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CBS Signs Lucrative Netflix Pact For James Patterson Series Zoo

With the buzzy sci-fi series Extant premiering tonight, high-rated returning fave Under the Dome on its way for later this summer, high-concept thriller Scorpion premiering this fall and James Patterson adaptation Zoo in the cards for the summer of 2015, CBS is in a pretty desirable spot right now. And the good news just keeps coming for the network, with word that CBS just inked a rich deal with streaming service Netflix so that the site can offer Zoo, adapted from the novel by Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, as soon as it finishes airing.

The pact is rumored to be even higher than the $900,000 Amazon is reportedly paying per episode of Under the Dome and Extant (which Netflix wanted as well). Intriguingly, whereas Amazon is able to put episodes of each of those series on its Prime Instant Video service four days after they air, Netflix has also agreed not to
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Netflix Expands Pact with National Film Board of Canada, Adding 20-Plus Documentaries

Netflix Expands Pact with National Film Board of Canada, Adding 20-Plus Documentaries
Netflix announced an expanded multiyear licensing agreement with the National Film Board of Canada, under which streaming subs in the Great White North will get access to more than 20 Canadian documentaries.

The deal also renews Nfb titles already on the service for Netflix’s Canadian members. Canuck docus available starting Tuesday include “Helicopter Canada,” “Life with Murder” and “The Boxing Girls of Kabul” (pictured above). Deal includes films in English, French, Thai and Farsi.

Netflix does not disclose how many customers it has in Canada, which was the streamer’s first launch outside the U.S. in September 2010.

Netflix is not subject to Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission requirements that broadcasters and cable channels in the country carry a minimum amount of Canadian-produced programming.

“We are pleased to extend and expand our relationship with the National Film Board of Canada, one of Canada’s most important cultural institutions,” Netflix VP
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NBCU’s Lauren Zalaznick, Fox’s Jack Abernethy Among New Natpe Board Members

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Fox TV Stations CEO Jack Abernethy, NBCUniversal executive vice president Lauren Zalaznick and Debmar Mercury co-president Ira Bernstein are among new members named to the National Association of Television Program Executives board of directors, the association announced on Monday. The newly elected members of the Natpe board also include Discovery Communications, Discovery Networks president, advertising sales Joe Abruzzese; Tandem Communications president and partner Rola Bauer; Turner Broadcasting’s senior vice president, head of program acquisitions and content licensing Deborah Bradley; Netflix vice president, content acquisitions Sean Carey; Univision Communications’ president, programming & content Alberto Ciurana; Fremantle Media Svp, program distribution, USA.
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Bon Iver's Justin Vernon records hip-hop album

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon records hip-hop album
Justin Vernon has formed a new hip-hop inspired group with Astronautalis. The duo recorded an entire album together last weekend, with Vernon's Bon Iver bandmate Sean Carey also featuring. It was produced by Ryan Olson. "This process was exhilarating, and it drove us further. We were originally going to be down there for a day," Astronautalis - real name Andy Bothwell - told Citypages. "A lot of my fans are like, 'Oh this is going to be amazing: Astronautalis (more)
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Bon Iver announce new UK tour

Bon Iver announce new UK tour
Bon Iver have announced that they will perform a number of UK shows later this year. The indie-folk band will precede the gigs with the release of their second studio album Bon Iver, which will be available on June 20. The act's frontman Justin Vernon will perform with an eight-piece band at the concerts, which will include Bon Iver regulars Sean Carey, Mike Noyce and Matt McCaughan. Bon Iver have also released their new single 'Calgary', which is available to download now, with a physical edition to be released on July 4. Tickets for the (more)
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Bon Iver Announces New Album

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Bon Iver Announces New Album
Bon Iver has just announced that their much anticipated second album will hit stores on June 21. The new album (on the Jagjaguwar label) by the critically acclaimed group led by Justin Vernon is titled "Bon Iver" and includes 10 new songs. While the band's 2008 debut, "For Emma, Forever Ago," was mostly a solo operation, on the forthcoming album, Vernon is joined by Sean Carey, Mike Noyce and Matt McCaughan, pedal steel player Greg Leisz, horn players Colin Stetson, Mike Lewis and C.J. Camerieri and arranger Rob Moose. While tracks haven't been released, or leaked, yet, according to the issued press release, fans can expect "a lush landscape of silky electric guitars, intricate keys, and subtle horn and string sections, which retains the ghost choirs and densely layered vocals intact that Bon Iver is widely celebrated for." Sounds like a winner.

Feel free to search the tracklist for clues to the new album's sound:

01. Perth

02. Minnesota,
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Music: Review: S. Carey: All We Grow

Even if Sean Carey weren’t a member of Wisconsin indie-folk outfit Bon Iver, he’d likely draw comparisons to his bandmate and reigning north-woods king of pain, Justin Vernon. On his solo debut, All We Grow, Carey goes in search of that elusive For Emma, Forever Ago feeling, evoking a similarly chilly and emotion-choked sense of isolation via pocket symphonies composed of delicately strummed acoustic guitars, ghostly choral vocals, and muffled waves of dissonant noise. The abstract soundscapes Carey layers on his songs betray a sideman’s sensibility: It’s difficult not to get swept up in the carefully ...
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Calkins joins Sony as sr. vp

Calkins joins Sony as sr. vp
John Calkins has been tapped senior vp corporate development at Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio said Thursday. Calkins will be responsible for spearheading and managing the studio's corporate development initiatives in all of its entertainment divisions. Calkins is taking over the position from Sean Carey, who was upped to executive vp digital distribution and product acquisition at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Bob Osher, chief operating officer of Columbia Pictures Motion Picture Group, lauded Calkins as an executive who "brings a wealth of experience" to the studio. "Successful corporate development demands vision and resourcefulness, and John has both," he said.

Calkins joins Sony as sr. vp

Calkins joins Sony as sr. vp
John Calkins has been tapped senior vp corporate development at Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio said Thursday. Calkins will be responsible for spearheading and managing the studio's corporate development initiatives in all of its entertainment divisions. Calkins is taking over the position from Sean Carey, who was upped to executive vp digital distribution and product acquisition at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Bob Osher, chief operating officer of Columbia Pictures Motion Picture Group, lauded Calkins as an executive who "brings a wealth of experience" to the studio. "Successful corporate development demands vision and resourcefulness, and John has both," he said.

SPHE shifts exec gears

SPHE shifts exec gears
In the third major studio shake-up related to digital delivery, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced a massive reorganization Wednesday that finds division president Benjamin Feingold getting a new title and new responsibilities. Feingold, president since 1994, becomes president of worldwide home entertainment, digital distribution and acquisitions. Already the studio's point person for Blu-ray Disc, he also will lead the charge into other digital territories, including Internet downloads and video-on-demand. Feingold has added a troika of executives to his senior management team. David Bishop will oversee Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's North American business, Matt Brown will oversee the division's European business, and Sean Carey will head its digital distribution business.

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