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Paramount Global’s Top Lawyer Is Stepping Down - variety.com
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19.06.2024

Paramount Global’s Top Lawyer Is Stepping Down

Todd Spangler NY Digital Editor Christa D’Alimonte, Paramount Global‘s EVP, general counsel and secretary, is exiting at the end of the month after 12 years at the company and its predecessor Viacom. D’Alimonte on Tuesday informed her team that she will be leaving the company on June 28 (read the memo below).

‘Jet Lag: The Game’ Team Breaks Down Season 10 Finale’s Airport Twist and the ‘Desert Power’ Effect - variety.com - Australia
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19.06.2024

‘Jet Lag: The Game’ Team Breaks Down Season 10 Finale’s Airport Twist and the ‘Desert Power’ Effect

Jennifer Maas TV Business Writer SPOILER ALERT: This interview contains spoilers from the Season 10 finale of “Jet Lag: The Game,” now streaming on Nebula. “Jet Lag: The Game” dropped its Season 10 finale Wednesday on Nebula, featuring the epic conclusion to the Down Under saga of the travel game show and the presentation of a cartoon-kangaroo-balloon-shaped trophy to either Adam Chase and Ben Doyle or Sam Denby and two-time guest player Toby Hendy.

What Went Wrong: Inside Paramount’s Failed Merger Talks and the Battle to Salvage the Company - variety.com
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19.06.2024

What Went Wrong: Inside Paramount’s Failed Merger Talks and the Battle to Salvage the Company

Shari Redstone, it was nothing personal. But the longer the negotiations went on, the more Redstone fell out of love with the idea of marrying her family’s legacy to David Ellison’s Skydance Media. So on June 11, as board members of Paramount Global were about to hold a key meeting on the long-gestating deal to merge with Skydance, Redstone was out — even as those around her were still scrambling to get it done.

Netflix EMEA Boss Says California Mothership Is “Very Hands Off” On International Content Strategy - deadline.com - Spain - California - Italy - Germany - Madrid - city Amsterdam
deadline.com
19.06.2024

Netflix EMEA Boss Says California Mothership Is “Very Hands Off” On International Content Strategy

Netflix‘s EMEA chief has described his Los Gatos overlords as “very hands off” when it comes to content strategy outside the U.S.

How ‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ Built a Killer Glass Bridge Replica That Was Safe for Real-Life Contestants - variety.com - London
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19.06.2024

How ‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ Built a Killer Glass Bridge Replica That Was Safe for Real-Life Contestants

Jazz Tangcay Artisans Editor Trap doors were production design secrets when it came to building one of the toughest games on Netflix’s “Squid Game: The Challenge.” Games production designer Ben Norman needed to retain the look of the Netflix drama series while making the sets completely immersive for the players. 456 players suited in green tracksuits had to compete in a series of change and strategy games for a prize of $4.56 million. As with the original “Squid Game,” challenges include Green Light/Red Light, Mystery Telephone and even Kitchen Nightmares.

Venu Sports Streaming Venture Fills Out Executive Roster With Appointments Across Departments - deadline.com
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18.06.2024

Venu Sports Streaming Venture Fills Out Executive Roster With Appointments Across Departments

Venu Sports, a streaming joint venture of Fox, Warner Bros. Discovery and Disney, has announced a number of executive hires across departments.

The plan to change a Greater Manchester town for good - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Manchester - Beyond
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
18.06.2024

The plan to change a Greater Manchester town for good

Stalybridge is set to be transformed beyond all recognition. Town hall bosses have devised a £6.1m vision for the Tameside town.

Former Berlanti Prods. Exec Ryan Lindenberg Joins 5X Media to Develop New Projects - variety.com - London - Los Angeles - USA
variety.com
18.06.2024

Former Berlanti Prods. Exec Ryan Lindenberg Joins 5X Media to Develop New Projects

Michael Schneider Variety Editor at Large Former Berlanti Prods. exec Ryan Lindenberg, who played a hand in the creation of hits such as The CW’s “All American,” Netflix’s “You” and NBC’s “Blindspot,” has joined 5X Media as a scripted partner/producer.

Ryan Lindenberg Joins 5X Media As Scripted Partner - deadline.com - USA
deadline.com
18.06.2024

Ryan Lindenberg Joins 5X Media As Scripted Partner

Ryan Lindenberg, who spent over ten years at Berlanti Productions, has joined 5X Media as a scripted partner and producer.

