LONDON — Burt Kwouk, who played Inspector Clouseau’s manservant Cato Fong in the “Pink Panther” movies, has died at the age of 85. More to follow.
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March Capital Partners announced the closing of its first fund, totaling $240 million, with a focus on technology and media startups in Southern California. The VC firm, based in Santa Monica, has invested more than $100 million in at least 15 companies globally, spanning both early- and late-stage companies across multiple tech sectors, centered on… Read more »
AMC will be looking closely at the three-day ratings for new drama “Preacher,” which opened fairly modestly on Sunday against some high-profile live programming on competing networks. According to Nielsen, “Preacher” averaged a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.4 million viewers overall in “live plus same-day” estimates. While not big numbers, the demo score… Read more »
Twitter is officially getting ready to embrace more context for tweets: Users of the service will soon be able to tweet images, videos, polls and other types of media without having it count against the service’s 140-character limit, Twitter announced Tuesday morning. Twitter usernames will also be exempt from the limit, which makes it easier to… Read more »
LONDON — Sean Cronin, who has appeared in “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” is set to direct “Michael,” a biopic of London boxer Michael Watson. Watson was knocked out and put into a coma by Chris Eubank in a world title fight in 1991. The film tracks… Read more »
An understated yet compelling evocation of life under the Argentinian junta that chillingly captures the fear of one man forced into a moral dilemma.
Dolly Parton has sung about many things: steadfast love (“I Will Always Love You”), humble beginnings (“Coat of Many Colors) and the drudge of the working life (“9 to 5”). In 2017, she will warble to get a salty sea dog to accompany her on tour. Parton is lending her prized voice to the second… Read more »
Energy drink maker/lifestyle brand Red Bull is tying the knot with GoPro: GoPro’s cameras will exclusively be used to capture footage at more that 1,800 Red Bull events in the next few years, both companies announced Tuesday. Both companies will also share content rights on the resulting footage, and distribute it both via GoPro’s and Red… Read more »
Chinese investors Everbright and Baofeng have taken a majority stake in Italy-based sports rights group MP & Silva and established a ‘strategic partnership’ with the company. Everbright, listed in Hong Kong, is a large and diversified financial conglomerate. Baofeng, listed in mainland China, is one of the fastest moving companies in Asia, specializing in digital… Read more »
Fox Network Group has acquired international rights to Chinese TV series “To Be A Better Man” from producer Linmon Pictures. The move underlines Fox’s recent expansion into local-language production and series broadcast. Fox will carry the 42-part romantic drama on its own STAR Chinese Channel and will resell rights to broadcasters outside its channels group…. Read more »
LONDON — Angelina Jolie — Oscar-winning actress, humanitarian activist…and now a visiting professor at one of Britain’s most prestigious universities. The London School of Economics has named Jolie one of four new professors in its novel master’s-degree program focusing on women in conflict zones and on issues of sexual violence. The program, slated to begin… Read more »