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A company that works closely with fashion, beauty, makeup, and lifestyle creators on YouTube has landed some fresh funding. Beautycon Media, best known for producing live events in cities around the world, has announced a $9 million Series A round. As noted by Variety, investors include A+E Networks, Live Nation, and Main Street Advisors.
Since launching in 2013, Beautycon has expanded its core business while working several new offerings into its portfolio. Events in cities like Los Angeles and London continue to draw big names from the digital beauty community, and Beautycon further engages its fans by posting content on its own social channels. In addition, a subscription box service called the Beautycon Box lets top influencers work with the media company to curate quarterly packages filled with cosmetic goods. Creators who have sponsored their own Beautycon Boxes include Bunny Meyer, Kandee Johnson, and, this past December, Dulce Candy.
The new »
- Sam Gutelle
Beautycon Media, which aims to be the top beauty and fashion destination for teens and young adults, just raised $9 million with help from media companies A+E Networks and Live Nation, and Main Street Advisors. Cash from the Series A funding will be used to help redefine the concept of beauty at Beautycon Festivals, Beautycon Box, and Beautycon Digital platforms. A+E CEO Nancy Dubuc says the company has become “a major player not only in the experiential marketplace, but… »
Exhibition ad sales company National CineMedia increased its lead over Screenvision today with deals that enable it to represent five circuits that collectively have 533 screens at 71 theaters. Ncm picked up New York-based Bow Tie Cinemas, Dallas-based Cinergy Entertainment, Omaha, Ne-based Main Street Theatres, Salt Lake City-based Megaplex Theatres and Bloomfield Hills, Mi-based Mjr Digital Cinemas. Megaplex previously sold national ads on its own. Ncm framed the… »
This week on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, not a whole lot of current storyline got moved forward, though we did get fresh insight into David’s father and the difficult decisions he made back in the day. Regina, meanwhile, invited the Wish Realm’s Robin to steal her heart, with meh results.
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After a small celebration of Emma’s win over Gideon and in which he toasted to “family,” David finds himself in the dumps, desperately missing quality time with the missus — at which point, »
Jim Frohna has shot every season of Amazon’s “Transparent,” making him the natural pick for series creator Jill Soloway to hire for her new series “I Love Dick,” which will be premiere on Amazon in May.
While the approach to shooting a series and a feature-length movie can be completely different, Frohna says that with both of Soloway’s Amazon series, each season is treated like a five-hour film. By creating a shooting environment where the actors are free to experiment and the Dp adjusts to what is happening on set, Frohna has brought an indie film approach to match Soloway’s intimate and humorous stories.
The pilot of “I Love Dick” is live on Amazon now and while the Dp was at Sundance for a sneak peak of three episodes he caught up with IndieWire to discuss how he shot the new series.
What camera did you use? »
- Chris O'Falt
The following contains spoilers from the Season 6B premiere of ABC’s Once Upon a Time.
By the time Once Upon a Time‘s Season 6B premiere came to a close on Sunday night, “The Melee on Main Street” had come to fruition and an unexpected familiar face returned from the Wish Realm.
But things are never that easy for the Storybrooke heroes, are they?
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Over in the Wish Realm, Emma enlisted August to handcraft a new wardrobe portal, after fostering in him the faith that he can »
A Montana rancher, a Kansas farmer and a Louisiana commercial fishermen might not necessarily fit our stereotype of environmental activist, but as the new documentary “Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman” shows the drastic changes to the earth’s environment are directly affecting the professions these men love. In this epic documentary, based on best-selling author Miriam Horn’s book, co-directors Susan Froemke, John Hoffman and Beth Aala had to rely on three different cinematographers to capture the three men’s stories and the stunning landscapes they call their office.
Cinematographer Bob Richman’s work was largely focused on the capturing the footage shot of ranching in Montana, while DPs Buddy Squires and Thorsten Thielow were tasked with shooting in Kansas and Louisiana.
IndieWire recently caught up with Richman to learn about how he approached capturing the majesty of “Big Sky” country and the life of a rancher.
