Universal Studios News

Unbound Productions Presents WICKED LIT 2014, 10/03-11/08
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced details for WICKED LIT 2014, the 6th annual immersive theatre event that will take place at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, California. The production will run from October 3-November 8, 2014. (more...)

NBC Celebrates Return of Annual DAYS OF OUR LIVES Fan Event, 11/8
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

In celebration of the show's 49th anniversary, the stars of NBC's longest-running daytime drama “Days of our Lives” will meet fans at the “Day of Days” fan event on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Universal CityWalk in Hollywood. (more...)

Hallmark Channel's CEDAR COVE is No. 1 in 8-9 pm Time Slot in Key Demos
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Hallmark Channel's original primetime programming continues to captivate audiences, with the sophomore season of original scripted series, Cedar Cove, elevating the network to rank as the #1 cable network in its Saturday 8-9p time period among households (more...)

LAIKA, Focus Features And RED Interactive Agency Introduce The Boxtrolls: Slide 'N' Sneak
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Animation studio LAIKA, movie company Focus Features, and RED Games, a division of RED Interactive Agency, today announced the launch ofThe Boxtrolls: Slide 'n' Sneak, a beautifully crafted side-scrolling action adventure game based on the must-see 3D stop-motion-animated family event movie of the year,The Boxtrolls. Available for iOS and coming soon for Android, the mobile game introduces players to the underground cavern-dwelling community of fun and fantastical creatures, the Boxtrolls, and gives users a bold new way to experience the creativity and excitement of the movie. (more...)

Tom Benedict Knights Stars in New Biopic GOD THE FATHER, 10/31
by Movies News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Tom Benedict Knight stars as Michael Franzese in Sony's God The Father, the life story of 'La Cosa Nostra' boss Michael Franzese, the Mob boss who became a Minister of the Church. (more...)

American Humane Association Announces Star-Studded Lineup For 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards''
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ With just a few weeks to go until the fourth annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards, American Humane Association, the country's first national humane organization, is revealing the roster of talent to appear at the star-studded Hollywood event. Co-hosted by football legend Terry Bradshaw and actress and animal advocate Beth Stern, the gala event at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday September 27 will celebrate eight courageous canines, all vying for the coveted title of 2014 American Hero Dog. Pop vocal group Wilson Phillips will be the featured musical entertainment for the evening, performing several well-known hits from their catalogue. The show will be taped by Mersey Masala Productions for a nationwide broadcast on Hallmark Channel on October 30. The producers are Paul Flattery and Irene Crinita and the director is Dennis Rosenblatt. (more...)

Telemundo to Premiere New Reality Competition YO SOY EL ARTISTA, 9/14
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Telemundo announced it will premiere "Yo Soy el Artista," the new mega-reality competition show that will find the next true artist, this Sunday, September 14th at 8pm/7c. (more...)

Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons Tribute WALK LIKE A MAN to Play El Portal Theatre, 10/9-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

El Portal Theatre in association with 3000 Miles Off Broadway Productions (a division of Rock N Roll Inc.) presents Walk Like A Man: The Songs of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, starring Val Martinez (formerly with the Four Seasons) at El Portal's Monroe Forum Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. This exclusive engagement will run October 9 through 19, 2014, 10 performances only! (more...)

Universal & Lowes Hotel Announce 'Caribbean-Themed' Resort for Universal Orlando RESORT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

When it opens in the summer of 2016, guests visiting the new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando will walk into a colorful Caribbean hideaway built around a lush, tropical lagoon and towering waterfall. (more...)

inContact Unveils Theme for Ninth Annual User Conference: Innovation Unleashed
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ inContact (SAAS), the leading provider of cloud contact center software and contact center agent optimization tools, today announced the theme for its upcoming users' conference: ICUC 2014 Innovation Unleashed, to be held September 23-25, 2014 at Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. The company anticipates record attendance of customers, prospects and partners at the annual event where attendees will explore opportunities for cloud innovation at an unprecedented time of rapid change in the customer service arena. (more...)

