Disney joins Netflix in pondering Georgia exit over abortion law

Walt Disney Co. is following Netflix’s lead in threatening to leave Georgia if a controversial anti-abortion law takes effect. Disney CEO Bob Iger told Reuters on Wednesday that it would be “very difficult” to keep film production in the state if the legislation becomes law next year. A representative for the company declined to comment further to Bloomberg News. “I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard,” he said. “Right now we are watching it very carefully.” Netflix said earlier this week that it would reconsider its “entire investment” in Georgia, where it has filmed “Stranger Things” and “Ozark,” if the law survives legal challenges. “We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law,” Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said on Tuesday. “Should it ever come into effect, we’d rethink our entire investment in Georgia.” Georgia has some of the most generous film and TV subsidies in the country, and it’s become a popular hub for production. Disney shot several of its biggest recent hits there, including “Avengers: Endgame” and “Black Panther.” The law would ban abortions once the doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat—typically about six weeks into a pregnancy. It makes an exception to prevent death or serious harm to the patient or in cases of rape or incest where a police report was filed. In... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2019-05-30 14:39:17 UTC ]
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Scott Thomas joins Netflix cast of 'Rebecca'

Actress Kristin Scott Thomas has joined Lily James and Armie Hammer in the cast of Netflix’s film of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Disney prepares to strike back at Netflix

Streaming service Disney+, launching in the US in autumn, is gambling billions on being able to see off a rival that already has 150 million subscribers worldwideThe fan frenzy surrounding the freshly released teaser for Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker serves as a timely reminder... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nancy Dubuc exits A+E Networks to join Vice Media as chief executive

Nancy Dubuc has been named chief executive of Vice Media, the millennial-focused digital content company. Vice announced the appointment Tuesday, a day after Dubuc said she was leaving her role as chief of A+E Networks. Dubuc is succeeding Shane Smith, Vice’s freewheeling founder, who will become... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Ad Age Wake-Up Call: Disney Dumps Netflix and Other News to Know Today

Good morning. Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, and digital-related news. What people are talking about today: The romance between Netflix and Disney is unraveling, or as Quartz puts it, "Disney is just beginning its conscious uncoupling from... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Australia pondering joining ebook lawsuit bandwagon

If Apple, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillian, Penguin and Simon & Schuster thought they only had to contend with a federal ebook lawsuit in the US, they'd better think again. Australia's Competition and Consumer commission is inviting local businesses to raise formal concerns as it weighs... Continue reading at Engadget

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Long Before ‘Netflix and Chill,’ He Was the Netflix C.E.O.

A new memoir by Marc Randolph, the company’s first boss, provides a blast from the entertainment giant’s red-envelope past. Continue reading at The New York Times

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The Netflix Effect: Publishers see Netflix deals as gateways to more TV work

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Disney and HBG Go Their Own Way

After a big deal earlier this month, the two companies discuss their strategies for the children’s market. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Catriona MacLeod Stevenson joins as PA general counsel

Catriona MacLeod Stevenson is joining the Publishers Association as general counsel. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Daniel Kehlmann’s ‘Tyll’ — a future Netflix series — follows a German jester navigating war-torn chaos

The novel is part of a wave of books about the tumultuous 17th and early 18th centuries. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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McCormack joins BA as head of policy and public affairs

Laura McCormack is joining the Booksellers Association (BA) as head of policy and public affairs in a "newly refreshed role", developing policy strategy across trade, government, media and consumer relations. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Farrell joins Sphere Fiction

Sphere has hired Rebecca Farrell as commissioning editor for its fiction list, acquiring new commercial women’s fiction and working with some of Sphere’s top brands. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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California Freelancer Law Could Expand Exemptions for Journalists

California lawmakers are reconsidering a controversial provision to a newly implemented state law which limits freelance journalists to 35 articles per-year in the same publication before they must be considered full- or part-time employees, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez announced earlier this... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-02-18 17:45:45 UTC ]
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Bonnier's Willocks and Poilblanc to join Welbeck

Bonnier Books UK’s Angie Willocks and Nico Poilblanc are following James Horobin to Welbeck as sales directors. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Netflix is turning manga and anime 'One Piece' into a live-action series

If you're a One Piece fan, this may be the best or the worst piece of news ever, depending on how you feel about Netflix's anime adaptations: The streaming giant has approved a 10-episode live-action series based on the classic manga and anime. Even... Continue reading at Engadget

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Hearst Alum Kate Kelly Smith Joins Sandow | People on the Move

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Glenda Bailey Exits Harper’s Bazaar | People on the Move

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Konnie Huq joins forces with NLT to support fun run

Children’s author and presenter Konnie Huq will support the National Literacy Trust’s Where’s Wally? fun run in spring 2020 in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Dermot O'Leary joins Oscar's Book Prize judging panel

TV presenter and children's author Dermot O'Leary will join Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon and children's book consultant Jake Hope on the judging panel of Oscar’s Book Prize for 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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