"BASE is announcing some additional changes & clarifications to select Awards categories, after continued consultation with members; for the Box Office Awards, the requirement for a title to have observed a 16-week theatrical window before a digital or physical release has been removed; any entries which include PVOD/PEST marketing activity should be submitted in the Campaign of the Year – Reactive / Debut / Premiere categories.  

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amazon in talks to acquire mgm studios

"Amazon is weeks into negotiations on a deal to acquire MGM for about $9 billion, industry sources tell Variety. The deal is said to be being orchestrated by Mike Hopkins, senior VP of Amazon Studios and Prime Video, directly with MGM board chairman Kevin Ulrich, whose Anchorage Capital is a major MGM shareholder.


the real story behind netflix top ten lists

"It’s no secret that Netflix home pages are tailored according to past viewing patterns. What you see depends on what you’ve watched, which is why your interface might look a lot different than the one your spouse or neighbour sees when they log on. Perhaps not as widely known: Some of the categories and content rows that might seem objective are actually just as personalised."
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Hollywood & Netflix Win New Streaming Piracy Blocking Order at UK High Court

After several years' hiatus, the major Hollywood studios of the MPA have obtained a new site-blocking injunction at the High Court in London. Apparently handed down this month, the order compels local ISPs to block several web-based streaming sites using the '123movies' branding.
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European Audiovisual Observatory Releases New Report On Post-Brexit Rules For The European Audiovisual Sector

Following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, negotiations for a basic agreement between the two parties resulted in the so-called EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. The EAO has just released a report entitled Post-Brexit rules for the European Audiovisual Sector.

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Sky and Netflix launch writing fellowship for underrepresented talent with Bisha K Ali

"Sky is launching a new writing fellowship with Netflix alongside screenwriter Bisha K Ali, to support talent from under-represented communities. The programme is accepting applications, and will give those involved the chance to get writing experience at Netflix or Sky."
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