Comic-Con International 2016: July 21–24 (Preview Night July 20) at the San Diego Convention Center!
WHEN: JUNE 23-25 2016
The Anaheim Convention Center
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. | BY RICARDO ARDUENGO
"Former world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, whose record-setting boxing career, flair for showmanship and political stands made him one of the best-known figures of the 20th century, died on Friday aged 74."
"Ali, who had long suffered from Parkinson's syndrome which impaired his speech and made the once-graceful athlete almost a prisoner in his own body, died a day after he was admitted to a Phoenix-area hospital with a respiratory ailment."
BY LUKE REILLY
"Warner Bros. is making changes to its DC Comics film department in the wake of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s lukewarm reception, with DC Comics chief creative officer Geoff Johns set to co-run a dedicated film division with current Warner Bros. Pictures executive VP Jon Berg."
By CECILIA KANG and EMILY STEELAPRIL 25, 2016
"WASHINGTON — Federal regulators on Monday moved to approve Charter Communications’ $65.5 billion acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, enabling the creation of a new cable giant as the industry focuses more on broadband as traditional TV declines.
Yet, the orders to approve the deals were coupled with many restrictions that illustrate how regulators are increasingly using their power to further policy goals that are not covered by current regulations for the industry. TheFederal Communications Commission and Justice Department imposed mandates on the acquisitions aimed at protecting streaming video companies and providing cheaper broadband services to low-income families, some of which go far beyond regulations for the entire cable and Internet sectors."
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"Prince Rogers Nelson, the artist known as Prince, who pioneered "the Minneapolis sound" and took on the music industry in his fight for creative freedom, has died, according to a family member reached by CNN. He was 57. The family member asked not to be identified."
"Seemingly out of nowhere, a new service called Screening Room could soon let consumers watch new movies the same day they hit theaters — for a hefty price. On Wednesday, Variety reported that movie studios and the Sean Parker-backed startup have been in negotiations to help make the service a reality. And today, Variety claims some of Hollywood's biggest directors — Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, and Peter Jackson among them — are supportive of the idea. Some of the directors involved (Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are also named) have already invested in the business."
Brent LangSenior Film and Media Reporter@BrentALang
"Now, a startup backed by Sean Parker of Facebook and Napster fame is trying to encourage Hollywood studios and exhibitors to wade back into those controversial waters. Called the Screening Room, the company offers secure anti-piracy technology that will offer new releases in the home on the same day they hit theaters, sources tell Variety."
Where’s The Fair Use?
"No more staying silent. The time has come to start some dialogue about Fair Use and how it’s constantly being trampled on via the YouTube claim and take down system. To clear something up before people mention it."
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