Carlos Slim Launching Mexican Channel In U.S.; Karga Seven Heads To Turkey; BAFTA Shorts Noms Screen Online — Global Briefs
Telecoms mogul Carlos Slim has announced his plans to launch a U.S. television channel geared towards Mexican audiences. Backed by his company America Movil, Latin America's largest cell-phone network, the new channel will be called Nuestra Visión, which means "Our Vision." "Nuestra Visión is focussed on Mexicans, made by Mexicans and transmitted from Mexico," said the narrator in a promotional video. It will air news, movies, sports highlights and will aim to be "100%"… Read
‘Power Rangers’ Trailer: New Legion Of Teen Warriors Suits Up For Morphin’ Time
Lionsgate has dropped the full official trailer for Power Rangers, its upcoming feature that’s based on Saban Brands’ long-running kids series of the same name — and is designed as the kickoff of a hoped-for new franchise. While the New York Comic-Con teaser released in October played on the teen-angst of the titular gang, this one goes somewhat lighter and more Transformers-y. Check it out above.
The new incarnation serves as an origin story for the super-powered kids… Read
Alibaba Group Becomes Worldwide Olympic Games Partner Through 2028 – Davos
Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group and the International Olympic Committee used the World Economic Forum as a platform today to announce a historic and long-term deal which sees the Chinese e-commerce giant become IOC’s Worldwide Olympic Partner through 2028. Under the digital pact, Alibaba will be the IOC’s official cloud services and e-commerce platform services partner, as well as a founding partner of the Olympic Channel.
For Ma, the move falls in line with his strategy for… Read
Glasgow Film Festival Unveils 2017 Lineup
The 13th annual Glasgow Film Festival has announced its line-up, which includes UK premieres of titles such as Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro, Terrence Malick's Voyage of Time: Life's Journey, Cate Shortland's Berlin Syndrome and Aki Kaurismaki's The Other Side of Hope.
The 12-day event will feature nine world and international premieres, 65 UK premieres and 67 Scottish premieres and, as previously announced, will open with John Butler's Irish coming-of-age title Handsom… Read
Ex-NBCU Exec David Mortimer Joins Tinopolis Group As Director Of Content
Indie producer and distributor Tinopolis Group has appointed David Mortimer to the new role of Director of Content. The exec will be responsible for UK content direction and performance, working with Tinopolis' production companies there and in the U.S. to develop a strong transatlantic production strategy. Mortimer joins from NBCUniversal where he was SVP Factual & Entertainment, overseeing unscripted production companies in the UK, Australia, Canada and Asia. He will… Read
Honorees Susanne Daniels, Gary Newman Share Brandon Tartikoff Stories At NATPE Legacy Awards
On the 20th anniversary of Brandan Tartikoff death, the visionary NBC and Paramount executive was fondly remembered by several of this year’s Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award honorees.
“The first time I worked with Tartikoff was at the very beginning of my carrier,” said YouTube content chief Susanne Daniels who started as an assistant to Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels. “I was on the 8th floor of the Rockefeller center well after midnight, watching SNL, when the… Read
People’s Choice Awards: Ellen DeGeneres, Justin Timberlake, ‘Big Bang Theory’ & More
Tonight during the People’s Choice Awards, Ellen DeGeneres took home three awards and in the process became this most-awarded person in PCA history with a career total of 20. Tonight, she won for "Favorite Daytime TV Host," "Favorite Animated Movie Voice" and "Favorite Comedic Collaboration." Her Pixar pic Finding Dory also won for “Favorite Movie”.
Tonight’s awards, broadcast live on CBS and hosted by Joel McHale, took place at the Microsoft Theater from 9:00 PM-11:00… Read
‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Director Lasse Hallstrom & Voice Actor Josh Gad Upset Over “Disturbing” Video Of Terrified Dog
Lasse Hallstrom, the director behind A Dog’s Purpose and Josh Gad who is one of the main actors of the film took to social media to voice their disgust that a dog was forced into the water during a second unit shoot on the film. The newly released video from TMZ shows a terrified German shepherd being pushed into the water by his handler as it tries to scale back up a wall, and then another part of the video clip shows the dog struggling to stay afloat and then… Read
‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Producer “Horrified” Seeing Video Of Dog Almost Drowning On Set; PETA Calls For Boycott Of Film
Updated 6:29 PM with statement from Amblin (below): Gavin Polone, the producer of A Dog’s Purpose who is also an animal rights activist and has actually written publicly about making sure animals are treated properly in the entertainment field, told Deadline today that he was “horrified” about what happened in a second unit shoot on the set of his upcoming Universal film.
PETA is asking moviegoers to boycott A Dog’s Purpose (read its statement below) after video emerged… Read
Sundance Women’s March: Connie Britton, Aisha Tyler & Maria Bello Among Speakers
More details are emerging for the Chelsea Handler-organized Women’s March on Main, an event Saturday in Park City during the Sundance Film Festival coinciding with post-inauguration marches being held nationwide including the March on Washington.
On the list of speakers for the event, which will start at 9 AM local time at 220 Main St.: Aisha Tyler, Connie Britton, Mary McCormack, Dolores Huerta, Peter Bratt, Benjamin Bratt, Laurie David, Jessica Williams, Maria Bello and… Read
‘Great News’ EPs On How This Workplace Comedy Differs From ’30 Rock’ (Hint: It Stars An Overbearing Mom) – TCA
In a primetime TV schedule where there is a longstanding hole left by the absence of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s Emmy-winning workplace comedy 30 Rock, along comes their next 9-to-5 high jinks, Great News.
The NBC show, which follows a news producer (Briga Heelan) whose overbearing mother (Andrea Martin) comes to work as an intern in her newsroom, is inspired by the mother-daughter relationship of the show’s EP Tracey Wigfield.
“It’s a funny with a fast-paced dialogue… Read
NBC Boss Would Love For Jimmy Fallon To Return As Golden Globes Host
Numbers don’t lie. While critics’ reviews were mixed, ratings for the Golden Globes ceremony hosted by The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon were up year-to-year, averaging a 5.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 20.0 million viewers in Live+same day.
“I give Jimmy credit for raising the ratings this year and broadening the ratings: 60+ and teens and kids went up, and the 18-49 demo was strong,” NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt told Deadline at TCA.
There is no deal in place for Fallon… Read