South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have formed their own production studio, Important Studios, that will allow them to pursue film, TV and theater projects, including a possible movie version of “The Book of Mormon,”...
Maker Studios has raised USD40m in a financing round led by Time Warner Investments. The company makes and distributes video clips for YouTube. In a previous round, it had raised USD4m from GRP Partners and Greycroft Partners. The company is based in California.
Universal Pictures has renewed its domestic output deal with HBO, which will keep the studio's movies - as well as those from Focus Features - coming to the premium cable service for several more years.
Netflix has opened up its wallet to lock down a new digital streaming deal with the Walt Disney Co. that gives it exclusive access to new and catalog titles from the Mouse House during the pay TV window in the U.S.
If traditions of TV viewing from decades past have held in any time period, primetime seems the most likely candidate. But a new GfK paper on trends in US primetime shows that Generation Y (ages 13 to 32) is 30 per cent less likely to be watching a TV network or channel “live” in the crucial first hour of primetime than they were four years ago.