Paramount Pictures News

Chromecast Proves a Hit With Presto's Movie Lovers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Presto, Australia's premier entertainment streaming service, today announced that Google Chromecast has taken the lead as Australia's favourite way to enjoy their blockbuster movies library. More than 20% of Presto views have been via Chromecast, since Presto's arrival on the device in July this year. (more...)

The Year's #1 Movie in the World, TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, Arrives on Blu-ray
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg and in association with Hasbro, Inc., Paramount Pictures' $1 billion worldwide blockbuster Transformers: Age of Extinction makes its highly-anticipated debut September 30, 2014 on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and VOD. The film will be available to own two weeks earlier on Digital HD September 16, 2014. (more...)

Ty Dolla $ign Announces the 'In Too Deep Tour'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Atlantic recording artist Ty Dolla $ign has announced plans for a major North American headline tour. The 'In Too Deep Tour' will get underway October 1st at San Antonio's White Rabbit and then travel through late November (see itinerary below). For complete details, please log onto www.dollasignworld.com/tour. Recently named as one of XXL Magazine's 'XXL Freshmen 2014,' Ty is also busy completing work on his hugely anticipated debut album, titled 'FREE TC,' due out later this year. (more...)

The International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society and the National Association of Broadcasters to Present “Con-Tech 2015: the Preview Seminar” September 24, 2014 - Paramoun
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The event will bring together content professionals and executives tasked with managing the next generation of content technologies emerging in the marketplace in 2015. The seminar is open to entertainment industry professionals and will be held at the Paramount Pictures Studio Theater in Hollywood. (more...)

Somera Partners with Crimson Hexagon to Deliver Social Media Insight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Crimson Hexagon's ForSight social media analysis technology will assist Somera in meeting the strategic needs of its client roster, which includes companies in the banking, media and broadcast TV industries. Using Crimson Hexagon's ForSight, Somera will incorporate in-depth conversation analysis and consumer research into their reports and advisory services to their clients. (more...)

CBS Unveils DVD Collections of Current Series
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Just prior to their fall 2014 broadcast premieres, the latest seasons of TV's most popular series will arrive on DVD from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution packed with exclusive bonus features. A collection of longstanding fan-favorite crime hits, such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and Criminal Minds, join critically acclaimed dramas, The Good Wife, Elementary, Blue Bloods and Hawaii Five-O (2010), along with the hilarious new series The Millers, for release on DVD including newly produced material only accessible through these special collections. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Adam Sandler Stars in Jason Reitman's MEN WOMEN & CHILDREN
by Movies News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Paramount Pictures has debuted the trailer for Jason Reitman's new film MEN WOMEN & CHILDREN, hitting theaters in limited release on October 3rd before going nationwide on October 17th. (more...)

Elizabeth Reaser Joins MCC Theater's THE MONEY SHOT; Performances Begin 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Screen and stage star Elizabeth Reaser, best known for her performances in the blockbuster Twilight film franchise and her season-long arc on 'Grey's Anatomy,' will step into its upcoming production of The Money Shot for the departing Heather Graham, who exits the production due to a late-breaking opportunity to begin production on a passion project. (more...)

Wells Fargo Center Adds Celtic Woman, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus & More to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Today, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts announced four new shows to be presented at the Ruth Finley Person Theater (50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA): Grammy and Blues Award-winning ensemble Tedeschi Trucks Band on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 8:00 p.m., Irish music sensation Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas-The Symphony Tour on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 8:00 PM, the critically acclaimed San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus: Home for the Holidays! on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM and the hit 1940's Big Band tribute show In the Mood on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 3:00 PM. Tickets for all four performances go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 29, 2014 at noon and may be purchased online at wellsfargocenterarts.org, by calling 707.546.3600 or in person at the box office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. (more...)

Comedy Central Launches New Reality Series, COMEDIANS CRASHING COUCHES, Starring Nikki Glaser
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Comedy Central knows that it takes way more than just hilarious programming to stay on top — it's also about getting to know your audience on a deep, meaningful level. That's why the #1 brand in comedy sent comedian Nikki Glaser to move in with a bunch of social media savvy millennials and report back on her experience for the new multiplatform reality series “Comedians Crashing Couches.” The eight-episode series is produced by Comedy Central's CC:Studios and debuts on Thursday, August 14 across multiple platforms including CC.com and the Comedy Central YouTube Channel. (more...)

David Madden Named President of Entertainment for FOX Broadcasting Company
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden announced today that they have promoted Joe Earley to Chief Operating Officer for Fox Television Group (FTG) and appointed David Madden President of Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX). (more...)

Comedy Central Premieres New Reality Series COMEDIANS CRASHING COUCHES
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The #1 brand in comedy sent comedian Nikki Glaser to move in with a bunch of social-media savvy millennials and report back on her experience for the new multiplatform reality series “Comedians Crashing Couches.” (more...)

YOU On Demand Forms New Partnership With Dr. Peng Telecom and Media
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc. (YOD) ('YOU On Demand'), a leading Video On Demand ('VOD') service provider in China delivering Hollywood movies to mobile and TV screens, announced today that it has signed a distribution and service agreement with Beijing Hiveview Technology Co,Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dr. Peng Telecom and Media Group, Ltd. (600804.SS on the Shanghai Stock Exchange) ('Dr. Peng Group'). Dr. Peng Group is the largest independent broadband service provider in China with 8 million broadband homes across the country. (more...)

Hollywood Arts Council's 29th Annual Children's Festival Draws Nearly 5,000
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The Hollywood Arts Council (HAC) presented their 29th Annual FREE Children's Festival of the Arts at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood on Sunday, August 10, 2014. Shauna McClure, Executive Director of the Hollywood Arts Council said, 'This year's Children's Festival of the Arts was attended by a record high of around 5,000 people. The event was a total success! People whose parents attended the festival in the past are now bringing their own kids. The diversity of the crowd in attendance was truly amazing.' (more...)

International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Announces Technology & New Product Awards Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Technology & New Product Awards winners have previously included: DreamWorks Animation (DWA), IMAX, RealD and many other leading technology and product developers in this industry. (more...)

Pixelworks Joins the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

“High value video content is increasingly consumed across a broad range of devices, including tablets, notebooks and smartphones,” said Graham Loveridge, Pixelworks' SVP Strategic Marketing and Business Development. “Yet reproducing the content creator's intent requires the sophisticated display processing and picture quality tuning that is only found in televisions and projectors today. The ETC provides a great collaborative forum that will help us to ensure that our display processors provide the best video experience on all screens, including mobile devices.” (more...)

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL to Play Morrison Center, 10/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at the Morrison Center on October 21-23, 2014. Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Ticket prices range from $37.50 to $57.50 and will be available at the Morrison Center Box Office, by visiting MorrisonCenter.com, or by calling 208-426-1110. (more...)

Silent Film WINGS Gets Screening with Live Organ Accompaniment, 8/10
by Movies News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

A screening of the silent film, Wings, accompanied by live organ music will take place Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 7:30pm as a kick-off to the Armed Forces Parade on Monday, August 11th and the Atlantic City Airshow on Wednesday, August 13th. This event will serve a benefit to raise funds to preserve and restore both organs at Boardwalk Hall, one of which is the largest in the world. (more...)

VIDEO: Rare Footage - Watch Tom Hanks Audition for FORREST GUMP!
by Movies News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Hard to believe there was a time when Tom Hanks actually had to audition for a movie role! (more...)

Paramount's TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Pulls in $4.6M at Thursday Box Office
by Movies News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Despite less than stellar reviews from critics, Paramount Pictures' TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES is already off to a strong opening at the box office (more...)

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