Twitter Adds New Punishment for Abusive Accounts

Twitter has a new strategy to crack down on abusive behavior on its service: The company started to temporarily limit the reach of accounts that are found to be abusive, preventing them from further harassing users that don’t follow them. The new policy was first reported by BuzzFeed. A number of users that were deemed to……

via Twitter Adds New Punishment for Abusive Accounts — Variety

‘Doctor Strange’ Proves Marvel Is the Gold Standard in Hollywood

Novelist Richard Russo once mused that Cary Grant never won an Oscar because he never seemed to sweat. “He made everything look so effortless,” Russo wrote. “Why reward someone for having fun, for being charming?” The same logic applies to Marvel, the comic-book juggernaut that scored its 14th consecutive number one opening this weekend with “Doctor……

via ‘Doctor Strange’ Proves Marvel Is the Gold Standard in Hollywood — Variety

‘Snow White’ Live-Action Movie in the Works at Disney

Disney is developing a new, live-action musical version of “Snow White,” which will expand upon the story and music from the animated classic. The studio is in negotiations with Erin Cressida Wilson (“The Girl on the Train”) to write the script. Songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (“La La Land”) are attached to pen new songs….…

via ‘Snow White’ Live-Action Movie in the Works at Disney — Variety

Natalie Portman’s ‘Jackie’ Set for AFI Fest Gala Screening

The American Film Institute has selected Fox Searchlight’s “Jackie,” starring Natalie Portman and directed by Pablo Larraín, as a Centerpiece Gala at the AFI Fest on Nov. 14 at the TCL Chinese. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival and has been set for a Dec. 2 opening. The film is a psychological portrait……

via Natalie Portman’s ‘Jackie’ Set for AFI Fest Gala Screening — Variety

Jennifer Cochis Replaces Stephanie Allain as L.A. Film Festival Director

Stephanie Allain has stepped down as the director of the Los Angeles Film Festival and been replaced by Jennifer Cochis, who has been the festival’s creative director. Allain, whose credits include “Hustle & Flow” and “Beyond the Lights,” is in production on Justin Simien’s Netflix series “Dear White People” and in post production on Gerard……

via Jennifer Cochis Replaces Stephanie Allain as L.A. Film Festival Director — Variety

How ‘Sausage Party’ Used a Digital Marketing Blitz to Draw Crowds

Younger audiences flocked to “Sausage Party” this weekend, pushing the raunchy, low-budget comedy about a group of grocery products trying to avoid being eaten to an impressive $33.6 million debut. In order to get members of the so-called Millennial generation to show up in force, Sony Pictures deployed the largest digital marketing campaign in the……

via How ‘Sausage Party’ Used a Digital Marketing Blitz to Draw Crowds — Variety

NBC Greenlights Reality Dance Competition Series from Jennifer Lopez

NBC is continuing its dance with Jennifer Lopez. The “Shades of Blue” superstar is teaming up with the network for a brand new dance competition series “World of Dance,” which NBC has greenlit with a straight-to-series ten-episode order. Lopez is on board as an exec producer. Sources say it’s undetermined if she will appear in any……

via NBC Greenlights Reality Dance Competition Series from Jennifer Lopez — Variety