AOL has acquired NYC-based Nito Inc., an animation and social media technology company powered by markerless face tracking technology that’s applied to 3D animation. The goal? To integrate facial tracking with 2D and 3D content into AOL’s core Kanvas apps. The company will launch a utility app called Switch, which will enable users to alter the appearance of their selfies using a variety of content, including 3D avatars, 3D content, makeup, and masks. Switch is available for download on iOS, following its launch at VidCon yesterday.
Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in the Netflix adaptation of The Helicopter Heist by Jonas Bonnier, exploring a 2009 robbery in Sweden when four men broke through the roof of a cash depot and flew off with millions. Story is based on extensive interviews with the robbers, who had previously refused to speak publicly. […]
Jennifer Garner and J.J. Abrams, who previously joined forces on Alias, are reuniting for My Glory Was I Had Such Friends. Apple gave a straight-to-series order to the one-hour limited drama starring and executive-produced by Garner and executive-produced by Abrams via his Bad Robot Productions banner. Project is based on the 2017 memoir of the […]
Turner Sports made its MMA move official, unveiling a three-year deal that will bring coverage of ONE Championship to the US. Deal points will see B/R Live – Turner’s live sports streaming service – serve as the primary destination for ONE Championship live events each year, beginning with the One Championship event on Jan. 19, […]
ESPN is adding two late-night shows to its programming line-up that will both debut on Jan. 28 – Now or Never (ESPN2)/Ahora o Nunca (ESPN Deportes). According to the announcement, both shows will be dedicated to covering the intersection of sports and pop culture for young, multicultural sports fans. Airing Monday-Friday, the two 30-minute shows […]
Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) will host the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards January 27 in LA and simulcast live on TNT and TBS. Nominations were announced yesterday, with Netflix grabbing the most noms for the third consecutive year with 15 – almost twice as many as its nearest competitor. Amazon’s Prime Video scored […]