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TheGrill 2016: Irving Azoff Blasts ‘Really Evil’ YouTube, Video Giant Responds (Video)

4 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Legendary music manager Irving Azoff doubled down on his criticism of video monolith YouTube on Monday — calling the control the Alphabet-owned company exercises over copyrighted material “really evil.” Azoff blasted the service for its proliferation of popular music free of charge while keeping their own content behind a pay wall — the subscriber service YouTube Red — during his keynote conversation at TheWrap’s TheGrill conference at Montage Beverly Hills. “There’s such a lack of respect for intellectual property and they’re the worst offender,” Azoff told TheWrap CEO and Editor in Chief Sharon Waxman. “This is evil — it’s really evil, »

- Matt Donnelly

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TheGrill Starts Today! See Cameron Crowe, Irving Azoff and the Guy Behind ‘Pokemon Go’

14 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

TheWrap’s seventh annual Grill conference kicks off at 2 p.m. Pt, offering two days of intense discussion about the convergence of the entertainment and technology, at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. TheGrill 2016 features a stunning lineup of thought leaders and disrupters, including famed music manager and Azoff Msg Entertainment CEO Irving Azoff, Showtime CEO David Nevins, Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton, and FX Networks CEO John Landgraf. The conference opens with a conversation between Wrap Editor in Chief Sharon Waxman and Jason Hirschhorn, CEO of Redef, two leading journalistic voices in media and entertainment. Also Read: The Scene »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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TheGrill Is Pleased To Welcome More Top-Level Speakers

22 September 2016 1:44 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

New Panels At TheGrill 2016 The State of Media Sharon Waxman, Founder and CEO, TheWrap Jason Hirschhorn, CEO, Media Redef When Gaming Goes Hollywood and the Hottest Thing Since Pokemon Go Chris De Wolfe, CEO, Sgn Adande Thorne, Professional Gamer, sWooZie Phil Keslin, Cto, Niantic/Pokemon Go Product Presentation: Vertebrae (360 Vr video) Vince Cace, Founder & CEO, Vertebrae Kathleen Hahn, Chief Strategy Officer, Vertebrae Product Presentations- eSports Vr LiveLike Saswat Panda, Co-Foundter & Cto, LiveLike Exclusive Research Pwc Research – Hispanic Media Consumption on the Rise Derek Smith, Principal, Entertainment, Media & Communications Advisory Practice, PwC See you at #TheGrill2016 in 4 days! Check out our »

- TheGrill Staff

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ShortList 2016: Film Insiders See ‘Appetite for Experimentation’ in Shorts (Video)

25 August 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Historically, short films haven’t exactly proved lucrative, but that could be changing, said industry insiders who judged the IMAX Industry prize at TheWrap’s fifth annual ShortList Film Festival award ceremony. The YouTube Space in Playa Vista was an appropriate venue for a panel on the state of short filmmaking at Wednesday’s event, since filmmakers working in short formats may find the most opportunities on newer digital platforms. “Proper cinematic shorts is not much of a living,” Bec Smith, an agent at United Talent Agency told panel moderator and TheWrap CEO Sharon Waxman. “I wouldn’t necessarily encourage my clients to do that. »

- Matt Pressberg and Meriah Doty

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The Scene at ShortList 2016: TheWrap’s 5th Annual Short Film Festival (Photos)

25 August 2016 12:02 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Scene at ShortList 2016: TheWrap’s 5th Annual Short Film Festival (Photos) TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman and Steve Pond with the finalists at the 5th Annual ShortList Film Festival. “Glove” directors Alexa Lim Haas and Bernardo Britto at the the fifth annual ShortList Film Festival. “The Send-Off” directors Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan at the fifth annual ShortList Film Festival. “Slingshot” director David Hansen at the fifth annual ShortList Film Festival. “Thunder Road” director Jim Cummings on stage at the fith annual ShortList Film Festival. “Maman(s)” director Maïmouna Doucouré on stage at the fifth annual ShortList Film Festival. »

- Reid Nakamura

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Watch TheWrap’s GrillChat on Guns and Violence in Hollywood (Video)

23 June 2016 5:14 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Gun control has become a fevered topic since the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub in mid-June. To help parse the debate, and discuss what it means inside outside of Hollywood, TheWrap’s CEO and Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman invited two experts to sit for a GrillChat — an offshoot of TheWrap’s annual thought leadership conference TheGrill. Documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald (“Koch Brothers Exposed” and “Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price”) will speak about his latest film “Making A Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA,” which aims to expose the powerful gun lobby’s hold on politicians. »

