DHX Media Boards ‘Mega Man’ Animated TV Series Based On Classic Video Game

Dentsu Entertainment USA and DHX Media have struck a global deal to develop, co-produce, distribute and jointly manage licensing for the new Mega Man animated series which was originally announced last summer. Man of Action Entertainment (Ben 10, Generator Rex, Big Hero 6) is executive producing the series that’s based on the classic video game franchise.
Under the terms of the deal, Dentsu Entertainment USA and DHX (Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, the Degrassi franchise)…

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HBO Inks Carriage Deal for HBO España with Vodafone Spain

HBO’s upcoming streaming service for Spain, HBO España, will be made available to Vodafone Spain clients following a carriage deal between HBO and the Spanish telco, HBO announced Thursday, as some details of HBO’s launch in Spain become clearer. HBO España’s catalog lineup will offer seasons of HBO hit series such as “Game of Thrones,”… Read more »

Ralph Fiennes in Almeida’s ‘Richard III’ to Air Live in Movie Theaters Worldwide (EXCLUSIVE)

LONDON — London’s Almeida Theatre will broadcast artistic director Rupert Goold’s production of “Richard III,” with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, live to movie theaters around the world on July 21. Almeida Theatre Live will give worldwide audiences the opportunity to see plays from the stage at… Read more »

Broadway’s Miller Time Continues With Roundabout Revival Of ‘The Price’

Broadway’s Arthur Miller revivalfest continues next season with the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Arthur Miller’s 1968 drama The Price, directed by Steppenwolf co-founder Terry Kinney.
Last seen on Broadway in 1999, the new staging will begin previews February 16, 2017 and open March 16 at the American Airlines Theatre for a limited engagement through May 7.
When the Great Depression cost his family their fortune, Victor Franz gave up his dream of an education…

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‘Paramour’ Lands On 42nd Street, One Small Step For Broadway, One Giant Leap For Cirque Du Soleil, Inc. – Review

The lovestruck heart doesn’t merely leap in Paramour. It flips, flies, frolics, flits, flounces, trips to the moon on gossamer wings, beats like a boogie and jumps like a bean — everything exactly as one should expect from romance as filtered through the prism of Cirque du Soleil. Officially starting the 2016-2017 season, this is the show with which the Montreal-based global franchise plants its standard on Broadway, promising — and, in spades, delivering — a mashup of 42n…

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Politico Will Boost Media-Industry Coverage By Removing Paywall (EXCLUSIVE)

Media junkies will soon have a new way to get their fix. Politico, the news outlet devoted to all things politics, is taking the bulk of its media coverage out from behind a paywall and launching a morning newsletter devoted to the topic. As part of the change, Politico is creating a single online hub,… Read more »

‘Peaky Blinders’ Renewed For 4th & 5th Seasons Amid Host Of BBC Drama Orders

The Shelby clan is set to return for two more seasons with Peaky Blinders receiving a double order from BBC Two. Season 3 is currently running in the UK with the epic crime saga created by Steven Knight and starring Cillian Murphy due to bow Stateside on Netflix on May 31. There’s currently no word on Netflix’s role in Seasons 4 and 5, although it wouldn’t be surprising to see it follow suit on picking up the popular drama.
Each new season will be six episodes, all…

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