Sony India Paying $385 Million to Buy TEN Sports

Sony Pictures Networks India is to pay $385 million to acquire TEN Sports Networks from Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited. The deal includes channels TEN 1, 2, 3 and TEN Golf HD, TEN Cricket and TEN Sports that operate across South Asia, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Middle east and the Carribean. cements Sony’s position as one… Read more »

Capone talks music and resilience w/ MISS SHARON JONES! director & documentary great Barbara Kopple

Capone talks music and resilience with MISS SHARON JONES! director & documentary great Barbara Kopple

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Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. If you know anything about the history of American documentary films, then you know the name Barbara Kopple, the two-time Oscar-winning director (for HARLAN COUNTY, U.S.A. and AMERICAN DREAM) of such legendary works as WILD MAN BLUES (which followed Woody Allen on a brief ragtime jazz tour), A CONVERSATION WITH GREGORY PECK; the phenomenal Mike Tyson profile FALLEN CHAMP; the captivating television mini-series “The Hamptons;” the Dixie Chicks spotlight SHUT UP AND SING; A FORCE OF NATURE; and her exceptional profile of Mariel Hemingway, RUNNING FROM CRAZY. She’s also directed feature films, such as HAVOC, and for television series such as “Homicide” and “Oz.” I’ve interviewed Kopple several times over the year, the last time being three years ago for RUNNING FROM CRAZY, during which, we briefly talked about her beginning work on MISS SHARON JONES!, an outstanding piece about the Grammy-nominated musical powerhouse, which deals quite directly with her struggles with pancreatic cancer, while trying to keep her band, The Dap Kings, from going broke while they are unable to tour as Jones recovers. I was already a great admirer of Jones, but this doc is nothing short of transformative. You will be moved by both the music and the narrative and positive energy that Jones embodies. The film is making its way across the country, and you should seek it out like your life depended on it. It should be noted that when I did this interview with Kopple,

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‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Toys Make Debut in Superfan-Created Film

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, on the heels of last year’s blockbuster “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Merchandising is an integral part of the “Star Wars” universe, and some of the new “Rogue One” toys were just unveiled via a superfan-created stop-motion film…. Read more »

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Toys Unwrapped Tonight Via Fanboy Short Series ‘#GoRogue’ – Watch

Tonight, Disney is unveiling the new toy line from its upcoming prequel Rogue One: A Star Wars Story via an auteurish-fanboy means.
Rather than just unbox toys across several international time zones like last year’s “Force Friday” which earned an estimated $1B in Star Wars Force Awakens merchandise retails sales, Rogue One toys are being revealed in #GoRogue, a four-part series of fan-made stop-motion animated shorts that spotlight the action figures. The shorts are…

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