During their third quarter and nine months earning report, The Walt Disney Company announced that they would be pulling their content from Netflix and start their own streaming service in 2019. “Today we announced a strategic shift in the way we distribute our content. The media landscape is increasingly defined by direct relationships between content creators and consumers, and our control of BAMTech’s full array of innovative technology will give us the power to forge…"Disney to start own streaming platform in 2019"
Former Late Show host David Letterman is making the move to Netflix, Netflix announced this morning. What we currently know about the unnamed series is that it will run for six episodes. Letterman will utilize two of his strengths: in-depth conversations and in-the-field segments. The conversations will be longform. It is unknown at this time whether or not there will be an audience. “I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for…"David Letterman moves to Netflix"
Netflix announced today that it has acquired Millarworld, Mark Millar’s comic book publishing company. Millar previously created (with other artists) Wanted, Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan, to name a few. He’s one of the most popular comic book writers out there along with Brian Michael Bendis, etc. The acquisition is the first of any publishing company by Netflix. In many ways, this gives Netflix the first-look to adapt anything that’s been or will be…"Netflix acquires comic writer Mark Millar’s Millarworld"
It has been reported by that comedian Dave Chappelle is still making transphobic jokes at the expense of the transgender community–and he’s still missing the point. It’s not funny and if you think it is, you’re dead wrong. If you are cisgender, let me remind you that cis people don’t get to choose what’s transphobic nor do they get to tell transgender people what is or isn’t transphobic. If a trans person tells you something…"Dave Chappelle’s Transgender Jokes are Transphobic, Not Funny"
The Louisville-based FandomFest Comic and Toy Expo has made a mockery out of comic conventions. Over 25 celebrity guests have canceled since it was announced that the convention would move from the Kentucky Exposition Center to the former Macy’s at Jefferson Mall. It was a last-minute change as the contract for the Kentucky Expo Center was not signed–which was confirmed in a tweet on July 17th. We do not have a contract for FandomFest at…"Louisville’s FandomFest makes mockery of Comic Cons"
Transgender actress Laverne Cox has spoken out in response to President Donald Trumps’ transgender military ban: “I have met many transgender Americans over the years who have served or are currently serving our country in the military. I have heard from them humiliating stories of being misgendered and experiencing various kinds of mistreatment when they are willing to put their lives on the line in ways many of us would never do including our current…"Actress Laverne Cox speaks out on Transgender Military Ban"
The Walt Disney Company inducted eleven new members into the Disney Legends club. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger hosted the Disney Legends Award ceremony in Hall D23 on Friday. Carrie Fisher (Film), Clyde “Gerry” Geronimi (Animation), Whoopi Goldberg (Film & Television), Manuel Gonzales (Publishing), Mark Hamill (Film), Wayne Jackson (Imagineering), Jack Kirby (Publishing), Stan Lee (Film & Publishing), Garry Marshall (Film & Television), Julie Taymor (Theatrical) and Oprah Winfrey (Film & Television) were officially presented…"D23: Stan Lee, Mark Hamill, Oprah among 11 new Disney Legend honorees"
During Friday’s session of the D23 Expo, John Lasseter hosted Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films. It gives fans the opportunity to be among the first people to see never-seen-before footage from their upcoming slate. Lasseter is the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. On Friday, he presented never-before-seen footage from Pixar’s upcoming feature film, Coco, and Disney Animation’s Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. The presentation…"D23: Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios talk future slate of films"
On Thursday at the D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek gave us the first look at the model of the Star Wars-themed lands that are curently being developed at the Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif. and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla. The exhibition will be on display at the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ “A Galaxy of Stories” pavilion throughout the expo. “To say we are excited for the…"D23 Expo 2017: Artwork for Star Wars lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World unveiled"
The poster for the 2017 Telluride Film Festival was released today and it is designed by Chicago’s Lance Rutter. Rutter has spent over thirty years in graphic design in Chicago and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. “I don’t think it’s possible to overstate how thrilled I was to be asked to create a poster for the 44th edition of the Telluride Film Festival,” said Rutter. “So many really wonderful artists…"2017 Telluride Film Festival poster designed by Chicago’s Lance Rutter"