Byron Allen’s Speech To Exhibitors: “I Don’t Like The Whispers From Studios Who Want To Reduce Your Window”

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Entertainment Studios CEO, chairman and founder Byron Allen touched several topics in his CinemaCon breakfast session today, from his beginnings as a kid hanging around the Universal and NBC lots where his mother worked to breaking through in syndicati…

Gkids Reunites With Fathom Events In Five-Film Deal Starting With July ‘Fireworks’ – CinemaCon

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EXCLUSIVE: Gkids is expanding its relationship with event-cinema company Fathom Events with a deal that will see five more new titles from the animation distributor hitting Fathom screens in the U.S. in 2018. The two companies previously pacted on the …

‘Wango Tango’ Summer Concert Will Be Televised Via Freeform

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The annual iHeartRadio Wango Tango summer concert, one of the big shows kicking off the outdoor music season, will be televised for the first time. The pop music parade will be broadcast by Disney’s Freeform on Sunday, June 3 from 8 PM-9:30 PM ET…

The H Collective, Sony Pictures In Marketing & Distribution Deal

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Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions will market and distribute up to four H Collective films per year globally. That comes on the heels of yesterday’s news that Vin Diesel and The H Collective had acquired rights to the xXx franchise from Revolution Studios with Diesel back as Xander Cage in the fourth installment with the same director, D.J. Caruso. That will be one of the films that Sony will now likely distribute.
Other pics likely are an untitled horror thriller…

Comcast, Netflix Expand Partnership In Xfinity Packages

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Comcast and Netflix have expanded a partnership that will provide Comcast the ability to include a Netflix subscription in new and existing Xfinity packages.
Comcast launched the Netflix service on the X1 platform in 2016, offering customers voice control and seamless access to the Netflix service.
“Netflix offers one of the most popular on demand services and is an important supplement to the content offering and value proposition of the X1 platform,” said Sam Schwartz…

‘Beautifully Broken’ Gets Theatrical Release In August

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EXCLUSIVE: Big Film Factory has pegged a release date for its film Beautifully Broken which will be released theatrically on Aug. 24 via ArtAffects. The film is about a refugee’s escape, a prisoner’s promise, and a daughter’s painful secret converge in this inspiring true story of hope. As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation…