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Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
A look at Apple's video content strategy: slow and deliberate approach led by experienced ex-TV execs who pass on most scripts and bid on high profile shows   —  The world's biggest company is officially taking meetings as everyone from Jennifer Aniston to Steven Spielberg salivates over selling the first big show.
Sep 30, 2017, 11:50 AMIn context
Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Amazon and Apple are competing with Warner Bros. and others for rights to the James Bond franchise and are willing to pay as much as the studio   —  The franchise, and its future, are up for grabs as Agent 007 is being viewed as one of the last untapped brands that could be a game changer.
Sep 6, 2017, 10:40 AMIn context
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Snapchat's VP of Content Nick Bell says the company expects to debut scripted shows by year's end, aiming to complement TV   —  “We want to be friends of media,” says Nick Bell at the Edinburgh Television Festival as he outlines the company's mobile-first TV strategy.
Aug 23, 2017, 12:25 PMIn context
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Federal Judge issues preliminary injunction blocking Milwaukee from enforcing ordinance aimed at forcing AR game makers to seek permits, insurance, and more   —  The city didn't like the prospect of rare flora being trampled by game players.  A federal judge warns of censorship.
Jul 20, 2017, 10:45 PMIn context
Hollywood Reporter:
Facebook greenlights reality TV series Last State Standing and scripted comedy Loosely Exactly Nicole, in bid to lure viewers to its video tab   —  From ‘American Ninja Warrior’ producers A. Smith and Co., the reality show is the social media giant's second original series.
Jun 13, 2017, 3:05 PMIn context
Patrick Brzeski / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix signs licensing deal with iQiyi, one of China's top video streaming services and a subsidiary of the country's search giant Baidu   —  The streaming giant has been attempting to negotiate greater accesss to the huge Chinese market for several years.  —  Blocked by regulators …
Apr 25, 2017, 11:55 AMIn context
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Amazon gets first Oscar nomination for “Manchester by the Sea”, marking the first time a streaming service has been recognized in the Best Picture category   —  Kenneth Lonergan's drama scored a total of six noms, including lead actor, supporting actor and supporting actress.
Jan 24, 2017, 9:30 AMIn context
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Techdirt founder Mike Masnick faces $15M libel suit over articles that cast doubt on Shiva Ayyadurai's claim to have invented e-mail   —  This is the latest case from attorney Charles Harder, who previously represented Hulk Hogan against Gawker.  —  Techdirt founder Mike Masnick will be going toe …
Jan 5, 2017, 3:25 PMIn context
Ashley Cullins / Hollywood Reporter:
Snapchat accused of misleading investors to drive up its IPO in ex-employee lawsuit; company says the claims have no merit   —  An ex-Snapchat employee says he was fired just weeks after the company poached him from Facebook and is being blackballed.  Snap says his claims have no merit.
Jan 5, 2017, 10:30 AMIn context
Hollywood Reporter:
California enacts law, effective Jan. 1, 2017, requiring some entertainment sites with paid subscriptions like IMDb to remove actors' age info upon request   —  “On behalf of everyone in the industry who has struggled with age discrimination, whose opportunities to showcase their talent may have been blocked …
Sep 25, 2016, 10:30 PMIn context

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