Orion Pictures Names Kevin Shelby To Marketing/Distribution Ranks
Orion Pictures has hired Kevin Shelby as Senior VP, Marketing and Distribution to oversee the day-to-day management of the division’s operations. This comes after Kevin Wilson was hired as Executive VP, Distribution
earlier this month. Both report to John Hegeman, President, Orion Pictures.
Shelby most recently served as Senior VP, Marketing at BH Tilt where he oversaw the planning, development and execution of marketing, distribution and advertising for such theatrical… Read
BroadwayHD Streaming Service Lowers Price Point, Links With Amazon And Ericsson
BroadwayHD, a streaming service that offers live and live-to-video stage productions from Broadway and beyond, announced today that it’s partnering with two global streaming services, Amazon and Ericsson. The rebranding effort also will drop the cost of subscribing to $8.99 per month from $14.99 ands include closed captioning.
BroadwayHD will deliver content to viewers around the globe as part of Ericsson's new 'Content Provider Boost' on UDN, its “unified delivery… Read
TV Azteca, Keshet Team For Super Series; Acorn Looks ‘Straight Forward’ – Mipcom
TV Azteca and Keshet International are joining forces in a deal to co-develop and produce an original Spanish-language super series to air on TV Azteca. It will be developed under the KI banner and co-produced with TV Azteca in-house. The plan is to launch the 60-episode series next year. KI is handling global sales. Joshua Mintz, Deputy President for TV Azteca, and Kelly Wright, VP Distribution and New Business at KI, will oversee development. TV Azteca is the… Read
Netflix Plans 80 Movies In 2018, Up From Eight In Current Quarter; “People Will Start Seeing The Potential”
Aiming for a level of output not seen since the two-reeler silent movie days, Netflix plans to put out a new original movie on average every four and a half days in 2018, for an eye-popping total of 80 releases, content chief Ted Sarandos said after today’s release of third-quarter earnings.
That level compares with eight in the quarter that ended September 30, Sarandos said. His brief comments came during a 40-minute video conversation between a single analysts and the… Read
Kevin Wilson Named Exec VP Distribution At Orion Pictures
Kevin Wilson has just been hired as exec VP, distribution at the recently re-launched Orion Pictures which is steadily building its executive ranks as it works to become a stand-alone theatrical marketing and distribution company. Wilson, who most recently was senior VP of sales at Open Road Films, will report to John Hegeman, President of Orion Pictures. He will start in his new job today.
MGM announced in early Sept. that it was re-booting legacy brand Orion Pictures to… Read
Viacom And Charter Approach Sunday Carriage Deadline With No Deal In Place
With their carriage agreement set to expire on Sunday, Viacom and No. 2 U.S. cable company Charter Communications are still at odds heading into the weekend.
The impasse, which could see Viacom networks go dark for 16.6 million customers of Charter’s Spectrum service follows a recent white-knuckler between Disney and Altice, which acquired Cablevision and now operates the Optimum cable service. Those parties had clashed over the impact of ESPN’s heavy spending on sports… Read
Epic Pictures To Launch Dread Central Presents; Robert Galluzzo To Run It
EXCLUSIVE: Epic Pictures is looking to take a horrific turn, with the company’s bosses Shaked Berenson and Patrick Ewald unveiling plans to launch a horror-centric Dread Central Presents label. Former Blumhouse.com senior editor and Fangoria Magazine contributor Robert Galluzzo is set to head the venture, which comes after Epic Pictures earlier this year acquired Dread Central Media, a horror news and lifestyle site.
Epic finances, produces, and distributes films from all… Read
Four Major Studios Join U.S. Launch Of Disney’s Movies Anywhere Digital Service
After pursuing a solo quest for a digital movie download alternative to the movie industry consortium-backed UltraViolet, Disney has been joined by four other major studios — Fox, Sony, Universal and Warner Bros — in launching the Movies Anywhere service in the U.S. today.
While the service — which is wholly separate from Disney’s planned OTT streaming services — is owned by Disney, it has an advisory committee with representatives of the other studios. Paramount and… Read
AT&T Blames Hurricanes, Mexico Earthquake For Q3 Revenue, Video Subscriber Losses
AT&T, which is getting set to report third-quarter earnings on Oct. 24, warned Wall Street its results took a significant hit from hurricanes and the earthquake in Mexico. And, oh, by the way, they added: 90,000 video subscribers disappeared in the period for reasons having nothing to do with natural disasters.
The earthquake and the series of hurricanes that hit various parts of the U.S. shaved about $90 million off revenue in the period and dinged pre-tax earnings by… Read
‘The First To Do It’: Docu About NBA’s First Black Player Dribbles Into Theaters In February
Constant Beta, Creative Control and Abramorama have teamed for a wide release in North American for The First to Do It, a documentary feature about Earl Lloyd, the NBA’s first black player. With exec producers including a number of basketball stars, the film will hit theaters in February.
The First to Do It brings together current NBA players including Carmelo Anthony, Kawhi Leonard and Chris Paul as well as Hall of Famers Oscar Robertson, Dave Bing and Bob Lanier to… Read
‘Unrest’ Doc About Chronic Fatigue Making Sure Homebound Audience Has Virtual Access
EXCLUSIVE: Unrest, a movie about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (known as ME) which debuted at Sundance this year, is using an unconventional distribution method to make sure that it is seen by one of its target audiences: homebound sufferers of the disease.
The film is opening in Los Angeles and San Francisco today theatrically, however, for those affected by ME who might not be able to attend a theatrical screening, the filmmaker Jennifer Brea and her film team have come up… Read
Josh Greenstein Re-Ups At Sony As Marketing & Distribution President For Three More Years
Josh Greenstein has been re-upped for three years as president of worldwide marketing and distribution at Sony Pictures Entertainment's Motion Picture Group. He will continue to report to SPE Motion Picture Group chairman Tom Rothman. This comes as Greenstein and his team are overseeing the launch of the global campaign for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle on December 22 and the launch of the international marketing campaign for Blade Runner 2049 which bows domestically… Read