‘The Interestings’ & ‘The Last Tycoon’ Dramas Among New Amazon Pilots

Amazon today announced the lineup for its next pilot season. They include hourlong dramas The Interestings, adapted from Meg Wolitzer’s bestseller, directed by Mike Newell and starring Lauren Ambrose, and The Last Tycoon, written and directed by Oscar-nominated Billy Ray. Both are co-produced with TriStar Television and will be available in 4K Ultra HD and HDR. Six kids pilots also are on the lineup, the live-action Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, and animated pilots The Cur…

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Vimeo’s VHX Launches In-App Subscriptions for Apple, Roku Devices

Video channel operators on Vimeo’s VHX subscription VOD platform can now let users subscribe directly from apps for Apple TV, iPhone, iPad and Roku devices. Sellers on the VHX currently launched with in-app subscriptions in the Apple and Roku app stores include MHz Networks, which offers foreign-language programming for U.S. consumers, as well as YouTube channels Black&Sexy TV, and… Read more »

‘The Boxcar Children’ Series Of Books To Be Produced As Family Films

Shout! Factory and Legacy Classics have entered into a long-term production and distribution partnership for a slate of new family movies based on several classic and contemporary children’s book series, which will begin with The Boxcar Children. The other titles are not yet known, however the films based on the properties will be either animation or live-action. The plan is to produce a minimum of four feature-length movies over the first two years with the first wave to…

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Big Search – “Can’t Understand The News” (Stereogum Premiere)

Big Search - Life Dollars“Life Dollars are accrued by attending matinees and barbecues, taking stoned naps, water sports, romantic escape and all the other things you think you haven’t earned. Big Search rejects the monetizing of self worth, thus Life Dollars can not be measured by numbers, only vague piles,” says Matt Popieluch of the reasoning behind the title … More »

BBC’s Neil Breakwell to Head Up Vice’s U.K. News Operation

LONDON — Neil Breakwell, deputy editor at the BBC’s flagship news analysis show “Newsnight,” has been named London bureau chief for Vice News. Breakwell will oversee Vice’s news gathering across Western Europe as Vice continues to build out its digital news offerings across the region. Additionally, this autumn, Vice will launch a TV network, Viceland,… Read more »

Amazon Next Pilot Wave Includes Dramas ‘The Last Tycoon,’ ‘The Interestings’

Amazon Studios announced two hour-long dramas co-produced with TriStar Television — “The Last Tycoon” based F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final work and “The Interestings,” adapted from Meg Wolitzer’s best-selling novel — along with six kids’ shows that will be in the latest wave of pilots set to launch next month. The new shows are scheduled to… Read more »

USA Swimming Teams With Tugg for Screenings of Documentary ‘The Last Gold’

USA Swimming is partnering with releasing platform Tugg for the documentary “The Last Gold” about the U.S. women’s relay team who upset the East Germans at the 1976 Summer Olympics. The screenings will take place July 11, less than a month before the Olympics begin in Brazil. Tugg said Wednesday there are currently screenings scheduled… Read more »