YouTube shows have become a secret weapon for rising politicians

It’s a relatively new format for YouTube, mirroring the style of talk radio programs like The Howard Stern Show. Instead of spending a few minutes with Chuck Todd or Tucker Carlson on television, rattling off talking points, these free, easily accessible YouTube shows allow candidates to discuss policy in a relaxed setting with someone who feels like a friend to their audiences. That has made YouTube one of the more rewarding places on the internet to campaign. – Makena Kelly, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2Nmu7lp

Netflix Adds Upcoming Titles Section to Its TV App (EXCLUSIVE)

Upcoming titles are being teased with a trailer, and Netflix users can request to be reminded when a title they are interested in becomes available on the service. The new section, which can be accessed from the app’s sidebar, started rolling out to Netflix members on smart TVs, streaming devices and game consoles globally Monday afternoon. – Janko Roettgers, Variety » https://trib.al/i9zLxOC

Chris Pine Attached to Amazon Film Pitch About Nixon Lawyer John Dean

Amazon Studios acquired the pitch and is developing the project about the former White House counsel that served as a central figure in the Watergate scandal. Dean, who served as Nixon’s counsel from 1970 to 1973, is known for helping orchestrate the attempted cover-up of Watergate, but later became a witness for the prosecution. – Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/FMk8zS

HBO Max Pilot Orders: Practical Magic Prequel, Psychological Horror and More

[An] “epic, generational family drama set in 1960s New York City” and in which three siblings — Franny, Jet and Vincent Owens — wrestle with “abnormalities” that have kept them isolated. Descended from a bloodline of witches, the three will deal with grief, war, bigotry and dark magic, not to mention a centuries-old curse designed to keep them away from love. The two sisters, Franny and Jet, become the revered and sometimes feared aunts in the Alice Hoffman novel Practical Magic, while their beloved brother, Vincent, will leave an unexpected legacy. – Matt Webb Mitovich, TV Line » https://ift.tt/2P3odsd
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