‘Angry Birds’ Get Happy With Day-And-Date China Bow

Rovio Animation’s The Angry Birds Movie just landed a May 20 debut date in China which means it will now drop in North America day and date. The film will be marketed and brought to the cinemas throughout the country by 1905 Pictures and will have its China premiere at the Beijing National Stadium “Bird’s Nest,” which hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics. China accepts only about 34 international films a year. This is a film based on the wildly popular mobile game which has…

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Jon Stewart May Be on HBO Before November Election, Says CEO Richard Plepler

Jon Stewart could arrive on HBO in time for the November presidential election. In a Paley Media Council interview Thursday with CNN’s Brian Stelter, HBO CEO Richard Plepler was asked whether viewers could expect to see Stewart, former host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” on HBO before the general election. “Yeah, I’m hopeful,” Plepler… Read more »

‘The SpongeBob Musical’: Here Come The Songs In Behind-The-Scenes Promo

Are you ready, kids? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at Bikini Bottom (Eventually) Goes Broadway — otherwise known as The SpongeBob Musical.  The clip focuses on the songs and songwriters that will fuel the show, which premieres next month in Chicago en route to the Main Stem for the 2016-17 season.
“The score has a huge range of style and scale,” director and co-conceiver Tina Landau says. That’s an understatement consider the talent lined to contribute the tunes. It’s…

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Jeff Zucker Talks Up Video Network Great Big Story As CNN’s Phone Home: Newfront

Addressing a packed house at a scene-y downtown beer hall Thursday, a confident if limping Jeff Zucker extolled the success of his six-month-old baby Great Big Story, the video channel aimed at mobile and social twentysomethings that CNN launched last October.
“What’s exciting for me,” Zucker told Deadline, “is that this is going where the consumers are, where the hard-to-reach consumers are. Everybody talks about wanting to reach young people on their mobile devices…

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Cannes: IM Global Takes Reel FX’s ‘Wish Police’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Completing – at least to date – one of the most powerful sales slates line-ups of company heading towards Cannes next week, IM Global has taken international sales rights to “Wish Police,” one of the awaited new animation movies from Reel FX, the studio currently creating “Scooby-Doo 2” for Warner Bros. which also made Jorge… Read more »

Katie Couric Joins Lifetime’s Flint Water Crisis Movie As Executive Producer

Katie Couric is joining Craig Zadan and Neil Meron as an executive producer on Flint, the duo’s Lifetime original movie about the drinking water contamination disaster in Flint, MI, from Sony Pictures Television.
The hard-hitting, fact-based drama will examine the events that led to the “toxic crime” committed against the residents of the town of Flint, Michigan. It is looking to focus not only on the politics and poor management that led to the poisoning of the water…

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Kesha Replaces Mark Geragos After Unsuccessful Legal Battles

Kesha Replaces Mark Geragos After Unsuccessful Legal Battles

Kesha is scrapping her lawyer after loosing legal battles…

According to recent reports, Kesha has filed court documents at a New York Supreme Court on Monday to replace Mark Geragos as lead counsel.

Geragos has been representing the pop singer throughout her ongoing legal battle with Dr Luke, and to say the very least one can conclude from the courts rulings that the case has not been going in her favour.

DMN has been following this Kesha vs Dr Luke battle since she first filed legal papers in court, and throughout the case the attempts made by Geragos to have her released from her contract with Sony have been flatly denied on more than one occasion.

Also on top of this, all of the eight allegations that were made against Dr. Luke except for one were dismissed by the judge. Seems as though Kesha has had enough of loosing legal battles.

But, what’s also interesting, is that her mother, Pebe Sebert sacked Geragos as legal representative and dropped her case she filed against Dr Luke for ‘intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress’ last week.

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