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Disney Hires Netflix Alum to Help Run Upcoming Streaming Service

Walt Disney Company on Monday said it has hired former Netflix executive Tehmina Jaffer to help launch and run its upcoming Disney+ streaming service as the conglomerate’s senior vp business affairs for its direct-to-consumer and international segment. – Paul Bond, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2HfPOAM
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‘The Act’ Trailer: First Season Of Hulu’s Anthology Series Follows A Fatally Toxic Mother-Daughter Relationship

The Season 1 logline, which is based on the true story: Gypsy Blanchard (King) is a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother, Dee Dee (Arquette). Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder. Chloë Sevigny, AnnaSophia Robb and Calum Worthy co-star. – Erik Pedersen, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2Tf3ovq

Netflix Makes Statement In Wake Of Steven Spielberg’s Attempt To Block Streaming Giant From Oscars

“We love cinema,” the official Netflix Twitter account wrote. They continue with a list of things they loved including: Access for people who can’t always afford, or live in towns without, theaters[.] Letting everyone, everywhere enjoy releases at the same time[.] Giving filmmakers more ways to share art[.] “These things are not mutually exclusive,” they concluded in a tweet that could be considered a clap back at the filmmaker. – Dino-Ray Ramos, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2IQxSzb

‘Tales From The Loop’: Rebecca Hall To Star In Amazon Series Based On Simon Stålenhag Art

Tales from the Loop explores the town and people who live above “The Loop,” a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe – making things possible that were previously relegated only to science fiction. In this fantastical, mysterious town, poignant human tales are told that bare universal emotional experiences while drawing on the intrigue of genre storytelling. – Nellie Andreeva & Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2EpRnZH

Ava DuVernay’s “Central Park Five” Netflix Limited Series Gets New Title, Premiere Date

When They See Us will center on the five teenagers from Harlem and will span 25 years, beginning in the spring of 1989 when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, and through their 2002 exoneration and 2014 settlement reached with the city of New York. – Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2TsCEGY

Emma Roberts to Star in Netflix Rom-Com ‘Holidate’

The story follows Sloane (Roberts) and Jackson, two perpetual singles who hate the holidays since their continual lack of a significant other subjects them to the judgment of their family members or stuck with clingy, awkward dates. After they meet, however, they pledge to be each other’s plus-ones for each holiday celebration over the course of one year. – Justin Kroll, Variety » https://ift.tt/2IYHDLR

Tubi & NBCUniversal Ink Streaming Pact Covering 400 Vintage TV, Film Titles

The titles covered by the deal will bring a nostalgic tear to many Gen-Xer eyes. The roster includes Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, The A-Team, Punky Brewster, The Incredible Hulk, Quantum Leap and the original versions of Magnum, P.I., Battlestar Galactica, The Bionic Woman and She-Ra: Princess of Power. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2NxyAjk
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