HBO orders TV pilot ‘Showtime,’ about 1980s Lakers era of Magic, Kareem and Pat Riley

Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Pat Riley are headed to HBO. The premium cable network has ordered a pilot for a scripted drama based on Jeff Pearlman's nonfiction book “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s.” The 2014 book recounts in detail all... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Game of Thrones: HBO orders spinoff prequel pilot

Book author George RR Martin co-created the as-yet-untitled show, one of five potential spinoffs. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2018-06-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The magic question: can a Harry Potter TV show work?

News of a Harry Potter show in early development at HBO Max begs the question: what can justify another extension to an already stretched universe?When I saw the news, reported by the Hollywood Reporter, that HBO Max was in talks to develop live-action Harry Potter television series, all details... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-01-25 21:19:03 UTC ]
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Reputation Reparo! A Harry Potter TV series is in early development at HBO Max.

The Hollywood Reporter announced this morning that a new Harry Potter series is in early development at HBO Max. Though HBO Max and Warner Bros. said in a statement that “there are no Harry Potter series in development at the studio or on the streaming platform,” multiple sources have confirmed... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-25 18:25:26 UTC ]
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AT&T acquires Canada's You.i TV to bolster efforts to get HBO Max into more markets

AT&T’s WarnerMedia has brought on a startup to help it get HBO Max into more places. The entertainment arm of the Dallas company has acquired Canada-based You.i TV, a provider of cross-platform development tools for television and media companies, according to a statement.  Terms were not... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-12-23 22:03:09 UTC ]
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Bill Berkson’s ‘A Frank O’Hara Notebook’ is a magical artifact from another era

The literary collage amounts to a charming, intriguing and insightful portrait of a poet who continues to fascinate. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-08-08 15:35:36 UTC ]
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AT&T completes purchase of Time Warner, ushering in new era for Warner Bros., CNN and HBO

Time Warner Inc. is no more. Late Thursday, AT&T Inc. announced that it completed its $85-billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc., just two days after a federal judge in Washington gave the deal the green light. AT&T wasted little time consolidating its hard-fought prize — a blockbuster... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: 'American Made' on HBO and more

SERIES Taken Mills (Clive Standen) tries to save his cousin from members of an underworld syndicate in a new episode of the series based on the Liam Neeson action franchise. Jennifer Beals and Adam Goldberg also star. 8 p.m. NBC The Crossing The now-canceled science fiction drama, about a group... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-06-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Netflix releases a trailer for 'The Magic Order' comic book

If you still can't wrap your head around the fact that Netflix is publishing a comic book, maybe this trailer can help. The streaming giant has released an animated trailer for The Magic Order by Mark Millar's comic book empire, which Netflix snapped... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2018-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Netflix's first comic book is Mark Millar's 'The Magic Order'

When Netflix acquired Mark Millar's comic book empire in August, many assumed the streaming service would just adapt his various works for the screen. That isn't quite the case: Netflix announced today that it will publish The Magic Order as a comic... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2017-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Multi-season TV series for Riley's Seven Sisters

Pan Macmillan author Lucinda Riley’s The Seven Sisters series has been optioned for a multi-season TV series with LA production company Raffaella Productions. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Target's Holiday Campaign Brings a Magical Story to Life Across TV, Digital and Its Stores

Target's taking kids and grown-ups alike on a "holiday odyssey," one that brings shopping and storytelling together in digitally fueled new ways. The Minneapolis-based retailer's 2015 campaign from 72andSunny is rooted in a digital children's book narrated by actor Neil Patrick Harris. The... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Trump watches TV. Trump stars on TV. Trump is TV.

Review of 'Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America' by James Poniewozik Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-09-12 17:00:17 UTC ]
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Trump watches TV. Trump stars on TV. Trump is TV.

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Future of TV Briefing: How the TV ad measurement landscape has changed since summer

The Future of TV Briefing this week reviews the flurry of activity on the TV ad measurement front since the summer when the Media Rating Council stripped Nielsen of its accreditation and NBCUniversal opened the doors to alternative providers. The post Future of TV Briefing: How the TV ad... Continue reading at Digiday

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Leone Ross | 'I knew I wanted magic, and I knew I wanted magic realism'

"Everything in Popisho was born with a little something-something... a little something extra. The local name was cors. Magic, but more than magic. A gift, nah? Yes. From the gods: a thing so inexpressibly your own.” Welcome to Popisho, the fictional Caribbean archipelago setting for Leone Ross’... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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‘I need it verified’: Vizio will add Nielsen measurement to lure linear TV ad dollars to its connected TV platform

In the first half of 2021, the smart TV maker will start selling CTV ads guaranteed against Nielsen’s Digital Ad Ratings. The post ‘I need it verified’: Vizio will add Nielsen measurement to lure linear TV ad dollars to its connected TV platform appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2020-11-17 05:01:32 UTC ]
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MDM's Orion TV and Brat win TV rights for The Boyband Murder Mystery

Ava Eldred’s debut YA thriller The Boyband Murder Mystery has been optioned by MGM's Orion TV and digital entertainment start-up Brat in a "heated" four-way auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Lion TV snaps up Raffi Berg's debut for TV

Lion TV have acquired the option to develop BBC Middle East editor Raffi Berg's debut Red Sea Spies: The True Story of Mossad's Fake Diving Resort as a television documentary. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-29 01:06:38 UTC ]
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Harry Potter's magic: Documentary looks at 20 years since the boy who lived revived magic

In the 20 years since Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone – the first novel in JK Rowling's global publishing phenomenon – was released, the bespectacled boy wizard has achieved many, many revolutionary things. Most importantly, he has transformed children's passion for reading – and... Continue reading at Stuff

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