Tyler Perry OTT Service Eyed By Viacom – Cannes Lions
In summer 2017, Tyler Perry signed a mega-deal with Viacom that covers film, TV and short-form video. As his exlusive arrangement with OWN nears its conclusion next year, Perry talked about the Viacom play today at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and revealed discussions for a Tyler Perry OTT service as part of the deal while also touching on diversity and plugging his Atlanta-based Tyler Perry Studios.
A key factor in Perry's decision to leave OWN… Read
Donald Trump Says He Will “Be Signing Something” That May End His Baby-Snatching Border Policy
President Donald Trump just called pool reporter in to hear him say he will be “signing something in a little while that’s going to do that” — as in possibly end his baby-snatching border policy. “I’ll be doing something that’s somewhat preemptive” and he said was confident would be matched by legislation, according to the pool report.
But FNC's chief White House correspondent John Roberts broke the news, reporting Trump Trump is “considering some sort of executive action”… Read
Corey Lewandowski Back On Fox News Defending Mockery Of Down Syndrome Child Separated From Mom At Border
Former Donald Trump campaign chief Corey Lewandowski returned to Fox News this morning not to apologize for mocking a 10-year-old girl with Down Syndrome who had been separated from her mother as she illegally crossed the southern border.
“An apology? I owe an apology to the children whose parents are putting them in a position that is forcing them to be separated,” he shot back when asked.
“We owe an apology to Jamiel Shaw, and Brian Terry, and Kate Steinle’s family… Read
DHS Chief Driven From Mexican Eatery After Hard Day Enforcing Donald Trump Baby-Snatch Border Policy
If you are among those who think Kirstjen Nielsen’s decision to dine Tuesday night at a Mexican restaurant was not so much “tone deaf,” as some media outlets have reported, as “deliberate Trump-base-revving stunt,” you are in good company.
Nielsen, apparently deciding she had a craving for Mexican food Tuesday night, headed to MXDC for dinner, when activists approached her table, shouting “Not in D.C.” etc. She and her body guards left and got into the vehicle parked… Read
Warner Bros Claims Spain Court Victory Following Piracy Dispute
Warner Bros has claimed a legal victory over Spanish firm Gaidels Land for illegally selling the studio’s movies in the territory.
In a communique issued today by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, the studio announced that following a trial in the Commercial Court in Madrid it had “prevailed” in its lawsuit against Gaidels Land S.L.
Warner Bros. accused distributor Gaidels of selling classic movies without license to local broadcasters in Spain using… Read
U.S. Remains Largest Export Market For British TV With Sales Of $441M
The U.S. remained the largest export market for British TV content with sales of £335M ($441M) across the 2016/17 year, according to a new report.
Total revenues from UK TV programming sales were estimated at £902m, according to the TV Exports report, published by British trade association Pact.
The U.S. was considerably larger than other markets with Australia, at £73M, and France, at £60M, coming in second and third.
Finished TV program sales is the major source of… Read
Alan Sugar, Star Of BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’, Under Fire For ‘Racist’ Tweet About Senegal’s World Cup Team
UPDATE, 07:38AM: Sugar has subsequently apologized and deleted multiple tweets on the subject, “I misjudged [my] earlier tweet. It was in no way intended to cause offence, and clearly my attempt at humour has backfired. I have deleted the tweet and am very sorry.”
The BBC said in a statement, “Lord Sugar has acknowledged this was a seriously misjudged tweet, and he’s in no doubt about our view on this. It’s right he’s apologised unreservedly.”
Piara Powar, executive… Read
Dems Pounce On Corey Lewandowski Mocking Down Syndrome Child In Fox News Channel Debate On Border Policy
Lewandowski appeared on Fox News Channel tonight to discuss Trump's child-snatching border policy with Democratic strategist Zac Petkanas.
As the latter was talking about a young girl with Down Syndrome who had been separated from her mother by authorities, Lewandowski – who Trump is eyeing to replace John Kelly as White House Chief of Staff say some – could be heard snarking, "whomp, whomp."
“Did you just say ‘womp-womp’ to a 10-year-old girl with Down Syndrome being… Read
Stephen Colbert Bashes Sarah Sanders’ Border Questions Dodge: Trump “Owns Locking Kids in Cages”
Once again, the big story of the day was Donald Trump’s policy of taking immigrant children from their parents at the border. Tough on comics who do topical late-night shows.
“There are two ways to look at the story,” Stephen Colbert argued. “You can be horrified – or work for Donald Trump.”
Sarah Huckabee Sanders appeared to want to do both.
On Monday, DHS Secy “and Stepmom Flushing Pictures of Your Real Mom Down the Toilet Kirstjen Nielsen” defended Trump's policy at… Read
Donald Trump Bullies House GOP, Admits Crying Tots Aren’t Good “Look” At Meeting On Baby-Snatching Border Policy
President Donald Trump stormed Capitol Hill tonight to whip House Republicans into line over his policy of separating families at the southern border, making sure to remind them what happens when you cross him.
"Is Mark Sanford here? I just want to congratulate him on running a great race," Trump snarked, after which he called Sanford, who was in the room, a “nasty guy,” according to multiple press accounts.
Trump famously is credited with costing Sanford his first race… Read
Fox News Defends Laura Ingraham Against David Hogg’s “Agenda-Driven Intimidation” – Update
UPDATED with Fox News statement: Fox News sent out a response to David Hogg’s advertiser boycott campaign against Laura Ingraham’s primetime show over her comments about detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border.
"Laura Ingraham's very personal, on-the-ground commitment to the plight of impoverished and abandoned children—specifically in Guatemala— speaks for itself,” the company said in a statement. “So too does her strong belief in a commonsense, legal immigration… Read
Korean Titles & Formats Will Come To U.S. in Deal Between KBS America And U.S. Producers
KBS America, Inc. has entered into an agreement with Jim Figueroa and his company Koryo Pop, LLC and Teddy Zee and his company that bears his name to bring Korean Broadcasting titles and formats into the U.S. market. “The Korean wave is alive and well, stronger than ever," said Zee, who is a former studio executive and producer of such films as Hitch and Pursuit of Happyness. “We look forward to supporting Korea's top broadcaster in bringing their extensive library of… Read