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AMC Entertainment Introducing On-Demand Movie Service

Adam Aron, AMC’s president and chief executive, said that the AMC Theaters On Demand will offer about 2,000 films for sale or rent after their theatrical runs — much like Amazon or iTunes. Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, Sony and Paramount have made deals with AMC for catalog and new-release movies to be available through the new service, with pricing between $3 to $5.99 to rent and $9.99 to $19.99 to buy. – Dave McNary, Variety » https://trib.al/IXeANnH

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‘Carnival Row’: Erik Oleson Steps In As Showrunner For Marc Guggenheim, Travis Beacham Exits Amazon Series

Erik Oleson (Netflix’s Daredevil) has come on board as executive producer and new showrunner. He will succeed at the helm Season 1 showrunner Marc Guggenheim, who has been busy spearheading and executive producing the upcoming big Arrowverse crossover event on the CW. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2phBAbq [photo: Amazon]

Quibi, Telemundo team for Hispanic news

As a part of the partnership with Telemundo, the Hispanic-focused media company is developing two exclusive shows for Quibi’s curated news and entertainment programming, Daily Essentials. The two daily news programmes include a news show designed to tap into the audience’s passion for news, along with an entertainment news show. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/33sPQgi

Kerry Washington Joins Ryan Murphy’s ‘The Prom’ Adaptation at Netflix

The Prom focuses on the experiences of an Indiana lesbian teenager who wants to bring her girlfriend to her school’s big dance. Instead, they’re banned from attending as a couple, prompting a cast of Broadway eccentrics to descend on the teens’ small-town home to help fight the injustice. – Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/sw5i7G

Apple TV+, Disney+ adoption to be hindered by limited reach

Apple’s app will initially address only about half of the total US market and, just like Disney, will front up to rivals that have a wider reach. IHS Markit says that for Apple, this could come as a major disadvantage, as various services vie for screen time on the massive number of devices now capable of media streaming. It calculates that a total of 11.5 billion video-streaming-ready products are expected to be connected to the internet worldwide in 2023, up from 8.9 billion in 2018. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2VxcJww

Donald Trump joins Twitch, an Amazon-owned company

It appears Trump recently joined Twitch, and has just over 135 followers at the time of this writing. He isn’t currently live streaming, nor is it likely that he’s about to jump into a game of Fortnite. Instead, his channel features a prominent message reminding viewers of his rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota happening tonight. There’s also a button further down the page that encourages supporters to donate to his campaign. – Julia Alexander, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2AXBvfX

Oscar Winner Alfonso Cuarón Inks Overall TV Deal With Apple

Cuarón’s TV development will be exclusive to Apple+. On some of it, he is expected to collaborate with longtime partner Anonymous Content where the filmmaker has a non-exclusive deal. He also plans to team up with other creative collaborators. Cuarón’s longtime producing partner Gabriela Rodriguez will run Esperanto Filmoj’s day-to-day operations out of its London headquarters. – Mike Fleming Jr, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2OD6qGu

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