Great Characters: Part II

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) In Part I of Great Characters, I told you what made a great character in your screenplay. In this article, I’m getting down to brass tacks on exactly how to do that in your screenplay. Your characters are your focal point and this is true in every great script. … [Read more...]

NBA TV deal allows for ESPN Internet streaming channel

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By Liana B. Baker and Lisa Richwine (Reuters) The NBA's agreement on a more than $20 billion multi-year contract with broadcast partners Walt Disney Co and Time Warner Inc was overshadowed by news that Disney’s ESPN is joining the basketball league to create an Internet sports channel available … [Read more...]

Twin Peaks Revival Picked Up By Showtime

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Twin Peaks is returning! I guess weirder things have happened -- on the television show. Yes, I feel like I've been waiting 23 years to make that pun! The cult classic by David Lynch and Mark Frost is returning to the small screen after rumors started swelling … [Read more...]

Future Star Wars Stories Will Expand Into Multiple Genres

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There was recently a profile on Kiri Hart, who is Lucasfilm's new vice president of development, about her role in the new Star Wars multimedia franchise actively being developed at Disney. One of the more interesting things to come out of the interview is that … [Read more...]

Redbox Instant Streaming Service to Go Offline

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Streaming service to shut down By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Netflix can put another notch on its DVD case, having closed yet another competitor, this time to it's a streaming business. After only a year in operation, Redbox Instant, the streaming arm of the favorite DVD kiosk company, will be … [Read more...]

Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion – Pilot Review

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) From almost the very beginning of the pilot episode of Star Wars Rebels, I felt like I had seen this before. A Star Wars animated series? Sure. Not that's not what I mean. The episode, titled Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion, begins with a young boy named Ezra … [Read more...]

Doctor Who Review: Kill the Moon

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One innocent life or the entire Human race. What would you choose? By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) This week's episode of Series 8 of Doctor Who shows the Doctor's companion Clara, and her student Courtney Woods, presented with a dilemma. In Kill the Moon, the Doctor has abandoned them on the … [Read more...]

Adam Sandler Signs Exclusive 4-Picture Deal with Netflix

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Netflix is at it again! They've been a disruptive force in television, and now they'll be doing the same with films. Earlier this week, it was announced that Netflix, The Weinstein Company and IMAX would be releasing Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green … [Read more...]

Disney Orders Second Season of Star Wars Rebels

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Before New Animated Series Premieres on Disney XD By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With 2015 shaping up to being the year of Star Wars, it really should come at no surprise that on the virtual eve of its premiere on Disney XD, that Star Wars Rebels has just received a 2nd season order from the … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Tiny Detectives, With Kate Mara And Ellen Page

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) With casting on True Detective season 2 shaping up, and fans not quite happy with some of the choices, Funny or Die has taken it upon themselves to introduce the world to the Tiny Detectives, with Kate Mara and Ellen Page, and that's Friday's Funny Feature. Have a … [Read more...]

SoftBank makes $250 million investment in Legendary Entertainment

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By Yoshiyasu Shida, Liana B. Baker and Soyoung Kim TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) Japan's SoftBank Corp said on Thursday it is taking a minority stake in privately-held Legendary Entertainment for $250 million and will form a joint venture with the Hollywood movie studio. The venture will exploit … [Read more...]

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Trailer Hits the Internet

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) While Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is still a year and a half away, you can still see a version of the Justice League in an ongoing continuity come together. Justice League: Throne of Atlantis picks up where Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox and Justice … [Read more...]

Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars Trilogy Headed To Television

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It seems like film and television are both becoming more comfortable with science fiction and fantasy series these days. Between acclaimed TV shows like Game of Thrones and great films like Guardians of the Galaxy, the speculative fiction genre appears to be on the … [Read more...]

Dominic Cooper Returns As Howard Stark For Marvel’s Agent Carter

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) If you asked me, it was inevitable that Dominic Cooper would return as Howard Stark in the upcoming Agent Carter television series. Cooper originally played the future father to Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) in Captain America: The First Avenger, along with Hayley … [Read more...]

Samsung to invest $560 million in Vietnam TV production plant

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SEOUL (Reuters) South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday that it will invest $560 million (345.74 million pounds) to build a consumer appliances production complex in Vietnam, its latest move to build manufacturing capacity in the country. Samsung, the world's largest TV … [Read more...]

BREAKING: FCC Throws Out NFL Blackout Rules

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Unanimous Decision Paves Way for Home Games to be Broadcast By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In a unanimous 5-0 vote today, the Federal Communications Commission literally sacked the NFL's rule that required television broadcasts to black out games that weren't sold out by a set date. The NFL shot … [Read more...]

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