5 items from 2016
There’s no simple roadmap for how a conglomerate of SFX Entertainment’s size goes through chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring, and trivial details were bound to fall by the wayside. In the most recent court documents that have surfaced as a result of the company’s legal proceedings, partial lineup details for three of its festivals have made their rounds on social media.
To be specific, some of the headliners for Electric Zoo, Spring Awakening and Mamby On The Beach have been revealed to the public. Artists as big as deadmau5, Hardwell, Claude VonStroke and Tchami have found their way onto the entertainment rosters for the former two events, with the likes of Hannah Wants, Chromeo and Chet Faker on the last.
The full lineup leaks for the three SFX Entertainment-run events are listed below, but since each festival will surely feature more names on their rosters, fans should expect to »
- John Cameron
Bill Simmons, founder of the Grantland sports and media site who was let go by Espn last year, has announced his next project: the Ringer, a digital venture slated to launch later in 2016.
Simmons announced the Ringer in a tweet Wednesday:
My next website is called The Ringer – launches later in 2016. Check out our logo & sign up for our newsletter at https://t.co/EgdH3mnlbC.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) February 17, 2016
The Ringer is slated to launch an email newsletter in mid-March, followed by the website’s debut in late spring or early summer.
Simmons has recruited more than a half-dozen ex-Grantland staffers for the Ringer. Those include editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey, editor-at-large Bryan Curtis and associate editor Danny Chau. In addition, the Ringer has hired Amanda Dobbins, former senior editor at Glamour, as deputy editor for culture.
Launch of the Ringer comes as Simmons also preps the debut of a new »
- Todd Spangler
Kim Gamble, a former contributor to Simmons’ Grantland sports and culture website, has also signed on as a co-exec producer.
Details about the talk show are still sketchy. It’s a weekly effort that is slated to premiere later this year. It seems likely to reflect the blend of sports, pop culture and social commentary that made Simmons’ Grantland website such a lively read before Simmons’ acrimonious exit from Espn last year. Espn pulled the plug on Grantland five months after Simmons’ departure.
“I learned from my Grantland experience how important a good inner circle is, and now we’re building a terrific one for HBO, »
- Cynthia Littleton
Bill Simmons is bringing out the big guns at HBO. The sports and media personality has started filling out the creative team for his upcoming program at the pay cable network, and it includes several impressive Daily Show alums. HBO and Simmons on Thursday announced that The Daily Show's Stuart Miller will serve as executive producer on the forthcoming talk show, set to bow later this year, while fellow Daily Show alum Jason Ross will serve as head writer and TV vet and essayist Kim Gamble will serve as co-executive producer. “I learned from my Grantland experience how important
- Michael O'Connell
Emmy-winning producer Stuart Miller (Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) will serve as an executive producer for Bill Simmons talk show series set to debut later this year on HBO. Simmons and HBO also have tapped ex-Daily Show With Jon Stewart writer Jason Ross as head writer for the new series. In addition, Peabody Award-winning producer Kim Gamble has joined as co-executive Producer. Miller joins Bill and Eric Weinberger, who was named President of Bill… »
5 items from 2016
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