Thursday, April 25, 2013

Zach Braff's Overnight Kickstarter Success, SSN's Fall TV Lineup Predictions, Film Development 4/25/13

Zach Braff's Overnight Kickstarter Success, SSN's Fall TV Lineup Predictions, Film Development 4/25/13

Zach Braff Raises Over $1.5M in First Day Via Kickstarter for New Feature

The Wish I Was Here Kickstarter campaign is 3/4 of the way to meeting its $2M goal, despite a flurry of controversy, in its first day; a summer production start is expected. (TOH)

Film Development For 4/25/13: Guy Ritchie Tackles ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ & More

A look at the latest film development news. (SSN)

SSN Predictions: The Fall TV Lineup

SSN's predictions for the 2013 fall TV schedule, based on early buzz and knowledge of each networks needs and sensibilities. (SSN)

Netflix Exec Touts Originals, Says Pay TV Industry Content Is 'Out of Whack'

Highlights from Ted Sarandos’ session at the Financial Times Digital Media Conference in London. (THR)

Paradigm Agent Dan Ilani Joins Undertow Films As Co-CEO, Company Signs With CAA

Undertow’s Shark Wranglers premiered on History Channel last year and has projects set up with Discovery, AMC, Animal Planet, TLC, and Esquire. (DH)

Summer Movies Preview: May Entries Focus on the Franchise

Adaptations, sequels and indies are the order for May as the studios try to reverse box office declines of the last three months. (THR)

Discovery, History, Food  Network Ranked As Most Popular Channels

The results of the Beta Research Corp.’s annual brand identity study have been released, ranking popular cable channels by respondents. (FC)

Commercial Actors Get 6% Pay Hike in New Contract

The $238 million increase includes new media, cable and crowd-sourced ads; SAG and AFTRA boards have approved the contract awaiting union member votes next month. (AA)

Google Sees More Government Requests to Remove Content Than Ever Before

Google’s latest Transparency Report, covering the last six months of 2012, details 2,285 total removal requests with Brazil and Russia making notable increased requests. (ATL)

Jason Segel’s ‘Nightmares!’ Come True as a Young Adult Book Series

Segel’s Nightmares! storyline, centered on kids uniting to protect their town from the creatures of their bad dreams, was originally a languishing movie project until he reclaimed the rights. (W&F)

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