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The Walking Dead’s Ross Marquand Ramps Up the Facebook Video Views for Esquire

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:10:54 +0000

If you've yet to see Ross Marquand do his imitation of the late James Gandolfini, boy, are you in for a treat. Marquand is well-known for his expert mimicry, having shared several compilations in the past. This week, for esquire.com, he transposed Gandolfini, Brad Pitt, Michael Keaton, Christopher Walken and several more famous actors into...


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Astronauts Wanted, Focused on Gen Z Viewers, Joins the 2017 NewFronts Schedule

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:00:08 +0000

More Gen Z storytellers are joining the lineup of presenters at the Digital Content NewFronts this year. Astronauts Wanted, a production company that focuses on episodic content, feature films and experimental storytelling for new platforms, will make a NewFronts pitch for the first time. Launched in 2013, Astronauts Wanted connects a young audience with entertaining...


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RuPaul on Moving to Mainstream Television and the ‘Political’ Nature of Drag Culture

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:13 +0000

RuPaul is, in a word, busy. Between tonight's return of Drag Race, the release of his 11th studio album, an upcoming autobiography and the third annual DragCon in a few weeks, there's plenty on his proverbial plate. An Emmy win and ratings success for Drag Race and its All Stars series prompted Viacom to move...


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How FX Juggles Scheduling All 3 of Ryan Murphy’s Hit Anthology Series

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:14:06 +0000

As Ryan Murphy's latest anthology series for FX, Feud: Bette and Joan, hits the halfway mark on Sunday, the network is determining its future scheduling plans for all of its anthology series from the prolific producer. The network is now airing three separate anthology series--which each focus on a new subject each season--from Murphy: American...


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Uproxx Media Group Joins the NewFronts Lineup

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:57 +0000

Uproxx, the pop culture publisher focused on music, news and current events, will be returning to the Digital Content NewFronts, the annual marketplace where video producers tout new products to entice advertisers and brands. "We're excited to show people that we're still the experts in this space and to explain what new opportunities advertisers will...


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Bob Dylan Punctuates Best Picture Oscar Snafu

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:50 +0000

A long Q&A dropped Wednesday on bobdylan.com in connection with the imminent release of the singer's latest album of standards, Triplicate. In conversation once more with Bill Flanagan, the artist addresses all manner of topics. At one point, the two presenters caught in the middle of this year's PwC Oscars mess come up. Right after...


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Scripps Will Launch Spinoffs of HGTV’s Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop at Its Upfront

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:56:19 +0000

HGTV is turning two of its most popular shows into franchises: spinning off Fixer Upper with a companion show and expanding its Flip or Flop house-flipping series to five new cities. Scripps Network Interactive is sharing the news with buyers and advertisers during its seven upfront presentations around the country, including this afternoon's event at...


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Vice Will Distribute Short-Form Scripted Content Across Digital Channels From blackpills Studio

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:05:20 +0000

Vice has announced that it will distribute scripted content from short-form digital media studio blackpills. Located on Vice's digital properties for now, topics from the series will include everything from racial and sexual diversity in communities to dealing with death and other coming-of-age stories. "Our partnership with Vice, besides a shared DNA, offers us the...


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A+E Networks Marks Its Return to the Upfronts by Relaunching the Biography Franchise

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:30:44 +0000

After sitting out last year's big upfront events, A+E Networks is back in the game this year. But that wasn't the only big return to tradition for the company, which also announced that it's relaunching its Biography franchise this spring. The company used its Tuesday night New York event, held at Jazz at Lincoln Center's...


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MGM Television Is the First Big Entertainment Studio to Create Original Shows for Snapchat

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:00:21 +0000

After spending the past year making deals with almost every major TV media company to produce original series for Snapchat, Snap Inc. is now getting into business with entertainment studios as well. MGM Television will be the first major entertainment studio to develop and produce original series for Snapchat's Discover platform, the companies announced today....


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