1 of 13 View 13 Items Provided by the Sundance Institute Zac Efron at the premiere of "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile" in Park City. Related Links Forced abortions, sterilizations and abandoned babies: Sundance film shows the dark side of China's one child policy Sundance is showing a film about Satanists. What does it have to do with religious liberty? Sundance's Michael Jackson documentary brings strong feelings to Park City premiere PARK CITY — After 10 days, the Sundance Film Festival is coming to a close. All in all, it was a strong year for a festival that continues to have a significant impact on the movie industry. The festival featured 121 films, many of which brokered large acquisition deals with major distributors and made headlines for their thoughtful and provocative content. Awards On Saturday evening at Park City's Basin Recreation Fieldhouse, filmmaker and actress Marianna Palka hosted the festival's … [Read more...] about The big awards, acquisitions and headlines from Sundance 2019
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By Drew FitzGerald WSJ Wed., Jan. 30, 2019 Editor’s Note: This article, originally published online Jan. 29, is being republished with portions omitted to correct errors. Prior versions of this article said AT&T Inc. call-center workers sometimes made it difficult for customers to cancel DirecTV service. AT&T disputes that. Those passages were removed because they were based on interviews with former AT&T call-center managers who worked in centers whose primary purpose was to serve customers of other AT&T products, not DirecTV. DirecTV has its own dedicated call centers. Earlier versions also reported on an AT&T customer’s experience with a call center. Those passages have been removed because the customer used AT&T’s U-verse service, not DirecTV. When AT&T Inc. took over DirecTV in 2015, a group of executives from the two companies gathered at Fleming’s steakhouse in El Segundo, Calif., to celebrate the deal. … [Read more...] about AT&T Wants to Be Big in Entertainment. First, It Has a $49 Billion Problem to Fix.
Journalism academics have defended research claiming BBC Radio 5 Live did not meet Ofcom targets for news and current affairs output last year after the BBC branded it “shameless paid-for lobbying”. Rupert Murdoch’s News UK paid £25,000 towards the research, carried out by the University of Kent. The news group owns BBC rival Wireless Group, which oversees Talkradio, Talksport and Virgin radio stations.TimelineJanuary 28, 2019BBC Politics Live boss Rob Burley says balancing every show across political parties would be 'really boring'January 24, 2019BBC News presenter George Alagiah makes on-air return after year out for cancer treatmentJanuary 23, 2019BBC News presenter Clive Myrie to receive honorary doctorate from his old university for journalistic achievements The BBC rejected the headline findings in the report by the Centre for Journalism, saying: “Given this report was paid for by the parent company of Talksport, people can judge its … [Read more...] about Academics defend News UK-funded research into Radio 5 Live news output after BBC dubs it ‘shameless paid-for lobbying’
FILE – In this Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Big Boi and Travis Scott will join Maroon 5 in this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. Maroon 5 had been the widely reported halftime show act since September, but the NFL officially announced the band as its headliner Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File) FILE – In this Sept. 17, 2016, file photo, Travis Scott perform during the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. Big Boi and Scott will join Maroon 5 in this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. Maroon 5 had been the widely reported halftime show act since September, but the NFL officially announced the band as its headliner Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File) FILE – In this April 27, 2014, file photo, Big Boi of Outkast performs at Counterpoint 2014 in Rome, Ga. Big Boi and Travis Scott will join Maroon 5 in this year’s Super … [Read more...] about NFL announces that Maroon 5 will headline Super Bowl with Travis Scott, Big Boi
The Detroit News Published 1:38 PM EST Dec 26, 2018 Here are the local pop culture stories that had the biggest impact this year: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, dies at 76 The city of Detroit came to a standstill on Aug. 16 with the news that legendary singer Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, died at her Detroit home of pancreatic cancer. Over a two-week period, the city and the world celebrated her life, her celebrated 60-year musical career, and her legacy of quiet generosity for causes far away and close to home for more than 30 years. For complete coverage, go to detroitnews.com/series/arethafranklin Death of Michigan Opera Theatre founder David DiChiera A little more than a month after Aretha Franklin died, Detroit suffered the death of another entertainment giant: David DiChiera, 83. The impresario, described by many as a cultural powerhouse who brought opera back to the Motor City, helped jump-start downtown Detroit’s revival and pioneered the practice of … [Read more...] about Top 10 Detroit News entertainment storylines of 2018