Wednesday, April 24, 2013

'Man of Steel's Advance Walmart Push, Netflix & The Culture of Creation, Zach Braff's Kickstarter Push

'Man of Steel's Advance Walmart Push, Netflix & The Culture of Creation, Zach Braff's Kickstarter Push

Hollywood Tests Movie Ticket Sales at Walmart With ‘Man of Steel’

May 18 marks the date Walmart will offer for sale up to four tickets per consumer for June 13 advance screenings of Man of Steel in 2,379 theaters, a day before its official release. (VAR)

Netflix And The Culture Of Creation

Forbes’ profile of the company’s content creation strategy, hot on the heels of impressive Q1 numbers and streaming gains. (FOR)

Zach Braff Goes Kickstarter Route For ‘Wish I Was Here’

Nine years after Garden State, Braff has turned to Kickstarter for his next film, co-written with his brother Adam, Wish I Was Here; Stacey Sher and Michael Shamburg are producers. (DH)

CinemaCon: Sony Relies on Low-Risk Sequels, Comedies, and Faithfuls Adam Sandler, Will Smith

A look at Sony’s upcoming 2013 offerings. (TOH)

Israel Backs Chinese Film to Boost Tourism

As foreign locations in Chinese films prove popular at the box office, The Israeli Tourism Ministry is said to have invested $83k in the Chinese rom-com Old Cinderella to encourage tourism visits. (THR)

It Works Out to a New Show a Week for a Cable Giant

Scripps Networks Interactive, whose channels include Cooking Channel, DIY Network, Food Network, GAC, HGTV and Travel Channel, plans to launch 52 series for the 2013-14 season. (NYT)

'I'll Eat You Last' Chronicles Sue Mengers' Old Hollywood

Advance tickets sales are hot for the one-woman play, starring Bette Midler as the bombastic Mengers in 1981 as the new corporate culture led by CAA begins to eclipse the tactile style of the 1970s superagent. (LAT)

Depeche Mode Is Ready To Crank

Live online performances and a SXSW performance set the current pace for the band’s promotional push for their new Delta Machine album; a tour is also planned. (LAT)

Universal Music Group Wins Appeal Against Grooveshark

NY’s Supreme Court Appellate Division sides with Universal in its digital copyright lawsuit vs. Grooveshark for hosting pre-DMCA, unlicensed music from its catalog recorded before 1972. (THRE)

The Ed Helms Vacation Reboot Has Been Tabled

Despite casting the lead roles for the Vacation retool, focusing on the adult adventures of Rusty Griswold, creative differences have delayed the project indefinitely. (VUL)

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