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LOS ANGELES | Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ gives Mexico 1st foreign language film Oscar

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The touching black-and-white drama “Roma” that follows a domestic worker for a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico City won the Oscar for best foreign language film Sunday. Director Alfonso Cuaron’s deeply personal film with dialogue in Spanish and Mixtec gave Mexico its long-sought statuette in the foreign film category. The Netflix-produced … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ gives Mexico 1st foreign language film Oscar

LONDON | The Latest: ‘Roma” gets best picture at British film awards

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the British Academy Film Awards (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Alfonso Cuaron’s lyrical “Roma” has been named best picture at the British Academy Film Awards. It bested “The Favourite,” which bookies had favored to win the top prize at Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars. Cuaron thanked Netflix for backing … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: ‘Roma” gets best picture at British film awards

FX chief says Netflix exaggerates viewership numbers

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Someone is standing up to television’s Goliath, with a prominent competitor saying Monday that Netflix is deceiving the public about what is a hit and what isn’t. John Landgraf, the FX Networks chief executive who has frequently pointed out the glut of scripted TV, said Netflix is using cloudy measurements to … Continue reading FX chief says Netflix exaggerates viewership numbers

JWRX Announces Freemium Courses Disrupting The Way Business Will Be Done in 2019

  NEW YORK/ JANUARY 04, 2019 (STL.News) Learn Basic Blockchain is changing the way business professionals, C-Suite management and Entrepreneurs will begin to integrate blockchain technology into business contracts and everyday purchases. Picking what blockchain projects will be winners in 2019 likens itself to seeing future winners like Netflix and Pets Dot Com on the … Continue reading JWRX Announces Freemium Courses Disrupting The Way Business Will Be Done in 2019

LOS ANGELES | After a long, bumpy journey, ‘Mowgli’ settles in at Netflix

LOS ANGELES— To say Andy Serkis has been through the ringer with his adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” is a bit of an understatement. It was always going to be an ambitious project for a first time director — dark, intense and more in the spirit of Kipling’s stories, with a big studio … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | After a long, bumpy journey, ‘Mowgli’ settles in at Netflix

NEW YORK | Apple signs multiyear deal with film studio A24

NEW YORK  — Apple has signed a multiyear film production deal with A24, the acclaimed New York-based studio behind “Moonlight” and “Lady Bird.” People close to the deal who requested anonymity because they weren’t authorized to comment confirmed the agreement Thursday. Apple is investing in scripted content with the intention of competing with the likes … Continue reading NEW YORK | Apple signs multiyear deal with film studio A24

SAN FRANCISCO | Wall Street sours on Silicon Valley, battering tech stocks

SAN FRANCISCO — Investors for years have seemingly adored technology stocks as much as most people love their smartphones. But Wall Street has suddenly soured on Silicon Valley and the rest of tech, triggering a stomach-churning downturn in a turbulent October. Some of the hardest hit stocks belong to five companies — Facebook, Apple, Amazon, … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Wall Street sours on Silicon Valley, battering tech stocks

NEW YORK | Risk of streaming fatigue as Walmart, AT&T, Disney join fray

NEW YORK— As Walmart, AT&T and Disney join stalwarts such as Netflix in streaming video and creating original shows, a reality sets in: Not all will survive. Over the past week, Walmart announced plans to partner with MGM Studios on original shows for Walmart’s video-on-demand service, Vudu, while AT&T’s WarnerMedia said it would create its … Continue reading NEW YORK | Risk of streaming fatigue as Walmart, AT&T, Disney join fray

NEW YORK | After Moonves, CBS takeover possible in new media landscape

NEW YORK — The resignation of longtime CBS chief Les Moonves won’t likely lead to drastic changes in network programs, but it could make the company ripe for a takeover as traditional media companies compete with upstarts such as Netflix and Amazon. Moonves was ousted Sunday, just hours after the New Yorker detailed more sexual … Continue reading NEW YORK | After Moonves, CBS takeover possible in new media landscape

TurnKey Vacation Rentals Featured on Netflix Series “Stay Here” to Transform Short-Term Rentals

