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Netflix Hit With Sex & Racial Discrimination Suit By Mo’Nique Over Comedy Special Pay

At the heart of the 10-claim and jury seeking document is Mo’Nique’s contention that the $500,000 the Reed Hastings-run streamer offered her back in 2017 for a special was not just an insult but illegal. “Netflix’s business practice of paying Black women less than non-Black women for substantially equal or similar work causes harm to Plaintiff that outweighs any reason Netflix may have for doing so,” the jury seeking complaint states. – Dominic Patten, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/32J5FPv

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Netflix Licenses From Paramount Rights To Make ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Sequel With Eddie Murphy & Jerry Bruckheimer

This deal gives Netflix a sexy title with a big star and it gives Paramount an opportunity to reap revenue on a library title. Paramount launched the franchise in 1984 with the Martin Brest original, followed by a Tony Scott-directed second installment in 1987 and a third by John Landis in 1994. – Mike Fleming Jr, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2KjA9ky

Disney Plus Warns Users Older Movies Have ‘Outdated Cultural Depictions’

Films like “Dumbo,” “The Aristocats,” “Lady and the Tramp” and “Jungle Book,” some of which were made nearly 80 years ago, offer a disclaimer saying,” “This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions.” Since its initial release in 1941, “Dumbo” has been criticized for including a version of vocal blackface, while “The Aristocats” and “Peter Pan” have been the subject of scrutiny for racist depictions of characters. – LaTesha Harris, Variety » https://trib.al/zAWimjN [photo: Disney]

Disney+ already has over 10 million sign-ups

Disney has revealed that over 10 million people have already signed up for its streaming service. For context, the company’s own Hulu has ‘just’ 28 million total customers (paid and promotional) — Disney+ has already racked up over a third of that subscriber base. Netflix has over 60 million subscribers in the US, but it also took years to reach that kind of viewership. – Jon Fingas, Engadget » https://engt.co/2CGHVkn

Netflix and Nickelodeon Announce Multi-Year Original Animated Films and Series Deal

Netflix and Nickelodeon announced today that they’ve formed a multi-year output deal to produce original animated feature films and television series. The kid and family-targeted films and series will be based on both Nickelodeon’s existing library of original characters and new IP. – LaToya Ferguson, IndieWire » https://ift.tt/374zOvJ

US advertisers will allocate nearly $7BN to connected TV in 2019

It forecasts that US advertisers will spend almost $7 billion in 2019 on connected TV ads, accounting for nearly 3% of US advertiser outlays. eMarketer forecasts that by 2023, advertisers will devote almost 5% of their paid media budgets to connected TV placements. That said, the PC-based ad market will likely be at the end of 2019 about three times the size of the connected TV ad market. In addition, by 2022, advertisers will spend more than half as much on connected TV as they do on PC-based digital ads. – Editor, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/32JkQbl [photo: eMarketer]

Twitch Studio, Twitch’s easy-peasy streaming software for beginners, hits open beta

Twitch Studio includes a guided stream setup that automatically detects your camera, microphone, monitor resolution, and streaming bitrate. It also includes customizable templates, overlays, and integrated alerts to make your stream look as slick as possible with minimal hassle. And since community lies at the heart of Twitch, Studio lets you keep tabs on your chat, too. – Brad Chacos, PCWorld » https://ift.tt/2Qe9f1s

Titans Renewed for Season 3 on DC Universe

The new season will debut in fall 2020. Titans premiered in 2018 as the first DC Universe Original Series. It’s in the midst of its second season on DC Universe. The series chronicles the adventures of young heroes Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites), Rachel Roth aka Raven (Teagan Croft), Kory Anders aka Starfire (Anna Diop), Gar Logan aka Beast Boy (Ryan Potter), Hank Hall (Alan Ritchson) and Dawn Granger (Minka Kelly) aka Hawk and Dove, Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl ( Conor Leslie) and Jason Todd aka Robin (Curran Walters). – Jamie Lovett, ComicBook.com » https://ift.tt/36TsLpD

Amazon Viola Davis-Allison Janney Sundance Kid Pic ‘Troop Zero’ Heading To Prime Streaming Service

Amazon opted to release its Scott Z. Burns directed Adam Driver feature The Report, which they picked up at Sundance for an estimated $14M, via their truncated theatrical-streaming model with the pic opening this Friday and streaming on Nov. 29. Likewise, the Felicity Jones-Eddie Redmayne period air-balloon meteorologist movie, The Aeronauts, which made its world premiere at Telluride, is hitting theaters on Dec. 6 followed by a Prime streaming release on Dec. 20. – Anthony D’Alessandro, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RJ3n2t

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