Film & Motion Pictures

Reading International Provides COVID-19-Related Business Update

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 12:00am

Reading International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDI), an internationally diversified cinema and real estate company with operations and assets in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, today announced business updates in response to the continued impact of COVID-19, or coronavirus.

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  • Reading International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDI), an internationally diversified cinema and real estate company with operations and assets in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, today announced business updates in response to the continued impact of COVID-19, or coronavirus.
  • In Readings proud history, we have successfully led our business through various global challenges.
  • The inclusion of a forward-looking statement in this press release should not be regarded as a representation by Reading that its objectives will be achieved.
  • Reading undertakes no obligation to publicly update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

80 Level Announces New Recruiting Service “80 Level RFP”

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 2:30pm

View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200326005204/en/

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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200326005204/en/
    80 Level RFP homepage (Graphic: Business Wire)
    80 Level RFP is a new recruiting platform that gives creative teams access to a continuously growing pool of employment-ready artists, animators, designers and other industry professionals worldwide.
  • Designed to streamline the typically arduous hiring process, 80 Level RFP curates the talent and invites qualified candidates to join the database, which currently features hundreds of seasoned professionals, with more added every day.
  • So to help the community fill this gap, we developed 80 Level RFP to ease the challenges of finding and hiring rock star artists for any company that wants AAA staffing.
  • Artists are invited to apply and have their profiles featured for free in the 80 Level RFP database.

National Amusements Announces Amended Credit Agreement

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 1:40pm

National Amusements, Inc. (NAI) and its wholly-owned subsidiary NAI Entertainment Holdings LLC (NAIEH) today announced that it has reached an agreement with its lenders to amend its credit facility.

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  • National Amusements, Inc. (NAI) and its wholly-owned subsidiary NAI Entertainment Holdings LLC (NAIEH) today announced that it has reached an agreement with its lenders to amend its credit facility.
  • National Amusements, Inc., is a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry operating more than 950 movie screens in the U.S., U.K. and Latin America.
  • National Amusements delivers a superior entertainment experience in theatres around the world under its Showcase, Cinema de Lux, Multiplex, SuperLux and UCI brands.
  • Based in Norwood, Massachusetts, National Amusements is a closely held company operating under the third generation of leadership by the Redstone family.

Facteus Launches Consumer Economic Impact Report

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 1:00pm

Facteus (formerly ARM Insight ), the leading provider of actionable insights from financial data, launched today the Facteus Insight Report on Consumer Spending and Transactions (FIRST).

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  • Facteus (formerly ARM Insight ), the leading provider of actionable insights from financial data, launched today the Facteus Insight Report on Consumer Spending and Transactions (FIRST).
  • The report provides a critical lens into consumer behaviors and economic trends derived from financial transaction data covering more than 1,600 companies and 430 publicly traded stock tickers.
  • The Facteus Insight Report on Consumer Spending and Transactions (FIRST) is based on millions of regulatory-compliant consumer transactions that are sourced directly from financial institutions, fintechs, and payments companies.
  • Business and investment analysts using Facteus data gain a granular understanding of consumer behavior trends at the industry level (retail, entertainment, hospitality, etc.

ViacomCBS and Nexstar Media Group Renew Affiliation Agreements

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 1:00pm

ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC) and Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), today announced a multi-year agreement to renew nine CBS network affiliations for Nexstar stations, reaching approximately 3.5% of the U.S. audience and nearly four million television households.

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  • ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC) and Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), today announced a multi-year agreement to renew nine CBS network affiliations for Nexstar stations, reaching approximately 3.5% of the U.S. audience and nearly four million television households.
  • The agreement announced today, coupled with the August agreement and other prior renewals, marks the long-term extension of substantially all of the ViacomCBS affiliation agreements covering 49 Nexstar television stations.
  • Nexstar Media Group President and CEO Perry A. Sook added, We are delighted to extend our affiliation agreement with ViacomCBS, our largest network partner and the nations #1 network.
  • Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms.

