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Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Damien Chazelle, Jordan Peele Set for Produced By Conference

Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Damien Chazelle, Jordan Peele Set for Produced By Conference
The Producers Guild of America has set Damien Chazelle, Jordan Peele, Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Shawn Levy, and Ted Sarandos as speakers for its Ninth Annual Produced By Conference.

The event will be held on June 10 and June 11 at the Fox studio lot in Los Angeles.

Chazelle will discuss the director/producer collaboration process on his films “Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench,” “Whiplash,” and “La La Land.” Chazelle won the Academy Award for directing “La La Land.”

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Jordan Peele Honored as CinemaCon’s Director of the Year for ‘Get Out

Peele will speak about his directorial debut “Get Out,” the Comedy Central sketch series “Key & Peele,” and the future for his Monkeypaw Productions. Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos will talk about the transformation of the digital company into an original content producer.

Winfrey and DuVernay will team up to chat about their creative partnership as
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Rich Sullivan Promoted to Chief Operating Officer of STXdigital

Rich Sullivan has been upped to chief operating officer at STXdigital, a division of Stx Entertainment.

Sullivan, who has served as chief financial officer for the past two and a half years, will partner with chief creative officer of STXalternative and STXreality Jason Goldberg to expand digital programming and Ott capabilities. In his new role, Sullivan will also be responsible for tasks including building out the company’s digital business operations, establishing strategic partnerships across social and video platforms, and progressing data analytics capabilities.

In his previous role as CFO, Sullivan played an important role in building out the company’s financial and business operations, helping to lead the company’s expansion into its multi-platform business strategy including its recent acquisition of Surreal, a content creation company in the Virtual Reality space.

“Rich has been pivotal in Stx’s ongoing and aggressive growth and diversification as we lead the industry
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Stx Entertainment Appoints Rich Sullivan COO of STXdigital

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Stx Entertainment has appointed Rich Sullivan to the position of chief operating officer of STXdigital, the company announced on Friday. In this role, Sullivan will be focused on building out the company’s digital business operations in short-form content, creating new franchises with the company’s talent roster, establishing strategic partnerships across social and video platforms, supporting growth in Vr and immersive experiences, and establishing and accelerating data analytics capabilities. Sullivan will also partner with Jason Goldberg, chief creative officer of STXalternative and STXreality, to expand digital programming and Ott capabilities. Sullivan will assume the role immediately and will continue to be located at the.
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Exclusive: Soleil Moon Frye on Her 2-Year-Old's 'Embarrassing' Response to Watching Mom on 'Punky Brewster'

Exclusive: Soleil Moon Frye on Her 2-Year-Old's 'Embarrassing' Response to Watching Mom on 'Punky Brewster'
With her Punky Brewster days way behind her, Soleil Moon Frye is all about being a mom now. Et visited the actress at home in Los Angeles, where she and husband Jason Goldberg are raising their four kids.

"I'm feeling great," Frye, 40, tells Et's Cameron Mathison. "I'm juggling four incredible children of all different ages. It's very fun."

Watch: Soleil Moon Frye Gives Birth to Baby No. 4 -- Find Out His Cute Name!

Punky Brewster made Frye one of the biggest child stars in the world when it premiered in 1984. Nearly 30 years after its series finale, the show is striking a chord with a new generation, starting with Frye's own children: Poet, 11, Jagger, 8, Lyric, 2, and Story, 7 months.

"I had not shown them Punky and then finally after them asking, because all of their friends at school had seen it, I finally showed them," Frye shares. "It was really embarrassing, because my 2-year-old started calling me 'Punky' everywhere
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Us Briefs: 'The Martian Vr Experience' comes to market

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Us Briefs: 'The Martian Vr Experience' comes to market
Fox Innovation Lab, in partnership with Rsa Films and The Virtual Reality Company, announced on Monday that its first Vr endeavour will go on sale to customers.

Starting on Tuesday (November 15), The Martian Vr Experience, will be available for $19.99 on the PlayStation Vr, which recently launched for the PlayStation 4 system, and Htc Vive via the Steam portal.

Robert Stromberg directed and Ridley Scott served as executive producer on the project, which Fox debuted at CES 2016 followed by Sundance last January. The experience allows users to assume the role of astronaut Mark Watney – portrayed by Matt Damon in blockbuster hit The Martian – as he attempts to get back to Earth.

“The Fox Innovation Lab is at the forefront of exploring virtual reality as a new storytelling medium,” said Mike Dunn, president, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Fox Innovation Lab.

