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21st Century Fox Board Announces Amended and Restated Merger Agreement With Disney

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Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (“21CF”) (NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX) announced today that it has entered into an amended and restated merger agreement with The Walt Disney Company (“Disney”) (NYSE: DIS) pursuant to which Disney has agreed to acquire for a  price of $38 per 21CF share the same businesses Disney agreed …

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Funimation Showcases Major Licensing Push With Top Anime Properties at Licensing Expo 2018

Casting a spotlight on the pop cultural status and ever-increasing appeal of anime, Funimation today released details on its major licensing push to aggressively address consumer demand for anime-related merchandise. To support these efforts, Funimation will be exhibiting at this year’s Licensing Expo 2018 (Booth #U252) and will showcase ten …

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Scooter Braun and David Maisel Form New Entertainment Studio, Mythos Studios

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Scooter Braun, founder of SB Projects, and David Maisel, Founding Chairman of Marvel Studios, announce a new entertainment joint venture, Mythos Studios. To launch the new venture Mythos Studios has acquired a 50% stake in Aspen Comics, as well as the entertainment rights for the comic book company’s intellectual property, including the iconic artwork, …

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VIZ Media And Verizon Announce Anime Content Distribution Deal

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VIZ Media and Verizon Communications announced a content distribution agreement to feature some of VIZ Media’s renowned anime content on Verizon’s go90 streaming platform. The following fan-favorite VIZ Media anime series are available now to stream for free from the go90 app on iOS, Android or at go90.com: ACCEL WORLD –  …

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Dabel Brothers Publishing To Join The Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Family Of Partners

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Zac Brown’s Southern Ground is pleased to announce the addition of Dabel Brothers Publishing to the Southern Ground family of partners. Dabel Brothers will become the publishing arm for the company and already have several upcoming books in the works. Collaborating and producing work with Brown, Dabel Brothers Publishing will roll …

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Sony Interactive Entertainment America And Ideas United Launch Playstation Emerging Filmmakers Program

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Sony Interactive Entertainment America (SIEA), in collaboration with Ideas United and its creative collective, We Make, announced the launch of the PlayStation Emerging Filmmakers Program in the United States. The initiative is aimed at harnessing the creativity and talent of budding filmmakers to cultivate these ideas into a television series. …

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Salt Lake Comic Con’s Legal Battle with San Diego Comic-Con International Takes a Surprising Turn

Salt Lake Comic Con founders Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg were scheduled for depositions and a settlement conference with the United States District Court Judge Jan Adler in San Diego on June 15, 2017. It was hoped the conference would bring a reasonable settlement in the ongoing legal battle with …

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Twentieth Century Fox Film Announces Strategic Investment in Comic Book and Graphic Novel Publisher BOOM! Studios

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Twentieth Century Fox Film (TCFF) announced a strategic investment in award-winning comic book and graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios. The investment gives TCFF a significant minority stake in the largest independently-controlled comic book and graphic novel library. Differing from other major publishers in the space, BOOM! partners with creators to share ownership …

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Viacom Reports Second Quarter Results

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Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB, VIA) reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 ended March 31, 2017. Bob Bakish, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “In the second quarter, Viacom delivered continued top-line improvement, with growth in affiliate revenues, international media networks and across every business segment of Paramount …

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