Tag Archives: Audiences

Tyler Perry: Can Black Audiences Celebrate His Success Without Enjoying His Movies?

Idris Elba. Taraji P. Henson. Tessa Thompson. Alfre Woodard. Thandie Newton. Gabrielle Union. Sanaa Lathan. Cicely Tyson, Beyonce. Janet Jackson. Jill Scott. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Mary J. Blige. Tiffany Haddish. More than a who’s who of black Hollywood, this is a list of black creatives who have worked with writer-director-star and media mogul Tyler Perry. Even global cinematic juggernaut ...

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Tyler Perry: Can Black Audiences Celebrate His Success Without Enjoying His Movies?

Idris Elba. Taraji P. Henson. Tessa Thompson. Alfre Woodard. Thandie Newton. Gabrielle Union. Sanaa Lathan. Cicely Tyson, Beyonce. Janet Jackson. Jill Scott. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Mary J. Blige. Tiffany Haddish. More than a who’s who of black Hollywood, this is a list of black creatives who have worked with writer-director-star and media mogul Tyler Perry. Even global cinematic juggernaut ...

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Rai Fiction Looks to Conquer International Audiences

Italy’s leading broadcaster Rai, which invests nearly 200 million euros in roughly 400 hours of content every year, is aiming to become a key player on the international drama scene. The Frank Spotnitz and Nicholas Meyer-created “Medici: Masters of Florence,” whose second season stars Daniel Sharman as young Lorenzo, known as the Magnificent, in 15th century Florence, underscores Rai’s ambition ...

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UFA Entertains German Audiences With Talent and Game Shows

Focusing on the development and production of entertainment formats, from talent and game shows to dating skeins, comedy sketch programs and docutainment, UFA Show & Factual provides content to all of Germany’s leading broadcasters, including RTL, ARD, ZDF and ProSieben. From its headquarters in Cologne and offices in Berlin, Hamburg and Baden-Baden, UFA Show & Factual produces shows that attracts ...

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Nielsen Says It Will Measure Audiences for TV Episodes That Stream Via Netflix

Nielsen said it would extend it measurement of TV-show audiences to select subscription video on demand services, a new push by the backer of the media industry’s main yardstick to gauge interest in new video-watching behaviors. The company will make available widely audience data for content that streams on select SVOD players. A&E Networks, Disney ABC Television Group, Lionsgate, NBCUniversal, ...

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Korean Audiences Line Up for More Political Docs

While the Busan festival is still feeling the political repercussions of its decision to screen “The Truth Shall Not Sink With the Sewol,” the controversial documentary about the capsizing of Sewol ferry in 2014 that was critical of the government, the general political climate and the impact on artistic freedom, however, has slowly changed. South Korea has been battered with political ...

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He fooled Penn & Teller, now Siegfried Tieber is amazing L.A. audiences with his up-close magic show

Magician Siegfried Tieber is a study in contrasts. Tall and lithe, the 30-year-old Ecuador-raised sleight-of-hand artist is dressed in the magician’s requisite formal vest and white shirt, sleeves rolled to the elbow, cheekily accented with a micro-printed floral tie, a rose pin on his lapel. At once mysterious and open, his honey-colored eyes glow with genuine affection as he literally ...

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Tony Shalhoub Promises ‘The Band’s Visit’ Will Startle Audiences in Unexpected Ways (Exclusive)

“One thing I love about this show, obviously, is the music,” Tony-nominated composer David Yazbek says of his fourth Broadway show, which featuers a book by Itamar Moses. Yazbek also wrote the music for The Full Monty and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, also based on movies.  “It’s an amazing blend — amazing. I sound like [President Donald] Trump. It’s an amazing ...

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