Lin Qi, Yoozoo Chairman & Exec Producer On Netflix’s ‘The Three-Body Problem’, Dies As Police Probe Alleged Poisoning

Lin Qi, the Chairman and CEO of Chinese game developer Yoozoo and an executive producer on Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of The Three-Body Problem, has died after allegedly being poisoned by a colleague. The 39-year-old’s death was reported by local media … Read more…

‘Akilla’s Escape’ Canada Deal; Raw Hires BBC Studios Exec; Britbox UK First Factual Series — Global Briefs

TIFF Drama Gets Canada Deal EXCLUSIVE: Following its world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, levelFILM has acquired Canadian rights to crime noir Akilla’s Escape by director Charles Officer, who co-wrote the script with Wendy ‘Motion’ Braithwaite. Produced … Read more…

New Streamer VUit Names Former CW, CBS Exec Chris Brooks VP, Programming & Development

EXCLUSIVE: New ad-supported streaming service VUit has named former CW and CBS executive Chris Brooks VP of programming and development. Vuit (pronounced “view it”) launched in September billing itself as the “Netflix of Live, Local and Free.” Brooks’ appointment comes … Read more…

Herbert F. Solow Dies: Exec Who Developed Original ‘Star Trek’ & Held Senior Posts At Several Top Showbiz Companies Was 88

Herbert F. “Herb” Solow, who as an executive at Desilu Productions took Gene Roddenberry’s original pitch for Star Trek and also held exec posts at several showbiz companies, has died. He was 88. His wife, Dr. Harrison Solow, confirmed the news … Read more…

George R.R. Martin-Backed Meow Wolf Hires Former HBO & DreamWorks Exec As Chief Technology Officer

EXCLUSIVE: Meow Wolf, the Santa Fe-based arts and entertainment company whose backers include George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones), has brought on Barbara Ford Grant as its new chief technology officer. Ford Grant is working to develop a mixed-reality platform and … Read more…

Versace exec claims he was racially profiled in Beverly Hills jaywalking stop | New York Post

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‘Palm Springs’ Outfit Limelight Hires FilmNation Exec Brad Zimmerman

EXCLUSIVE: Production and finance co Limelight, which has credits including Sundance hit Palm Springs and upcoming Melissa McCarthy Netflix pic The Starling, has hired Brad Zimmerman as Executive Vice President. Zimmerman joins from FilmNation where he was Senior Vice President … Read more…

Longtime Netflix exec Cindy Holland replaced by Bela Bajaria as Global Head of TV

One of Netflix’s highest-ranking and longest-serving executives, Cindy Holland, is leaving the company. In a surprise announcement late Tuesday, the Los Gatos, Calif.-based streaming giant said Holland — an 18-year Netflix veteran who greenlighted and developed hits like “House of … Read more…

Ex-Roku Exec Doug Shineman Joins Streamwise and 1091 Pictures as Chief Revenue Officer

Indie film and series distributor 1091 Media, which recently renamed itself as Streamwise, hired another key exec for its forthcoming business-to-business analytics platform for content owners: Doug Shineman, an alum of Roku and The Orchard, who has joined the company … Read more…

Vice exec blasts advertisers for blocking placement near ‘black people’

An executive at Vice Media on Wednesday blasted advertisers for demanding their ads stay clear of sensitive topics online, including the words “George Floyd,” “Black Lives Matter” — and even “black people.” Since nationwide protests broke out over racial injustice … Read more…

Former pharmaceutical sales exec says lack of conscience is key to success in selling opioids

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Trump To Sign Exec. Order On Policing As Atlanta Shooting Sparks Outrage | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

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Netflix International Originals Exec Felipe Tewes on ‘Tailored Approach’ to Support Italy (EXCLUSIVE)

In early March, one day before cameras were set to roll in Milan on upcoming Netflix Italian original “Zero,” about the lives of black Italian youths, producer Nicola De Angelis and the streaming giant decided to halt production on the … Read more…

Former Uber exec raises $31M for his Jakarta-based logistics startup Kargo, announces relief fund to battle coronavirus

Kargo, a Jakarta-based logistics startup co-founded by veteran Uber Asia executive Tiger Fang, has raised $ 31 million to scale its business and help firms in the Southeast Asian nation fight the coronavirus. Silicon Valley-based Tenaya Capital, Sequoia India, Mirae … Read more…

Whistle Hires Ex-ITV Exec Alex Dundas as Head of Unscripted Originals (EXCLUSIVE)

Digital-media company Whistle recruited Alex Dundas, most recently with ITV Entertainment, as executive VP and head of unscripted premium originals. Based in Whistle’s L.A. office, Dundas will oversee development and packaging of new unscripted shows from Whistle and also will … Read more…

Tribune exec: Staffers should be singing ‘Glory Hallelujah’ about buyout packages

A Tribune executive has staffers up in arms after saying journalists should be “singing ‘Glory Hallelujah’ ” about the voluntary buyout packages being offered at the Chicago Tribune, the New York Daily News and other papers. Ann Barnes, the director of … Read more…

Short-Form Mobile Video Service TikTok Hires Former YouTube Exec Richard Waterworth As UK GM

Short-form mobile video service TikTok has hired its first UK boss. The popular app, which is owned by China’s ByteDance, has hired former YouTube exec Richard Waterworth as General Manager for the UK. Waterworth joined the company, which became the … Read more…

Say What Now? Julia Roberts Was Suggested to Play Harriet Tubman By Studio Exec, According to ‘Harriet’ Screenwriter

Harriet Tubman, the very Black slave-turned-abolitionist whose life has been portrayed onscreen in the historical drama ‘Harriet,’ could’ve been played by none other than the very white Julia Roberts — if one studio exec had his way. The film’s screenwriter … Read more…

Studio Exec Suggested Julia Roberts Play Harriet Tubman, ‘Harriet’ Screenwriter Says

Multi-talented multi-hyphenate Cynthia Erivo plays Harriet Tubman in Kasi Lemmons’ biopic “Harriet.” But according to “Harriet’s” screenwriter, Gregory Allen Howard, Julia Roberts — yes, white woman Julia Roberts — was once suggested by a studio executive to play the role. … Read more…

Paul Maidment, media exec who kicked off Deadspin revolt with ‘stick to sports’ memo, resigns

The media executive who kicked off a staff revolt at news web site Deadspin has resigned. Paul Maidment, editorial director of Deadspin’s parent company G/O Media, announced his departure roughly a week after triggering a staff uproar that has resulted … Read more…

NY county exec says ban on unvaccinated minors is working — ‘We’ve gotten their attention’

Rockland County Executive Ed Day says more than 500 immunizations have been administered since he announced the ban on Tuesday. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% … Read more…

Former Facebook exec: ‘Zuckerberg is sitting on more data about what people want to do online than anyone else in the world’

Alex Stamos, Facebook's former chief security officer, said Zuckerberg is sitting on a whole lot of data about people's online decision making. Tech BEST DEAL UPDATE: Shop the latest electronics deals direct from Samsung

The Amazon-Berkshire-JPM health venture just hired first female exec, from a big insurance company

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan have hired Dana Safran from Blue Cross Blue Shield.  Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL … Read more…