Box Office: ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Eyes $20M; ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Falters | Hollywood Reporter

The news isn’t good for a trio of high-profile fall festival films opening nationwide at the Friday box office — Michael Moore’s new doc ‘Fahrenheit 11/9,’ the edgy teen black comedy ‘Assassination Nation’ and Dan Fogelman’s ‘Life Itself.’
— Read on www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-office-house-a-clock-walls-eyes-20m-fahrenheit-11-9-falters-1146144

No Sex Please, We’re Apple: iPhone Giant Seeks TV Success on Its Own Terms – WSJ

Apple wants to make scripted shows for streaming. But it doesn’t want to risk its pristine brand image by including violence, politics, raw language and risqué story lines common to cable, Netflix and Amazon.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/no-sex-please-were-apple-iphone-giant-seeks-tv-success-on-its-own-terms-1537588880

Digital Publisher Mic Network Is Considering Acquisition Offer From Media Company – WSJ

Digital publisher Mic Network is considering an acquisition offer, among other strategic options, as financial pressures mount on the company.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/digital-publisher-mic-network-is-considering-acquisition-offer-from-media-company-1537543910

Again and Again, Accused Sexual Harassers Kept Their Jobs Under NBC News Chief Andy Lack

A Sony executive who sent porn to women at work. An alleged harasser who reviewed NBC’s Weinstein story. From one company to another, scandals emerge under Andy Lack’s leadership.
— Read on www.thedailybeast.com/again-and-again-accused-sexual-harassers-kept-their-jobs-under-nbc-news-chief-andy-lack

Celebrated Hollywood Horse Trainer at Center of Animal Abuse Claims | Hollywood Reporter

Rex Peterson, one of Hollywood’s most celebrated horse trainers, finds himself at the center of a saga as twisted as a dark Western after facing accusations of stallion abuse.
— Read on www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/celebrated-hollywood-horse-trainer-at-center-animal-abuse-claims-1145164

Disney Reanimates Portions of Upcoming Film After Criticism for Lightening Black Character’s Skin – WSJ

Walt Disney Co. has decided to reanimate scenes showing its only black princess in the coming “Wreck-It Ralph” sequel after facing criticism that the company had lightened her skin tone and narrowed her nose.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/disney-reanimates-portions-of-upcoming-film-after-criticism-for-lightening-black-characters-skin-1537477977

Music Modernization Act & EU Copyright Directive: How the Music Business Came Together to Score Two Policy Wins | Billboard

Tuesday evening, the music business scored a political victory that some executives couldn’t chew on until after Yom Kippur ended: The Senate passed the Music Modernization Act.
— Read on www.billboard.com/articles/business/8476196/music-modernization-act-eu-copyright-music-business-unity

Pretend Billionaire Jho Low Threw Insane Parties for Celebs and Vanished

From hosting champagne-drenched ragers on the French Riviera to helping arrange funding for the ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ Jho Low seemed to have it all—until his world started falling apart.
— Read on www.vice.com/en_us/article/pa8pj8/the-pretend-billionaire-who-threw-insane-parties-for-celebs-and-vanished-1

Chip Colwell: Why museums are returning cultural treasures | TED Talk

Archaeologist and curator Chip Colwell collects artifacts for his museum, but he also returns them to where they came from. In a thought-provoking talk, he shares how some museums are confronting their legacies of stealing spiritual objects and pillaging ancient graves — and how they’re bridging divides with communities who are demanding the return of their cultural treasures.
— Read on www.ted.com/talks/chip_colwell_why_museums_are_returning_cultural_treasures

Online publishing platform Minute Media acquires Mental Floss entertainment media brand | VentureBeat

Minute Media raised $17 million in funding back in May, and it is now taking advantage of that cash to acquire consumer media brand Mental Floss, which will help the company continue its vision of targeting millennial audiences.
— Read on venturebeat.com/2018/09/20/online-publishing-platform-minute-media-acquires-mental-floss-entertainment-media-brand/