The Martian Vr Experience is a testament to the opportunity for filmmakers to connect with audiences in new
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Stx Ups Jason Goldberg After Strong Start For Digital & Alternative Divisions

Jason Goldberg has been promoted to chief creative officer at Stx Entertainment’s Digital and New Media Group and its Alternative Content division. The reward comes as Stx's non-scripted TV division under his leadership has sold and secured deals for 25 shows to networks in the U.S, China, India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Stx launched the division in April and hired Goldberg — the co-founder with Ashton Kutcher of Katalyst Media — with the title of President of…
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10 Assistants to Watch 2016

Vanessa Ansoorian

Assistant to Heather Griffith & Craig Mizrahi, Innovative Artists, production

Ansoorian has been assisting senior Btl agents Griffith and Mizrahi for the past two years at Innovative. Besides being the department coordinator, she works with such clients as Paul Hirsch (“Mummy 4”), Courtney Hoffman (“Hateful Eight”), and Maryann Brandon. “Job challenges are anticipating the immediate needs of two busy agents, our clients and buyers while simultaneously upholding highest standards of collaboration across all departments,” she says.

Chris Bowyer

Assistant/coordinator, non-scripted & alternative programming, Stx

Bowyer began as a temp in 2015 working for executives including Cathy Schulman, Amy Elkins, and Oren Aviv. He’s now assisting Jason Goldberg. Responsibilities include overseeing development of more than 25 projects in various stages for the U.S., China, India, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Integrally involved in production of four on-air series that are filming and two series orders for 2017, including the first broadcast
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STX Entertainment Still Looking to Make Its Mark After ‘Free State of Jones’ Flops

STX Entertainment Still Looking to Make Its Mark After ‘Free State of Jones’ Flops
Things didn’t go as planned with “Free State of Jones.”

The $50 million Civil War drama, greenlit two years ago by STX Entertainment, was meant to announce the indie studio as a bright new player bent on producing quality movies for adults with top talent. But, despite the presence of star Matthew McConaughey and director Gary Ross, and an extensive advertising push, “Free State of Jones” collapsed at the domestic box office this past weekend, eking out less than $8 million in its debut and raising more questions about STX’s business model.

Stx got into the business precisely because it believes that there’s still an audience for the kind of projects major studios abandoned in favor of superhero adventures and tween franchises. The film, announced shortly after Stx was launched in 2014 by Robert Simonds and Tpg managing director Bill McGlashan, was handed a prime summer release date. Its failure
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Soleil Moon Frye Welcomes a Baby Boy - Find Out His Unique Name!

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Soleil Moon Frye Welcomes a Baby Boy - Find Out His Unique Name!
A photo posted by @moonfrye on May 18, 2016 at 11:34am Pdt Soleil Moon Frye is a mom for the fourth time! The actress and her husband, Jason Goldberg, welcomed their son Story into the world this week. Soleil took to Instagram on Wednesday to share an adorable black-and-white photo of their new addition, writing, "Welcome to the world our sweet baby boy Story..." Their son joins big sisters Poet and Jagger and big brother Lyric. Soleil and Jason, who tied the knot in 1998, announced their fourth pregnancy back in November with a cute Instagram photo. Congratulations to the growing family!
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Soleil Moon Frye Gives Birth to Baby No. 4

Soleil Moon Frye Gives Birth to Baby No. 4
Soleil Moon Frye has just welcomed her fourth child into the world! The actress gave birth to Story, and we can only imagine how excited the entire family is for the latest arrival. "Welcome to the world our sweet baby boy Story..." she wrote on Instagram Wednesday. The former Sabrina, the Teenage Witch star gushed to E! News recently about her pregnancy, telling Will Marfuggi that she and her husband Jason Goldberg were waiting to find out the sex of the baby. And as for the happy couple's three children, Soleil dished that they're all thrilled to become older siblings. "The youngest is 21 months so he just knows to kiss my belly and the girls are over the moon," she...
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Stx Inks Production Deals With Brant Pinvidic & Ryan Holcomb

Stx Entertainment continues to ramp up its newly launched non-scripted television business, signing multi-year production deals with Brant Pinvidic's INvelop Entertainment, and Ryan Holcomb's Tower 2 Productions. The announcement was made today by Jason Goldberg, President of Non-Scripted and Alternative Programming for Stx Entertainment. Pinvidic launched INvelop Entertainment, a multimedia production company focusing on unscripted television and feature length…
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Stx moves into non-scripted television

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Stx moves into non-scripted television
On the back of a confident CinemaCon appearance and the recent hire of David Kosse that has left nobody in any doubt about its global theatrical ambitions, Bob Simonds’ studio unveiled on Monday another component to its television platform.

