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YouTuber Sends Lawyer After UFC to Stop ‘Unfair’ Takedown Notices

Frustrated by the continued takedowns, MacKay decided to take a stand. He reached out to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to help him address the matter. The EFF was happy to oblige and this week attorney Alex Moss sent a letter to the UFC, demanding that it stops sending unwarranted notices. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » http://bit.ly/2VHIdmW
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YouTube And Major League Baseball Set Free Streaming Pact For 13 Games

Dates and matchups for the games will be announced in the coming weeks, MLB and YouTube said. Each game will be produced and enhanced exclusively for the YouTube platform by MLB Network’s production team. In order to see games for free, viewers will need only to subscribe to MLB’s official YouTube channel. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2ZKGPOR

Netflix Wins As Academy Leaves Oscar Eligibility Rule Unchanged

Instead, the board left intact Rule Two, the one that established that a film can be eligible for Oscars if it has a minimum 7-day theatrical run in a L.A. County commercial theater. That theater has to have a minimum of three screenings for paid admission each of those seven days, and those movies can be released on streaming sites on or after the first day of their theatrical qualifying run. – Dominic Patten, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2W3veYX

Beyonce’s Netflix Deal Worth a Whopping $60 Million (EXCLUSIVE)

The first of the three specials is “Homecoming,” the behind-the-scenes documentary chronicling her 2018 Coachella performance — a massive spectacle of dance, visuals and music that reaffirmed Beyonce’s moniker of Queen Bey — which premiered on April 17. The price tag on this installment, for which Beyonce Knowles-Carter is credited as executive producer, writer and director, hovers around $20 million. Beyonce’s rep did not respond to Variety’s requests for comment; Netflix declined comment for this story, although a source at the company disputed the financial terms of the deal. – Shirley Halperin & Jem Aswad, Variety » http://bit.ly/2Pie7A9

YouTube to live stream Coachella Weekend 2 for first time

The curated content will be available to live stream on Coachella’s YouTube Channel on desktop, mobile and TV and within the YouTube Music app. It will take a deep dive into the festival experience and deliver fans a slate of original content featuring select songs and performances from both weekends, artist interviews and commentary, mini-docs, animated adventures and more. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2Dpvb2j

Academy Prepping Service to Stream Best Picture Oscar Hopefuls for Voters (Exclusive)

It turns out the Academy is working on expanding the streaming platform that it has offered its members in recent years — which made available, via the Academy’s website, animated films for the animation committee prior to the nominations announcement, and documentaries and short films to all members afterwards, all without charging distributors — to include any best picture Oscar contender that a studio wishes to promote at a cost of $10,000 to $15,000 per title. – Rebecca Keegan & Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2IulbJi

Cannes & Netflix: Fest Chiefs On ‘Roma’ Fallout, Future Plans & French Windows

While Frémaux stressed that Netflix didn’t have any features ready for the 2019 edition of Cannes, this is the first year since 2015 that the festival won’t screen a Netflix or Amazon film. The latter will show two episodes of Nicolas Winding Refn’s TV series Too Old To Die Young, but it’s interesting to note that Cannes is moving in the opposite direction to most A-list festivals, which increasingly show the streamers’ movies. What’s also interesting to consider is that this is becoming a decision taken as much by the streamers as the festival itself. – Nancy Tartaglione & Andreas Wiseman, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2ZmvqEw
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