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VIDEO: Watch All-New Holiday Promo for Animated Musical Comedy SING VIDEO: Watch All-New Holiday Promo for Animated Musical Comedy SING
by Movies News Desk - November 16, 2016

Universal Pictures has released a holiday promo for Illumination Entertainment's SING, featuring a cover of Deee-Lite's “Groove is in the Heart.” The animated film hits theaters on Christmas Day. Get a first look below!... (more...)
KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW? Coming to Digital HD & More This January KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW? Coming to Digital HD & More This January
by TV News Desk - November 15, 2016

Kevin Hart (Ride Along Franchise, Get Hard) proves he is the new king of comedy in the outrageous, laugh-out-loud concert film, Kevin Hart: What Now? coming to Digital HD on January 3, 2017 (U.S. only), and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on January 10, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.... (more...)
Comcast Announces Agreements with 2 New Hispanic American-Owned Independent Networks Comcast Announces Agreements with 2 New Hispanic American-Owned Independent Networks
by TV News Desk - November 15, 2016

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) today announced it has selected two new Hispanic American-owned independent networks to be broadly distributed on Comcast Cable systems beginning in January 2017.... (more...)
Tickets for Free Screening of SING Available for Thanksgiving Weekend Tickets for Free Screening of SING Available for Thanksgiving Weekend
by Movies News Desk - November 15, 2016

In partnership with AMC Theatres, Illumination Entertainment invites fans nationwide to schedule a free day at the movies with SING over Thanksgiving weekend.... (more...)
Carol Nygren Named VP, Worldwide Live Entertainment for NBCUniversal Brand Development Carol Nygren Named VP, Worldwide Live Entertainment for NBCUniversal Brand Development
by TV News Desk - November 14, 2016

As part of a new global business initiative to expand NBCUniversal's footprint through interactive and immersive live entertainment, industry veteran Carol Nygren has been named Vice President, Worldwide Live Entertainment... (more...)
Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal Appoint Kathy Kelly-Brown to SVP, Strategic Initiatives Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal Appoint Kathy Kelly-Brown to SVP, Strategic Initiatives
by TV News Desk - November 14, 2016

Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal today announced that Kathy Kelly-Brown has been named Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives. In this role, Kelly-Brown will be responsible for identifying creative, technological and strategic opportunities across the entire portfolio of both Comcast and NBCUniv... (more...)
NBC Sports Launches THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Campaign with Unprecedented Customized Content NBC Sports Launches THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Campaign with Unprecedented Customized Content
by TV News Desk - November 14, 2016

NBC Sports is launching THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL on NBC with a comprehensive marketing campaign that includes unprecedented customized content produced in conjunction with NBC Entertainment... (more...)
Michael De Luca & Jennifer Todd to Produce 89th ACADEMY AWARDS Michael De Luca & Jennifer Todd to Produce 89th ACADEMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - November 04, 2016

Three-time Oscar®-nominated producer Michael De Luca and Emmy®-nominated producer Jennifer Todd will produce the 89th Oscars® telecast, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today.... (more...)
OWN Digital Launches Mobile Game 'Bold Moves' OWN Digital Launches Mobile Game 'Bold Moves'
by TV News Desk - November 03, 2016

OWN Digital announced today the global launch of its first mobile game for iPhone and iPad, “Bold Moves.”... (more...)
Production Begins on Sofia Coppola's THE BEGUILED from Focus Features Production Begins on Sofia Coppola's THE BEGUILED from Focus Features
by Movies News Desk - November 02, 2016

Production has begun in Louisiana on writer/director Sofia Coppola's THE BEGUILED, which reteams the filmmaker with Focus Features.... (more...)
NBC Extends Season Order for New Hit Drama TIMELESS; Sets Midseason Premiere Dates NBC Extends Season Order for New Hit Drama TIMELESS; Sets Midseason Premiere Dates
by TV News Desk - November 01, 2016

NBC has set its midseason Monday strategy in motion with the extension of #1-rated Monday drama TIMELESS, bringing the full-season order to 16... (more...)
SNOWDEN, Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Debuts on Digital HD, Blu-ray/DVD & On Demand This December SNOWDEN, Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Debuts on Digital HD, Blu-ray/DVD & On Demand This December
by Movies News Desk - November 01, 2016

A fascinating look inside the brilliant mind of Edward Snowden and the unveiling of the U.S. government's top secrets, Snowden debuts on Digital HD on December 20, 2016... (more...)
BWW Recap: All the Little Birdies Go Tweet, Tweet, Tweet on THE BLACKLIST BWW Recap: All the Little Birdies Go Tweet, Tweet, Tweet on THE BLACKLIST
by Marakay Rogers - October 28, 2016

