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  • Microsoft going into TV production
    Thursday February 28th 2013

    Microsoft is working on producing original TV programming for the company’s Xbox Live service. According to US press reports, a top executive broke the news to delegates at All Things Digital’s Dive into Media conference in Dana Point, California. Entertainment and digital media President Nancy Tellem, who previously worked for[…]

  • Oscar losers’ silver lining – a $45,000 goody bag
    Thursday February 28th 2013

    For those who walk away disappointed from the Oscars ceremony on Sunday night, it has emerged that there will at least be the consolation of a goody bag, worth some $45,000. US marketing firm Distinctive Assets will deliver them directly to the homes of Oscar contenders who are not lucky enough to carry off a statuette, even though the practice of officially handing out presents to Academy award nominees and presenters was stopped in 2007. The gift packs will contain items including trips to Australia, Hawaii and Mexico, personal training sessions, condoms, a bottle of tequila, hand-illustrated tennis shoes, and “portion-controlled” dinnerware.

  • Casey Affleck Joins Independent Film Festival Boston as Creative Advisor
    Wednesday February 27th 2013

    Casey Affleck has signed on as creative advisor of the Independent Film Festival Boston, contributing to programming decisions and reaching out to talent and filmmakers. He’ll also help coordinate the festival’s local charitable efforts, among other duties. Affleck and his brother, Ben Affleck, grew up in Cambridge, Mass., part of[…]

  • Game of Thrones exhibition to host world premiere in Toronto
    Tuesday February 26th 2013

    Winter is coming, again. HBO Canada announced Tuesday that Game of Thrones: The Exhibition will have its world premiere in Toronto next month, running March 9-16 at the Design Exchange. The network hosted a similar free event last year at the city’s Bell Lightbox, highlighting the series’ costumes props and weaponry. This time around, the exhibition will focus on the five “houses” of the HBO drama (Stark, Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon and Greyjoy) and feature more than 70 original artifacts from the series’ first two seasons, as well as the upcoming third, which stars Peter Dinklage and premieres March 31.

  • Academy Awards rebranded as simply ‘the Oscars’
    Tuesday February 26th 2013

    Eighty-five years into its history, the Oscars ceremony appears to be gently dropping the term “Academy Awards” ahead of this Sunday’s annual film prizegiving ceremony. Organised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Oscars have been officially known by the grander, annually numbered title since their inception. An Oscar is the golden statuette handed to winners of the main prizes, though the ceremony itself has become known by the informal title. Official publicity began to use the informal term around three weeks ago, in part of a deliberate move to freshen up the famous event. “We’re rebranding it,” Oscars show co-producer Neil Meron told TheWrap.

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Archives for: February 20135
  • Microsoft going into TV production
    Thursday February 28th 2013

    Microsoft is working on producing original TV programming for the company’s Xbox Live service. According to US press reports, a top executive broke the news to delegates at All Things Digital’s Dive into Media conference in Dana Point, California. Entertainment and digital media President Nancy Tellem, who previously worked for[…]

  • Oscar losers’ silver lining – a $45,000 goody bag
    Thursday February 28th 2013

    For those who walk away disappointed from the Oscars ceremony on Sunday night, it has emerged that there will at least be the consolation of a goody bag, worth some $45,000. US marketing firm Distinctive Assets will deliver them directly to the homes of Oscar contenders who are not lucky enough to carry off a statuette, even though the practice of officially handing out presents to Academy award nominees and presenters was stopped in 2007. The gift packs will contain items including trips to Australia, Hawaii and Mexico, personal training sessions, condoms, a bottle of tequila, hand-illustrated tennis shoes, and “portion-controlled” dinnerware.

