SXSW cancels 2020 edition amid Coronavirus outbreak

Financial news outlet CNBC has just reported that the popular Austin, Texas multimedia conference South by Southwest (SXSW), has been cancelled due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. A visit to the event’s website indeed confirms that the City of Austin has pushed organizers to cancel SXSW. The annual tech, film and music festival …
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Magnolia Pictures to distribute murder mystery doc Assassins

Magnolia Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Assassins, directed by Ryan White (Ask Dr. Ruth, The Keepers, The Case Against 8). Equal parts true crime and global spy thriller, the documentary chronicles the gripping account of the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of the infamous North Korean leader. Magnolia will release Assassins, which just world-premiered …
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Universal and Warner Bros. to merge home entertainment divisions

Deadline reports that Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures are partnering on a ten-year joint venture centering on their home entertainment divisions. Additionally, both studios will apparently license each other’s disc products in select offshore territories. According to the report, the new joint venture will distribute Blu-ray, DVD and 4K UHD for new releases, library …
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SPAWN creator Todd McFarlane to host free signing & comic giveaway event celebrating record-breaking run

Recently Todd McFarlane’s SPAWN made history by becoming the Guinness World Record holder for the “Longest-Running Creator-Owned Superhero Comic Book Series.” To celebrate this milestone, McFarlane and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Chandler, Arizona are throwing a colossal SPAWN Party. Fans are invited to join in on the celebration with the creator of SPAWN himself on …
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1980’s video store Vidiots to relaunch with screening and entertainment center attached

Iconic L.A. video store-turned-film nonprofit Vidiots, will relaunch in Fall of 2020 as an expanded entertainment, social, and community space at its new home, the historic Eagle Theatre in Los Angeles’ Eagle Rock neighborhood. Restoring the 90-year-old, 200-seat Eagle Theatre to its original purpose as an independent theater with state-of-the-art sound and projection (35mm and …
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