Summer Blockbusters Are Returning to Theaters—Will Audiences...

In the past eight “Fast and Furious” installments, Vin Diesel has defied gravity and the rules of the road as street racer Dom Toretto. But his next lap may prove to be his most arduous: Can he he...

May 20, 2021

DreamWorks Character Meet Coming to Universal
Attractions - Theatrical

DreamWorks Destination will open soon in the KidZone area at Universal Studios Florida and feature characters from Trolls, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and other DreamWorks Animation films. The attracti...

Theme Park Insider
May 19, 2021

Box Office: With Jason Statham’s ‘Wrath of Man,’ Summer ...

“Wrath of Man,” a heist thriller starring Jason Statham, is leading box office charts with its $8.1 million debut. It’s hardly the start to summer movie season, which typically kicks off the fi...

May 10, 2021

California Gives OK for Disneyland and Other Theme Parks to Re...

Disneyland, Universal Studios other theme parks, and sports stadiums in California can reopen beginning April 1st, the California Department of Public Health said Friday. But there are caveats: the he...

The Verge
March 8, 2021

Summer 2021 Movies Change Release Dates

Fans of “A Quiet Place” will get to see the sequel in theaters earlier than expected. Paramount Pictures has pushed up the release date of “A Quiet Place Part II” by several months, moving th...

March 5, 2021

Theatrical Partnership Showcase: Valpak x Universal
Agencies - Household - Theatrical

Today’s Marketing Partnerships Showcase features a theatrical partnership that exemplifies how saving money and having fun go hand-in-hand! Valpak promoted the 20th anniversary of the classic li...

Andrew Gormley
March 3, 2021

‘Black Widow’ vs. ‘F9’: Which Summer Blockbuster Will ...
Streaming - Theatrical

Disney’s “Black Widow” and Universal’s “F9” are poised to kick off summer moviegoing season. Yet it’s unlikely either blockbuster will actually arrive on schedule. While neither film ha...

February 12, 2021

Take a 360-Degree Immersive Ride Universal’s “Stor...
Attractions - Tech

Universal Orlando Resort has just uploaded an official 360-degree on-ride POV video of Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure - the multi-launch Intamin "storycoaster."

Theme Park Insider
February 10, 2021

Sundance Films Could Find an Easier Path to the Oscars Thanks ...
Streaming - Theatrical

Films that debut with a splash in Park  City don't always make the year-long trek to the Academy  Awards — but this year could be different. There are Sundance movies and there are Oscar movies,...

Hollywood Reporter
February 1, 2021

Capital Records
Music - Opportunities

Universal Music presents Capitol Records! Capitol Music Group is based in Hollywood, California in the iconic Capitol Records Tower.

Universal Music Group
January 28, 2021

Box Office: ‘The Marksman’ Captures Top Spot With $2 Milli...

Pray for movie theaters. “The Marksman,” a Liam Neeson thriller from Open Road, held onto first place for the second weekend in a row, grossing just over $2 million. The film has grossed $6.1 mil...

January 25, 2021

Universal partners with FIFA, kicking off new “FIFA Soun...
Music - Podcasts - Sports

FIFA is launching a new entertainment strategy called FIFA Sound, designed ‘to create innovative and meaningful connections between football fans, music enthusiasts, players, artists, and the game a...

Music Business Worldwide
January 13, 2021

Josh Goldstine being named Warner Bros. President of Worldwide...

Sources tell me that Warner Bros. International Marketing EVP Julien Noble is leaving the studio, and in talks for a similar role at Universal. I understand that Noble announced his exit to his Warne...

January 8, 2021

‘Too Much Money at Stake’: Lengthy L.A. Production Shutdow...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

The COVID-19 numbers in Los Angeles County are dire, and hospital beds remain at worryingly low capacity, pushing Hollywood to delay when most L.A.-based television shows go back into production. At t...

January 5, 2021

The COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Would Make Illegal Streaming a Felo...
Streaming - Television

Congress looks to provide relief to U.S. citizens and small businesses, but the omnibus bill includes some legislative priorities for the entertainment industry as well. Providing relief via direct as...

Hollywood Reporter
December 22, 2020

Watch ‘Mario’s Dad’ show off Super Nintendo ...

Nintendo hosted a 15-minute livestream from Universal Studios Japan's upcoming Super Nintendo World land, starring legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto, or as he calls himself below, "Mario's ...

Theme Park Insider
December 22, 2020

Global Cinema Industry Set to Lose $32 Billion in 2020, Says O...
Streaming - Theatrical

The global cinema industry is set to lose $32 billion in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a 71.5% reduction in box office revenue compared to 2019, according to a recent report by media and tech res...

December 10, 2020

Peacock Hits 26M Sign-Ups, Says NBCUniversal CEO

"The momentum just continues in a very strong linear way," Jeff Shell told an investors conference. NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock has reached more than 26 million sign-ups, NBCUniversal CEO ...

The Hollywood Reporter
December 8, 2020

Pressure builds on Roku with Wonder Woman, Godzilla, King Kong...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

This is seen as a move by AT&T to exert additional pressure on Roku, the streaming platform that has declined to carry HBO Max since it debuted in May. NBC Universal owner Comcast tried something ...

USA Today
December 4, 2020

Universal’s Super Nintendo World in opening in February

It's been over five years now since Nintendo first announced plans to collaborate with Universal Studios on a real-world theme park. Now, Universal has announced a February 4, 2021, opening for the Ja...

Ars Technica
November 30, 2020

‘Freaky’ battles COVID-19 surge with $3.7M opening

The Blumhouse and Universal pic came in on the lower end of expectations after movie theaters closed down again in select markets. For the full story, visit Hollywood Reporter  -  https://www.hol...

Hollywood Reporter
November 16, 2020

Universal’s ‘News Of The World’ planning international t...
Streaming - Theatrical

Universal’s News of the World is solidifying a plan to release theatrically in the U.S., while getting its international release through Netflix. For the full story, visit Deadline  -  https:/...

November 12, 2020

TOMY bolsters its licensing portfolio with Sing 2 and Plants v...

Scheduled for launch on December 22, 2021, TOMY’s Sing 2 toy line will comprise innovative products including collectible figurines, feature plush, and a role-play game... Full story at ToyNews: ht...

November 5, 2020

Comcast says Universal theme parks could break even in 2021
Attractions - Live Entertainment

NBCUniversal head Jeff Shell said the theme parks business is typically quite successful but Covid-19 has weighed heavily on operations. For the full story, visit CNBC  -

October 29, 2020

How Sacha Baron Cohen Sequel Went From Universal Theatrical To...

Amazon Prime’s first zeitgeist-capturing film in $80 million deal. Industry sources tell Deadline that the picture opened bigger than any film ever on Amazon Prime. For the full story, visit Dead...

October 29, 2020

Before letting California theme parks reopen, Newsom is lookin...
Attractions - Live Entertainment

Gov. Gavin Newsom, aiming for an eventual safe reopening of California theme parks, said Monday that he was sending a team of people to parks open in other states to learn what precautions they are ta...

LA Times
October 13, 2020

It’s No Time to Die for James Bond Merchandising Tie-Ins

The movie might be delayed, but the $52,000 commemorative watches are right on time. For the full story, visit Bloomberg  -

October 8, 2020

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