Jason Goldberg (pictured), creator and executive producer of shows like Punk’d and Beauty And The Geek, has joined as president of non-scripted and alternative programming.

Under Goldberg’s stewardship Stx said it would become the first Us-based company involved in a broadcast TV show airing in China.

For now that show is called Thank You For Your Love and is being developed in conjunction with Xg Entertainment and scheduled to premiere this year to a potential audience of one billion viewers.

Stx Non-Scripted launches with sales or development deals in place for 12 shows to networks in the Us and Asia, including NBC, CW, Food Network, Syfy, Oxygen, the History Channel and Freeform.

The production
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Stx Launches Unscripted Division Headed By Jason Goldberg, Unveils Reality Series In China

Stx Launches Unscripted Division Headed By Jason Goldberg, Unveils Reality Series In China
As part of its expansion into television, Stx Entertainment has launched a non-scripted TV division. It will be run by former Katalyst co-founder/partner Jason Goldberg, co-creator and executive producer of hit reality shows Punk'd and Beauty and the Geek. Goldberg has been named Stx President of Non-Scripted and Alternative Programming. Goldberg and his team have been tasked with creating original programming in the U.S., China and India for distribution across linear…
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Stx Entertainment Launches Non-Scripted TV Division

Stx Entertainment is getting into the reality TV game, and has a launched a new unscripted television division, the company announced Monday. Jason Goldberg has been appointed President of Non-Scripted and Alternative Programming to run the new venture. “Stx is the premier home for the world’s best storytellers, and building non-scripted production capabilities opens up even more avenues to reach audiences across diverse creative outlets,” said Sophie Watts, President of Stx Entertainment, in a statement. “We’re thrilled to add Jason to the Stx team as we continue to expand our global TV, film and digital capabilities. That Stx Non-Scripted has already.
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Soleil Moon Frye Is Pregnant With Her Fourth Child!

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Soleil Moon Frye Is Pregnant With Her Fourth Child!
A photo posted by @moonfrye on Nov 14, 2015 at 6:23pm Pst Soleil Moon Frye and her husband, Jason Goldberg, are expecting their fourth child together! On Saturday, the actress took to Twitter to share the exciting news, writing, "Excited to share some big news. Feeling beyond blessed. #ClearblueConfirmed #growingfamily @Clearblue #ad #grateful." Before debuting her baby bump at the Baby2Baby Gala, Soleil took to Instagram and posted a photo of herself and Jason with a caption that reads, "No hiding this bump now :) #baby2baby we are coming for you." Soleil, who told People she is "thirteen, fourteen weeks" into her pregnancy, is already a mom to 10-year-old Jagger Joseph Blue, 7-year-old Poet Sienna, and nearly 2-year-old Lyric Sonny Rhodes with Jason. Congratulations to Soleil and Jason on their growing family! Excited to share some big news. Feeling beyond blessed. #ClearblueConfirmed #growingfamily @Clearblue #ad #grateful pic.twitter.com
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Soleil Moon Frye Pregnant With Baby Number Four: "No Hiding This Bump Now"

Soleil Moon Frye Pregnant With Baby Number Four:
No hiding this bump now :) #baby2baby we are coming for you. ?? A photo posted by @moonfrye on Nov 14, 2015 at 6:23pm Pst They’re over the moon! Soleil Moon Frye announced her fourth pregnancy via social media on Saturday, Nov. 14, and the Punky Brewster alum could hardly contain her excitement. “No hiding this bump now,” she captioned a sweet snapshot of herself with her husband, film and TV producer Jason Goldberg. “#baby2baby we are coming for you.” In the precious photo, the 39-year-old actress looks stunning in a [...]
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'Punk'd' Co-Creator Plots Celebrity Prank Movie Series with Stx, Warner Bros (Exclusive)

The co-creator of Punk’d is back with a new celebrity stunt show, and this time it's aimed for the big screen. Jason Goldberg, who with Ashton Kutcher created one of MTV’s signature series, has partnered with upstart studio Stx Entertainment for what would be a series of movies around the $5 million budget range that would ideally be released around April Fool's Day, according to sources. There is currently no title for the project. Stx, the new studio founded by veteran executive Robert Simonds, does not yet have an international distribution apparatus, so it is in talks with Warner

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Winston Baker's 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum China to Discuss Nation’s Growing Market

Leading global producer of entertainment finance conferences Winston Baker eagerly anticipates their 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum China, to be hosted at the Shanghai Exhibition Center and the Crowne Plaza in Shanghai, China during the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival on June 16, 2015.

