Amazon Buys Video-Delivery Player Elemental Technologies Variety – Music

Amazon has agreed to acquire Elemental Technologies, a video-encoding and content delivery technology company, to augment its cloud services offerings. Elemental is being acquired by Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of the e-commerce company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Amazon is paying about $500 million in cash for ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more

Digital Audience Ratings: Shyamalan Thriller Pays a ‘Visit’ to Top Spot, ‘Sicario’ Hits #2 Variety – Music

Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) – Film, a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR – Film measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more

‘Million Dollar Listing’s’ The Altman Brothers Talk Season Eight, Celeb Clients and Real Estate Tips Variety – Music

“This house is for sale,” realtor Josh Altman reminded the room full of colleagues who’d just previewed the eighth season of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” from inside a contemporary five-bedroom property in Doheny Estates on Wednesday night. “It’s $10 million, and you can have it tonight!” That gumption ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more

Tom McCarthy Speaks About Opening ‘Spotlight’ In Catholic Italy, How He Cast Michael Keaton, And How Journalism Is Deteriorating Variety – Music

Tom McCarthy’s new film “Spotlight,” about the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation in 2002 into the priest pedophilia scandals and subsequent cover-ups within the Catholic Church, is making a splash at the Venice Film Festival where it world premieres this evening after playing positively for the press this morning. Mark ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more