Vogue Brazil Photoshops Models to Look Disabled in Paralympics Campaign

Vogue Brazil has come under fire for photoshopping able-bodied models to look like Paralympians for a campaign for the upcoming Paralympic Games in Rio. The headline reads “We Are All Paralympians” featuring Brazilian actors Cleo Pires and Paulo Vilhena. Although the magazine said it was trying to bolster interest and ticket sales for the upcoming Paralympics, the… Read more »

AT&T, HBO Ink All-Platform Content Deal; Programming Set For OTT Service

Ahead of AT&Ts expected Q4 launch of DirecTV Now, the telecom giant has signed an all-platform deal with HBO. The pact extends the companies’ existing contract and will make HBO and Cinemax content available on the forthcoming OTT service. Financial terms were not revealed.
In addition to bringing shows like HBO’s Emmy-winnng Game of Thrones and Veep to DirecTV Now, HBO and Cinemax content also will be part of AT&T mobile video bundle offers. Details about those are…

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Gabriel Byrne, Nathan Lane’s ‘No Pay, Nudity’ Scheduled for November Release

Monterey Media has bought all U.S. and Canada rights to Lee Wilkof’s “No Pay, Nudity,” starring Gabriel Byrne, Nathan Lane and Frances Conroy. The film, Wilkof’s directorial debut, is written by Ethan Sandler. Tani Cohen is the producer with Cliff Chenfeld and Seth Greenland executive producing. “No Pay, Nudity” premiered in July at the Stony Brook… Read more »

HBO, AT&T Strike Unprecedented Carriage Deal Across Pay TV, OTT

HBO and AT&T have struck what they are calling a “historic” first-ever affiliate pact that secures carriage for a channel across linear TV, online and authenticated streaming all at once. They also announced that the premium network will join the telco’s upcoming streaming bundle DirecTV Now as part of a multi-platform deal the companies announced… Read more »

Lou Pearlman Series in Development, Following Former Boy Band Producer’s Death

On the one-week anniversary of his death, Lou Pearlman’s life story is getting the TV treatment. Magnet Management and Condé Nast have acquired the rights to a recent article published this week about the former boy band producer, who launched *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys, and infamously ran a $300 million Ponzi scheme. He died one week ago on… Read more »

‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season 23 Will See Return Of Pros Julianne & Derek Hough, Maksim Chmerkovskiy

There will be some familiar faces from seasons past when Dancing With The Stars returns for the next go-round on ABC.
Season 23 will see the return of pros Derek and Julianne Hough, who last appeared in 2015. Derek will be back as a pro and Julianne will serve as a judge. Also returning is pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy, He last appeared in 2014 when he and Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis won the mirrorball trophy in Season 18.
Also returning are Season 22 pros Witney Carson…

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‘Louder Than Bombs,’ ‘The Wave’ Take Top Norwegian Film Prizes

Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s “Louder than Bombs,” which in 2015 was Norway’s first Cannes Competition entry in 36 years, won four Norwegian national film prizes, dubbed the Amandas,  Aug. 26 on the closing night of the 44th Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund, Norway. Trier’s third feature, and first English-language pic, starred an international cast: Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert,… Read more »