AUSTIN, TEXAS/ AUGUST 21, (STL.News) TurnKey Vacation Rentals CEO T.J. Clark joins the cast of the new Netflix original series, “Stay Here,” to help a homeowner transform his short-term rental property into a profitable, luxury getaway. The show’s co-hosts, designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate expert Peter Lorimer, show property owners how to turn their … Continue reading TurnKey Vacation Rentals Featured on Netflix Series “Stay Here” to Transform Short-Term Rentals

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. | Julia Roberts, reboots and diversity part of new TV season

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.— What’s the television industry’s top summer destination? A hotel in which 200-plus U.S. and Canadian entertainment reporters and critics gather for an early look at next season’s shows and the chance to question the actors, writers and producers who create them. The Television Critics Association’s just-ended biannual conference was both a micro … Continue reading BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. | Julia Roberts, reboots and diversity part of new TV season

NEW YORK | Ruby Rose cast as lesbian superhero Batwoman for The CW

NEW YORK— Ruby Rose is making history with her latest role as Batwoman, the first openly gay superhero to headline a TV series. Batwoman will be introduced in a December crossover event between the network’s other DC Comics shows, “Arrow”, “The Flash” and “Supergirl.” A stand-alone series about Batwoman, whose real name is Kate Kane, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ruby Rose cast as lesbian superhero Batwoman for The CW

NEW YORK | Disney says its new streaming service won’t rival Netflix

NEW YORK — Disney’s upcoming streaming service won’t try to compete directly with Netflix and Amazon, but will focus instead on quality — namely original programs from Disney’s “Star Wars,” Pixar and Marvel brands. The details from Disney CEO Bob Iger came as Disney reported a growth in earnings for the latest quarter, though results … Continue reading NEW YORK | Disney says its new streaming service won’t rival Netflix

LOS ANGELES  | Faced with losses, MoviePass discount tix service hikes fee

LOS ANGELES  — MoviePass, the discount service for movie tickets, is raising prices by 50 percent and barring viewings of most major releases during the first two weeks. The new $15-a-month rate for up to one movie each day still won’t make MoviePass profitable. Because it typically pays theaters the full cost of tickets — … Continue reading LOS ANGELES  | Faced with losses, MoviePass discount tix service hikes fee

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.  | Octavia Spencer brings hair mogul’s story to Netflix

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.  — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. SUCCESS STORY Octavia Spencer is bringing the remarkable saga of black haircare mogul Madam C.J. Walker to television. Netflix said that Spencer will produce and star in … Continue reading BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.  | Octavia Spencer brings hair mogul’s story to Netflix

BEVERLY HILLS, California | Netflix backs ‘Master of None’ despite misconduct claim

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Netflix is standing by “Master of None” and Aziz Ansari despite a sexual-misconduct allegation against him earlier this year. Cindy Holland, a programming executive for the streaming service, said Sunday there’s been thought given to a third season for the comedy starring and co-created by Ansari. She added that Netflix would … Continue reading BEVERLY HILLS, California | Netflix backs ‘Master of None’ despite misconduct claim

BEVERLY HILLS, California | Emma Stone, Jonah Hill star in new ‘fever dream’ comedy

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Jonah Hill and Emma Stone are starring in a new TV series that tackles sensitive issues of mental illness and the pharmaceutical industry. The Netflix series, a black comedy titled “Maniac,” follows two participants of a murky late-stage pharmaceutical drug trial. Hill plays a man diagnosed with schizophrenia, while Stone plays … Continue reading BEVERLY HILLS, California | Emma Stone, Jonah Hill star in new ‘fever dream’ comedy

BEVERLY HILLS, California | Octavia Spencer to star as black haircare mogul Madam Walker

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.  — Octavia Spencer is bringing the story of black haircare mogul Madam C.J. Walker to television. Netflix said Sunday that Spencer will produce and star in a limited series about the outsized life of Sarah Breedlove, who was known professionally as Walker. The eight-episode drama is based on the book “On Her … Continue reading BEVERLY HILLS, California | Octavia Spencer to star as black haircare mogul Madam Walker

NEW YORK | Nod for Disney’s $73.1B acquisition of Fox entertainment

NEW YORK — Disney’s $71.3 billion acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox’s entertainment division is one step closer after shareholders approves the deal Friday. The tie-up brings together Marvel’s X-Men and Avengers franchises and creates an entertainment behemoth in the digital streaming era. The shareholder vote caps a saga that began in December 2017, when Disney … Continue reading NEW YORK | Nod for Disney’s $73.1B acquisition of Fox entertainment

