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    Mediawan Closes In on Acquisition of Dimitri Rassam's ON Kids & Family

    Mediawan, a special-purpose acquisition company headed by media industry veterans Xavier Niel, Matthieu Pigasse and Pierre-Antoine Capton, is in exclusive talks to acquire a majority stake in Aton Soumache and Dimitri Rassam’s ON Kids & Family. Under the deal, which is estimated in the €100 million ($117.4 million) range, Mediawan would inject €15 million in [...]

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    Mark Hamill and Ted Cruz Get in Net Neutrality-Related Twitter Fight

    In possibly one of the least expected beefs of 2017, Mark Hamill and Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) took a few jabs at each other via Twitter after Hamill posted a scathing tweet slamming FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for the net neutrality ruling. In his original tweet calling out Pai, Hamill included a screencap of Pai [...]

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    Sumner Redstone's Ex-Girlfriend Fights With Nurse For Access to Secret Tapes

    The never-ending legal battle surrounding 94-year-old Sumner Redstone has taken another twist, as the aging mogul’s ex-girlfriend is now fighting with his nurse over access to secret tape recordings. Sydney Holland has sued Shari Redstone, Sumner’s daughter and the vice chairman of Viacom and CBS, alleging a conspiracy to throw Holland out of Redstone’s house [...]

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    Disney-Fox Deal Unleashes Flood of Free-Agent Executives, Talent

    Disney’s $52.4 billion deal to scoop up most of 21st Century Fox marks the beginning of an historic realignment of Hollywood’s Big Six studios. It may also lead to an industry-shaking redistribution of executive and creative talent. Rarely has such a large number of high-level executives suddenly become free agents, from Stacey Snider and Emma [...]

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    Paul Haggis Hit With Lawsuit for Alleged Rape, Claims a $9 Million Shakedown

    A film publicist filed a lawsuit on Friday alleging that she was raped by director Paul Haggis in 2013. Haggis also sued the publicist, Haleigh Breest, denying the allegation and accusing her of trying to bankrupt him by extracting a $9 million settlement. In her suit, Breest alleges that Haggis brought her back to his [...]

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    SiriusXM Hit With Big Rate Hike by Copyright Royalty Board

    In a victory for SoundExchange, satellite radio service SiriusXM will be increasing by 40% its royalty payments to artists and labels for the period beginning Jan. 1 and extending through 2022. The decision issued Thursday by the Copyright Royalty Board caps a 24-month litigation process that saw SoundExchange arguing that Sirius was underpaying in light of its revenues of [...]

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    Warner Music Taking Disciplinary Action Against Exec VP Jeff Fenster for Sexual Harassment

    Warner Music Group is taking disciplinary action against Warner Bros. Records executive VP A&R Jeff Fenster and another executive after a female former executive made claims of sexual misconduct against them, a source close to the situation confirms to Variety. The news was first reported in Billboard. “We are grateful to a former Warner Bros. Records employee [...]

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