Why Is MoviePass Losing So Much Money? – Video – NYTimes.com

Although the subscription-based movie ticket service has three million customers, questions have been raised about the company’s viability. The New York Times’s Hollywood reporter, Brooks Barnes, explains why.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/video/business/media/100000006044646/why-is-moviepass-losing-so-much-money.html

Global Road Faces Uncertain Future as Owner Donald Tang Struggles to Raise Money (Exclusive) | Hollywood Reporter

Numerous insiders tell The Hollywood Reporter that parent company Tang Media Partners, founded by Donald Tang, has been unable to raise the funds needed to keep Global Road flush beyond the end of the year. Global Road, focusing on both film and television, is run by veteran Hollywood studio chief Rob Friedman.
— Read on www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/global-road-faces-uncertain-future-as-owner-donald-tang-struggles-raise-money-1135137

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Alex Jones, election security and regrets

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday sat down with NBC News’ Lester Holt and defended the company’s decision to put Infowars’ Alex Jones in a seven-day “timeout.”

— Read on www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/twitter-ceo-jack-dorsey-alex-jones-election-security-regrets-n900931

Former CIA Director and MSNBC National Security Analyst John Brennan Has His Security Clearance Revoked | TVNewser

Former CIA Director and MSNBC National Security Analyst John Brennan Has His Security Clearance Revoked | TVNewser
— Read on www.adweek.com/tvnewser/white-house-revokes-security-clearance-of-former-cia-director-and-msnbc-contributor-john-brennan/373888

With YouTube TV deal, Verizon reconfirms it doesn’t need content | FierceVideo

Verizon revealed its plans to package YouTube TV and Apple TV devices with its 5G service and reconfirmed it has no intention of battling AT&T on the original content front.
— Read on www.fiercevideo.com/video/youtube-tv-deal-verizon-reconfirms-it-doesn-t-need-content

Netflix is focusing on sci-fi to meet increasing demand: Data – Business Insider

Netflix was able to “anticipate” an increase in demand for science fiction and fantasy by rapidly expanding its production of original shows and movies in the genre last year, according to the analytics firm Ampere.
— Read on www.businessinsider.com/netflix-is-focusing-on-sci-fi-to-meet-increasing-demand-data-2018-4

T-Mobile’s ‘Un-carrier’ event focuses on customer care, with Pandora and Live Nation offers | FierceWireless

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T-Mobile’s ‘Un-carrier’ event focuses on customer care, with Pandora and Live Nation offers | FierceWireless

T-Mobile’s scheduled "Un-carrier" event on Wednesday focused on the carrier’s new “team of experts” approach to customer care, which the operator said would make it easier and less frustrating for customers to address problems and issues with their service.

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DC Entertainment’s new streaming and digital comics service pops up on Google Play | Tec hCrunch

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DC Entertainment’s new streaming and digital comics service pops up on Google Play

DC Universe’s digital subscription and streaming service has just appeared on Google Play, ahead of its planned fall 2018 release. Announced in late June, the service includes a streaming library of original programming like a live action version of “Teen Titans” and several other…

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/14/dc-entertainments-new-streaming-and-digital-comics-service-pops-up-on-google-play/

SCA hosts first Middle East Media Initiative | Daily Trojan

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SCA hosts first Middle East Media Initiative | Daily Trojan

Earlier this summer, the School of Cinematic Arts partnered with the U.S. State Department to launch the Middle East Media Initiative, the first in a two-year lineup that aims to expose Middle Eastern writers and producers to Hollywood’s process of developing television. The program ran from July 1 to Aug. 5, during which 10 writers …

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Studios Gamble on James Franco, Casey Affleck Projects After #MeToo Claims | Hollywood Reporter

While James Franco and Chris Hardwick
aren’t finding new work easily, they’re keeping the jobs they have — which brings risks for their business partners.
— Read on www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/studios-gamble-james-franco-casey-affleck-projects-metoo-claims-1134941

Jim Carrey’s (Reluctant) Return to Hollywood | Hollywood Reporter

In his first extensive profile in years, Jim Carrey, the one-time $20 million-a-movie star and current political cartoonist opens up about his disappearance, his personal pain, his outrage and why he’s returning to the spotlight with Showtime’s ‘Kidding’: “My plan was not to join Hollywood. It was to destroy it.”
— Read on www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/jim-carreys-reluctant-return-hollywood-1134623

Inside Malibu’s Unsolved Murder Mystery | Hollywood Reporter

Residents of the once-idyllic community of Monte Nido, adjacent to Will Smith’s $43 million compound, are in a panic and begging law enforcement for some answers: “I feel like a sitting duck out here.”
— Read on www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/inside-malibus-unsolved-murder-mystery-1134596

Leslie Moonves Accuser Christine Peters Shopping Tell-All Memoir | Hollywood Reporter

Sources say Leslie Moonves accuser Christine Peters is pitching a memoir titled ‘Hollywood Granola: My Life With Nuts and Flakes,’ which will chronicle a ‘cautionary tale about the hard work behind the scenes.’
— Read on www.hollywoodreporter.com/rambling-reporter/leslie-moonves-accuser-christine-peters-shopping-tell-all-memoir-1134765

Studios Gamble on James Franco, Casey Affleck Projects After #MeToo Claims | Hollywood Reporter

While James Franco and Chris Hardwick
aren’t finding new work easily, they’re keeping the jobs they have — which brings risks for their business partners.
— Read on www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/studios-gamble-james-franco-casey-affleck-projects-metoo-claims-1134941