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Oscar De La Renta, Gowns And Gossip

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Oscar De La Renta, Gowns And Gossip

Ian Crouch On “The 9 Lives of ‘Saturday Night Live’”

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Ian Crouch On “The 9 Lives of ‘Saturday Night Live’”

More Legacy Media Shrinkage: UK’s Daily Express Papers To Cut Page Count By 25%

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

More Legacy Media Movement
UK’s Daily Express Papers To Cut Page Count By 25%
While – Chicago Tribune To Buy All Of The Sun-Times’ Suburban Papers

Amazon Strikes Deal With Simon & Schuster, Continues Contretemps With Hachette

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Amazon Strikes Deal With Simon & Schuster, Continues Contretemps With Hachette
While – Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post Launches 24-Page Tabloid As Sunday Insert For Surviving Papers Nationwide

Blair Witch Creators Look Back After 15 Years

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Blair Witch Creators Look Back After 15 Years

Designer Oscar De La Renta Was 82; Latest Work Included Amal Clooney’s Wedding Dress

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Designer Oscar De La Renta Was 82; Latest Work Included Amal Clooney’s Wedding Dress

Indiegogo Selected by Apple as Only Crowdfunding Platform Participating in Apple Pay Launch

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Indiegogo announces the immediate integration of the new single touch iPhone payment system Apple Pay™. Indiegogo is the only online funding platform selected to join the launch of the transformative mobile payment technology.

Apple Pay provides Indiegogo’s global customer base with a one-touch way to fund ideas that matter to them, wherever they are and whenever they want. Indiegogo, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, recently introduced an iPhone app that allows funders to discover and support campaigns they care about while also providing advanced on-the-go management tools for campaign owners.

“Apple Pay is the latest product improvement we are introducing that will help Indiegogo achieve our core mission of democratizing access to funding by making it as simple as possible for people to fund the ideas they care about,” said Slava Rubin, CEO of Indiegogo.

In addition to enabling people to fund campaigns with the touch of a button on their iPhones, Apple Pay also provides an added layer of safety and security through Apple’s ‎Touch ID™ system that encrypts and remotely stores credit card data.

Apple Pay is available in the US on iPhone 6 ® and iPhone 6 Plus devices recently introduced by Apple. Users securely store their credit card and debit card information, enabling them to make one-touch payments safely with multiple layers of security, including the breakthrough Touch ID fingerprint-verification feature and the Secure Element chip that protects users by encrypting private data.

Indiegogo is phasing in Apple Pay over the next few weeks, with campaigns earning the highest gogofactor, becoming the first to provide funders the ease of making one-touch payments. In addition to ApplePay, all Indiegogo campaigns will continue to accept credit cards, debit cards and ACH payments drawn directly from funders’ bank accounts.

About Indiegogo

Indiegogo empowers people around the world to fund what matters to them. As the largest global crowdfunding platform, campaigns have launched from almost every country around the world with millions of dollars being distributed every week due to contributions made by the Indiegogo community. At its core, Indiegogo is an open platform dedicated to democratizing the way people raise funds for any project – creative, entrepreneurial or cause-related. The company was launched in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles and New York. For more information, visit www.indiegogo.com and follow us at http://www.twitter.com/indiegogo and www.facebook.com/indiegogo.

 

SAN FRANCISCO, October 20, 2014

Oscar Shortlists 8 Doc Shorts

Monday, October 20th, 2014
 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 87th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar® nominations.

Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 58 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation.

The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

“Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1,” Perry Films
“Joanna,” Wajda Studio
“Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace,” Show of Force
“The Lion’s Mouth Opens,” Tree Tree Tree
“One Child,” New York University
“Our Curse,” Warsaw Film School
“The Reaper (La Parka),” Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica
“White Earth,” Weary Traveler

The 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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ABOUT THE ACADEMY 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards—in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners — the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

FOLLOW THE ACADEMY
www.oscars.org
www.facebook.com/TheAcademy
www.youtube.com/Oscars
www.twitter.com/TheAcademy

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Newspapers On Track To Lose $1 Billion In Ad Revenue This Year

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Newspapers On Track To Lose $1 Billion In Ad Revenue This Year

The Delicious Life Of Nick Offerman

Monday, October 20th, 2014

The Delicious Life Of Nick Offerman

Tribeca And Lionsgate To Launch “Tribeca Short List” Subscription VOD Service In 2015

Monday, October 20th, 2014

In a move to offer premium content to a growing online audience, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, and Tribeca Enterprises, a diversified global media company which owns and operates the Tribeca Film Festival, have partnered to launch a subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, the two companies announced today.

