Major film festivals have been embracing the digital marketplace lately. In January, Sundance took on virtual reality. And next month, the Tribeca Film Festival is devoting an entire program to 2016’s digital landscape. On April 21, the lower Manhattan fest will host the inaugural Tribeca Digital Creators Market, designed to showcase digital entertainment content and, perhaps more importantly, help connect digital influencers with agents, producers and buyers. The Tribeca Digital Creators program will also feature screenings (beginning April 20) of new projects from major digital producers such as YouTube Red and Maker Studios. As the various major film fests jockey for industry attention and try to claim the mantle of prestige, Tribeca may have just placed itself at the head of the pack when it comes to embracing digital media, and attracting its core talent.
Jeff Zucker, CNN Worldwide’s president, is taking a six-week leave from the company to deal with heart surgery. A CNN spokeswoman confirmed the information tweeted on Thursday morning by the net’s media correspondent Brian Stelter. “He assured everyone he is going to be just fine,” posted Stelter, reporting Zucker’s comments from a news meeting.
Comedy Central is getting more animated, adding King of the Hill and The Cleveland Show to its lineup. The network has acquired all 13 seasons of King of the Hill, set to bow on Monday, July 23, as well as all four seasons of ensemble comedy The Cleveland Show, launching this fall.
Lots of news out of Bristol yesterday, including ESPN locking in Hall of Fame sportscaster Linda Cohn, the longest-tenured anchor for the SportsCenter, has signed a new deal to remain with the company in a multi-year agreement. Cohn originally joined ESPN in 1992 and anchored her first SportsCenter on July 11, 1992. Deal points will […]
ELEAGUE and the US Air Force inked an expanded multi-tournament marketing partnership ahead of the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 in a deal that will see Air Force serve as ELEAGUE’s first-ever official armed forces partner across all platforms. The deal will see Air Force activate across a number of branded integrations and placements, highlighting the […]
Sold-out Springsteen on Broadway will launch globally on Netflix December 15, the day the one-man show ends its Broadway run. “The purpose of the film is to bring this incredibly intimate show to Bruce’s entire audience intact and complete,” said Bruce Springsteen manager Jon Landau. “In addition to its many other virtues, Netflix has provided […]