My Chemical Romance Demonstrates How NOT To Use Social Media

Social Media can be a great tool for promotion (no, this article wasn’t written in 2011, please bear with me).  These days, many major artists don’t even need to pay to advertise their new song or album; a post on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram will guarantee a few million YouTube views or Spotify streams.  And […]

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Colombian Ciro Guerra’s ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ Sweeps 3rd Platino Awards

PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay — Making good on its Academy Award nomination, Ciro Guerra’s “Embrace of the Serpent” swept the 3rd Platino Ibero-American Film Awards on Sunday night in Uruguay, winning in seven of the eight categories for which it was up for a prize. Opening Uruguay’s new Punta del Este Convention Center, the 2016 Platinos… Read more »

Alibaba Pictures Buys Korean ‘Romance’ for China Release

Alibaba Pictures Group has acquired China rights to Korean romantic thriller “Life Risking Romance.” The film is directed by Song Min-kyu (producer of “My Way”) and stars Ha Ji-won and Chun Jung-myung as well as China’s Chen Bolin. APG, which Friday issued a warning of losses in the first half of this year, has picked… Read more »

‘Preacher’ Recap: Hell or Ratwater

This post contains spoilers for “Preacher” season 1, episode 9, titled “Finish the Song.” To refresh your memory of where we left off, read last week’s “Preacher” recap. Sheriff Root is done playing games. He’s taking Custer into custody. But after a creepy story about what happens to child killers in prison, hinting at the fact that he thinks Custer… Read more »

Numemberg Blast Kills One, Injures 12; Fourth Attack On Southern Germany In A Week

Local authorities say one person is dead and a dozen injured in an explosion today near Nuremberg, Germany, that appears to be intentional. A police spokesman said the dead man was carrying a backpack with an explosive device and likely was acting alone.
The blast happened outside a restaurant in Ansbach, prompting authorities to evacuate about 2,000 people at a nearby music festival. There was no official word on motive or details about the dead suspected bomber. There…

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Democratic National Convention Poised to Kick Off Amid a Bit of Party Drama

PHILADELPHIA — The Democratic National Convention will offer many things that the Republicans’ gathering in Cleveland did not: More stars, more issue-oriented events, more party stalwarts. On Sunday, the gathering got a dose of what best described the GOP for much of the week: drama. The resignation of DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was buzzed… Read more »

Canada’s Arcana Studios & China’s Yisang Media Team For Toon Feature ‘Pandy’ – Comic-Con

Canadian comics publisher Arcana Studios and China’s Yisang Media have launched production on Pandy, a 3D animated feature that about pandas battling aliens. Yisang’s Los Angeles-Beijing Studios (LABS) and Arcana are producing the film, which was announced today at Comic-Con.
No talent was announced for the pic, which China Film Group will release in the Middle Kingdom. Yisang Media CEO Baiyi Chen, Arcana Studios CEO Sean Patrick O’Reilly, LABS COO Steve Chicorel & LABS…

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