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Solar Eclipse A Downer For Netflix, But Boon For Facebook, Social MediaBangladesh Solar Eclipse, Dhaka, Bangladeshdpetskidl

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:53:20 +0000

It’s tough to compete with Mother Nature. Netflix, which is notoriously guarded about ratings information for its shows, was surprisingly transparent about the decline in viewers during Monday’s total solar eclipse. Hey, just wondering why 10% of you chose to watch a giant rock cover a giant ball of gas when I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR YOU. — Netflix US (@netflix) August 22, 2017 but really, there was a 10% drop in plays during the eclipse today. Well played…(image)

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‘The Butterfly Tree’ Clip: Melissa George Sprouts Wings In Toronto Discovery Titlebutterfly treentartaglionedl

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:40:13 +0000

EXCLUSIVE: First-time feature writer-director Priscilla Cameron's The Butterfly Tree will wing to its North American premiere in the Discovery section of the Toronto Film Festival. The film, which stars Melissa George as a former burlesque queen who becomes the object of a grieving father and son's desires, bowed at the Melbourne International Film Festival earlier this month. Check out an exclusive clip above. George (Heartbeat, The Slap, The Good Wife) returns to…(image)

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NBC Takes Early Lead In Donald Trump’s Afghanistan Address Ratings DerbyTrump Afghanistan, Washington, USA - 21 Aug 2017ldemoraesdl

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:32:24 +0000

NBC has the early edge on audience size for President Donald Trump’s address to the nation about how he plans to tackle the country’s war in Afghanistan. In the metered markets, NBC tops other broadcasters with a 3.8/6 household rating from 9-9:30 PM ET, edging out ABC’ 3.2/5. CBS followed with a 2.8/5, followed by Fox Broadcast’s 1.8/3. American strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia will change dramatically, Trump vowed in his first major policy address to the nation…(image)

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Univision Agrees To Carry Katz Networks Through 2024Katz Networksdliebermandl

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:24:38 +0000

Univision Communication’s TV stations will continue to air Bounce, Escape, Grit and Laff as subchannels on its major market outlets through 2024, the result of a new agreement announced this morning. The niche targeted channels are owned by Katz Broadcasting, which TV station owner E.W. Scripps agreed this month to buy for $292 million. It says today that it expects the deal to close on October 2. Univision offers the Katz channels in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago…(image)

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Toronto Film Festival Bolsters Slate, Adds Angelina Jolie, Javier Bardem, Helen Mirren, Gael Garcia Bernal To Speakers RosterTIFF Preparations, Toronto International Film Festival, Canada - 08 Sep 2016mflemingdl

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:20:19 +0000

The Toronto International Film Festival has bolstered its lineup of speakers with Angelina Jolie, Javier Bardem, Helen Mirren and Gael Garcia Bernal joining its In Conversations With… roster. The fest also added more films to next month’s program, in the Next Wave and Discovery programme lineup, latter of which highlights up and comers around the world from 35 countries. The Jolie-directeds Cambodian film First They Killed My Father is coming to the festival, while Bardem…(image)

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‘Criminal Confessions’: Dick Wolf’s Oxygen Media Reality Series Gets Premiere Date, TrailerCriminal confessions trailerdpetskidl

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:00:45 +0000

Oxygen Media has set Sunday, October 1, 7 PM ET/PT for the premiere of Criminal Confessions true crime reality series from executive producer Dick Wolf and Warner Bros. Shed Media. Criminal Confessions delves into the psychological showdown that takes place inside actual police interrogation rooms and dissects what it takes to yield a confession. In each hourlong episode, police officers and detectives walk viewers through their strategy, as interviews with the suspects'…(image)

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‘A Discovery Of Witches’: Teresa Palmer & Matthew Goode To Star; Sky BoardsTeresa PalmerntartaglionedlMatthew Goode Roadside Picnic

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:48:04 +0000

The TV adaptation of Deborah Harkness' historical fantasy novel, A Discovery Of Witches, has set its lead cast with Sky also boarding the Bad Wolf production. Hacksaw Ridge‘s Teresa Palmer will play heroine Diana Bishop with Downton Abbey alum Matthew Goode as vampire Matthew Clairmont. Sky1 and Now TV will air in the UK and Ireland, Harkness announced on social media. Shooting begins in the next few weeks at Wolf Studios in Wales. Discovery Of Witches is the first…(image)

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Trisha Espinoza Upped To Head Of Planning & Content Strategy For MTV, VH1, Logo GroupTrisha_Espinozaepedersendl

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:00:54 +0000

Trisha Espinoza has been promoted to Head of Planning and Content Strategy for MTV, VH1 and Logo Group, an expanded role in which she'll oversee program scheduling, acquisitions and content windowing. She had been SVP Planning and Content Strategy for VH1 and Logo. “Trisha is a gifted programmer and thoughtful leader who's been an amazing partner with whom I have enjoyed working and learning from for many years," said Chris McCarthy, President of MTV, VH1 and Logo. "She…(image)

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Kerry Phelan Promoted To President Of Global Franchise Management At Lionsgatekerry-phelan-lionsgatedinorayramos

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:00:45 +0000

The team at Lionsgate continues to evolve as Chief Brand Officer and President of Worldwide Marketing Tim Palen announced that Kerry Phelan has been promoted to President of Global Franchise Management. The news comes shortly after last week’s announcement of their first outdoor branded theme park in Jeju Island, Korea which will include Hunger Games and Twilight Saga themed zones. Under Phelan’s direction and Palen’s oversight, the newly-formed Franchise Management Group…(image)

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George & Amal Clooney Donate $1 Million To Fight Hate GroupsGeorge Clooney Amal Clooneymflemingdl

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:24:26 +0000

Responding to the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the initial reluctance of President Donald Trump to condemn the actions of white supremacists, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is partnering with the Clooney Foundation for Justice to increase the capacity of the SPLC to combat hate groups in America. The George & Amal Clooney Foundation has bestowed a $1 million grant through the Clooney Foundation for Justice. “Amal…(image)

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NFL Teams With China’s Tencent In Three-Year Streaming DealSuper Bowl LI, Houston, USA - 05 Feb 2017ntartaglionedl

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:10:49 +0000

The National Football League and China’s Tencent Holdings have entered a three-year pact to make Tencent Sports the exclusive digital streaming media partner of the NFL in the Middle Kingdom. The deal gives the Chinese giant rights to air pre- and regular-season games as well the playoffs, the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl from this year through the 2019 season. While basketball and soccer are high-profile sports in China, American football has traditionally found less…(image)

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‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri’ To Close London Film FestivalThree Billboards Day 04_118.dngntartaglionedl

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:32:54 +0000

The 61st BFI London Film Festival has set Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri as its closing night gala. The dark comedy will screen on October 15 at the Odeon Leicester Square with McDonagh and stars Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell in attendance. The LFF slot marks the film’s UK premiere after it launches in Venice and then heads to Toronto. Fox Searchlight has set an October 13 domestic release date. McDormand plays Mildred Hayes, a mother who…(image)

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