- Matt Donnelly

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Female Leaders on Feeling ‘Invisible’ in Tech, Business World at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast

9 June 2016 4:16 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A panel embracing women kicked off with an empowering act, when Change the Ratio founder Rachel Sklar breastfed her baby on stage during TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast in New York on Thursday. “So sorry for my nipples so early in the morning,” Sklar quipped. A panel discussion on diversity in business featured Sklar, The Girl’s Lounge Founder Shelley Zalis, digitalundivided founder Kathryn Finney, The Pink Ceiling founder Cindy Whitehead and TheWrap founder Sharon Waxman. Also Read: Lena Dunham on Life After 'Girls' and 'Hellhound' Trump at TheWrap's Power Women Breakfast NYC Finney, whose company digitalundivided promotes »

- Brian Flood

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Lena Dunham, Katie Couric Join TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast NYC (Photos)

9 June 2016 10:36 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lena Dunham and Katie Couric attended TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast in NYC on June 9. Lena Dunham Lena Dunham Lena Dunham The crowd listens to the discussion at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast in NYC. TheWrap CEO and editor-in-chief Sharon Waxman hugs Lena Dunham at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast. Katie Couric speaks to Sharon Waxman at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast in NYC. Katie Couric speaks to Sharon Waxman at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast in NYC. Katie Couric speaks to Sharon Waxman at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast in NYC. Lena Dunham on stage at TheWrap’s Power »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Malin Akerman, Poppy Crum Join TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast San Francisco (Photos)

11 May 2016 1:07 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Billions” star Malin Akerman arrives at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast in San Francisco on May 11. Lisa Stone, Poppy Crum, Sharon Waxman, Malin Akerman, Krista Anderson, Jade McQueen and Courtnee Westendorf arrive at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast on May 11. The crowd at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast in San Francisco on May 11. TheWrap’s CEO and Founder Sharon Waxman speaks to “Billions” star Malin Akerman at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast in San Francisco on May 11. The crowd at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast in San Francisco on May 11. TheWrap’s CEO and Founder Sharon Waxman speaks to “Billions »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Arianna Huffington Blames Donald Trump’s Antics on Sleep Deprivation (Exclusive Video)

15 April 2016 4:53 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Arianna Huffington blames Donald Trump’s antics, such as outbursts of anger and feelings of paranoia, on sleep deprivation. “Donald Trump is Exhibit A of chronic sleep deprivation,” said the founder of the Huffington Post during a Grill Chat on Thursday with TheWrap CEO and editor-in-chief Sharon Waxman. “We can’t fix him, but he could theoretically fix himself — but I think it’s probably too late.” Huffington went on to describe the common symptoms of sleep deprivation: “The inability to process basic information, mood swings, outbursts of anger, paranoid tendencies, regurgitation of incomprehensible problems.” See Video: Arianna Huffington Says »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Arianna Huffington Is Airbnb’ing Her House for Free (Video)

15 April 2016 12:58 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

If you’ve ever dreamt about spending a night in Arianna Huffington‘s personal “sleep paradise,” now’s your chance. The Huffington Post co-founder and editor-in-chief has partnered with Airbnb for a contest to promote her new book “The Sleep Revolution,” which discusses how a lack of adequate sleep can seriously impair a person’s ability to function properly. “All you have to do is to answer the question in fewer than 550 words: What would your day be like if you had gotten a full and great night sleep the night before?” Huffington explained to TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman on »

- Reid Nakamura

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Arianna Huffington Says Donald Trump Is Like Kim Jong-un, a ‘Dangerous Buffoon’ (Video)

14 April 2016 7:55 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Huffington Post founder and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington called Donald Trump a “buffoon” in a Grill Chat Thursday with TheWrap CEO and editor-in-chief Sharon Waxman Thursday. “He’s a buffoon,” Huffington said. “Somebody can be both a buffoon and dangerous. Look at Kim Jong-un . You can cover him as a buffoon, but he’s also dangerous because he has nuclear weapons. “I think Donald Trump is the same thing, and we decided to cover him as a clear and present danger the day he proposed to ban 1.6 billion Muslims ,” the media veteran explained. “And now we have »

- Phil Owen

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Watch FTC, FCC Officials Debate Apple, Data Encryption at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast DC (Video)

