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By Chaim Gartenberg July 28, 2020 | AMC Theaters and Universal have reached a new agreement that dramatically shortens the theatrical exclusivity window — the amount of time that films have to play in theaters before they’re allowed to be sold or rented in other places, like iTunes, Amazon, or AMC’s own On Demand service — down to just 17 days (ensuring that the films will...

Partnership aims to motivate kids to pursue careers in entertainment   By Marcy Magiera July 27, 2020 | Public schools in Los Angeles will start the fall semester in less than a month with students resuming remote learning and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) continuing its quest to increase student engagement in online instruction. DEG Members Intel and ViacomCBS are partnering to...

Showtime's 'Ray Donovan' will be on Peacock. By Todd Spangler July 1, 2020 | Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service that launched nationwide in two weeks, has struck an agreement with ViacomCBS to license Paramount movies and TV shows. Coming to Peacock — on a nonexclusive basis — are series including “Ray Donovan” (starring Liev Schreiber, pictured above), “The Affair,” “Undercover Boss,” “The Game,” “Everybody Hates Chris” and...

By Jessica Toonkel July 1, 2020 | A few weeks ago, WarnerMedia’s new CEO, Jason Kilar, met with a group of executives developing a version of the company’s HBO Max streaming service that would carry commercials. WarnerMedia plans to make this version cheaper than the $15 a month commercial-free offering that debuted last month. After reviewing the plan, Kilar politely told the...

Universal/Dreamworks Animation’s Trolls World Tour, which was scheduled to be the first theatrical comeback title down the road in the midst of the coronavirus climate on Easter weekend April 10, will now go day-and-date in homes and on the big-screen.   By Anthony D'Alessandro March 16, 2020 | In an unprecedented crunch of the theatrical window as several markets across the U.S. close down in...