10 Stories You Should Know: 09/26/2022
Darth Vader, Oprah Winfrey & the launch of another streaming service.
AMC To Sell Up To 425 Million “APE” Preferred Shares (The Hollywood Reporter)
The company added that, if it could not fully recover its movie exhibition business and had to seek a court or non-court restructuring of its liabilities, “… in the event of such future liquidation or bankruptcy proceeding,” shareholders faced losing their investments.
Everything You Need to Know About Great American Community: GAC Family’s Direct-to-Consumer Streaming Service (The Streamable)
As of Monday, Great American Community is officially available for download in the major app stores. The streaming service features a selection of family-friendly content from many of your favorite GAC Family stars and experts in various fields. Several episodes of each of the 15 wholesome series are available to stream now and more content will be released in the future.
Darth Vader’s Voice Emanated From War-Torn Ukraine (Vanity Fair)
What Respeecher could do better than anyone was re-create the unforgettably menacing way that Jones, now 91, sounded half a lifetime ago. Wood estimates that he’s recorded the actor at least a dozen times over the decades, the last time being a brief line of dialogue in 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker. “He had mentioned he was looking into winding down this particular character,” says Wood. “So how do we move forward?” When he ultimately presented Jones with Respeecher’s work, the actor signed off on using his archival voice recordings to keep Vader alive and vital even by artificial means—appropriate, perhaps, for a character who is half mechanical. Jones is credited for guiding the performance on Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Wood describes his contribution as “a benevolent godfather.” They inform the actor about their plans for Vader and heed his advice on how to stay on the right course.
Twists And Turns In Amazon's South African Headquarters Saga (My Broadband)
She stated there had been insufficient meaningful consultation by the developers with indigenous Khoi and San nations who viewed the site at the confluence of the Liesbeek and Black Rivers as sacred.
Heritage assessments have determined the site to be of significance as it is where Dutch settlers first displaced the Khoi from their traditional grazing lands.
Oprah Winfrey & Apple TV+ End Content Partnership (Deadline)
Oprah Winfrey and Apple are winding down their content deal. Winfrey and the streamer struck a "multi-year content partnership" in January 2018, but sources have confirmed that their deal is ending. It comes two days after the premiere of Sidney, the Winfrey-exec produced documentary about Sidney Poitier.
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How Asia’s Idols Became A Gateway To The Metaverse (Jing Daily)
“Korea, in particular in Asia, is very pro-metaverse, so we see a lot of interest in how that can manifest itself in multiple ways that lead to wider engagement of both existing fans and taking K-culture to a wider global audience,” Hobbs notes. Similarly, South Korean girl group NMIXX also created a fandom space earlier this month on Zepeto, where visitors can practice dance moves and take selfies with the members using their own avatars. In the first six days, around 1 million users visited the virtual space and created more than 600,000 pieces of content on the platform.
The Complete Disappearance Of The Final Space Series Illustrates The Absurdity Of Streaming (Numerama)
“Five years of work are gone. When the license expires internationally, Netflix will retire it, and then it will be gone forever. There are no more physical copies of S1 and S2, and no physical copies of Season 3 have ever been made. Your memory of Final Space will be the only proof of its existence, unless you own a copy. says series creator Olan Rogers in a social media post.
Romanian News Channel Antena 3 Set For Relaunch Following CNN Partnership (Variety)
The partnership stems from the success on Antena 3 of “News Hour with CNN,” which CNN says has become the most watched news show on the channel in its time slot and grown market share for that slot by over 30% since its launch in May 2021.
Banijay Chairman Stéphane Courbit Bids To Buy M6 As Shares In French Broadcaster Spike (Deadline)
A consortium led by Banijay chairman Stéphane Courbit is leading the race to acquire French broadcaster M6, according to reports, with shares in the Bertelsmann-owned network spiking on news of several planned offers.
Marathi Film 'Sahela Re' Heads Directly For OTT Release (Outlook India)
The story follows the reinvention of a woman's identity through love and companionship of a friend - the titular character of 'Sahela', whose unconditional support helps her find her true self.