‘Sin City’ Sequel Producers Sue The Weinstein Co. Over Alleged Distribution, Marketing Shorts

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The producers of the film Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (aka Sin City 2) are suing The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and David Glasser, alleging the distributors pushed a similar movie during the time they shoul…

HBO Distribution Exec Bernadette Aulestia Exiting Amid WarnerMedia Shifts

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As WarnerMedia’s overhaul of its portfolio continues, veteran HBO executive Bernadette Aulestia is exiting her post as president of global distribution.
A network rep, confirming reports about Aulestia’s departure, underscored that she plan…

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Acquires ‘Up North’ Prison Drama For Digital Distribution

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Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has acquired the pilot of gritty drama Up North for global distribution on its streaming services, including TheGrio and Local Now. The company will finance and distribute eight episodes of the series to launch…

Adult Swim And Crunchyroll Team On Programming, Expand Distribution Deal

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Two of WarnerMedia’s closely aligned assets, Adult Swim and Crunchyroll, are deepening their ties with an expanded distribution deal and a new partnership for programming.
The partnership makes Crunchyroll a premiere content partner for Toonami, …

Industry Celebrates Life Of Samuel Hadida At LA Event For Late Distributor/Producer

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EXCLUSIVE: Members of the international industry community gathered on Thursday night in Los Angeles to celebrate the life of Samuel Hadida, the veteran French producer and distributor who passed away suddenly in November. The event was hosted by a gro…

Paramount Promotes Dan Cohen to President of Worldwide Home Entertainment and TV Distribution

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Paramount Pictures announced on Tuesday that it has promoted Dan Cohen to president of worldwide home entertainment and TV distribution at the studio.
Cohen previously served as head of worldwide TV licensing and takes over his new role from Mary Daily…

‘Days Of Our Lives’ Producer Swats “Audacious” Sony TV With $20M Lawsuit

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EXCLUSIVE: A little over a month after Days of Our Lives was renewed for a record 55th season by NBC, the producers behind the long running and Emmy winning daytime soap today have squared up against Sony Pictures Television in a distribution legal dus…

‘Simple Wedding’ Worldwide Rights Acquired By Blue Fox Entertainment

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EXCLUSIVE:  The worldwide rights to Simple Wedding, executive produced by and starring Rita Wilson, with Shohreh Aghdashloo and Tara Grammy, has been reached in an agreement with Blue Fox Entertainment for domestic distribution.
Blue Fox is introducing…

‘Hellboy’ To Be Unleashed In China Via JL Vision Film

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EXCLUSIVE: Millennium Media has set an agreement with China’s JL Vision Film for the latter to distribute the 2019 Hellboy reboot in the Middle Kingdom. Starring Stranger Things’ David Harbour and Resident Evil’s Milla Jovovich, the Neil Marshall-direc…

‘The SpongeBob Movie’ Moved By Paramount To A May 22, 2020 Opener

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With rumors swirling that Maroon 5 is planning a SpongeBob tribute as part of the Super Bowl LIII halftime, Paramount has shifted its planned The Spongebob Movie to a May 22, 2020 opener.
Representing the third SpongeBob SquarePants movie, the installm…

Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway & Steven Knight Are Furious With Aviron Over ‘Serenity’ Bailout

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EXCLUSIVE: Serenity stars Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway are furious with distributor Aviron Pictures after they watched their latest film, Serenity, post the worst opening-weekend numbers of their careers. Now, the movie has a polarizing premis…

Metrograph Taps NYC Arthouse Roots With New Distribution Entry

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Three years after successfully redrawing the cinema map of Manhattan with the opening of an influential arthouse theater on the Lower East Side, Metrograph is launching a distribution company.
Metrograph Pictures will put out both new releases and rest…

‘Today’ And ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Lead Hulu’s Streaming Tally For 2018

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Hulu has issued an end-of-year summary of streaming activity on its service, tallying the TV shows, movies and sports its users were watching for the first 10 months of 2018.
The biggest reveal from the data was the outsize performance by NBC’s T…

‘Fleabag’ Dark Comedy Acquired By IFC From Creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge

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IFC has acquired Fleabag from creator, writer, and actor Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The BAFTA-winning, six-part series about a dry-witted and unfiltered woman navigating life and love in London will premiere on IFC on Boxing Day, Wednesday, Dec. 26.
All six…