MIPCOM: Japan’s WOWOW Snaps ‘The Player,’ ‘Zoo’ Variety – Music

CANNES– Japan’s leading pay TV channel has acquired exclusive Japanese broadcast rights to U.S. hit TV series “The Player” (pictured above) from Sony Pictures Television” and “Zoo” from CBS Studios International. “The Player,” which bowed on NBC in September, will roll out on WOWOW in the Spring, while “Zoo,” which ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more

Busan Film Review: ‘Go Home’ Variety – Music

“Go Home” reads the angry grease-paint message scrawled on the wall of the now-ransacked villa Nada (“About Elly’s” Goldshifteh Farahani) finds upon her return to the Lebanese village where she grew up. ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – MUSIC

‘Wallander’ Writer Henning Mankell Dies at 67 Variety – Music

CANNES — Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell has died at the age of 67. Mankell is best known for his novels featuring Inspector Kurt Wallander, which were turned into a TV drama series starring Kenneth Branagh. The original Swedish-language “Wallander” series, which starred Krister Henriksson in the lead role, ran ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more

I’m Imogen Heap. And This Is Why I’m Releasing My Music on Blockchain DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS

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Blockchain technology allows for instant, private, and totally transparent transmission of artist royalties, including realtime distributions to co-writers, producers, technology partners, publishers, and even labels. In a presentation at Guardian Live, Imogen Heap explained why she’s releasing her latest song, “Tiny Human,” via blockchain. <img src="http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/quotation-marks.jpg?27a99d" alt="quotation-marks" ….Read More Via:: DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS

Transformers Franchise Planned Up To Part 8 Empire Magazine

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Ten more years in the works Good news for those of you – and you are many – still enjoying a semi-regular blast of Autobot V Decepticon mayhem. The billion-dollar box office performance of last year’s Transformers: Age Of Extinction has seen studio Paramount map out the journey ….Read More Via:: EMPIRE MAGAZINE

Sam Smith's Spectre Theme Released Empire Magazine

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UPDATE: Now with promo video So here it is. As announced a couple of weeks ago, the gig of the 24th James Bond theme song has fallen to Sam Smith, and Spectre‘s opening credits will unfold to his ‘Writing’s On The Wall’. Following that short original snippet, the full ….Read More Via:: EMPIRE MAGAZINE

Mipcom: SundanceTV Acquires ‘The Last Panthers’ Variety – Music

CANNES – In one of the first U.S. deals to be announced at this year’s Mipcom TV trade fair, which kicked off Monday, SundanceTV has acquired broadcast rights to six-hour crime drama “The Last Panthers,” starring Samantha Morton (“Minority Report,” “Longford”), Tahar Rahim (“A Prophet,” “The Past”), Goran Bogdan (“We ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more