Today Snapchat parent company Snap, Inc. announced new partnerships with 25 media companies to create daily content for its Our Stories product.
These partners, which range from traditional media outlets and longtime Snap partners like CNN and NBC to digital publishers like Refinery29 and LADbible, influencer platform Whalar and sports media upstart Wave, will release daily editorial units that mix their own original material with user-generated content drawn from Snapchat’s millions of active users around the world…More
Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues reboot has a host and a new title. TV newcomer and Broadway actor Joshua Dela Cruz will lead a new generation
of preschoolers in the search for clues with the beloved energetic girl puppy blue on Blue’s Clues & You formally know as Blue’s Clues.
Production begins this month in Toronto.
Halle Berry is making her directorial debut with Bruised, a mixed martial arts action drama…Berry will also star in the feature as a disgraced MMA fighter, Jackie “Justice.” When 6-year-old Manny, the son Jackie walked out on years ago, returns to her life, she has to conquer her own demons, face one of the fiercest rising stars of the MMA world and fight to become the mother that she thinks Manny deserves.
Why settle for desktop and mobile screens when the silver screen is a possibility? As digital publishers constantly look for new ways to distribute their content
and reach untapped audiences think Facebook Watch shows and experiential events feature films remain a lucrative platform where publishers like Vice Media,
BuzzFeed and, most recently, Refinery29 can engage their audiences
Film and TV productions in New Orleans are shutting down early as Tropical Storm Gordon bears down on the Gulf Coast. “We’re all being cautious and keeping an eye on it,” said Cory Parker, business agent of IATSE Local 478 in the Big Easy, whose offices are still open at this time. Two productions, he said, “chose to shut their doors for the next two days, and one production went home early. Everybody’s taking precautions. Safety is first.
German director Christian Schwochow is getting the royal treatment and taking on two episodes of Netflix’s The Crown. Schwochow will be behind the camera for two episodes for the third season of Left Bank Pictures’ drama. It is Schwochow’s most high-profile English-language project, having previously directed series including German History X, produced by Dark producer Wiedemann & Berg, Federation Entertainment’s insider trading drama Bad Banks and period drama The Tower… Read more Here
Here’s the first trailer for low-budget thriller The Boat, which will get its world premiere at Austin’s upcoming Fantastic Fest. The well-sold feature was written by father-and-son team Winston and Joe Azzopardi, with the former directing and the latter starring in the movie. It follows a lone fisherman who boards an abandoned sailboat. Finding no signs of life, he emerges back on deck to discover that his own boat has disappeared, and a nightmarish journey
With a line-up that includes The Runaways, The Gifted and more, it makes sense that Marvel would debut the long-awaited return of Daredevil in NYC just blocks from the Man Without Fear’s stomping ground of Hell’s Kitchen and that’s exactly what’s going down next month at New York Comic Con. While we don’t have a launch date yet for the third season of the Charlie Cox-led Netflix series, Daredevil will be part of Marvel’s near takeover of the Big Apple….MORE
DC Daily will kick off August 29 with a 4:30 PM PT livestream hosted by Kevin Smith, who will introduce viewers to the show’s format, sets and exclusive content and provide an in-depth look at the DC Universe service.
The DC Daily logline: Hosted by a variety of faces familiar to DC fans, the show will offer an added depth of news content that ties back to the original series, comics and community on the new service. The format is scheduled to include “Headlines,” a down of daily news briefs; “Reports,” a single-topic segment that might feature an in-depth interview or deep dive into an upcoming book, film or series; and “Talk,” a panel discussion including analysis about the day’s big topics and news. Special guests and other co-hosts also will join the daily cast.
DC Daily will be filmed and streamed daily from a new 2,100-square-foot set built especially for the show at a Warner Bros. Digital Networks studio location in Burbank. The sets include original large-format panel artwork of iconic DC characters as well as plenty of conversational seating, demonstration stations and stand-up viewing areas for hosts, guest commentators and special guests.