When Carl Wilson died of cancer in 1998, his sons Jonah and Justyn became heirs to their father’s estate. That meant joining with surviving Beach Boys founders Mike Love , Brian Wilson , and Al Jardine to vote on key business decisions, from archival releases to commercials. It wasn’t easy. “The dynamic changed a lot after our father passed,” says Jonah, who was in his late twenties at the time. “Not to say it was all negative, but we had a lot of challenges.” Adds Justyn, “In the beginning, it was just trying to navigate a very complicated group of individuals.” These days, Carl’s sons are more optimistic. They recently came together with the founding members to make a major decision: The band has sold a controlling interest in the Beach Boys’ intellectual property — including their master recordings, a portion of their publishing, the Beach Boys brand, and memorabilia — to Iconic Artists Group, a new company run by longtime music business power player Irving Azoff . … [Read more...] about Inside the Ambitious Plan to Monetize the Beach Boys’ Legacy
A documentary about the 2002 murder of Run-DMC DJ Jason Mizell, aka Jam Master Jay , will have its streaming premiere Friday on ABC station apps before arriving on Hulu next week. Set the Record Straight: The Jam Master Jay Case will be available to stream on Friday for viewers on the eight free connected-TV apps run by the ABC Owned Television Stations. Even though the apps are specific to New York, L.A. and six other markets, they are viewable by anyone in the U.S. via Roku, Amazon Fire, Android and Apple TV. Disney-owned Hulu will debut the film on April 20 and linear ABC-owned stations will air it in various timeslots on April 17 and April 24. (Check out the trailer above.) Two men were indicted in 2020 for the point-blank shooting of Mizell in a New York recording studio, with prosecutors calling it the result of a cocaine deal gone awry. Yet many questions about the case remain unanswered and a host of other potential motives and factors have emerged, along … [Read more...] about True-Crime Doc About Mysterious Murder Of Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay To Stream On ABC Station Apps & Hulu
EXCLUSIVE: Kelly Marie Tran has come aboard as an executive producer on Summertime , reuniting her with her Raya and the Last Dragon director Carlos López Estrada on his spoken-word poetry feature film that world premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Good Deed Entertainment has distribution rights to the pic, which will now get a July 9 release date in select Los Angeles and New York movie theaters before expanding a week later. Inspired after attending a spoken-word workshop featuring 20-plus high school performers from the Los Angeles-based nonprofit Get Lit, Estrada proposed a collaboration to develop the performers’ work into a loose, interconnected narrative, allowing the young poets to express themselves and their relationship to the city in an authentic way onscreen. The result is the Slacker -esque construction Summertime , part contemporary musical, part sociological art, that bowed at Sundance in its experimental NEXT section. Kimberly … [Read more...] about Kelly Marie Tran Boards Carlos López Estrada’s Spoken-Word Poetry Pic ‘Summertime’ As EP
It seems that everything might not be well for Shah Rukh Khan's ambitious project Pathan. The movie may have come under the dreadful COVID-19 scare after some of the crew members of the same have tested positive for COVID-19. This might have led not only Shah Rukh going under quarantine but may have also stopped the shooting of the movie for now. However, given the current surge in the COVID-19 cases in Mumbai which may result in the lockdown being inevitable, the crew of Pathan had taken a two day scheduled break. The reason behind this was to ponder on the decision regarding their upcoming schedule in accordance with the pandemic situation. The shooting of the movie will resume if there is no lockdown in the scenario. Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan Congratulates His IPL Team KKR For Their 100th Win, Says 'All Were So Good To Watch' According to a trade source, "YRF works in an extremely efficient bio bubble. Tests happen regularly on sets and all crew … [Read more...] about Shah Rukh Khan Quarantines Himself After Crew Members Of Pathan Test Positive For COVID-19?
EXCLUSIVE: Universal executive Xavier Albert , who has been Managing Director for France since 2016, is taking on a dual-market role with the studio and will also become Managing Director for Italy. Albert will take over the MD Italy post from Richard Borg who is retiring in July after 30 years with the Universal Pictures International organization. Universal’s President of International Distribution, Veronika Kwan Vandenberg , made the news official in a note to staff today. Related Story 'Tomorrow War' Director Chris McKay Boards 'Renfield'; Universal's Latest Monster Movie Focused on Character From 'Dracula' Albert will report to the new Executive Vice President of EMEA, a role that is in the process of being filled. In the interim, he will report directly to Niels Swinkels, EVP International Distribution. Before joining Universal, Albert held several executive roles at Netflix and Disney in France. Over the past five years, he has “brilliantly … [Read more...] about Universal’s Managing Director For France, Xavier Albert, Adding Italy To Purview