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 »
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There’s the Bechdel Test and then there’s the Vito Russo Test. Where the Bechdel Test evaluates the portrayal of women in film, the Vito Russo Test examines the representation of the LGBTQ community in movies. The test was applied to the movies from this year’s summer box office season and the results did not indicate a pass with flying colors. In fact, they barely ... Read More »
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 »
Russian television anchor Ilona Linarte was caught off guard during a live broadcast on channel Mir24 recently, when her show was interrupted by an unexpected guest. A friendly black dog had gatecrashed the newscast, startling Linarte as she heard him barking in the middle of a grim news report. When she looked around for the source of the disturbance and ... Read More »