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: The Fluffy Movie
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Laugh out loud with one of the most entertaining stand-up comedians of all-time when the side-splitting comedy, The Fluffy Movie arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 21, 2014 and DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet on October 7, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. In addition, the Blu-ray , DVD and DIGITAL HD feature an exciting extended edition of the film providing exclusive never-before-seen footage from this year's sold-out 'Unity Through Laughter' national tour with Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias. (more...)

Unbound Productions Announces Cast for WICKED LIT 2014, Running 10/3-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced details for WICKED LIT 2014, the 6th annual immersive theatre event that will take place at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, California. (more...)

Telemundo to Air YO SOY EL ARTISTA: EL ESPECIAL, 9/7
by TV News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Telemundo announced “Yo Soy el Artista: El Especial,' a one-hour special hosted by TV personality Raul Gonzalez airing on Sunday, September 7 at 8pm/7c. The special program offers a sneak peek at Telemundo's new mega-reality show “Yo Soy el Artista” (I Am the Artist), featuring exclusive images of the castings held throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as interviews with the host, Lucero, and the judges: Luis Fonsi, Olga Tañon, Mario Quintero Lara, Stephanie Himonidis 'La Chiquibaby' and Boris Izaguirre. (more...)

THE PURGE: ANARCHY Coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack & Digital HD, 10/21
by Movies News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

For one night each year, any and all crime is legal and violence rules in The Purge: Anarchy, coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray , DVD, Digital HD & Ultraviolet on October 21, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. (more...)

NBCUniversal Announces NFL Kickoff Surrounding Coverage
by TV News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

NFL Kickoff 2014 on NBC this Thursday, Sept. 4, features Russell Wilson and the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks hosting Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field, in Seattle, Wash. A pre-game concert will feature performances by Grammy Award-winning singer, song-writer, producer, and The Voice judge, Pharrell Williams, as well as Seattle-natives and Grammy Award-winning band Soundgarden from a specially constructed stage outside of CenturyLink Field. Select portions of the concert will air on NBC. Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Presents Wesley Slade in THE WHO'S TOMMY 10/03-11/02
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

Mad Cow Theatre Presents, Wesley Slade in THE WHO'S TOMMY - October 3-November 2. Come on the Amazing Journey for this mind-expanding tale of the world's first Pinball Wizard-turned-Messiah. The Who's Tommy started out in 1969 as a double-album and was an instant hit with critics and fans. The rock opera then went on to spawn a film in 1975 and the Tony Award-winning Broadway version in 1992. The original album has sold over 20 million copies world-wide and was inducted to the Grammy Hall of fame in 1998. (more...)

Telemundo to Host Social Media Summit
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Telemundo announced its first-ever social media influencer summit, dubbed #YoSoyelInfluencer, as part of the highly-anticipated reality series, “Yo Soy El Arista' (“I am the Artist”), premiering Sunday, September 14 at 8 pm/7c. The reality show will air simultaneously in the U.S. on Telemundo and throughout Latin America on the cable networks E! and Telemundo Internacional. In addition, the network announced that music sensation Austin Mahone will join the panel of 100 celebrated influencers who will help decide if the contestants will face the judges and the show's host to advance past the audition round. (more...)

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: The Signal
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Lured to a mysterious location by a shadowy hacker, a trio of college students uncovers a mystery of epic proportions in The Signal, coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, and DIGITAL HD with Ultraviolet on September 23, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on DIGITAL HD two weeks early on September 9, 2014. A classic sci-fi thriller with a surprise ending, Joey Paur of Geek Tyrant calls The Signal 'a mind-bending experience.' The Signal is 'not a movie you'll forget anytime soon,' raves www.Bloody-Disgusting.com. (more...)

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen Collection
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen Collection presentsthe legendary performer in 24 of his most memorable films available November 11, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. (more...)

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen Collection
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen Collection presentsthe legendary performer in 24 of his most memorable films available November 11, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. (more...)

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