg Series” of deluxe archival releases to get around to unearthing unissued outtakes from 1975’s “Blood on the Tracks,” considered by many to be Dylan’s single finest album. Their wish is finally his command […].....»»

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‘Assassination Nation’ Ads Rejected by Facebook, YouTube

“Assassination Nation,” a wicked riff on the Salem Witch Trials and our current social media culture, was always intended to be provocative. What Neon, the indie label that bought the film at Sundance, didn’t count on was that many of those same digital giants it skewers would find advertisements for “Assassination Nation” too hot to […].....»»

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Valve Starts Moderating Steam Posts, Discussions Soon

Valve is going to start moderating reported discussion posts in all Steam game hubs starting Tuesday, Sept. 25, it announced in community post on Wednesday. Once the changes take effect, reported discussion threads and posts will go into a queue so Valve’s moderation team can review them. Anything that violates Steam’s community guidelines will be […].....»»

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Broadcast in Chaos: Big Four Networks Face Era of Turmoil and Change

With the launch of the 2018-19 Nielsen season just days away, each of the Big Four broadcasters is somewhere between transition and utter disarray. At CBS, the departure of CEO Leslie Moonves amid sexual harassment and assault allegations has shaken the network’s foundation — a foundation already jostled by a legal showdown between Moonves and […].....»»

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China-U.S. Tariff Battle Spells Long-Term Pain for Entertainment

The entertainment industry may be feeling relieved that the latest $200 billion in U.S. tariffs against Chinese imports and China’s $60 billion in retaliatory duties do little direct damage. But the pain may come in the longer term if relations between the world’s two largest economies continue to worsen. The 194-page list of U.S. tariffs published […].....»»

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Will Smith, LeBron James, Jon Stewart Join Dave Chappelle for All-Star Standup Show

Dave Chappelle hosted a star-studded surprise comedy show at the Peppermint Club in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (Sept. 19). Joining the comic for a turn on stage was the multi-hyphenate Will Smith (making his standup debut, with wife Jada Pinkett Smith and daughter Willow in attendance), basketball giant and recent L.A. transplant LeBron James, […].....»»

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China to Ban Movie Ticket Subsidies

The Chinese government is introducing measures to ban the subsidizing of theatrical movie tickets that are sold online. Subsidies by both ticket sales platforms and film distributors have distorted the market. The regulatory moves appear to be in the process of being introduced. Authorities have met with major cinema chains, according to financial news publication […].....»»

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Sky Takeover: Comcast, Fox to Duke It Out in Weekend Auction

The battle for Sky is set to go to an auction, which will be settled Saturday. Comcast and 21st Century Fox both have bids on the table for the European pay-TV giant, with Comcast’s currently the higher offer. If a “final and best” offer is not lodged by either party 5 p.m. Friday – which […].....»»

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BuzzFeed Shuts Down In-House Podcast Team

The podcasting boom is seeing a retrenchment: BuzzFeed shuttered its internal podcasting division and will cancel most of its podcast shows. As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the New York-based digital-media company will end podcasts including “See Something Say Something,” “The News” and “Reporting To You.” BuzzFeed News will continue to produce podcasts […].....»»

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Sky Takeover: Auction Set for Comcast, Fox to Duke It Out

The battle for pay-TV giant Sky looks set to go to an auction, which will be settled this Saturday. Comcast and 21st Century Fox both have bids on the table for the pay-TV operator – with Comcast’s currently the higher offer. If a “final and best” offer is not lodged by 5pm Friday, the auction process […].....»»

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Visual Effects Firm Vividthree Heads for Singapore IPO

Singapore-based digital effects company Vividthree Holdings is to float on the local stock exchange later this month. The IPO will raise $9.50 million (S$13 million). The firm is a subsidiary of mini-conglomerate mm2 Asia, which currently has a 49% holding. That position will fall to 42% and leading individual shareholders Charles Yeo and Jay Hong […].....»»

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Jodie Whittaker on Taking Over ‘Doctor Who’ and Why She Knows She’s Getting Equal Pay

There’s a new “Doctor” in town. That in itself isn’t surprising for fans of the cult franchise “Doctor Who”: Part of the mythology surrounding the series is that the Time Lord can regenerate, and so, over the course of the series’ 55-year, multi-season run, the character has been played by a dozen different actors. But […].....»»

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Cary Joji Fukunaga to Direct New James Bond Film

Cary Joji Fukunaga will direct the new James Bond film, the producers announced Thursday. The 25th Bond installment will begin filming in London, at Pinewood Studios, on March 4, 2019, with a release aimed for Feb. 14, 2020, a few months after its original target date. Fukunaga, who won acclaim for 2015 war film “Beasts […].....»»

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San Sebastian: Filmax Swoops on Competition Title ‘Between Two Waters’ (EXCLUSIVE)

MADRID — Barcelona-based mini-major Filmax has secured world sales rights outside Spain to “Entre dos Aguas” (Between Two Waters), one of the two Spanish world premieres in its main competition, directed by Isaki Lacuesta who lifted the festival’s top Golden Shell in 2011 with “The Double Steps.” BTeam Pictures, the distribution arm of BTeamProds, one […].....»»

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‘The Sinner’ Season 2 Finale: Julian’s Decision, Jack’s Secret and Partial Closure for Ambrose

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the second season finale of “The Sinner” on USA. The second season of “The Sinner” revealed the motives behind young murderer Julian’s (Elisha Henig) crime well ahead of its second season finale, so what became most important about wrapping up the anthology story was unraveling […].....»»

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PlayStation Classic Mini Console Coming Dec. 3

It looks like Nintendo is about to have some competition in the nostalgic mini console market. Sony introduced the PlayStation Classic on the PlayStation Blog on Wednesday, a miniaturized version of the home system it first launched in 1995. Like Nintendo’s mini consoles, the PlayStation Classic comes with 20 pre-loaded games, including “Final Fantasy VII,” […].....»»

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