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4 items from 2017


Florida Man Shoots Out Tires of an At&T Truck Outside Home

19 July 2017 10:47 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A Hialeah, Florida man took matters into his own hands to remove At&T workers from his property on Wednesday.

Jorge Jove, a 64-year-old retired Miami-Dade firefighter, shot the tires of two At&T trucks, as seen in video captured of the incident and posted on Twitter.

Hialeah Police Sgt. Carl Zogby told Wsvn that Jove was “upset that the trucks were parked in front of his house” and that he “asked them to move.”

Florida man pissed that At&T trucks are working outside his house shoots out their tires because Florida https://t.co/49qTisyEXW pic.twitter.com »

- Alexia Fernandez

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Audience Growth, New Technology Among Hot Topics at Variety’s Sports and Entertainment Summit

12 July 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Live sports events reliably draw in huge audience numbers, which broadcasters and cablers cherish in the splintered world of content programming. Variety’s Sports and Entertainment Summit on July 13 looks at the different approaches to gaining viewers and growing audiences, the ways technology can enhance a fan experience and branding, for both teams and athletes.

One way to engage fanatics as well as casual viewers is through feature films and TV series. Filmmaker Billy Corben, who made his name with “Cocaine Cowboys” and University of Miami doc “The U,” thinks that sports movies are the easiest to make. “Inherent in sports are all the essential ingredients of drama – obstacles, all the pathos, conflict, all of the excitement and drama, it’s already baked in the subject,” he says. “Once you find a good sports story, it’s like cheating. You’re off to a good start.”

“Start with: Who gives a sh**? Is this going to connect »

- Carole Horst

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5 More ‘30 for 30’ Docs That Andy Samberg Could (And Should) Spoof Next

19 May 2017 11:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

HBO has garnered acclaim for their prestige TV offerings, but one of their most underrated contributions to the television landscape is 2015’s “7 Days in Hell,” a mockumentary of the infamous John Isner/Nicolas Mahut Wimbledon showdown that shattered the record for longest tennis match in history. On the strengths of stars Andy Samberg and Kit Harrington, “7 Days in Hell” also took aim at a few of the legendary tennis rivalries of the 70s, 80s and 90s that brought the sport into the mainstream.

It’s a goofy, perfectly timed spoof that plays with the familiar tropes of sports docs, namely the ones in Espn’s “30 for 30” series. Apparently, it worked so well that HBO wanted more. Samberg and “7 Days in Hell” writer Murray Miller have reteamed for another trip through niche sports history with “Tour de Pharmacy,” a fictional look at a doping scandal in the world of 80s cycling. »

- Steve Greene

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5 More ‘30 for 30’ Docs That Andy Samberg Could (And Should) Spoof Next

19 May 2017 11:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

HBO has garnered acclaim for their prestige TV offerings, but one of their most underrated contributions to the television landscape is 2015’s “7 Days in Hell,” a mockumentary of the infamous John Isner/Nicolas Mahut Wimbledon showdown that shattered the record for longest tennis match in history. On the strengths of stars Andy Samberg and Kit Harrington, “7 Days in Hell” also took aim at a few of the legendary tennis rivalries of the 70s, 80s and 90s that brought the sport into the mainstream.

It’s a goofy, perfectly timed spoof that plays with the familiar tropes of sports docs, namely the ones in Espn’s “30 for 30” series. Apparently, it worked so well that HBO wanted more. Samberg and “7 Days in Hell” writer Murray Miller have reteamed for another trip through niche sports history with “Tour de Pharmacy,” a fictional look at a doping scandal in the world of 80s cycling. »

- Steve Greene

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