Ohio’s Recently Bolstered $40 Million Incentive Provides Significant Lures for Producers

From the urban landscapes of Cleveland (recently seen by millions on TV, thanks to the Republican National Convention) to picture-perfect rural Midwestern wholesomeness, Ohio offers diverse all-American locations. What’s more, the state recently bumped up the annual cap for its incentive program to $40 million, and offers a 30% refundable/transferable tax credit The minimum spend… Read more »

Broadband Giants File for Rehearing on FCC’s ‘Unlawful’ Net Neutrality Rules

As expected, trade associations representing U.S. Internet service providers launched legal challenges Friday seeking to overturn a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the FCC’s net neutrality rules. The groups — the National Cable & Telecommunications Assn., CTIA, USTelecom and the American Cable Assn. — filed petitions for an en banc rehearing with the U.S…. Read more »

Pixx – “Baboo (Shura Space Tape Edit)”

Pixx - "Baboo (Shura Space Tape Edit)"Earlier this year, promising young British musician (and recent 4AD signee) Pixx (real name Hannah Rodgers) put out her warped-pop one-off single “Baboo,” and today the track’s received a remix courtesy of another promising young British musician, Shura (real name Aleksandra Denton), who just released her debut album Nothing’s Real. “I feel like … More »

Visual-Effects Pioneer Douglas Trumbull on ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ Digital Innovations

Visual-effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull first appeared in Variety on Dec. 17, 1968, in a review of the sex satire “Candy,” for which he created two outer-space sequences. His other movie credit that year was more memorable: “2001: A Space Odyssey,” on which he was one of the masterminds behind the groundbreaking special effects. Trumbull —… Read more »

Refused – “Servants Of Death” Video

Refused - "Servants Of Death"Swedish lefty punks Refused had a long tour in support of last year’s underrated album Freedom. They have a wildly energetic onstage performance and bring pure chaos with them wherever they perform, and they’ve captured all of that mayhem in the video scrapbook for “Servants Of Death.” The vid is lit like a Molotov … More »

Henry Louis Gates Jr: Donald Trump’s Political Rise Directly Related To Eight Years Of Black Family In White House

Henry Louis Gates Jr. said there is no doubt in his mind the rise of Donald Trump to the GOP presidential candidate is about the fact that, for the past nearly eight years, there has been a black family in the White House, which has driven some people in this country to distraction.

Gates came to TCA to discuss his new PBS series, Black America Since MLK: And I Still Rise, exploring the last 50 years of African American history, debuting in November.

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Dillinger Escape Plan announce new album ‘Dissociation’

Mathcore heavyweights The Dillinger Escape Plan have finally announced their new album. It’s called Dissociation and it hits on October 14 via their label Party Smasher. They’ve shared a teaser which involves some classical music and some noisy electronics to whet our appetite…

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James Schamus Debuts ‘Indignation’; Oscar-Winner Barbara Kopple Charts ‘Miss Sharon Jones!’: Specialty Preview

After a career as writer, producer and distribution chief, James Schamus makes his feature directorial debut with Indignation, in theaters following a fest circuit that included Sundance, Berlin, San Francisco, Seattle and others. The Roadside/Summit release is also being eyed as a breakout role for actor Logan Lerman. The feature is coming out on a busy weekend for Specialty releases, perhaps hinting at a packed fall. Two docs about public figures dealing with unexpected…

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Seth Meyers Takes ‘A Closer Look’ At Hillary Clinton’s Speech & More

Seth Meyers used his signature “A Closer Look” segment last night to focus on the Democratic National Convention, examining Wednesday night speeches by Michael Bloomberg (“the rich uncle you didn’t think would come”), Joe Biden (“the stepdad who pulls a nickel out from behind your ear even though you’re 27”), and Barack Obama (“the cool cousin everyone is bummed has to leave early”, before moving on to the Thursday finale with Hillary Clinton acceptance speech for the…

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