LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the last drop — or gallon — of blood is shed and an exultant victor has ascended to the Iron Throne, viewers may be split over how HBO's fantasy saga ended but they'll be...
Vice Media to cut 10 percent of workforce
NEW YORK (AP) — Vice Media is cutting 250 jobs globally as it seeks to achieve profitability. It is the latest round of layoffs as the media industry contracts.
The cuts affect about 10 percent of Vice's 2,500 staff, said company spokeswoman Danielle Carrig. But she said Vice plans to add jobs as well in departments including sales and digital news as it focuses on its units with potential for growth.
Canada to offer tax credits and incentives to media
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada's federal government said Wednesday it is stepping in to help the struggling Canadian media industry with new tax credits and incentives.
Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau said that the package is worth nearly $600 million Canadian (US$453 million) over the next five years. Details of the program won't be available until the next federal budget.
CBS taps media industry veteran Parsons as interim chairman
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says it has named media industry veteran Richard Parsons as interim chairman of the board as the company moves to reshape itself following the ouster of longtime chief Les Moonves.
Parsons is the former chairman of Time Warner and Citicorp. He was added to the board of CBS earlier this month along with five others as the company pursues an independent investigation into Moonves.
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Amanda Lotz, University of Michigan
Women in Media hosted a New Year's media mixer on Tuesday at the NBC10 Philadelphia and Telemundo station in Bala Cynwyd.
The purpose of the event was to successfully bring in the new year, giving women in the media industry an opportunity to network, exchange useful information and tackle important issues surrounding women in the media profession in 2018.
WIM, a 501c3 organization, was launched in 2013 and has grown into a larger movement, expanding to Atlanta.
Disney’s FOX deal makes ESPN the true ‘worldwide leader’
I, for one, welcome our anthropomorphic mouse overlord.
After months of speculation, Disney announced its agreement to acquire 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion in stock. The deal will merge Fox's movie and television assets with Disney's already stacked portfolio of intellectual properties, and would combine Fox's 22 regional sports networks (such as Fox Sports Carolinas) with ESPN. However, Fox isn't getting out of the television game entirely.
The New York Post’s Claire Atkinson — a fount of rumors and breaking news in the media industry for the Murdoch-owned tabloid — will head a new team covering the media industry for NBC News and cable network MSNBC, competing with Howard Kurtz’s “Media Buzz” on Fox and Brian Stelter’s “Reliable Sources” on CNN.
Conference to feature business opportunities in local film industry
The New Mexico film industry has been an economic bright spot for the past several years, helping businesses grow and weather the recession. After state tax incentives for the industry kicked into gear in 2003, opportunities for individuals and businesses have been continually created. And industry leaders say there’s still room for growth.
New Indiana agency in charge of film, television industry
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new agency in Indiana has taken responsibility for the state's film industry.
The Indiana Office of Tourism Development said Monday that it has transitioned Film Indiana from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Film Indiana is the in charge of the film, television, commercial and new media industry. It promotes Indiana to prospective filmmakers and helps companies looking for production services in Indiana.
Studio 48 expected to attract film projects into Arizona
PHOENIX (AP) — The new Arizona Office of Film and Media is expected to help promote and attract film and media industry projects into the state.
The City of Phoenix Film Office says Studio 48 will be under the direction of Matthew Earl Jones.
He's the half-brother of famed actor James Earl Jones.
Studio 48's name refers to Arizona's entry into the union as the 48th state.
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities lifted a three-day publication ban in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, but newspapers delayed print runs Tuesday due to uncertainties about the restrictions imposed during massive anti-India protests that have left dozens of people dead and hundreds injured.
Newspapers owners and editors said the Kashmir government had yet to guarantee smooth media operations in the prevailing tense situation.
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