12 March 2016 1:58 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Federal officials debated the controversy over Apple and data encryption at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast on Thursday. Commissioner Julie Brill of the Federal Trade Commission,  commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel of the Federal Communications Commission, CreativeFuture CEO Ruth Vitale and Karen Appleton, a senior vice president of Box, gathered in Washington to discuss the need for improved data encryption and cyber security, as well as the ever-evolving development of technology and content across new platforms. TheWrap’s CEO and Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman started the conversation with the ongoing debate between the FBI and Apple to unlock the phone of the San Bernardino shooter. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Clinton Campaign ‘Constantly Astonished’ by Gop Mudslinging, Senior Strategist Says (Video)

10 March 2016 1:12 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hillary Clinton campaign insiders are “constantly astonished” by the escalating insults slung among the Republican challengers for president, senior strategist Adrienne Elrod said Thursday. “Every time we think the Republicans have outdone themselves in these debates, they surprise us,” Elrod told TheWrap CEO Sharon Waxman during TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast at Washington D.C.’s W Hotel. “We are constantly astonished.” As the director of strategic communications for the Hillary for America campaign, Elrod oversees wide-ranging surrogate operations, deploying elected officials, civic leaders, and celebrities to support Clinton’s bid for president. Also Read: Maureen Dowd Calls Donald Trump »

- Joan E. Solsman

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Nancy Reagan Remembered by Nyt DC Bureau Chief Elisabeth Bumiller (Video)

10 March 2016 12:57 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

New York Times’ Washington bureau chief Elisabeth Bumiller recalled a memorable encounter traveling with the late Nancy Reagan at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast on Thursday. Bumiller was covering Prince Charles’ last polo match before his wedding to Princess Diana. “I remember Nancy Reagan drove up in this long, huge motorcade on these polo grounds and then a short time later, Queen Elizabeth drove up driving her own Vauxhaull station wagon at the wheel and I remember saying, ‘Oh my God, the Queen is driving herself!'” Bumiller told TheWrap CEO Sharon Waxman. “Some British reporter heard me say that and it was in. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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DC Power Women Debate Trump-as-Kardashian, Digital Privacy’s Future at TheWrap Breakfast in DC (Videos)

10 March 2016 11:39 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Women leaders in Washington DC debated dramas of the Trump and Clinton presidential campaigns and the future of content in the midst of dizzying digital change at TheWrap’s inaugural Power Women Breakfast on Thursday. The event, at W Hotel in Washington D.C., drew 100 influential women in DC to discuss conflicts at the intersection of politics, entertainment and technology, hearing from panelists including Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn) and Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill. TheWrap’s CEO and editor-in-chief Sharon Waxman welcomed attendees to the first such event in the nation’s capital. »

- Joan E. Solsman

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Maureen Dowd, FCC, FTC Commissioners Join Power Women Breakfast Series in Washington D.C.

9 March 2016 11:26 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast series expands to Washington D.C with feature speakers, Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota; Maureen Dowd, columnist for The New York Times; Elisabeth Bumiller, Washington Bureau Chief of The New York Times; Adrienne Elrod, Director of Strategic Communications and Surrogates for the Hillary for America Campaign; Commissioner Julie Brill of the Federal Trade Commission and Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel of the Federal Communications Commission. The March 10th breakfast is hosted by TheWrap’s CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Sharon Waxman; Svp of Industry Alliances of Box, Founder of Box.org, Karen Appleton; CEO of CreativeFuture, Ruth Vitale; CEO »

- Haley Davis

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Women in Film: Janet Grillo Tackles Autism in Her New Film 'Jack of the Red Hearts'

29 February 2016 2:43 PM, PST | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

The origin of this project goes as far back in our women's collective memory to the time in the late 80s when Janet Grillo was head of Acquisitions for New Line Cinema and Sara Risher was head of production. I was buying features for Lorimar or Republic Pictures. We did not know at that time that one day, after Janet had completed her directorial debut, the lovely and loving film "Fly Away," that Sara would tell a certain writer-producer. to show her script to Janet as a possible director.

Janet liked it and together they developed it further at L.A. Film Independent. They then won the PGA Script Award. They hired an 18-year-old who had been a child actress and was a Nyu Freshman just finishing a TV Career. She agreed to star in January and the film was shot the following May 2014.

It premiered in Geena Davis’ Inaugural 2015 Bentonville Film Festival in May 2015 where it won the Jury Geena Davis’ new effort to celebrate the work of women and diverse voices in media also is the only festival to guarantee distribution for its winners’ project.

