Teenagers are not only streaming the most content -- they're going to the movies more than anyone as well Sean Burch, provided by Published 10:51 am CST, Monday, December 17, 2018 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Netflix Addicts Love Cineplexes: Frequent Moviegoers Also Watch 50 Percent More Streaming Content, Study Finds 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Netflix and the moviegoing business can live in harmony, it turns out. People who frequently go to the movies are also more likely to stream more content at home, according to a new study from EY’s Quantitative Economics and Statistics group, which bucks the prevailing wisdom that Netflix is slowly killing off the movie business. Read the full article on The Wrap … [Read more...] about Netflix Addicts Love Cineplexes: Frequent Moviegoers Also Watch 50 Percent More Streaming Content, Study Finds
Stephen Colbert has got the “tweets like Grassley” after discovering Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley‘s Twitter feed is a Daliesque art exhibition featuring such surrealist messages as “Norwalk HS 41students issues STOP Gasprices AfgNistan gaymArriage Iowa economy F16.” “This isn’t just tweeting!” Colbert professed in wonderment. “This is avant-garde stream of consciousness poetry. It’s Jack Kerouac typing ‘On The Road’ with his thumbs! How does he do it? Is he in a trance? Does he rub tuna on his iPhone and let his cat have at it?”Grassley’s innovative use of the medium galvanized Colbert to tweet in homage of the Senator, sending out several Grassley-esque tweets of his own, blasting out “i m so xitEd 2 twt l1ke mY h3ro gr asslee u ess A!!! you ez Ey!! #igotthetweetslikegrassley”“Nation, join me please in celebrating Chuck Grassley’s artistic breakthrough and tweet like … [Read more...] about Colbert Galvanized By Sen. Grassley’s ‘Avant-Garde’ Twitter, Summons America To Tweet Like Him
No one has ever likened motion picture exhibition to a party wallflower, but that is what feature films and their theatres seemed like at this year’s Digital Hollywood Media Summit, whose 11th annual session in New York again took place early March at Midtown’s McGraw-Hill building. The Summit again proclaimed a broad focus on “Television, Broadband, Mobile, Advertising, Cable, Telcos, Publishing, Radio & Marketing, Print Media, News Media, Motion Pictures and Games.” But “Motion Picture” was all but left out of the festivities.While many other subjects were the talk of panels and attendees (apps, platforms, Netflix, mobile and on and on), a few interesting comments about exhibition surprisingly surfaced on a financing and investing panel. One participant, citing the Wanda Group’s AMC Theatres acquisition, suggested much greater value awaited theatres were they to increase their advertising potential through more deals and alternative … [Read more...] about Still in the picture? Exhibition is a wallflower at wide-ranging Media Summit
With its $54.2 billion deal to acquire a chunk of 21st Century Fox, Walt Disney has increased its size advantage over the competition to the degree that it could set off a mad fury of mergers and acquisitions in the media sector. "Investors are now curious about what deal might come next," says RBC Capital Markets analyst Steven Cahall. The Disney-Fox deal has laid "down the gauntlet for the rest of the industry," adds Macquarie Capital analyst Tim Nollen.And Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Todd Juenger says it's bad news for the sector — in particular Viacom — if a giant like Disney viewed itself "too small."Already, Discovery is buying Scripps Networks Interactive, but every company in media is looking for more scale, which could drive prices higher.BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield wrote in a Wednesday report: "With Disney’s proposed acquisition of 20th Century Fox, we believe remaining film/TV studio assets will become increasingly … [Read more...] about Will Disney-Fox Set Off Scramble for Big Media Deals?
A former production assistant for Today Show is coming forward for the first time with a claim that she engaged in a consensual workplace relationship with Matt Lauer.In a first-person account published by Variety, Addie Zinone claims Lauer sent a series of flirtatious messages (printouts were published as part of the story) in 2000 — back when current CNN president Jeff Zucker served as executive producer.“[H]ey,” Lauer wrote in one of the messages, according to Zinone. “i hope you won’t drag me to personnel for saying this. but you look fantastic. i don’t know what you have done, or what is going on in your life…but it’s agreeing with you.”Zinone, then 24, subsequently had lunch with Lauer, who was 42 at the time. Zinone says she was seeking professional advice from Lauer in advance of a job move she was about to make. What she says happened instead was Lauer coming on to her for the entire meal.After they went back to 30 Rock, … [Read more...] about Woman Comes Forward About Workplace Affair With Lauer: ‘I Hope You Won’t Drag Me to Personnel’