The Radice Files — Episode 146; “Video killed the radio star”

And the Emmy goes to…Science & Technology.

Television Academy Launches Science and Technology Peer Group — The Hollywood Reporter

Barry Zegel and Wendy Aylsworth will co-chair the new group, which will explore areas including virtual production and cloud collaboration.

Media Rating Council Suspends Nielsen’s National TV Ratings Accreditation

Decision comes after ratings currency company proactively put itself in MRC jail

Julie Pace is the new executive editor of The Associated Press — CNN

Julie Pace, the political reporter turned Washington bureau chief at The Associated Press, is the news agency’s new executive editor.

Apple announces first states signed up to adopt driver’s licenses and state IDs in Apple Wallet

Apple is working with states across the country to roll out the ability for their residents to add their driver’s license or state ID to Wallet.

When will hyperlocal targeting come to TV news? It’s already happening.

WCTV is using highly experimental technology that allows viewers to integrate hyperlocal stories with the traditional broadcast signal.

Hillary, Chelsea Clinton Set for Royal Television Society Convention — The Hollywood Reporter

Hillary Rodham Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton have joined the lineup of the Royal Television Society’s Cambridge Convention 2021.

Broadcasters Victorious As Judge Rules Against Locast; Streaming TV App Not Exempt From Copyright Liability

The four major U.S. broadcast networks have emerged victorious in a lawsuit against Locast, a nonprofit that enables local TV streams.

Twitter rolls out paid subscription ‘Super Follows’ to let you cash in on your tweets — TechCrunch

After opening applications in June, Twitter is rolling out Super Follows, its premium subscription option, starting today. The feature, first revealed in February, will allow users to subscribe to accounts they like for a monthly subscription fee in exchange for exclusive content. For creators, Super Follows are another useful tool in the emerging patchwork of […]

LinkedIn is scrapping its Stories feature to work on short-form video — TechCrunch

What do LinkedIn and Twitter have in common? They both introduced ephemeral story features that were pretty fleeting. LinkedIn announced today that it will suspend its Stories feature on September 30 and begin working on a different way to add short-form videos to the platform. LinkedIn announced the upcoming change to warn advertisers who might […]

US Voice Assistant Users, by Age and Brand, May 2021 (% of respondents in each group) | Insider Intelligence

How Dentsu is helping Dazn ‘make a statement’ about the future of sports | The Drum

Dazn has shown how it intends to KO sports competitors as a consequence of its five-year deal with Matchroom Boxing, with the first integrated ad campaign since rebranding. The Drum catches up with the strategists and creatives tasked with marketing this burgeoning ‘Netflix of Sports’, and gets to grips with its inherent challenges.

‘Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali’ Film Review: Civil Rights Doc Examines the Personal and the Political

This blisteringly honest account provides background for the friendship between these two icons and a context for their roles in the ongoing struggles for Black freedom

‘Bel-Air’: Newcomer Jabari Banks To Star As Will In Peacock’s ‘Fresh Prince’ Drama Reboot — Deadline

Bel-Air has found its Will.

Jay Leno revives game show ‘You Bet Your Life.’ Will it work? — Los Angeles Times

The former ‘Tonight’ host navigates the new social standards for comedy in a game show revival.

Tom Cruise insisted that Val Kilmer appear in the ‘Top Gun’ sequel, according to a producer: ‘He was the driving force’

Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer played rivals in the original movie. Both are set to return in the sequel, “Top Gun: Maverick.”

Salman Rushdie Is Now on Substack — The New York Times

The Booker Prize-winning author has reached a deal with the newsletter platform, where he plans to publish fiction and interact with readers.

Turner Classic Movies Is Changing. And Trying to Stay the Same. — The New York Times

A brand refresh for TCM, the cable home to countless vintage films, raises questions about its future within an increasingly streaming-centric TV world.

With ‘Free Guy’ and ‘Jungle Cruise,’ Disney Is Winning Both Sides of the Debate Over Hybrid Film Releases

While Ryan Reynolds’ film was the toast of CinemaCon, Dwayne Johnson’s adventure tale has reached $100 million despite its premium release on Disney+

Rege-Jean Page favourite to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond following release of No Time to Die | Daily Mail Online

Rege-Jean Page has been tipped replace Daniel Craig as James Bond when Daniel’s 15-year run as 007 ends after No Time to Die is released in September.

Tom Morello pleads for female Afghan guitar students ‘in grave danger’ under Taliban

Afghan girls who learned guitar from Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello are in hiding after their school was destroyed. He is seeking help.

And finally…

The end of an era: DuArt Media Services closes its doors

It was one of the oldest motion film labs in the world, and while it stopped processing film a few years ago, the firm has now closed the doors on its Media Services to focus on its real estate holding.




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