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Snap Taps 21st Century Fox’s Julie Henderson as Communications Chief

Fox PR veteran Julie Henderson has been named chief communications officer of Snap, parent company of social-messaging and media app Snapchat. Henderson, who is currently EVP and chief communications officer for 21st Century Fox, will report to Snap CEO Evan Spiegel. Henderson is set to start at Snap immediately after the completion of the sale […].....»»

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Netflix Original Series Viewing Climbs, But Licensed Content Remains Majority of Total U.S. Streams

Is Netflix moving fast enough to bulk up on originals to offset programming that’s about to get pulled by studios like Disney, Fox and WarnerMedia? Original content accounted for 37% of Netflix’s U.S. streams in October 2018, up from 24% a year earlier (and just 14% in January 2017), per video-measurement firm 7Park Data. But […].....»»

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Studio 54 Co-Creator Ian Schrager Wants to ‘Set the Record Straight’

In the 1970s, Studio 54 was the epicenter of New York nightlife. With wildly theatrical sets, a guest list of celebs, and jet-setters that included everyone from Andy Warhol to Grace Jones, and a pulsating disco beat, the nightclub helped define the Me Decade. But its reign was short lived. In 1980, founders Steve Rubell […].....»»

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Ventana Sur: Drilling Down on This Year’s Edition

BUENOS AIRES —  11 takes on the biggest Ventana Sur yet, in initiatives and initial business announcements: 1.CANNES’ MOST DARING MOVE? Over the last decade, film festivals two biggest growth roadmaps have run through strengthening their industry heft, aiding an ever more challenged independent film business, and to morph into all-year-round structures. The Cannes Festival […].....»»

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VidCon Has a New Marketing Chief: Nickelodeon’s Sarah Tortoreti

VidCon tapped Sarah Tortoreti as VP of marketing to head up the digital-creator and video confab’s promotional strategies worldwide. Tortoreti joins VidCon from Viacom’s Nickelodeon, where she was director of marketing and brand strategy since April 2016. In early 2018 Viacom acquired VidCon, founded by veteran YouTube creators Hank Green and John Green. In the newly […].....»»

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South Korea Makes Commercial “Boosting” Services Illegal in Video Games

Commercial “boosting” services which are used to increase the level of a user’s account in-game are now prohibited in South Korea and actors who provide such services can be punished, The Korea Herald reported Sunday. These services are used to increase the rank of individual gamers in return for a fee, affecting the ecosystem of […].....»»

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‘Doom’ Creator John Romero Is Making 18 New Levels For Original Game

“Doom” designer John Romero and his studio, Romero Games, is releasing a free “megawad” called “Sigil” for the original 1993 first-person shooter. In “Doom” parlance, a megawad is a fan-made batch of 15 levels or more. “Sigil” has 18 levels — nine single-player and nine deathmatch. It’s the spiritual successor to the fourth episode of […].....»»

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Blood Window, Brussels International Fantastic Film Fest Partner on TV Initiative

Argentina’s Ventana Sur, certainly one of Latin America’s most important meet-marts, announced today that its Blood Window sidebar will collaborate with INCAA – the country’s national film-TV body, which co-runs Ventana Sur with Cannes – and the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF) on the B2 Genre TV project, the first such program aimed at […].....»»

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‘The Favourite,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘First Man’ Lead Critics’ Choice Movie Nominations

Fox Searchlight’s “The Favourite,” directed by rising art-house star Yorgos Lanthimos, led the field of film nominees for the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. announced Monday. The period comedy, a biting send-up of the court of Queen Anne, received 14 nominations including best picture, director, actress (Olivia Colman), supporting actress […].....»»

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‘Americans,’ ‘Gianni Versace,’ ‘Escape at Dannemora’ Lead Critics’ Choice Awards TV Nominations

FX’s “The Americans” and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” along with Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora,” led the Broadcast Television Journalists Assn.’s nominations for the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, it was revealed Monday. Joining “The Americans” in the best drama series category was “Better Call Saul” (AMC), “The Good Fight” (CBS All […].....»»

