‘Shinobi’ Video Game Being Adapted Into Movie by Marc Platt

Producer Marc Platt is partnering with Stories International, Inc., the production arm and joint venture of renowned video game brand SEGA Group and Hakuhodo DY Group, to develop and produce the film adaptation of SEGA’s iconic video game franchise, “Shinobi.” Platt and Adam Siegel will produce through the Marc Platt PRoduction banner alongside STORIES President… Read more »

Prince Music Piracy Jumps More Than Tenfold After Artist’s Death

Internet pirates went crazy downloading Prince songs the week following the legendary musician’s death. From April 21-28, a total of 230,031 users were accessing the Purple One’s hits like “When Doves Cry,” “I Would Die 4 U” and “Let’s Go Crazy” on file-sharing services, according to piracy-tracking firm Excipio. That’s more than ten times the… Read more »

NBC Brings Olympics Coverage to Snapchat, With A Little Help From Buzzfeed

Olympians, get your snaps ready: The NBC Sports Group’s Olympics division has partnered with Snapchat to cover the 2016 Rio Olympics with live stories and a new Discover channel. NBC will produce the Olympics Discover channel in conjunction with Buzzfeed, and make it available to Snapchat users for roughly two weeks during the games, which… Read more »

Marc Platt To Bring Sega’s ‘Shinobi’ To Big Screen

Is this the next big franchise? Producer Marc Platt has partnered with video game maker Sega to develop and produce a feature film based on its video game franchise Shinobi. He and his production company will work with Sega and Hakuhodo DY Group’s production arm and joint venture Stories International, Inc. on the property.
Shinobi is a series of video games that has been around since 1987 so it is well-known among gamers. Shinobi means “ninja” in Japanese. It is a…

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Tony DiSanto’s DIGA Ups Tommy Coriale To General Manager, Sets ‘Jerky Boys’, Neil Strauss, Jay Sankey, Traci Stumpf Shows

Tommy Coriale has been promoted to General Manager of DIGA, reporting to the production company’s co-founder and CEO Tony DiSanto. The new role expands Coriale’s current responsibilities as VP of Production to include oversight of business development and growth of the company. Additionally, the company has set up a development slate that includes  unscripted projects featuring  the Jerky Boys from the popular comedy prank calls, author Neil Strauss, magician Jay Sankey

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Tony Awards Eligibility: ‘Shuffle Along’ Deemed a New Musical

“Shuffle Along” has been deemed a new musical in the upcoming Tony Awards race — thereby putting the freshly opened show, from a formidable team of creators and performers, in direct competition with “Hamilton.” The decision was issued by the Tony Awards Administration Committee in its final meeting of the season, during which the group… Read more »

Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Robert Richardson Inks With WME

EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed three-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson, whose most recent credit is Quentin Tarantino’s Cinemascope Western The Hateful Eight, which earned him his ninth Oscar nomination. He just wrapped production on Ben Affleck’s Live By Night for Appian Way and Warner Bros.
Richardson won Oscars for Oliver Stone’s JFK and Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator and Hugo. His credits include Stone’s Platoon and Born On The Fourth Of July

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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ New Photos Show Off Ship, Vintage Helmet

Director Rian Johnson offered a few breadcrumbs to appease hungry fans until the next update on “Star Wars: Episode VIII.” Johnson took to his “lousy stinkin” Tumblr to share some big news with “Star Wars” fans. “I can’t believe we’re halfway through the shoot. (We’re halfway through the shoot!)” He also released some set photos showing… Read more »

VB&P and Reebok want you to take advantage of all 25,915 days.

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The average human lifespan is 71 years. That’s 25,915 days. And that’s the premise for this new Reebok spot from Venables Bell & Partners. It’s a nice spot and concept – although everyone knows you don’t run from bears. That’ll cut your lifespan down by a lot.

Dowsing – “Red Legs Kicking” Video

Dowsing - "Red Legs Kicking" VideoDowsing have shared a video for “Red Legs Kicking,” a track off the Chicago-based emo crew’s third full-length, which comes out to day. The clip, which was directed by Kenna Hynes, features the band in an abandoned high school and takes on a slasher-movie urgency as it goes on. Watch below. [videoembed size=”full_width” … More »