California triples tax breaks for film production


By Sharon Bernstein - SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Thursday tripling California's tax breaks for entertainment companies doing business in Hollywood's home state, in an effort to stop production moving elsewhere. Aimed at luring production back to California … [Read more...]

DC Comics’ Geoff Johns Champions Separate Universe Against the Marvel Film & TV Universe


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The summer superhero blockbuster season is coming to a close, and the battle for fall superhero television shows is about to begin. While DC Comics did not put out a new film this summer, and they have no film on the slate next year (Batman V Superman: Dawn of … [Read more...]

Biography of late comedian Joan Rivers to be published in 2016

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NEW YORK (Reuters) A biography of legendary comedian Joan Rivers, who died earlier this month, will be published in 2016, publisher Little, Brown and Company said on Wednesday. "Joan Rivers: A Life" will be penned by Vanity Fair and New York Times journalist Leslie Bennetts and will also be … [Read more...]

As it moves into Europe, Netflix orders Judd Apatow comedy series ‘Love’

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Netflix on Tuesday said it has ordered two seasons of a romance comedy by Hollywood hitmaker Judd Apatow as the online streaming service ramps up its original programming while it expands into France and Germany. "Love," which will star American actors Paul Rust and Gillian … [Read more...]

Doctor Who Review – Listen


There's something under your bed By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) This episode of Doctor Who is definitely the best offering in the Capaldi era to date. It starts with the Doctor pacing around, and lecturing ... to himself, about the what if's of a stranger who has evolved into the perfect hiding … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Announces New Products At IBC, Including PL Mount 4K Camera


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It wouldn't be a technology gathering without Blackmagic setting fire to the showroom floor, with a host of updates and new products that will have everyone talking. And IBC is no different, as Grant Petty and the Blackmagic team announced several new products including … [Read more...]

Updated: See Kiel as Hulk! Bond villain actor Richard Kiel dies at age 74

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By Piya Sinha-Roy - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Actor Richard Kiel, best known for playing metal-mouthed James Bond villain Jaws, died on Wednesday at a hospital in Fresno, California. He was 74. Kiel died at Saint Agnes Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Kelley Sanchez said. She did not reveal any … [Read more...]

Exclusive: State attorneys general probing AT&T deal for DirecTV

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By Diane Bartz - WASHINGTON (Reuters) The state attorneys general who are working with the U.S. Justice Department to determine whether Comcast's deal to buy Time Warner Cable is legal have expanded their investigation to include AT&T Inc's plans to buy DirecTV, according to sources close to … [Read more...]

CBS, Time Warner CEOs warm to stand-alone Showtime, HBO

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By Sam Adams and Lisa Richwine (Reuters) Time Warner Inc and CBS Corp signaled on Wednesday that they were increasingly open to one day making HBO and Showtime available directly to consumers over the Internet without a subscription to a cable television service. Separate comments by CBS Chief … [Read more...]

Peggy Carter Guest Stars in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Premiere, Plus Pictures


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is almost ready to premiere and there are a few questions that still need to be wrapped up. While some of those questions will be answered in the premiere, a new question is raised: how does Peggy Carter fit into all of … [Read more...]

AlterMedia Studio Suite Gets Re-Design

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) AlterMedia says its new version of Studio Suite is completely re-designed. Studio Suite Xi is studio management software for video and film production and post-production companies and facilities. Studio Suite Xi includes project management tools for budgeting, … [Read more...]

Doctor Who Review – Robot Of Sherwood


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) So far, Robot of Sherwood has to be my least favorite Doctor Who episode... EVER. I don't know. Maybe it was my mood. Maybe it was that my 14-year-old looked at me and said "Dad, Doctor Who is getting ridiculous." But while this episode was meant to be a humoros break … [Read more...]

Warner Bros. Will Layoff Staff Throughout Company

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Warner Bros. has confirmed that it will “eliminate” employees at every level of the company – following a poor summer box office. Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara sent a memo last Thursday informing staff that, despite the studio being in a “position of … [Read more...]

British actor James Corden named host of The Late Late Show

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NEW YORK (Reuters) Tony-winning British actor James Corden will replace comedian Craig Ferguson as host of "The Late Late Show" next year, the CBS television network said on Monday. Corden, 36, won a 2012 Tony award for best actor in the comedy play "One Man, Two Guvnors," and plays opposite … [Read more...]

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Trailer and News!


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'll be the first to acknowledge that the first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was uneven. Actually, I'm being nice about that, since the first half of the first season was very hard to get through. The only reason I did continue to watch it was because I was … [Read more...]

Comedians, fans, royalty mourn death of Joan Rivers

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By Patricia Reaney - NEW YORK (Reuters) Comedians, friends, and fans on Friday paid tribute and mourned the loss of Joan Rivers, the sassy, sharp-tongued, brutally honest comedy legend who died a week after her heart stopped during an outpatient medical procedure. Rivers, 81, passed away … [Read more...]

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