Liquid Media Group Launches Projektor Platform EXCLUSIVE : Finance outfit Liquid Media Group is launching platform Projektor as a “marketplace for independent creators, distributors, and content and catalog holders globally”. The B2B marketplace aims to provide monetization and distribution opportunities, including aggregation and distribution partnerships (deals to date include Insight TV and dotstudioPRO). Liquid Chairman Joshua Jackson , of The Affair and Dawson’s Creek fame, explained: “Projektor’s mission is to serve the ‘now and next’ needs, aka the current and future of the industry. Independent filmmakers globally need better terms, higher transparency and more optionality when it comes to distributing their content to compete as equals in both streaming and alternative distribution.” Projektor will be launching with libraries from Reelhouse and Slipstream, including a curated collection from the library of Ananda Media, an international distributor with hundreds of … [Read more...] about Joshua Jackson’s Liquid Media Launches Projektor Platform; U.S Deal & First Trailer For Gary Daniels Action Pic — Global Briefs
Calvin Harris has linked up with 21 Savage for a new song, “New Money,” set to appear on Harris’ upcoming album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 , out Aug. 5. “New Money” is exactly what you’d expect from a Funk Wav Bounces track, with Harris crafting yet another effortless grove packed with bright piano, supple bass lines, and sunset-streaked synths (there’s even a wah-wah guitar solo thrown in for good measure). It’s a pristine production pallet for 21 Savage, who peels of couplets like, “Gucci garments, kush smell like armpits/You domеstic, all I ride is foreign shit.” “New Money” is the second offering from Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 , following “Potion,” which featured Dua Lipa and Young Thug. While a full track list hasn’t been revealed yet, Harris did tease the album’s numerous collaborators , including Normani, Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, Halsey, Pusha T, Chlöe, Pharrell, Busta Rhymes, Offset, Swae Lee, Tinashe, Lil Durk, and more. Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 … [Read more...] about Calvin Harris and 21 Savage Embrace That Nouveau Riche Life on ‘New Money’
In the competitive world of feature animation, it takes more than an entertaining yarn and a bit of slapstick comedy to cut through the noise. To make an impact at the box office in 2018—and at the Oscars, heading now into its 91st go-round—filmmakers are called upon to pursue a new standard of excellence, going back to the drawing board with each new effort, and finding exciting ways to break the mold. Leading the charge as regular contenders for Best Animated Feature since the category was created in 2001, Walt Disney Studios , and its Bay area subsidiary Pixar , once again enter the field of 25 films, with two projects that embody the category’s ideals. First, there’s Incredibles 2 , Brad Bird’s return to the groundbreaking superhero world he established in 2004. Sending the Parr family off on new adventures (with Elastigirl out chasing runaway trains, and Mr. Incredible taking a backseat), the film easily achieved hard-to-get hit sequel status, setting a record … [Read more...] about Oscars: Can Anyone Break Disney & Pixar’s Animated Feature Streak In 2019?
With Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse , their latest animated outing, producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller took a big swing, experimenting with bold formal choices to meet great power with great responsibility. The big screen debut of Miles Morales—an Afro-Latino teenager who dons the spidey suit, within a Marvel multiverse— Spider-Man would feature an unprecedented visual presentation befitting a truly groundbreaking character. Created in 2011 by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli—and soon amassing a major fan following—Morales comes into his own in the fast-paced origin story, swinging through poignant family moments, rampant meta comedy, and various dimensions, coming face to face with a number of Spider-Men and Women, while combatting a dire threat to humanity. An endlessly innovative duo, Lord and Miller have always sought to raise the creative bar, demonstrating that there are few limitations to what is possible, when imagination is in no … [Read more...] about ‘Spider-Man’ Producers Phil Lord & Christopher Miller Bring Miles Morales To Big Screen In Spectacular Style