The service, called Tribeca Short List, will encompass a prestigious selection of Lionsgate and Tribeca titles as well as critically-acclaimed films drawn from around the world.  The films will be curated by Tribeca and leading voices in contemporary culture and refreshed on a weekly basis.  The service is slated to launch in the first half of calendar 2015.

“The launch of the Tribeca Short List service unites two powerful brands and underscores our commitment to collaborate with blue-chip partners around the world to deliver premium content to online audiences,” said Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer.  “The Tribeca name resonates with movie aficionados everywhere, and our service will encompass a highly curated, diverse and prestigious portfolio of quality films.”

“We are pleased to join with Lionsgate, a world-class brand synonymous with innovation and exciting, quality entertainment, to create a highly curated experience that disrupts the ‘more-is-more’ model in today’s streaming on-demand landscape,” said Jane Rosenthal, CEO of Tribeca Enterprises. “Tribeca Short List aims to be a service where you can see films you never got to watch, forgot to watch, and want to watch.”

The new service will be based in New York and will be led by a General Manager and a Board of Directors comprised of Lionsgate and Tribeca executives as well as an Advisory Board that encompasses some of the leading names in American entertainment and culture.

 

ABOUT TRIBECA ENTERPRISES

Tribeca Enterprises is a diversified global media company based in New York City. Established in 2003 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, the company currently operates a network of branded entertainment businesses including the Tribeca Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival International, Tribeca Cinemas, Tribeca Digital Studios, and Tribeca Film, a distribution label. The Tribeca Film Festival is a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors and also runs the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival and the newly created Tribeca Innovation Week. The company’s mission is to provide artists with unique platforms to expand the audience for their works and to broaden the access point for consumers to experience independent film and media. www.tribecafilm.com

ABOUT LIONSGATE

Lionsgate, home to The Hunger GamesTwilight and Divergent franchises, is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has more than 30 television shows on over 20 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, the broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show and the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first two installments ofThe Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the first installment of the Divergent franchise, Now You See MeKevin Hart: Let Me ExplainWarm BodiesThe Possession,Sinister, Roadside Attractions’ A Most Wanted Man, Lionsgate/Codeblack Films’ Addicted and Pantelion Films’ breakout hit Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com

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Hugh Hart Offers Up “Great Movies In 5 Seconds” Via Pictograms

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Hugh Hart Offers Up “Great Movies In 5 Seconds” Via Pictograms

“Deadwood” Cast Offers 10th Anniversary Oral History

Monday, October 20th, 2014

“Deadwood” Cast Offers 10th Anniversary Oral History

Why Public WiFi Is A Public Health Hazard

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Why Public WiFi Is A Public Health Hazard

Kevin Lincoln On “Edward Norton’s Abandoned Movie Stardom”

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Kevin Lincoln On “Edward Norton’s Abandoned Movie Stardom”

Why Technology Is the Friend, Not the Enemy, of Hollywood

Monday, October 20th, 2014

“Why Technology Is the Friend, Not the Enemy, of Hollywood “

Last Airbender Got $7 Million In Pennsylvania Tax Credits But Still Shot FX In California

Monday, October 20th, 2014

“This is M. Night Shyamalan. The jobs that were created and associated with this project and what it did for the state and the industry—that’s how such a decision was made. It was such a benefit and it was within the confines of the law.”
Last Airbender Got $7 Million In Pennsylvania Tax Credits But Still Shot FX In California

Banksy Not Arrested

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Banksy Not Arrested

Tom Hanks Pens A Present-Day Trip To The Moon In The New Yorker

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Tom Hanks Pens A Present-Day Trip To The Moon In The New Yorker

Drawing The Endangered Bookstores Of NYC

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Drawing The Endangered Bookstores Of NYC