Monday, April 22, 2013

Millennium On The Block, Entertainment Boards Roundup, On The Set For 4/22/13, Netflix Surges On Q1

Millennium On The Block, Entertainment Boards Roundup, On The Set For 4/22/13, Netflix Surges On Q1

Millennium On The Block; Salem Partners To Handle Sale

Nu Image’s distribution arm, Millennium Entertainment, with its library of 665 titles, is officially for sale. Management at the company is expected to remain the same. (DH)

Entertainment Boards: Best Underground Sources for Inside Scoop

SSN’s look at some of the top industry boards, with info on how to join their coveted ranks. (SSN)

On The Set For 4/22/13: X-Men: Days of Future Past, Ghosts of the Pacific, & More

A recap of films that started and wrapped production. (SSN)

Netflix Surges on Q1 Huge Earnings Beat

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings cited member growth of 2M and streaming subscriber growth of over 3M from the previous quarter. Also included were the success of its original series House of Cards and Hemlock Grove. Regarding the latter, Hastings wrote, "Hemlock Grove was viewed by more members globally in its first weekend than was House of Cards and has been a particular hit among young adults." 15 episodes of season 4 of Arrested Development are due May 26. (TS)

Tribeca Film Festival Turns Away Protesters At ‘Gasland’ Sequel

The protesters claim they were barred from the screening of Josh Fox’s Gasland Part II documentary after they attempted to ask Fox “some inconvenient questions when he was on the red carpet.” Tribeca reps say that the theater was at capacity and those not in line were unable to be accommodated; the documentary will screen three more times during the festival. (NYT)

Robert De Niro, Shia LaBeouf in Talks For 'Spy's Kid'

Spy’s Kid feature is based on a series of articles written by Bryan Denson for The Oregonian; the articles detailed a real-life CIA veteran’s conviction on spying charges and his subsequent indoctrination of his son as an international courier. The rights deals have closed; De Niro and LaBeouf’s involvement would be contingent on the final script. (HV)

CBS Buys Stake in TV-Streaming Firm Syncbak

CBS did not disclose the size of its stake in the company that uses technology to deliver broadcast-TV signals to tablets and smartphones. The service is not yet commercially available but has other investors such as the National Association of Broadcasters and the Consumer Electronics Association. (WSJ)

Inside the 'Mud' Premiere: Reese Witherspoon Attends

Vanity Fair’s look at the MoMA  premiere screening of Mud last night in New York City. (VF)

TV Ratings: ‘Amazing Race’ Sets The Pace Sunday for CBS

Amazing Race was the most-watched program on Sunday night as CBS won all hours in total viewers. Rankings in total viewers: CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, and Univision. Rankings in the 18-49 demo: CBS, ABC, Fox, NBC, and Univision. (VAR)

White House Correspondents’ Dinner: How A Press Banquet Conquered Washington

A brief primer on Washington’s hottest ticket, which has had a celebrity element since the 1920s, being held this Saturday, April 27. (WAPO)

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