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FilmSharks Snags International Rights To ‘The Adopters’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Argentine sales agency FilmSharks Intl. has inked international rights to “The Adopters,” a comedy production from Tomás Lipgot’s Buenos Aires-based Duermevela, Pablo Ingercher’s Oh My Gómez Films and Patricio Rabuffetti-founded Non Stop. A same-sex romantic comedy, “The Adopters” marks the second solo directorial effort of Argentine Daniel Gimelberg, who debuted with “Before” and co-directed “Hotel […].....»»

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Ventana Sur: ‘El Negro,’ ‘Continente,’ ‘Mussolini’ at Filmar – Doc Factory Pitching Sessions

Mauricio Fernando Minotti’s “El Negro,” Alejo Franzetti’s “El último continente” and Toia Bonino’s “Mussolini mi ha detto” figure among the 18 feature documentary projects selected for pitching at Ventana Sur’s Filmar – Doc Factory section. The event marks the final stage of Argentina’s INCAA Film Institute’s Incubadora, a six-month work process to develop documentary projects […].....»»

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Tim Roth, Gaspar Noe Join Thierry Fremaux at Cannes Festival Cinema Week

BUENOS AIRES — Kicking off with the Cannes Festival’s Palme d’Or winner, Hirokazu Kor-eda’s “Shoplifters,” and framing  multiple Cannes winners, the 10th Cannes Festival Cinema Week will feature a masterclass by Tim Roth, before a projection of “Reservoir Dogs,” and a presentation by Gaspar Noé of his Directors’ Fortnight hit “Climax.” Curated and M.C-ed by […].....»»

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‘Red Dead Redemption 2’s’ Voice Actors Discuss Years of Capture Sessions (Watch)

Seven of “Red Dead Redemption 2’s” massive ensemble cast made it to the Game Awards’ red carpet last week, stopping by to chat for a minute or two with Variety about what it was like working with so many other actors on a capture set for nearly a half-dozen years. Joining in the conversation from […].....»»

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New ‘Star Trek’ Series to Shoot in California, Selected for Tax Credit

CBS’s new “Star Trek” series, with Patrick Stewart reprising the role of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard, will shoot in California and receive a $15.6 million production tax credit. The California Film Commission announced Monday that the untitled “Star Trek” series and eight other TV series have been selected for the latest tax credit allocations totaling $90 […].....»»

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‘Destiny 2’ Project Lead Discusses Evolving a Launched Game

One of the growing themes of the past couple of years for video games is the ability for a live game, one that has already launched, to not just evolve, but sometimes drastically change over time. Variety caught up with Scott Taylor, project lead at Bungie on “Destiny 2,” during the Game Awards red carpet last […].....»»

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Film Factory Boards Andres Wood’s Fox-Distributed ‘Arana’ (EXCLUSIVE)

BUENOS AIRES — Vicente Canales’ Film Factory Entertainment has boarded “Araña,” directed by one of Chile’s foremost filmmakers, Andrés Wood, and distributed in North and Latin America by 20th Century Fox. Produced by Alejandra García at Santiago de Chile’s Wood Producciones, “Araña” is co-produced by Brazil’s BossaNovaFilms and Argentina’s Magma Cine, two of Southern America’s […].....»»

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Ventana Sur: Picture Tree Intl. Closes France, Japan. Mexico on “Ever After” (EXCLUSIVE)

BUENOS AIRES — — Germany’s Picture Tree Intl, has clinched an impressive clutch of early major territory pre-sales – taking in France, Japan and Mexico – on Carolina Hellsgård’s “Ever After,” a feminist zombie road-movie thriller also acquired for the U.S. in a deal revealed on the cusp of Ventana Sur. In the newest announcements, […].....»»

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Discussing Inclusion of Esports in Olympic Games Deemed ‘Premature’

Including esports in the Olympic Games was a point of discussion ultimately determined to be “premature” during the seventh Olympic summit on Saturday, according to a post on the official Olympics website. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) met in Lausanne on Saturday to discuss various concerns, of which the inclusion of esports in the Olympic […].....»»

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Netflix Orders ‘Queen Sono,’ Its First African Original Series

Netflix has ordered its first African original series, “Queen Sono,” a drama about a secret agent who fights crime while dealing with crises in her personal life. The series will launch globally in 2019. “Queen Sono” stars veteran South African actress Pearl Thusi, who tweeted in an emotional video Monday that she “cannot wait for…every woman on […].....»»

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