‘La La Land’ Producer Mike Jackson Launches Podcast Series ‘Why Not Me?’; John Legend, Gabrielle Union & Stephen A. Smith Among First Guests - deadline.com - Los Angeles - Pennsylvania - Jackson
deadline.com
17.06.2024

‘La La Land’ Producer Mike Jackson Launches Podcast Series ‘Why Not Me?’; John Legend, Gabrielle Union & Stephen A. Smith Among First Guests

EXCLUSIVE: “This is purely strategic,” exclaims Why Not Me? host and La La Land executive producer Mike Jackson of having John Legend as the first guest on his new podcast series. “There’s a method to the madness.”

Former NBCU Exec Frances Manfredi Joins Future Shack, Reuniting With CEO Jeff Wachtel (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Australia - France - city Small
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17.06.2024

Former NBCU Exec Frances Manfredi Joins Future Shack, Reuniting With CEO Jeff Wachtel (EXCLUSIVE)

Michael Schneider Variety Editor at Large Former NBCU exec Frances Manfredi, who most recently was president of content acquisition and strategy at Peacock, has joined indie TV studio Future Shack Entertainment as partner and head of distribution and content strategy. The hire was announced Monday by Future Shack Ent. founders Jeff Wachtel, Sam Michaels and Yusik Choi.

Fashion firm uses model with 'real belly' in lingerie ad – and shoppers love it - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - USA
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
15.06.2024

Fashion firm uses model with 'real belly' in lingerie ad – and shoppers love it

The body positive community is pushing boundaries on Instagram, with an impressive online surge.

Paramount CEOs Recognize “The Last Several Months Have Not Been Easy,” Tell Staff They Have A Plan - deadline.com
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12.06.2024

Paramount CEOs Recognize “The Last Several Months Have Not Been Easy,” Tell Staff They Have A Plan

Paramount co-CEOs George Cheeks, Brian Robbins and Chris McCarthy thanked staff in a memo today, obtained by Deadline, for a few tough months rocked by Skydance merger speculation. With that deal a no go, they said, they have plan, one mostly laid out at last week’s annual shareholders meeting, to take the company into the future.

‘Julie Keeps Quiet’ Review: A Tight, Poised Belgian Debut About the Challenges of Holding It Together - variety.com - Belgium
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12.06.2024

‘Julie Keeps Quiet’ Review: A Tight, Poised Belgian Debut About the Challenges of Holding It Together

Guy Lodge Film Critic For teenage tennis prodigy Julie, discipline isn’t merely a virtue but a survival strategy. Repressing adolescent urges and emotional swings has long been part of her routine at the high-level youth tennis academy where she’s currently the star student: Years of concentrating all her time and attention on her game — all work and all play, as it were — look likely to reward her with the pro career she dreams of.

Amazon MGM Studios Names Amanda Baker-Lane Global Head of DEIA as Latasha Gillespie Exits - variety.com
variety.com
11.06.2024

Amazon MGM Studios Names Amanda Baker-Lane Global Head of DEIA as Latasha Gillespie Exits

Angelique Jackson Amazon MGM Studios announced that Latasha Gillespie is departing her role as Global Head of DEIA. She will be replaced by Amanda Baker-Lane who previously served as the studio’s head of DEIA product and strategy.

‘The Smurfs’ License Holder IMPS Rebrands As Peyo Company & Unveils Expanded IP Drive – Annecy - deadline.com - Belgium
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11.06.2024

‘The Smurfs’ License Holder IMPS Rebrands As Peyo Company & Unveils Expanded IP Drive – Annecy

The Smurfs global license holder IMPS has announced it is rebranding as Peyo Company after the pen name of Belgian comic book artist Peyo, who created the iconic little blue creatures in the late 1950s.

French Open Will Help Warner Bros. Discovery Broaden Sports Offer - variety.com - France - county Will
variety.com
11.06.2024

French Open Will Help Warner Bros. Discovery Broaden Sports Offer

Brian Steinberg Senior TV Editor Warner Bros. Discovery is suddenly seeing red — clay, that is — in its bid to build out its sports portfolio. A new ten-year pact for the U.S.

Thirty men share just one shower. Drugs are 'easy to get' - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
09.06.2024

Thirty men share just one shower. Drugs are 'easy to get'

More than a quarter of inmates at HMP Buckley Hall are 'active drug takers' while levels of violence and self-harm are on the increase, an inspection has found. HM Inspectorate of Prisons said it found evidence of a 'slow but perceptible decline' at the Rochdale jail.

