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
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
The company forced employees to delete the document, which stated that a Chinese partner would have “unilateral access” to user data.
— Read on theintercept.com/2018/09/21/google-suppresses-memo-revealing-plans-to-closely-track-search-users-in-china/
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
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
Bob Greenblatt is preparing to leave his post as NBC Entertainment chairman after leading the network’s turnaround during the past eight years.
— Read on variety.com/2018/tv/news/bob-greenblatt-exit-nbc-1202952681/
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
Immigration policy reform is needed for American companies to compete internationally.
— Read on fortune.com/2018/09/18/immigration-reform-policy-h1b-visa/
Senators wanted Google to explain the access it gives third-party services to Gmail users’ email data.
— Read on fortune.com/2018/09/21/google-gmail-privacy-data-third-parties/
In the new world of sports betting, ethics could get spiked.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/football-goes-long-on-gambling-1537480968
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
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
Michael Howe, Prince’s archivist, on how he’s cataloging Prince’s entire vault, protecting Prince’s legacy, and releasing never-before-heard music.
— Read on www.vulture.com/2018/09/prince-vault-archivist-michael-howe-interview.html
A new wave of startups is offering a fundamentally different approach to data collection and use.
— Read on breakermag.com/a-critical-look-at-sovereign-identity-startups/
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
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
Is the podcast bubble bursting? – Columbia Journalism Review
— Read on www.cjr.org/the_new_gatekeepers/podcast-bubble-burst.php
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/
Bloomberg Media has a robot writing story summaries – Digiday
— Read on digiday.com/media/bloomberg-media-robot-writing-story-summaries/