The latest event in Winston Baker’s highly successful international Film Finance Forum® series will feature a speaking faculty of seasoned leaders from American, Chinese and international entertainment industries who will discuss China’s growing film market. These top executives will address the expanding presence of China’s online giants in the business and the future of the country’s local film production, and consider the implications of the growing alliance between Hollywood and China through a case study of the recent deal between Hunan TV and Lionsgate. The conference’s program is designed to educate and connect high-level financiers, filmmakers, and other leaders in the entertainment business.

The forum will feature A Keynote Conversation with IMAX, delivered by industry juggernaut Rich Gelfond, the Chief Executive Officer of IMAX. Under Gelfond’s leadership, IMAX recently announced its plans for a Hong Kong Ipo for its booming business in China, news that sent the company’s stock soaring to all-time highs. Winston Baker’s special session is an invaluable opportunity to gain insight into Gelfond’s experience, savvy, and global success.

The conference’s speaking faculty includes other industry power players from top entertainment and finance companies, and professionals who have contributed to such notable and award-winning films as "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," "The Sea of Trees," "Paranormal Activity," "Godzilla," "Soul Surfer," "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," "The Golden Era," "The Monkey King: Uproar in Heaven 3D," and more. These experienced and innovative executives include:

· Lindsay Conner, Partner, Co-Chair, Entertainment & Media, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Llp

· Zhao Fang, General Manager, Wanda Media

· William Feng, Chief Representative, China Office, Motion Picture Association

· Stuart Ford, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Im Global

· Patrick Frater, Asia Bureau Chief, Variety

· Ricardo Galindez, Co-Founder, Island Film Group

· Dave Gibson, Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand Film Commission

· Jason Goldberg, Partner, Covington & Burling Llp

· Tom McGrath, Chief Operating Officer, Stx Entertainment

· Schuyler Moore, Partner, Entertainment Department, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan Llp

· Bennett Pozil, Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Banking, East West Bank

· Franck Priot, Chief Operating Officer, Film France

. Eric Rong, President, Tik Films

· Qiu Jie, Chief Executive Officer, Lemous Pictures International

· Stephen Scharf, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers Llp

· Wang Juan, Editor-in-Chief, Tencent Video

· Li Yansong, President, iQiYi Motion Pictures

The Shanghai International Film Festival has become one the most influential film events in the Asian-Pacific area, drawing celebrities, renowned filmmakers, and executives from around the world. Winston Baker’s 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum China offers participants a unique way to forge connections with active industry deal-makers and learn from their experiences.

Sponsors and partners of Winston Baker’s forum include Im Global; O’Melveny & Myers Llp; Motion Picture Association; Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Llp; East West Bank; Covington & Burling Llp; Island Film Group; Stroock & Stroock & Lavan Llp; Digital Film Cloud Network; Vine Alternative Investment; The Chinese Film Market and Variety.
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ABC Sets ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ ‘Repeat After Me’ Premiere Dates

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ABC Sets ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ ‘Repeat After Me’ Premiere Dates
ABC unveiled premiere dates for “Dancing With the Stars,” new reality series “Repeat After Me” and a 25th anniversary celebration of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” on Wednesday at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. Also, the network announced that “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will return to South By Southwest for five original shows this March.

We’ll go in chronological order: First, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” returns with a special on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. Et.

Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross from “Black-ish,” as well as Cristela Alonzo from “Cristela,” will join “Afv” host Tom Bergeron
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ABC orders prank show inspired by Ellen DeGeneres

ABC orders prank show inspired by Ellen DeGeneres
ABC is bringing back the prime-time prank show: The network is launching a new reality stunt series that's inspired by a popular segment on Ellen DeGeneres' daytime talk show. ABC has greenlit Repeat After Me starring The Goldbergs actress Wendi McLendon-Covey. In each episode, McLendon-Covey will instruct celebrities, via a remote ear piece, how to interact with everyday people in comedic hidden-camera situations. At the end of each half-hour episode, the best moment of the night will be selected in front of a live studio audience. The pilot episode features Ellen Pompeo, Taye Diggs and Harry Connick, Jr. The
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