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  • BusinessDeadline

    ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Owner Embracer Sees Full-Year Entertainment Sales Grow To $678M

    Embracer Group’s masterplan to build on its Lord of the Rings IP is in its infancy, but the signs are good. The company’s annual report for 2023/2024 showed the Entertainment & Services division that currently houses them posted net sales of SEK7.08B ($678M), up 34% on SEK5.27B posted in the previous year. This accounts for …

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  • EntertainmentThe Guardian

    London premiere of movie with AI-generated script cancelled after backlash

    Plans to show The Last Screenwriter, whose script is credited to ‘ChatGPT 4.0’, prompted complaints although the film-makers insist the feature is ‘a contribution to the cause’

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  • EntertainmentThe Hollywood Reporter

    Tom Hardy’s Father to Adapt British Soldier’s Ukrainian War Memoir as Film (Exclusive)

    British production outfit United Heroes is set to adapt Live, Fight, Survive, British soldier Shaun Pinner’s autobiographical memoir of his harrowing experience in the Ukraine war, as a feature film with the working title The English Warrior. Pinner’s book is a raw, first-hand account of being an English soldier caught in the midst of Russia’s …

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  • BusinessVariety

    Banijay Branded Entertainment Strikes Strategic Deals With Launchmetrics, IMA (EXCLUSIVE)

    TOLEDO, Spain — Launched in November, Banijay Branded Entertainment (BBE), has closed strategic partnerships aligned with software, insights and data company, Launchmetrics, and Banijay Iberia’s creative agency IMA, in order to enhance the expertise and appeal to clients of BBE’s 360° production, marketing and measurement services. Made at Spain’s Conecta Fiction, the announcement comes hours …

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  • EntertainmentVariety

    Canal+ Increases Stake in Viu, Eyes Majority Ownership of Asian Streamer – Global Bulletin

    GRAND CANAL France’s Canal+ Group has increased its stake in multi-territory Asian video streamer Viu to 36.8%. It says that the move is in accordance with the terms of the strategic partnership with Viu owner PCCW Group announced a year ago and follows the satisfaction of key business milestones. The move is the second time …

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  • EntertainmentDeadline

    ‘Bonhoeffer’ Trailer: Angel Studios’ True-Life WWII Thriller Examines Courage And Sacrifice – CineEurope

    EXCLUSIVE: Angel Studios, the outfit behind global blockbuster Sound of Freedom, has unveiled the full trailer for its true-life WWII thriller Bonhoeffer – see it above. Spotlighting the courage and sacrifice of the titular German pastor and theologian-turned-spy, the film is written and directed by Sully scribe Todd Komarnicki. Angel Studios will release domestically on …

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  • TechnologyThe Wrap

    81% of Creatives Think AI Will Benefit Their Work in New Study, but Regulation Remains Majority Concern

    UTA introduced "AI Takes Center Stage: The Real-Time Impact of AI in Creative Media & Marketing" at Cannes Lions Thursday The post 81% of Creatives Think AI Will Benefit Their Work in New Study, but Regulation Remains Majority Concern appeared first on TheWrap.

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