The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and the Association of Independent Commercial Producers have reached a three-year successor deal covering technicians and artists who create commercials. The agreement was reached more than four months before the current pact expires on Sept. 30. In a joint announcement, the producers group and the union said they... Read more »
Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz of the Magical Elves have come on to direct “EDC 2013: You Are the Headliner” documentary which covers the 2013 Electric Daisy Carnival. Cutforth and Lipsitz will partner with Insomniac and Haven Entertainment will produce the doc. The film will explore the festival experience through the eyes of the fans... Read more »
Paramount has started to amp its marketing for its big budget tentpole “World War Z” in the last couple weeks and its most recent element involved its star Brad Pitt making a surprise appearance at a New Jersey screening of film where Pitt introduced the film. SEE ALSO: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Double Mastectomy... Read more »
The major broadcasters were nothing if not tightly bunched in the May sweep, with all four separated by about 125,000 viewers in the adults 18-49 demo. The close finish shows that, at least in a month when none of its rivals gets a big boost from sports, ABC can be pretty competitive. The net may... Read more »
Musicians are trying to sell out, get in bed with the Fortune 500, whereas food doesn’t scale that way, it’s an end unto itself. It used to be that way in music, before everybody got a scent and a clothing line.
This year the Tonys will launch a second-screen digital destination, with interactive content set to stream during the annual live kudocast on CBS — a measure other TV skeins, such as the AMC zombie hit and HBO’s "Game of Thrones," also have taken to cultivate fan enthusiasm beyond the TV screen.
If the biggest brand YouTube has to brag about at this point is UFC, that’s not exactly a show of strength in the marketplace. But in all fairness, Google rarely goes big out of the gate with anything.
The El Rey Network, the cable startup from Robert Rodriguez and John Fogelman’s FactoryMade Ventures, is speeding toward its soft launch in December, bolstered by a strategic partnership with Spanish-lingo giant Univision Communications.
Lionsgate stock keeps roaring, setting another all-time high thanks to more Wall Street bullishness over its TV business and its young-adult franchises, such as “The Hunger Games.” The stock jumped 4% on Thursday, rising $1.11 to $27.66. The stock has nearly doubled in price this year and more than tripled its $8.60 price when Lionsgate... Read more »
Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton informed President Obama on Thursday that he was stepping down from his seat on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, apparently over time commitments. In a letter to Obama, Lynton said that “circumstances kept me from taking part” in recent formal meetings of the board. He has served since July 2,... Read more »