In his new role, Levine will work with Sarnoff to develop, modify and execute the operational structure and long-term plans as part of the broader restructuring of AT&T-owned WarnerMedia. He will keep his current responsibilities, which include strategic and operational responsibilities of the WB Television Group and management of the company’s interest in the CW Network; both Levine and Sarnoff serve on the CW board. He will also now oversee the Corporate Business Development and Strategy Group and the Worldwide Studio Operations Group. … [Read more...] about WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group Ups Jay Levine To Chief Strategy Officer; Digital Chief Thomas Gewecke Sets Exit
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On Thursday, Deadline’s David Robb reported that FilmLA has seen a sharp rise in applications for on-location filming in and around Los Angeles. The city and county’s film permit offices says that it has received some 1,127 film permit applications from 829 unique projects since June, with monthly applications increasing by nearly 40% in August over July and now averaging about 27 applications per day. … [Read more...] about Los Angeles County Coronavirus Update: Chief Medical Officer Says, “There Certainly Have Been Cases” On Film And TV Sets In L.A.
"When we looked at all the characters, places, and worlds in the Star Wars universe available to us, we asked ourselves, 'What haven't we seen before? Who are we curious about? Darth Vader is the perfect ambassador to usher us into the Star Wars VR universe." RELATED: Rogue One Prequel Targeting a November Start Date for Cassian Andor Disney+ Series? StarWars.com also announced that ILMxLAB's acclaimed VR experiment, Trials on Tatooine, to Steam VR for free. Starting Monday, July 18, anyone with an HTC Vive VR headset will be able to become a Jedi Padawan as you enjoy an experience never before available in your own home. Thanks to VR technology and the creative talent at ILMxLAB, Trials on Tatooine transports fans into the Star Wars universe in ways previously not possible. As the Millennium Falcon descends for a landing and Artoo Detoo delivers a lightsaber that you use to deflect blaster bolts back at firing stormtroopers, you become fully immersed in the iconic desert planet. … [Read more...] about Darth Vader VR Star Wars Movie Coming from David S. Goyer
President Donald Trump issued an executive order in early August warning ByteDance that TikTok would be banned in the U.S. (as it has been in India) unless it is sold to a U.S.-based company. The conflict over the app is part of a lengthy series of clashes between the U.S. and China. TikTok, which has grown more than 800% since 2018, now reports 100 million active users. … [Read more...] about Walmart Sets Launch Of Membership Program For $98 A Year, But No News Yet On Video Element
Despite the uproar, Universal did demonstrate to movie theaters that they’re faithful to the traditional window by moving their big 2020 event pics to next year, specifically Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru and F9. Instead of re-dating them constantly, which is what many major studios are unfortunately left doing as it has become harder to reopen cinemas during the pandemic, Uni has saved costs and resources in the process by simply just delaying its tentpoles. … [Read more...] about Universal & AMC Theatres Make Peace, Will Crunch Theatrical Window To 17 Days With Option For PVOD After