What camera and lenses did you use? »
- Chris O'Falt
Disney California Adventure park will soon be the destination for adventure, intrigue and triumph as recruits from around the world, like you, join forces with legendary Super Heroes in an ever-expanding universe of stories that will grow even bigger over time. This summer, Disney is kicking off the action with the May 27 grand opening of the thrilling, rocking attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout!. This new attraction opens just a few weeks after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters on May 5.
This new adventure blasts you straight into the Guardians of the Galaxy story for the first time ever, alongside characters from the blockbuster films and comics. As you help Rocket bust his pals out of the Collector's Fortress, you will experience randomized ride experiences complete with all-new visual and audio effects and music inspired by the popular film soundtracks. You never know which adventure you will get! »
15 February 2017 7:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
To be at Sundance this year was a discombobulating and disorienting experience. And it wasn’t just the blizzard conditions and the altitude that affected me. The current political environment seemed to touch every conversation and infuse films with unexpected layers of meaning. There was a sense of uncertainty in the air coupled with a desire to be engaged, which was demonstrated by an enthusiastic turnout for the Women’s March down Park City’s Main Street.
Syrian stories featured prominently in the documentary program — and it seems to be an especially appropriate time to assert the importance of documentaries in their »
- Simon Kilmurry
This article originally appeared on travelandleisure.com.
Visiting Walt Disney’s first-ever theme park is the ideal day trip outside of Los Angeles—if you know what you’re doing, that is. With a little help, you’ll be able to skip the lines, eat the best Mickey-shaped snacks and master Disneyland like a pro, even if you’ve only got a few hours. From the must-eat (and must-photograph!) foods and insider secrets to tips for enjoy alcohol just steps from the park, consider this your personal tour guide for the perfect day trip to Disneyland.
The sooner you arrive, »
- Carlye Wisel
The Sarasota Film Festival has today unveiled its brand new 2017 artwork created by Tyler Mathis, a Motion Design student at Ringling College of Art and Design.
As has become a new tradition for the festival, the fest and the Ringling College of Art and Design partnered together to develop the concept and design to help market and brand the annual festival. This time around, three different posters will be used to market the festival, each one donning the slogan in a multidimensional play on words, including “See and Be Seen,” “Sea and Be Seen” and “See and be Scene.”
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The images selected will be featured on Sff banners throughout Main Street in Sarasota, starting on February 15. They will also don all major festival materials such as mailings, play bills, and sponsorship ads.
“This year’s artwork not only »
- Kate Erbland
Sundance is over and the prizes are won. People have dispersed to their homes and the realities that await them there.
This was a Sundance like no other I can remember, and I have attended every single one since 1986! The cold was extreme; and the political engagement and disgust was extreme. Not only did we have the Inauguration the first day, but the Women’s March the second day had probably 6,000 people marching and on that day the first of many deplorable executive orders (this one against women of the world and their control over their own bodies) began flying off the desk of our current president, who has continued to issue at least one every day, each one more despicable than the previous. Politics and women took center stage.
Chelsea Handler leads the women’s march in Park City, Utah. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
The Sundance slant »
- Sydney Levine
This first feature of Kirsten Tan premiered in Sundance ‘17 World Cinema Dramatic Competition. Its provenance is Singapore but it takes place in Thailand. It continued onward to the Hivos Tiger Competition at Iffr (R’dam).
The thrill of interviewing here in Sundance is that you see a film; you have an impression and while it is still fresh you meet the filmmakers without having much time for any research or reflection. And then you get to see them again as “old friends” when you meet again in Rotterdam.
As Kirsten, her producer Weijie Lai and I sat down at the Sundance Co-op on Main Street here in Park City, I really had little idea of where the interview would take us, somewhat analogously to her film in which an architect, disenchanted with life in general, being put aside as “old” in his own highly successful architectural firm and in a stale relationship with his wife, »
- Sydney Levine
Elizabeth Smart is pregnant.
The author, philanthropist, motivational speaker and abduction survivor is expecting her second child — a son — with husband Matthew Gilmour in April, People confirms.
