Media and Adv

How Disney Wants to Take On Netflix With Its Own Streaming Services

Mer, 08/09/2017 - 02:45
By accelerating its plans for direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney hopes to address Wall Street concerns about growth.

Sinclair Deal Draws Unlikely Opponent: Conservative News Media

Mer, 08/09/2017 - 01:14
Newsmax and The Blaze are among the outlets that have joined left-leaning critics of the Sinclair Broadcast Group proposal to acquire Tribune Media.

Fox to Launch New Singing Competition Series ‘The Four’

Mer, 08/09/2017 - 00:06
The announcement of the new series comes as ABC prepares to revive the canceled Fox hit “American Idol.”

7 Shows for President Trump to Watch on His Vacation

Mar, 08/08/2017 - 17:32
The president is spending 17 days in New Jersey and New York. A few of our critics weigh in with recommendations of shows to watch (besides the news).

China’s Pretty Boys Find a New Gig: Propaganda Films

Mar, 08/08/2017 - 11:19
The producers of “The Founding of an Army,” a government-backed epic about the early years of the Chinese military, were attacked online for casting too many dreamy young men.

Now Starring in the West Wing: Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Mar, 08/08/2017 - 11:00
The new White House press secretary is more understated than her predecessor, Sean Spicer, but she still speaks for a president at war with the media.

Arcade Fire’s ‘Everything Now’ Reaches No. 1 Thanks to Everything but Streaming

Lun, 08/07/2017 - 20:27
The band’s new record debuted at the top with the lowest streaming number for any No. 1 album since Bon Jovi in November 2016.

Amy Schumer to Make Broadway Debut in New Steve Martin Play

Lun, 08/07/2017 - 16:55
Ms. Schumer will star in “Meteor Shower” this fall along with Laura Benanti, Keegan-Michael Key and Alan Tudyk.

FX Strikes Deal With Comcast for Ad-Free Premium Service

Lun, 08/07/2017 - 15:00
The new offering, FX+, is a small but significant step for an ad-supported cable network toward competing with larger entertainment rivals like Netflix and HBO.

In a Corporate Concert World, an Indie Thrives in Washington

Dom, 08/06/2017 - 22:35
The promoter Seth Hurwitz has succeeded by creating high-quality venues and catering to artists’ needs. His latest undertaking is no exception.

The Potential and Peril of Giving a Brand a Human Face

Dom, 08/06/2017 - 21:07
Characters like Flo, star of 140 Progressive Insurance commercials, can deliver a brand message in a potent way. But they’re not great at evolving.

‘Detroit’ Suffers Box-Office Setback as ‘Dark Tower’ Is No. 1

Dom, 08/06/2017 - 19:46
Annapurna Pictures, founded by Megan Ellison, gambled that a wide audience would embrace “Detroit.” Instead, it earned $7.3 million, good for eighth place.

The Shift: Political Donors Put Their Money Where the Memes Are

Dom, 08/06/2017 - 17:22
Funding is flowing into social media, where partisan organizations are specializing in creating viral messages to reach voters.

Fox News Suspends Eric Bolling After Report of Lewd Text Messages

Sab, 08/05/2017 - 22:20
Mr. Bolling, a longtime host at the network, was accused of sending photographs of male genitalia to at least three female colleagues.

Richard Dudman, Reporter at Center of History’s Churn, Dies at 99

Sab, 08/05/2017 - 02:58
The journalist for The St. Louis Post-Dispatch spent over a month in Cambodia as a captive of the Vietcong, met Pol Pot and published excerpts from the Pentagon Papers.

Behind the Poster: Here’s the New ‘Frozen’ Musical Poster (and Seven That Didn’t Make the Cut)

Ven, 08/04/2017 - 16:00
What worked — and didn’t — for Disney’s coming Broadway show.

Campus Disrupted: Professors as Targets of Internet Outrage

Ven, 08/04/2017 - 12:00
Death threats and protests as statements about race and politics go viral.

Marty Sklar, Longtime Disney Aide and Executive, Dies at 83

Ven, 08/04/2017 - 02:42
Mr. Sklar started editing Disneyland’s newspaper as a college student and later oversaw designs of the company’s parks.

Wired Thanks Women. Twitter Reacts.

Ven, 08/04/2017 - 00:58
A male-dominated magazine that covers a male-dominated industry sets off a social-media hubbub.

Virtual-Reality ‘Star Wars’ Attractions Coming to Disney Malls

Gio, 08/03/2017 - 16:00
Lucasfilm and the Void, a start-up focused on virtual-reality experiences, will open Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire in California and Florida this year.