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Streaming Piracy Remains Constant in Sweden, Despite Boost in Legal Consumption

With more options to stream content legally presenting themselves online, it was hoped that use of unlicensed ‘pirate’ sites would decrease. But in Sweden, where more and more people are indeed subscribing to services like Netflix, the volumes of people visiting pirate sites remains constant at around 20% of the population. – Andy, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2lLe4C1

Viacom And CBS Create Integration Office, Announce Overseers Of Merger Process

In addition, the companies are forming an Integration Management Office (IMO). News of the IMO, the executive appointments and the hiring of Bain & Company as a merger consultant came via an internal memo to employees from Bob Bakish. Currently Viacom CEO, Bakish will soon be head of ViacomCBS. The $30 billion, all-stock transaction is expected to close by the end of 2019. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RCNsdy [photo: Viacom/CBS]

Euro Cinema Group Criticizes Venice’s “Momentous Mistake” In Showcasing Netflix Movies

Netflix has had a healthy presence on the Lido this year with lauded drama Marriage Story and Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat playing in Competition and Timothée Chalamet-starrer The King playing Out Of Competition. While disquiet has been less apparent than last year, today CICAE (the International Confederation of Art Cinemas) sent out a long missive criticizing Venice, other festivals and the streamer, whose model either collapses or does away with the theatrical window. – Andreas Wiseman, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RCLYDK

‘Polaroid’: A Near Deal With Netflix Becomes a Legal Horror

Now that the Netflix deal has collapsed, and First Republic finds itself unable to reach an agreement to sell distribution rights to Polaroid, the bank is blaming Spyglass for a multi-million dollar loss. The bank accuses Spyglass of interfering with its property by taking possession of the film, preventing access and destroying the movie‘s value. Conversion and interference with a contractual relationship are among the claims being pursued in Los Angeles Superior Court. – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter » https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/polaroid-a-deal-netflix-becomes-a-legal-horror-1235481 [photo: Movieclip Trailers/ Youtube]

Elvira Star Says Netflix And Shudder Rejected Her Revival Ideas: ‘So Now What?’

Really? It’s not clear exactly what Shudder was turning down — a new series, a new movie, just airing her classic Elvira‘s Movie Macabre episodes, or maybe all of it. Without knowing the full context, it’s hard to know what led to a rejection. Too expensive? Are there any rights issues? It’s hard to imagine they just didn’t think the content would be a good fit.Gina Carbone, Cinema Blend » https://www.cinemablend.com/television/2478779/elvira-star-says-netflix-and-shudder-rejected-her-revival-ideas-so-now-what [photo: New World Pictures/IMDb]

Netflix to give 10 films theatrical release before streaming this fall

Although Netflix will bring a number of films to theaters, its conflict with theatrical giants such as AMC and Regal shows no signs of resolution. The big theater chains still want a 90-day period of exclusivity before films hit Netflix, and the streamer won’t go that far. None of the films will hit theaters for more than a month before landing on Netflix. Nonetheless, these rollouts are more expansive than the mere one-week window required by the Academy. – Brenden Gallagher, The Daily Dot » https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/netflix-movies-theatrical-release/?fb=dd%3Drs [source: YouTube/One Media]

Lionsgate Shares Drop on Rumors Comcast Will Drop Starz

Comcast and Lions Gate were unavailable to respond to requests for clarification, and a deal in place now is still four months away from expiring, but investors were punishing the film and TV studio and Starz parent by bidding shares down on more than twice the stock’s normal trading volume. – Paul Bond, The Hollywood Reporter » https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lionsgate-shares-drop-rumors-comcast-will-drop-starz-1235673 [photo: Lions Gate/Facebook]

Pluto TV Preps 24/7 James Bond Pop-Up Channel Ahead Of New Movie Launch

Timed to the ramp-up of interest in the super-spy ahead of No Time to Die, the 25th installment in the franchise due out on April 8, the channel will offer 18 Bond films in heavy rotation. The channel is slated to go live on Sunday. Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » https://deadline.com/2019/08/pluto-tv-preps-24-7-james-bond-pop-up-channel-ahead-of-new-movie-launch-1202708426/

‘iZombie’s Rahul Kohli Joins ‘Haunting Of Bly Manor’ Posse; Catherine Parker Returning To Netflix Anthology Series

The Haunting of Bly Manor creator Mike Flanagan made it official on Twitter this morning that iZombie actor Rahul Kohli is joining the Netflix/Paramount TV/Amblin/Intrepid Pictures follow-up horror anthology series to The Haunting of Hill House. – Anthony D’Alessandro, Deadline Hollywood » https://deadline.com/2019/08/netflix-haunting-of-bly-manor-cast-izombie-rahul-kohli-catherine-parker-1202708101/ [photo: IMDb]

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