Fight to Fame Films to Finance "When We Pray" Developed with Jamie Foxx

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 3:00pm

Fight to Fame Films and Cinema Libre Studio have agreed to finance When We Pray, a faith-based feature film, developed for Jamie Foxx to direct.

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  • Fight to Fame Films and Cinema Libre Studio have agreed to finance When We Pray, a faith-based feature film, developed for Jamie Foxx to direct.
  • Cinema Libre Studio will produce in collaboration with Jamie Foxx as well as in conjunction with Fight to Fame Films, which will finance.
  • Carrie Wang, Chairman of Hong Kong-based Fight to Fame Films says, "Jamie Foxx is a Hollywood superstar--but audiences around the world love him as well.
  • Fight to Fame Films is a financing entity part of the Fight to Fame group, which is comprised of international investors, including Chinese partners.

Eros Now First Partners with NBCUniversal and Introduces ‘Eros Now Prime’ – A Stand-Alone Brand to Cater to Premium English Content Programming in South Asia

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 2:17pm

However, with the upcoming launch of Eros Now Prime, the overall content offering will be more diverse and further strengthened across the country.

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  • However, with the upcoming launch of Eros Now Prime, the overall content offering will be more diverse and further strengthened across the country.
  • Our strategic partnership and multi-year deal with NBCUniversal represents our important first step in English language content offering through the upcoming launch of Eros Now Prime.
  • All content from our Hollywood content partners will be packaged and served to South Asian audiences under Eros Now Prime, and the brand will to continue to invest in content and marketing.
  • Eros Now launched its first sub-brand, Eros Now Quickie, in December 2018 and the upcoming launch of Eros Now Prime marks our second sub-brand.

Eros Now Expands Content Offering with the Launch of ‘Eros Now Prime’ - Strikes a Strategic Multi-year content deal with NBCUniversal

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 1:45pm

The first partnership for Eros Now Prime is a strategic multi-year deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution.

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  • The first partnership for Eros Now Prime is a strategic multi-year deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution.
  • Viewers will also be able to enjoy dramas such as Suits; Pearson, the spinoff of Suits; Temple; Bluff City Law; and Council of Dads.
  • However, with the advent of Eros Now Prime, the brand is now poised to serve the global Indian citizen across metro cities and beyond.
  • This agreement between Eros Now and NBCUniversal plays to each partners individual strength and the consumer is the ultimate winner.

Baidu Collaborates with Aardman to Promote “A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon”

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

People all over the world love Shaun the Sheeps endearing antics, said Mr. Jiang Feng, director of Baidu Global Business Unit.

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  • People all over the world love Shaun the Sheeps endearing antics, said Mr. Jiang Feng, director of Baidu Global Business Unit.
  • We are delighted to welcome Shaun and his friends to our keyboard family with stickers and keyboard skins.
  • Shaun the Sheep Brand Manager Rachael Peacock said, Were thrilled that Shaun, Lu-La and the flock will soon be available as stickers and keyboard skins on Baidus apps.
  • STUDIOCANAL has fully financed box office hits Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Paddington 1 and 2, The Commuter and Shaun The Sheep Movie.

Veteran Finance Executive Jason Eustace Joins Leadership Team at CuriosityStream as CFO

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 2:03pm

Veteran finance executive Jason Eustace has joined the CuriosityStream leadership team as Chief Financial Officer.

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  • Veteran finance executive Jason Eustace has joined the CuriosityStream leadership team as Chief Financial Officer.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200320005343/en/
    Finance Executive Jason Eustace Named CuriosityStream CFO (Photo: Business Wire)
    In his new role, Jason oversees all finance & accounting for CuriosityStream.
  • He comes to the company with decades of experience and leadership in domestic and international media.
  • Jason holds an MBA in Finance from American University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Siena College.