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Global Road Entertainment makes key hires

Global Road Entertainment has appointed Kelly Campbell as its vice-president of business affairs, and named Casey Kelly director of development. Campbell will oversee all business and legal affairs matters for Global Road Entertainment’s unscripted and alternative programming division. She will report to Phil Gurin, Global Road’s president of unscripted and alternative. Campbell will be the lead deal-maker for the development ... Read More »

TRON, Tronix, And The Entertainment Blockchain Economy

Bitcoin, Ripple and Ethereum are still grabbing most of the headlines in the cryptocurrency word, but one lesser-known cryptocurrency has been coming on strong. After gaining 500 percent in a week back in December and nearly 10,000 percent in a matter of months, TRON now has a market cap of more than $13 billion. What Is Tron About? Investors are taking a ... Read More »

Chris Long, David Ayer Launch Indie Studio Cedar Park Entertainment

Veteran TV executive Chris Long and filmmaker David Ayer have partnered to form an independent production studio, Cedar Park Entertainment. The new company will look to build a content library across multiple platforms. Its first television project will be “Family Crimes,” which received a production commitment from Starz in November. The show, about a young woman who must reinvent herself when federal agents close in ... Read More »

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Will Distribute Indie Sequel ’48 Meters Down’

48 Meters Down, the sequel to 47 Meters Down will be distributed globally by Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, the theatrical distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios. ESMP will push out the  suspense thriller from The Fyzz Facility worldwide. The indie 47 Meters Down, which starred Mandy Moore and Claire Holt, was a shark thriller that grossed over $44.3M domestically and over $10M in foreign territories for a worldwide grab of $54.8M on ... Read More »

BuzzFeed News Parts Ways With Three Entertainment Staffers After Identifying ‘Holes’ in Harvey Weinstein Coverage

BuzzFeed News is changing its approach to covering the entertainment biz — after top editors perceived that the site trailed on coverage of the Harvey Weinstein scandal — and three members of the editorial staff are exiting the company with the new strategy. Departing the company are entertainment editor Jaimie Etkin, who had been with BuzzFeed News for four years and has headed ... Read More »

Discop Africa: AAA Entertainment Strikes Pay-dirt in China

 Four years after they first arrived at Mipcom with a catalog of South African films, the duo behind AAA Entertainment found themselves landing their biggest sale to date with an unexpected buyer: the Chinese. The Johannesburg-based sales and distribution company signed an agreement with Huace Group to bring five South African features into the Chinese market, signaling a potential shift from their ... Read More »

Idris Elba Shows Us Some Skin on the Cover of Entertainment Weekly

Don’t mind if we stare. Idris Elba, 45, unbuttoned his shirt and bared his body for the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s Oct. 13 issue. Besides exposing his chest, the Golden Globe-winning actor exposed what it’s like to be one of Hollywood’s leading men. In the article, he talked about directing his first film Yardie, his rise to fame and acting in three new films: Thor: ... Read More »

Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Announces Launch Of Universal Writers Program

The Global Talent Development & Inclusion group at Univeral Pictures has officially launched their new Universal Writers Program. Formerly known as the Emerging Writers Fellowship,  the program identifies experienced and up-and-coming screenwriters with unique points of view that build upon the Studio’s commitment to telling stories and creating films that reflect the vast diversity of its audiences. “We are a studio ... Read More »

‘Entertainment Tonight’ Co-Host Nancy O’Dell Lists Pasadena Estate (EXCLUSIVE)

SELLERS: Nancy O’Dell and Keith Zubchevich LOCATION: Pasadena, CA PRICE: $7,189,000 SIZE: 8,926 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms plus guesthouse YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Last fall, shortly after veteran entertainment news journalist and longtime “Entertainment Tonight” co-host Nancy O’Dell was identified as the married woman Donald Trump crudely and unsuccessfully tried to make a move on in the now infamous leaked “Access Hollywood” video tape on which ... Read More »

IDW Entertainment Launches Digital Studio Initiative

IDW Entertainment, the independent content studio that is a division of IDW Media Holdings, has launched the IDW Digital Studio, aimed at content development, production, distribution and engagement with a primary focus on building franchises. “IDW Digital Studio’s primary objective is to become a global leader in ground breaking, original, on-demand entertainment for the “geek culture” audience across digital media networks,” ... Read More »