The Thrushes are the Blacklisters tonight: THE MAN FROM UNCLE is invoked by villain reference as computer systems fall, relationships prove to be honeytraps, and the search for Agnes closes. Will Mr. Kaplan live? Will Alexander Kirk die? And just which team is Liz Keen playing for?... (more...)
John Travolta, Ethan Hawke's IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE, Coming to Blu-ray/DVD & More John Travolta, Ethan Hawke's IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE, Coming to Blu-ray/DVD & More
by Movies News Desk - October 27, 2016

A mysterious drifter enters a forgotten town in the edgy action film, IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE, available now on Digital HD and on Blu-ray and DVD on December 27, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From acclaimed director, Ti West (The Sacrament, The Innkeepers), and famed producer Jaso... (more...)
20th Century Fox Film Appoints Andrew Cripps to President of International Theatrical Distribution 20th Century Fox Film Appoints Andrew Cripps to President of International Theatrical Distribution
by Movies News Desk - October 26, 2016

Twentieth Century Fox Film Chairman and CEO, Stacey Snider, today announced the appointment of Andrew Cripps as President, International Theatrical Distribution.... (more...)
11th Annual NBCUniversal SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Selects Eight Original Short Films 11th Annual NBCUniversal SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Selects Eight Original Short Films
by TV News Desk - October 19, 2016

The NBCUniversal SHORT FILM FESTIVAL has named eight original short films as finalists for its 11th annual festival that celebrates diverse stories while finding the next generation of storytellers.... (more...)
Jon Favreau to Receive Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award Jon Favreau to Receive Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award
by Caryn Robbins - October 18, 2016

Multi-hyphenate Jon Favreau will receive the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award at the 53rd Annual CAS Awards on February 18th, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles.... (more...)
Netflix's Original Film MUTE, from Filmmaker Duncan Jones, Begins Principal Photography Netflix's Original Film MUTE, from Filmmaker Duncan Jones, Begins Principal Photography
by TV News Desk - October 12, 2016

Netflix announced that principal photography commenced this week on filmmaker Duncan Jones's (Warcraft: The Beginning, Moon) thriller MUTE in Berlin, Germany.... (more...)
James Corden Joins Voice Cast of Sony Animation's EMOJIMOVIE: EXPRESS YOURSELF James Corden Joins Voice Cast of Sony Animation's EMOJIMOVIE: EXPRESS YOURSELF
by TV News Desk - October 10, 2016

Sony Pictures Animation announced today that Emmy and Tony award winner James Corden (Into the Woods) and Emmy nominee Ilana Glazer (Broad City) would join previously announced T.J. Miller (Deadpool) to lead the cast of summer 2017's animated comedy EMOJIMOVIE: EXPRESS YOURSELF.... (more...)
SECRET LIFE OF PETS Coming to Digital HD, Blu-ray/DVD & On Demand This Holiday Season SECRET LIFE OF PETS Coming to Digital HD, Blu-ray/DVD & On Demand This Holiday Season
by Movies News Desk - October 04, 2016

This holiday season, the answer to the question 'Ever wonder what your pets do when you're not home?' is answered when The Secret Life of Pets comes to Digital HD November 22, 2016 and 4K Ultra HD , Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand December 6, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.... (more...)
VH1 & Freeform Acquire All Five Seasons of THE MINDY PROJECT VH1 & Freeform Acquire All Five Seasons of THE MINDY PROJECT
by TV News Desk - September 29, 2016

NBCUniversal Television and New Media Distribution today announced VH1 and Freeform have acquired the first five seasons of THE MINDY PROJECT from Universal Television.... (more...)
Universal Cable Productions Inks Development Deal with Alfred Hitchcock Estate Universal Cable Productions Inks Development Deal with Alfred Hitchcock Estate
by TV News Desk - September 29, 2016

Master filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock once said, 'Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.' In that vein, Universal Cable Productions (UCP) has inked a deal with the Alfred Hitchcock Estate to develop 'Welcome to Hitchcock,' an inspired take on the master filmmaker's unique brand of storytel... (more...)
TIFF Announces Appointment of Five New Board Members TIFF Announces Appointment of Five New Board Members
by Movies News Desk - September 27, 2016

With the completion last week of the 41st Toronto International Film Festival®, TIFF announces the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Geoff Beattie, Frank Kollmar, Leslie Noble, and Jeffrey Remedios.... (more...)
Production Begins on Stephen Frears' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, Starring Judi Dench Production Begins on Stephen Frears' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, Starring Judi Dench
by Movies News Desk - September 26, 2016

Production has begun on Working Title Films' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, to which Focus Features holds worldwide rights as part of the company's renewed global initiative.... (more...)
NBC Thrilling Dramas TIMELESS, EMERALD CITY & More Heading to New York Comic Con NBC Thrilling Dramas TIMELESS, EMERALD CITY & More Heading to New York Comic Con
by TV News Desk - September 22, 2016

NBC and Universal Television will be heading to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con with three thrilling dramas: “Timeless,” which premieres Monday, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m.; “Emerald City,” which launches with a special two-hour event at 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6; and “Midnight, Texas,” which will beg... (more...)



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