LOS ANGELES | Netflix unveils first 8 Shonda Rhimes projects for platform

LOS ANGELES — Shonda Rhimes’s first slate of shows for Netflix includes a look at the migration of African-Americans from the Jim Crow South, romance among wealthy 19th century Londoners and a documentary on Debbie Allen’s reimagining of “The Nutcracker.” The streaming service on Friday announced eight shows Rhimes and her collaborators at Shondaland are … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Netflix unveils first 8 Shonda Rhimes projects for platform

NEW YORK | Disney streaming could get boost as Comcast drops Fox bid

NEW YORK — Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox’s entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios behind “The Simpsons” and X-Men. Getting Fox would help the House of Mouse compete with technology companies such as Amazon and Netflix for viewers’ attention — and dollars. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Disney streaming could get boost as Comcast drops Fox bid

NEW YORK | US stocks rebound as tech and household goods companies rise

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as retailers, technology and household goods companies all made solid gains and helped the market shake off a weak start.  Netflix slumped after investors were disappointed with the streaming video company’s subscriber growth. Stocks skidded at the start of trading as investors sold some of their recent favorites including … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks rebound as tech and household goods companies rise

NEW YORK | US stocks rise as retailers and smaller companies climb

NEW YORK — After a weak start, U.S. indexes are climbing Tuesday as retailers and smaller companies rise and investors applaud strong second-quarter results from health care products giant Johnson & Johnson and financial services company Charles Schwab. Technology companies are also rising. Netflix is falling as investors were disappointed with the streaming video company’s … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks rise as retailers and smaller companies climb

SAN FRANCISCO | Netflix’s top spokesman fired over use of racial term

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he fired the company’s top spokesman over use of the N-word. The spokesman, Jonathan Friedland, confirmed in tweets that he was leaving the company, saying he was insensitive in speaking with his team about words that offend in comedy. In a memo to employees, published by … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Netflix’s top spokesman fired over use of racial term

LOS ANGELES | Apple signs deal with Sesame Workshop for kids’ shows

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple is getting into business with the prestigious Sesame Workshop. Apple said Wednesday it has given a multiple-series order to the nonprofit organization. The shows will be part of a slate of children’s programming for Apple’s upcoming streaming service. Apple said the long-running “Sesame Street” program, which airs on PBS and … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Apple signs deal with Sesame Workshop for kids’ shows

NEW YORK | Your internet use could change as ‘net neutrality’ ends

NEW YORK (AP) — Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change — though not right away — following the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections. Any changes are likely to happen slowly, as companies assess how much consumers will tolerate. The repeal of “net neutrality” took … Continue reading NEW YORK | Your internet use could change as ‘net neutrality’ ends

NEW YORK | How Comcast is trying to change the cable game

NEW YORK (AP) — If you can’t beat them, join them. Comcast is trying to refigure the traditional cable bundle, adding services like Netflix to its subscription packages and offering internet-only TV streaming. Comcast, the world’s largest cable company, and other cable operators are trying to work out new relationships with once fierce rivals in … Continue reading NEW YORK | How Comcast is trying to change the cable game

Tech woes, worsening tensions with China sink US stocks

NEW YORK/April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. stocks are tumbling Monday after China raised import duties on U.S. pork, apples and other products. It’s too soon to call it the beginning of a trade war, but for now, investors aren’t sticking around to find out. Formerly high-flying technology companies like Microsoft and Alphabet fell. Intel … Continue reading Tech woes, worsening tensions with China sink US stocks

US, AT&T fire opening salvos as govt seeks to block merger

WASHINGTON/March 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The government and AT&T exchanged opening salvos in a federal trial Thursday as the U.S. seeks to block the telephone giant from absorbing Time Warner, in a case that could shape how consumers get — and how much they pay for — streaming TV and movies. The Trump Justice Department … Continue reading US, AT&T fire opening salvos as govt seeks to block merger

A media giant in the balance: AT&T antitrust trial kicks off

NEW YORK /March 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — On Monday, AT&T squares off against the federal government in a trial that could shape how you get — and how much you pay for — streaming TV and movies. AT&T says it needs to gobble up Time Warner if it’s to have a chance against the likes … Continue reading A media giant in the balance: AT&T antitrust trial kicks off