TodayTix Group Buys Digital Advertising Agency Arthouse (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com
variety.com
07.06.2024

TodayTix Group Buys Digital Advertising Agency Arthouse (EXCLUSIVE)

Brent Lang Executive Editor TodayTix Group has acquired Arthouse, a full-service digital advertising agency. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the companies said that Arthouse will operate independently. The company’s founder, Sara Fitzpatrick, will continue to oversee the business with her team.

CBS Chief George Cheeks Talks Paramount Global Uncertainty, Traction for ‘Tracker’ and the Future of Broadcast TV - variety.com
variety.com
06.06.2024

CBS Chief George Cheeks Talks Paramount Global Uncertainty, Traction for ‘Tracker’ and the Future of Broadcast TV

Cynthia Littleton Business Editor Paramount Global has a strong future ahead of it and so does broadcast television, despite the uncertainty that has enveloped Hollywood in general and Paramount in particular. That was the message sent Thursday by CBS chief George Cheeks, who last month was also tapped as one of three CEOs to steer Paramount Global through a period that is sure to be challenging no matter what happens with the company.

DDA Hires Two Executives, Launches New York Office - variety.com - London - New York - Los Angeles - New York
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06.06.2024

DDA Hires Two Executives, Launches New York Office

Rebecca Rubin Senior Film and Media Reporter DDA has hired two new executives as it launches a new office in New York. The marketing and communications agency already operates out of dual London and Los Angeles headquarters.

Brazil’s O2 Play Re-Releasing Classic ’80s Talking Heads Concert Doc ‘Stop Making Sense’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Brazil
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06.06.2024

Brazil’s O2 Play Re-Releasing Classic ’80s Talking Heads Concert Doc ‘Stop Making Sense’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Anna Marie de la Fuente As part of a strategy to build a new cinephile audience and revive the filmgoing experience in Brazil, São Paulo-based distributor O2 Play is theatrically releasing a selection of classic films, starting with A24’s 4K restored version of the seminal ‘80s Talking Heads concert docu, “Stop Making Sense” by Jonathan Demme. The company has also launched an app called “carteirinha de cinéfilo” (cinephile card), to offer moviegoers special discounts, collectibles and foster the theatrical experience.

Gardener shares 'super easy' way to get rid of slugs in your garden which 'works too well' - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Manchester
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
06.06.2024

Gardener shares 'super easy' way to get rid of slugs in your garden which 'works too well'

Urban gardener Kia Jade has offered her tried and tested method to rid gardens of plant-destroying slugs, in a video posted on TikTok. Kai recommends the use of cheap beer and shallow containers placed halfway into the soil, which is a common habitat for the creatures.

Marta Ezpeleta Promoted to Mediapro Studio CEO, Taking Up the Position in 2025 - variety.com - Spain - Mexico - Portugal - Argentina - Colombia - Uruguay
variety.com
05.06.2024

Marta Ezpeleta Promoted to Mediapro Studio CEO, Taking Up the Position in 2025

Emiliano De Pablos Barcelona-based Grup Mediapro has promoted Marta Ezpeleta as the next head of international content factory The Mediapro Studio, where she currently serves as its international director. Ezpeleta will replace Laura Fernández Espeso, Variety‘s International Media Woman of the Year, upped to No. 2 at Grup Mediapro from January.

UK's most expensive supermarket for petrol in the UK named in new data - www.dailyrecord.co.uk - Britain - Ireland
dailyrecord.co.uk
04.06.2024

UK's most expensive supermarket for petrol in the UK named in new data

Asda has been named as the UK's priciest supermarket for fuel, according to a recent analysis by the RAC.

Amid Skydance Offer, Paramount Global CEO Trio Trumpet 14 Billion Dollar Brands, Plans To Explore Streaming Joint Ventures - deadline.com
deadline.com
04.06.2024

Amid Skydance Offer, Paramount Global CEO Trio Trumpet 14 Billion Dollar Brands, Plans To Explore Streaming Joint Ventures

As Paramount Global controlling shareholder Shari Redstone mulls the terms of a merger between her conglom and Skydance, the network/studio/streaming service trotted out their best and brightest CEO troika this early AM in annual global stockholders meet to tout their hit parade of 14 billion dollar revenue earning franchises across all mediums, their assurance to cut $500 million in overhead, and maximize shareholder value and profits.

