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WSC Sports raises $100m for AI video platform

WSC Sports, a global player in AI-driven sports highlights, has closed a $100 million (€87.8m) Series D round, led by ION Crossover Partners (ICP). Existing investors, including Intel Capital, O.G. Tech and Detroit Venture Partners (Dan Gilbert), also participated in the round. The company plans to use the new funding to support its growth plans […]

February 16, 2022

Silver Spoon, Schrom open XR studio in New York

Mixed reality experts Silver Spoon and production house Schrom have partnered to launch a new Extended Reality stage in New York. Meeting a growing demand for fully-equipped virtual production (VP) venues on the East Coast, XR New York will provide content producers from the entertainment industry – including broadcasters, filmmakers, agencies and brands – with […]

February 15, 2022

Final Pixel opens New York virtual production lab

Final Pixel, the global creative studio specialising in end-to-end virtual production for film, TV and advertising, has opened a virtual production lab in New York City to test and train the latest virtual production technology and equipment. The lab is a dedicated space for the virtual production specialists to build, test, trial and push the […]

February 8, 2022

Apple TV+ announces Sunny starring Rashida Jones

Apple TV+ has announced a series order for “Sunny,” a new, 10-episode darkly comedic half-hour drama from A24 created by Katie Robbins (“The Affair,” “The Last Tycoon,” “Hedy Lamarr”) that will star Emmy Award nominee, multi-hyphenate Rashida Jones (“On the Rocks,” “blackAF,” “Quincy”), who also serves as executive producer. “Sunny” is a darkly comedic drama […]

February 7, 2022

Sabio hires Stimmel

Sabio, a provider of digital TV advertising platforms validated by performance, has announced the addition of veteran digital marketing executive Jon Stimmel as Chief Growth Officer. In this role, Stimmel is responsible to oversee strategic marketing, drive adoption of Sabio’s demand-side platform (DSP), and increase awareness of AppScience’s actionable campaign analytics. “Jon’s tenured industry experience […]

February 3, 2022

FilmRise acquires NA rights to The Justice of Bunny King

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, has acquired the North American distribution rights to “The Justice of Bunny King” starring Essie Davis (“The Babadook,” “Assassin’s Creed”) and Thomasin McKenzie (“Jojo Rabbit,” “Last Night in Soho”, “The Power of the Dog”). The deal gives FilmRise North American digital, broadcast and theatrical […]

February 2, 2022

FilmRise hires Gazoul as Director, Film Acquisitions

FilmRise, the New York-based studio and streaming network, has announced the appointment of Gabriel Gazoul as Director of Film Acquisitions. Gazoul spent 12 years acquiring content for Showtime Networks. In this role, Gazoul will oversee the acquisition of new release feature films and documentaries, as well as collaborate on release strategies with FilmRise’s Sales and […]

January 21, 2022

Hearst Media promotes DeGregorio, Tew

Amy DeGregorio and Andrew Tew have been promoted to expanded sales, marketing and distribution roles at Hearst Media Production Group, formed in September 2021 to advance Hearst Television’s original programme production and distribution. DeGregorio has been named senior vice president, managing director of sales for educational/informational (E/I) programming.  She previously served as senior vice president, […]

January 21, 2022

FilmRise acquires rights to Kim’s Convenience

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, and Thunderbird Entertainment, the Canadian-based production company, have entered into an agreement granting FilmRise multi-territory FAST ad-supported digital linear rights to the Canadian comedy series “Kim’s Convenience.” Specifically, the deal gives FilmRise exclusive FAST rights to all five seasons of the series, which it […]

January 20, 2022

FilmRise appoints Nuccio as VP International Sales

FilmRise, the New York-based film and TV studio and streaming network, has announced the appointment of Emilia Nuccio in the newly created position of Vice President, International Sales. Nuccio will oversee all international deals, be responsible for selling the FilmRise catalogue as well as new release and FilmRise co-productions into the international marketplace among other […]

January 19, 2022