“Not my best thought out adventure. Three dogs, a toddler, and #30weekspregnant #gladwemadeitback,” Smart, 29, wrote on Instagram next to a recent snap of her daughter Chloé, who turns 2 this month, and their pups enjoying the snowy outdoors in Park City, Utah, where the family resides.
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Smart announced she was »
- Jen Juneau
IndieWire and Chase Sapphire teamed up at the Sundance Film Festival for the third year in a row to interview the filmmakers and stars of some of the the fest’s hottest titles. The panels took place at the Chase Sapphire Lounge on Main Street, and feature Sundance entries “Golden Exits,” “Ingrid Goes West,” “Marjorie Prime,” “Mudbound” and “The Little Hours.”
Check out all five panel videos below.
Filmmaker Matt Spicer and the cast explain how their personal experiences with Instagram informed the process of making the movie.
Director Michael Almereyda discusses the science-fiction drama (without spoiling the central concept of the movie).
Filmmaker Dee Rees talks about transitioning from the small personal story »
- Graham Winfrey
The 2017 Sundance Film Festival was one for the record books. Between protestors, hackers and Mother Nature, the 33-year-old event has rarely seen itself defending itself on so many fronts. Things came to a head on the first Saturday of the festival — traditionally the busiest day of the 11-day event — when thousands of activists shut down Park City’s historic Main Street, the hub of fest activities, to promote women’s rights and protest the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States the day before. Call it coincidence — or not — but later that...read more »
- Greg Ptacek
28 January 2017 7:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
There are many different possible takeaways from the 2017 edition of the Sundance Film Festival, but the following is one of them: This is the year that it can be definitively said that Sundance has grown too big for Park City. I’ve been here every year since 1985 and so have witnessed every stage of the growth of both the festival and the town. It’s easy to be nostalgic about the early days, when you could find a parking space on Main Street anytime, most of the screenings were at the Egyptian, the awards ceremony was held in a hotel »
- Todd McCarthy
The "No More Drama" singer celebrated her 46th birthday with close friends and family at a private residence in Deer Valley, Utah, on Jan. 20. Guests included Aisha Tyler, DJ Nice, Jason Mitchell, and her sister, Latonya Blige. The party was catered by The Hudson restaurant, which provided tasty bites like quinoa bowls, skirt steak and street corn. Those in attendance sipped on D'usse mixed cocktails and feasted on a delicious cake emblazoned with "Happy Birthday Queen."
Photos: Star Sightings at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Earlier in the day, Jon Hamm was spotted in Park City, Utah, promoting his latest film, Marjorie Prime. The 45-year-old actor took time off his busy schedule to stop by the Variety Studio at Sundance to get acquainted with the new Google Home, a voice-activated speaker designed to play any song in the world. Hamm's tune of choice was "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin.
What drives a man to surf down an avalanche of 100 feet of water? It’s a question Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning director/producer Rory Kennedy explores in her portrait of legendary surfer Laird Hamilton, which will premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
“Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton” includes incredible cinematography of Hamilton’s death-defying surfing, but the film is also an intimate look at the life of the man who became the legend. It’s a film that forced Kennedy into a wide array of shooting circumstances, requiring different techniques and equipment to capture the surfer’s story.
Kennedy is at Sundance for the film’s premiere and will be stopping by the Canon Creative Studio on Main Street in Park City to talk with IndieWire about shooting her latest film, which you can watch on Facebook Live.
Click here to stream the live discussion at 6: »
- Chris O'Falt
From a practical standpoint, the 2017 Sundance Film Festival was a pileup of headaches: The box office got hacked, a power outage forced the cancellation of several screenings, and a massive blizzard wouldn’t stop dumping snow on Main Street. It all took place under the menacing shadow of the presidential inauguration, which no amount of valiant marching could undo.
However, an assessment of the U.S. Sundance narratives throughout this year’s program reveal one of its best in years. Many of the highlights from the 2017 lineup set the stage for a set of new American movies focused on the challenges of unification — and, more specifically, how they stem from family bonds tested by clashing values. Some of the more prominent titles provide a barometer for American society’s greatest anxieties, as well as what it might take chart a path forward.
Sundance’s biggest sale struck a particularly topical note. »
- Eric Kohn
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