  • Casey Affleck Joins Independent Film Festival Boston as Creative Advisor
    Wednesday February 27th 2013

    Casey Affleck has signed on as creative advisor of the Independent Film Festival Boston, contributing to programming decisions and reaching out to talent and filmmakers. He’ll also help coordinate the festival’s local charitable efforts, among other duties. Affleck and his brother, Ben Affleck, grew up in Cambridge, Mass., part of[…]

  • Game of Thrones exhibition to host world premiere in Toronto
    Tuesday February 26th 2013

    Winter is coming, again. HBO Canada announced Tuesday that Game of Thrones: The Exhibition will have its world premiere in Toronto next month, running March 9-16 at the Design Exchange. The network hosted a similar free event last year at the city’s Bell Lightbox, highlighting the series’ costumes props and weaponry. This time around, the exhibition will focus on the five “houses” of the HBO drama (Stark, Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon and Greyjoy) and feature more than 70 original artifacts from the series’ first two seasons, as well as the upcoming third, which stars Peter Dinklage and premieres March 31.

  • Academy Awards rebranded as simply ‘the Oscars’
    Tuesday February 26th 2013

    Eighty-five years into its history, the Oscars ceremony appears to be gently dropping the term “Academy Awards” ahead of this Sunday’s annual film prizegiving ceremony. Organised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Oscars have been officially known by the grander, annually numbered title since their inception. An Oscar is the golden statuette handed to winners of the main prizes, though the ceremony itself has become known by the informal title. Official publicity began to use the informal term around three weeks ago, in part of a deliberate move to freshen up the famous event. “We’re rebranding it,” Oscars show co-producer Neil Meron told TheWrap.

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Archives for: February 20135
  • Microsoft going into TV production
    Thursday February 28th 2013

    Microsoft is working on producing original TV programming for the company’s Xbox Live service. According to US press reports, a top executive broke the news to delegates at All Things Digital’s Dive into Media conference in Dana Point, California. Entertainment and digital media President Nancy Tellem, who previously worked for[…]

  • Oscar losers’ silver lining – a $45,000 goody bag
    Thursday February 28th 2013

    For those who walk away disappointed from the Oscars ceremony on Sunday night, it has emerged that there will at least be the consolation of a goody bag, worth some $45,000. US marketing firm Distinctive Assets will deliver them directly to the homes of Oscar contenders who are not lucky enough to carry off a statuette, even though the practice of officially handing out presents to Academy award nominees and presenters was stopped in 2007. The gift packs will contain items including trips to Australia, Hawaii and Mexico, personal training sessions, condoms, a bottle of tequila, hand-illustrated tennis shoes, and “portion-controlled” dinnerware.

  • Casey Affleck Joins Independent Film Festival Boston as Creative Advisor
    Wednesday February 27th 2013

    Casey Affleck has signed on as creative advisor of the Independent Film Festival Boston, contributing to programming decisions and reaching out to talent and filmmakers. He’ll also help coordinate the festival’s local charitable efforts, among other duties. Affleck and his brother, Ben Affleck, grew up in Cambridge, Mass., part of[…]

  • Game of Thrones exhibition to host world premiere in Toronto
    Tuesday February 26th 2013

    Winter is coming, again. HBO Canada announced Tuesday that Game of Thrones: The Exhibition will have its world premiere in Toronto next month, running March 9-16 at the Design Exchange. The network hosted a similar free event last year at the city’s Bell Lightbox, highlighting the series’ costumes props and weaponry. This time around, the exhibition will focus on the five “houses” of the HBO drama (Stark, Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon and Greyjoy) and feature more than 70 original artifacts from the series’ first two seasons, as well as the upcoming third, which stars Peter Dinklage and premieres March 31.

  • Academy Awards rebranded as simply ‘the Oscars’
    Tuesday February 26th 2013

    Eighty-five years into its history, the Oscars ceremony appears to be gently dropping the term “Academy Awards” ahead of this Sunday’s annual film prizegiving ceremony. Organised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Oscars have been officially known by the grander, annually numbered title since their inception. An Oscar is the golden statuette handed to winners of the main prizes, though the ceremony itself has become known by the informal title. Official publicity began to use the informal term around three weeks ago, in part of a deliberate move to freshen up the famous event. “We’re rebranding it,” Oscars show co-producer Neil Meron told TheWrap.

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