Annapurna Pictures Launches TV Division Headed By Former HBO Executive Sue Naegle

Annapurna Pictures has launched a new production arm, Annapurna Television, which will be led by former HBO president of entertainment Sue Naegle. She recently ended a production deal at the network which followed her executive stint.
Annapurna’s new division will focus on building out the label’s television slate for broadcast, cable, and digital platforms. Naegle will run the new enterprise alongside Annapurna founder Megan Ellison, and will spearhead Annapurna’s TV…

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Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures Taps Sue Naegle to Head TV Division

Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures has enlisted HBO alum Sue Naegle to launch a television division for the film production and finance company behind such features as “Sausage Party” and the upcoming “20th Century Women.” Naegle will serve as president of the division, which marks an expansion of Annapurna’s ambition beyond the film realm. “I could… Read more »

Curtain Rises On Date For 71st Tony Awards On CBS

CBS said today that it will air the 71st annual Tony Awards on June 11 from the Waldorf-Astoria Grand Ballroom. Broadway’s trophy show will be live at 8 PM in the East and delayed in the West. The Hamilton-free Nominations will be announced May 2.
CBS has aired the Tonys every year since 1978. The ceremony is presented by Tony Award Productions — a joint venture of the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, which founded the Tonys.
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Napa Valley Film Festival Announces 2016 Lineup With ‘Lion’ Set for Opening Night

The Napa Valley Film Festival has released it’s official line-up including opening and closing night screenings, honorees and celebrity tributes. It will take place Nov. 9 – 13. The Weinstein Company’s “Lion,” starring Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and Dev Patel, will screen on opening night. The independent documentary “Pisco Punch: A Cocktail Comeback Story” will be served… Read more »

The CW Launches Cord-Cutter-Friendly Roku Channel; Apple TV & Fire TV Apps Up Next

The CW launched a new channel on Roku Tuesday that doesn’t turn away cord cutters: The network’s new Roku app doesn’t require users to create an account, or authenticate with their pay TV credentials. Instead, it simply serves up the most recent five episodes of shows like “Jane the Virgin,” “Supergirl” and “Crazy Ex Girlfriend” to… Read more »

Poll: Who Should Host the Oscars?

It’s that time of year again: awards season is in full swing, and with that, the 2017 Oscars should soon start to take shape. Though the Academy has yet to even announce producers yet, falling behind the usual timeline, speculation has already begun about who will host the year’s biggest night in movies. After doing,… Read more »

TV Review: ‘Westworld’

A beautifully restored old train deposits visitors in Sweetwater, a manufactured Old West town and the central settlement within “Westworld,” the role-playing resort in which paying customers can bring their most elaborate fantasies to life, setting out on frontier adventures or staying in the saloons to whoop it up. But like a train, this drama… Read more »

Treasure Island relocating due to construction, announced single-day lineups

San Francisco’s Treasure Island festival, which is coming up pretty soon (October 15-16) has just announced a new location. The relocation to a different part of the city-overlooking island that hosts it is due to construction going down on that part of the island…

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