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    Netflix Names Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner To Board Of Directors

    By Dawn C. Chmielewski 2 hours ago

    Netflix said Axel Springer Chairman and CEO Mathias Döpfner will join its board of directors, an appointment that reflects the streaming service’s global focus. Based in Berlin, Döpfner leads Europe's leading digital publishing house, with brands including Bild, Die Welt, Business Insider and Politico Europe. "We are very pleased to welcome Mathias to the Netflix board," "His leadership at the vanguard of both European business and digital media brings us invaluable… Read

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    Keegan-Michael Key, Darrell Hammond, Dick Cavett Join Billy Crystal’s Two-Night ‘Have A Nice Day’ Reading Off Broadway

    By Greg Evans 3 hours ago

    Audible’s two-night live reading of Billy Crystal’s new play Have a Nice Day has rounded out its Off Broadway cast, with Keegan-Michael Key, Darrell Hammond and Dick Cavett among those set to take the Minetta Lane Theatre stage with Crystal, Annette Bening and Kevin Kline next month. The Have a Nice Day reading, set for October 7-8, will be recorded live, with the audio made available on Amazon’s Audible service shortly thereafter. The new play is part of Audible’s… Read

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    Netflix Stock Rises 2% After Streaming Platform’s Strong Emmy Night

    By Dade Hayes 3 hours ago

    Netflix stock is up more than 2% today, to about $359 a share, after the subscription streaming platform tied HBO last night for the most Emmy Awards. Paced by The Crown and Godless, Netflix captured 23 total Emmys, including those handed out at last weekend’s Creative Arts ceremonies. The tally equaled that of HBO, whose flagship series Game of Thrones took home top honors for drama series. During the three-hour Emmy ceremony, several Netflix winners saluted the… Read

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    ‘Assassination of Gianni Versace’ Snares Limited Series Emmy; 2nd ‘American Crime Story’ Win In Category

    By Dominic Patten on Sep 17, 2018 7:59 pm

    "One out of every four LGBTQ people in this country will be the victim of a hate crime," said Ryan Murphy tonight as The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story replicated the success of 2016's The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story and won the Outstanding Limited Series at the 70th Primetime Emmys. Taking the stage at the Microsoft Theater this evening, the executive producer added that the nine-episode second installment of the FX anthology… Read

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    ‘The Crown’ Director Stephen Daldry Wins In Second Shot At Emmy

    By Bruce Haring and Peter White on Sep 17, 2018 7:13 pm

    He wasn’t there to accept, but Stephen Daldry found the second time is the charm when it comes to victory at the Emmy awards. Daldry won the Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series award for the Paterfamilias episode of the Netflix series The Crown, produced by Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television The British director also has three Oscar nominations for Billy Elliot, The Hours, and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. It comes after he was… Read

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    ‘Westworld’ Star Thandie Newton Has Human Reaction To Emmy Victory

    By Bruce Haring on Sep 17, 2018 7:03 pm

    Sometimes, even an android can be lost for words. Thandie Newton, who plays sentient artificial life form Maeve Millay on HBO’s Westworld, had a very human reaction to her win in the Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series category, stumbling a bit when it came to her acceptance. “I don’t even believe in God, but I will thank her tonight,” said Newton. “I am so blessed.” Newton has her first win in her second Emmy nomination. She was previously nominated for her… Read

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    ‘Sunday Night Football’ Week 2 Viewership Steady With 2017 & Week 1 – Update

    By Dominic Patten on Sep 17, 2018 4:25 pm

    UPDATE, 4:25 PM: The good times continued for the often ratings hurting NFL with last night’s Sunday Night Football’s final numbers. With 20.66 million viewers and a 7.0/28 rating among adults 18-49, the Dallas Cowboys’ victory over the New York Giants on NBC. In a flipped script situation, that’s steady in both the demo and audience with the Week 2 SNF of the 2017/2018 season. Week-to-week, the pain still had some ache going with last night’s SNF down 7% among the 18-49s… Read

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    Emmys Security & L.A. Rush Hour Collide For Standstill Around Ceremony; Drones Deployed

    By Anthony D'Alessandro and Dominic Patten on Sep 17, 2018 4:06 pm

    UPDATE, 4:06 PM: Getting into the 70th Primetime Emmys today seemed easier than in past years, but actually getting to the big television ceremony at the Microsoft Theater is proving a real grind. Those traveling west in DTLA on Venice on Monday toward the parking lots near the Staples Center area found that the major boulevard was largely closed down between Hope St. and L.A. Live. Traffic officers tried to circumvent traffic down Washington, which created further… Read

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    New Hollywood-Backed Coalition Aims To Boost Voter Turnout, Plans “Media Blackout” To Do It

    By Patrick Hipes on Sep 17, 2018 1:51 pm

    Several Hollywood companies and organization have teamed with other consumer brands to launch the Civic Culture Coalition, a group that aims to advance civic engagement both within their own companies and externally through public awareness to unify around the tenant that democracy works best when we all participate. It has already kicked off with “I am a voter.”, a nonpartisan public awareness campaign designed to shift the way people think about voting and ultimately… Read

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    CBS Acting CEO Joe Ianniello To Staff: “There Is No Reason To Wait On Reassessing Our Culture”

    By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Dominic Patten and Dade Hayes on Sep 17, 2018 1:45 pm

    Joe Ianniello, CBS’s acting chief executive, said he was committed fostering a safe, equitable and inclusive workplace in a memo sent today to the media company’s staff. The newly appointed chief pledged workplace reforms, even as a pair of law firms conduct inquiries into allegations of sexual misconduct that led to the departure of long-time CEO Les Moonves. Ianniello said CBS would allocate more resources to training, and introduce new mechanisms for reporting… Read

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    Mary Hatch Named DGA Assistant Executive Director In New York

    By David Robb on Sep 17, 2018 11:50 am

    Mary Hatch has been hired as the DGA's assistant executive director in the guild's New York office, where she will be involved in the administration of film and television agreements and represent assistant directors and unit production managers in the eastern region. She came to the DGA from SAG-AFTRA, where she most recently served as manager of television and new media entertainment contracts out of its New York office. "We are very pleased to have Mary join our senior… Read

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    MoviePass Parent Helios & Matheson To Try Another Reverse Stock Split

    By Dawn C. Chmielewski on Sep 17, 2018 11:46 am

    MoviePass parent Helios & Matheson will attempt another reverse stock split to prop up its sagging stock and avoid being delisted by the NASDAQ stock exchange. The board authorized unanimously authorized a 1-share-for-500 split, which its the company argues holds the potential to inflate the stock price, which is currently trading at 2 cents a share. The common stock needs to reach $1 a share by Dec. 18,  or face removal from the public market. The last time Helios… Read

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