“The goal of the festival is not just to showcase women and diversity—it’s to really have a proactive and powerful effect on the industry,” says Davis, Bff co-founder and founder and chair of the nonprofit Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. “We’re intent on being extremely proactive in showing the films that include women and that are very commercial. Our goal is to show that this is the direction in which things are heading and we should get there sooner.”

"Jack of the Red Hearts” has now arrived in theaters nationwide as of February 26, 2016. "Jack of the Red Hearts”. Arc Entertainment and Trent Drinkwaer who founded the Bentonville Film Festival with Geena guarantees a minimum of one week in AMC theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Mimai, Minneapolis, Orlando, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa and Washington D.C.

On its opening night, Thursday, February 25, Geena Davis, Famke Janssen, Phyllis Nagy (writer, “Carol”), Catherine Hardwicke (director, “Twilight ”) and Danielle Carrig (Svp Lifetime) joined "Jack of the Red Hearts” director Janet Grillo, producer Lucy Mukerjee-Brown and writer Jennifer Deaton for a special screening of the film and Q&A at the YouTube Space in L.A. In conjunction with Broad Focus, Lifetime, the Genna Davis Institute on Gender in Media and the Bentonville Film Festival, the Q&A, moderated by the Wrap’s Sharon Waxman, will begin immediately followed the 7pm screening.

It will play on Lifetime April 20 which is Autism Awareness Month. It will show again at Bentonville Film Festival’s second edition May 3 - 8 of this year.

Bentonville’s strong affiliation with Walmart, the only vendor and the largest still selling DVDs will release it in its stores and on its VOD site.

Anna Sophia Robb portrays “Jack,” a tough teenage runaway on the lam from her parole officer. The conniving street kid brazenly impersonates a trained caregiver and forms a unique bond with an 11 year-old autistic girl named Glory, brilliantly played by newcomer Taylor Richardson. Famke Janssen, as the child's desperate mother Kay, also bonds with the imposter, as a surrogate daughter she can actually talk to. And the girl’s cute older brother Robert (Israel Broussard) falls in love. When the deception is exposed and the cops descend, loving father Mark (Scott Cohen) struggles to hold his family together as the pieces of this puzzle are reshuffled into a new, satisfying whole.

"Jack of the Red Hearts” is directed by Janet Grillo (writer/director of “Fly Away” and executive producer of Emmy®-winning “Autism: The Musical”) and written by Jennifer Deaton. Both have strong ties to the autism community as Grillo is mother to a child on the autism spectrum and Deaton is aunt to a child on the spectrum. The producers are Stefan Nowicki, Joey Carey, Lucy Mukerjee-Brown, and Morgan White.

The film stars AnnaSophia Robb (“The Carrie Diaries,” “Soul Surfer”), Famke Janssen (“X-Men”), Scott Cohen (“One Life to Live”), Taylor Richardson (“Annie”), Israel Broussard (“The Bling Ring”) and John D’Leo (“Unbroken”).

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/jackoftheredhearts. »

- Sydney Levine

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Tom Bernard and Michael Barker Recall Sony Classics at 25 Years (Video)

23 February 2016 6:26 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Michael Barker and Tom Bernard are the rarest of phenomena, a pair of executives who have shared power at the top of Sony Pictures Classics while building one of the most respected and longest-standing independent film studios in Hollywood. They have been behind too many important films to count, including “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” Bennett Miller‘s “Foxcatcher,” Woody Allen‘s “Blue Jasmine,” “Run Lola Run,” “An Education,” “Whiplash,” “Searching for Sugar Man” and this year’s favored Best Foreign winner at the Academy Awards, “Son of Saul.” As they embarked on their 25th year at Sony, TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman interviewed the executives about. »

- Sharon Waxman

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Sundance 2016: The Scene at TheWrap’s Industry Panel (Photos)

26 January 2016 8:02 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

TheWrap’s annual indie film business discussion drew executives and creatives from the independent film world. They included Jay Cohen, partner and head of film finance and distribution at The Gersh Agency; Broad Green Cco Daniel Hammond; “Nuts!” director Penny Lane; “Joshy” and “Yoga Hosers” producer Liz Destro; and Vimeo VP and head of acquisitions Sam Toles. The heavyweights discussed companies like Amazon and Netflix dropping millions on pre-festival acquisitions, and how the streaming giants have driven film prices higher than Park City altitudes, during a conversation hosted by TheWrap CEO and Founder Sharon Waxman. “I wouldn’t call it a bubble, »

- Cassidy Robinson

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