Publishing Briefs: Spirit Music Acquires Kara DioGuardi Catalog, Insomniac Awakens to CTM Partnership

Reservoir has signed a global publishing deal with India-based rapper DIVINE that includes rights to his full catalog and future works. The publisher has additionally struck a joint venture with DIVINE’s Gully Gang Entertainment — an umbrella company that includes the Gully Gang Records label — to sign and develop new songwriting talent.

Heineken debuts limited edition James Bond packs

Commenting on the latest James Bond campaign, Anna Bizon, Marketing Director of Heineken Vietnam, said: “James Bond and Heineken are instantly recognizable premium brands that share many of the same aspirational qualities. Ahead of the global release of the latest James Bond film, No Time To Die, we want to give Vietnamese fans exclusive access […]

CGI focuses on sustaining inclusive practices each day: “It’s not a one-and-done situation”

Meanwhile, many CGI members are also working to ensure a diverse pipeline of new talent by working with high school and college students who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). That initiative began a few years ago when members in CGI’s Lafayette, La. center hosted a code and computer-building session as part […]

A Dress Rehearsal for Defending Estonia From a Putin Invasion

“For the past 15 years or so, particularly in the British army, we’ve been quite focused on Iraq and Afghanistan,” said British Army Lt. Col. Andrew Ridland, commander of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group in Estonia. “So coming out here, in this sort of terrain, in this sort of environment, we’re learning a lot […]

Diana Rigg, Star of ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Game of Thrones,’ Dies at 82

The 007 movie “was so profligate — money was no object,” she told People magazine in 2017. “There was a 10-second bit where I looked at my watch. And they sent for a watchmaker to arrive with a case full of watches. I just chose one, and they gave it to me. I also had […]

It’s two metres apart over here, mon ami! Boris Johnson dodges a very enthusiastic welcome from Emmanuel Macron as the French President heads to Downing Street after handing Prince Charles the Legion d’Honneur for London

The Red Arrows and Patrouille de France will swoop over London at 5pm today after spectacular joint flypast over Paris ahead of Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the UK The Red Arrows and their French equivalent, the Patrouille de France, will perform a joint flyover at 5pm over London today after a spectacular flypast over Paris ahead of Emmanuel […]

Adam Sandler bumbles his way to saving a town from a supernatural killer in the star-studded trailer for Netflix’s family comedy Hubie Halloween

Sandler extended his partnership following the huge success of comedy Murder Mystery and the critical acclaim for Uncut Gems, for which he won an Independent Spirit Award and which premieres later this month on Netflix which co-financed it.

A Zoom with Mrs Ranieri and Roy Keane’s Doc Brown hair – lockdown behind the mic

At the moment we can’t always be on site. Studio presentation lends itself more easily to slick, polished television but I love the controlled chaos of being pitchside. There’s a greater sense of actually being at a game of football rather than “presenting” but more than that, when we are able to be joined by […]

Why ‘Cancel Netflix’ is trending

This isn’t the first time that people have tried to cancel Netflix. Republicans tried it in 2018 following Netflix’s confirmation that it had signed a multiyear deal with Barack and Michelle Obama to produce a series of titles. Earlier this year, people threatened to cancel Netflix over 365 Days, a movie that petitioners argued glorified […]

TV needs to change the way it handles mental health; MTV is one of the networks leading the charge

Mental health experts have for years emphasized that sensitivity is needed when it comes to exploring topics such as mental illness, addiction, suicide and sexual assault in media. The efforts at ViacomCBS arrive as TV creators are increasingly grappling with how to responsibly address those issues in on-screen narratives and how to support viewers who […]