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‘The Boys’ Renewed for Season 2 Ahead of Series Premiere on Amazon

Based on the comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is set in a world where superheroes are real and revered as celebrities and even gods — and often abuse their powers rather than using them for good. The eight-episode first season follows a clandestine group known as The Boys embarking on a quest to expose the powerful superhero squad known as The Seven, along with Vought, the mega-corporation that manages the heroes’ careers and covers up their dirty deeds. – Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/30IVHwT

Free Spotify and YouTube Users Are Now a Bigger Challenge Than Music Pirates

Nearly 90% of Italian music consumers use YouTube to stream music, which is a problem for the industry. While these people are enjoying music legally, record labels would like to see these people converted into paying customers. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2xVHNv1

‘Carnival Row’: Amazon Introduces Cara Delevingne & Orlando Bloom’s Vignette & Philo — Watch

The eight-part series, from Rene Echevarria, Travis Beacham and Legendary Television, is set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man. The growing population struggles to coexist with humans — forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective, Rycroft Philostrate (Bloom), and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Delevingne) rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society… – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2JRGiUe

Hulu CFO Elaine Paul Jumps to Amazon Studios

Paul, who will serve as CFO and vp finance at the e-tailer’s entertainment arm, will join a team of executives — among them YouTube veteran Jon Wax and former NBC executive Vernon Sanders — that studio head Jennifer Salke has recruited to serve under her since she took the job in February 2018. At Amazon, she will work on a global slate of original film and television programming. – Natalie Jarvey, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2xZTTmI

Disney Beats Antitrust Claim, But Must Face False Advertising Over Movie Download Codes

The decline of the home entertainment market caused Disney to begin selling “combo packs” comprised of a Blu-ray disc, a DVD and a code allowing the download of popular films such as Star Wars and Black Panther. The decline of DVD rentals then caused Redbox to also look for a new product. The company begin using its kiosks to disassemble Disney’s “combo packs” and re-sell the codes separately. Disney insisted in a lawsuit that this activity amounted to a breach of contract and a violation of copyright law. Redbox responded that that Disney was engaging in copyright misuse to protect its own coming streaming service. – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2SlpOaE
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