Former IM Global Exec Launches Faith-Based Film Fund, Unveils ‘Moses the Black’ as First Project (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Chicago - Greece
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04.06.2024

Former IM Global Exec Launches Faith-Based Film Fund, Unveils ‘Moses the Black’ as First Project (EXCLUSIVE)

Alex Ritman A new faith-based film fund has been set up by former IM Global executive Alexandros Potter and filmmaker Yelena Popovic, behind the hugely successful 2021 drama “Man of God,” about the Greek saint Nectarios of Aegina. Simeon Faith, one of a number of new announcements in the faith-based film world in recent months, is a dedicated equity film fund focused on financing and producing what it describes as “talent-driven, high-end artistic and commercial fare with strong elements of faith for a global audience.” The new fund aims to finance one to two films per year over the next four years.

Sky Boss Says Talks Still Ongoing on Warner Content Deal, Sets Out Commissioning Strategy - variety.com
variety.com
04.06.2024

Sky Boss Says Talks Still Ongoing on Warner Content Deal, Sets Out Commissioning Strategy

K.J. Yossman Dana Strong, CEO of Comcast-owned Sky Group has promised customers of the U.K. media conglomerate will continue to receive Warner Bros Discovery content on Sky platforms, saying that discussions with the studio to extend their content agreement are ongoing.

Iconic music TV channels to close in weeks - and fans are devastated - www.ok.co.uk
ok.co.uk
03.06.2024

Iconic music TV channels to close in weeks - and fans are devastated

A string of hit music TV channels are to close in a matter of weeks after being axed in a cost-cutting exercise. Channel 4's The Box music channels - which as well as its flagship channel includes Music, Kiss, Magic and Kerrang - will stop broadcasting at the end of this month.

‘CoComelon’ Producer Moonbug Names Courtney Holt Head of Americas as Andy Yeatman Exits - variety.com
variety.com
31.05.2024

‘CoComelon’ Producer Moonbug Names Courtney Holt Head of Americas as Andy Yeatman Exits

Todd Spangler NY Digital Editor Moonbug Entertainment, the kids media company behind Netflix’s massively popular “CoComelon” series, appointed Courtney Holt its new managing director for the Americas. Holt takes over the position from Andy Yeatman, who is departing Moonbug for an unspecified new gig. Holt, a digital media veteran who has worked at Spotify and Disney, joined Moonbug earlier this year as the company’s first global head of music and strategic audio initiatives, areas he will continue to oversee in his newly expanded role.

Warner Bros. Games Taps 2K’s Melissa Bell as Head of Global Marketing - variety.com - Australia - China - Hong Kong - Singapore
variety.com
30.05.2024

Warner Bros. Games Taps 2K’s Melissa Bell as Head of Global Marketing

Jennifer Maas TV Business Writer Warner Bros. Games has hired video game company 2K’s chief marketing officer Melissa Bell as its new executive vice president of global marketing. In her new role, Bell will oversee all aspects of the Warner Bros.

Erika Kennair & Pam Healey Join The Mediapro Studio As Spanish Producer Ramps Up U.S. Plans - deadline.com - Spain - USA - Canada - city Santos
deadline.com
30.05.2024

Erika Kennair & Pam Healey Join The Mediapro Studio As Spanish Producer Ramps Up U.S. Plans

EXCLUSIVE: The Mediapro Studio, which is behind series such as HBO’s The Young Pope and The New Pope, has bolstered its nascent English-language team with two new executive hires.

'Do not travel' warning issued as derailed freight train causes rail chaos - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Scotland - Manchester
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
30.05.2024

'Do not travel' warning issued as derailed freight train causes rail chaos

This is the derailed freight train which is causing major disruption to rail services in the North West. Services on the West Coast Mainline have been suspended after the freight train derailed in Hardendale, Cumbria, on Wednesday afternoon (May 29).

Sony Pictures Boss Tony Vinciquerra Skirts Paramount Merger Talk, But Says Investment Focus Is “More IP, More Product, More Library To Sell,” Not Streaming - deadline.com - Hollywood
deadline.com
30.05.2024

Sony Pictures Boss Tony Vinciquerra Skirts Paramount Merger Talk, But Says Investment Focus Is “More IP, More Product, More Library To Sell,” Not Streaming

For more than week, it’s been crickets when it comes to the push and pull between Skydance and Sony Pictures Entertainment/Apollo over Paramount Global.

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