Youtube's First Paid Original Programming Is Now Available

Youtube's paid subscription service Youtube Red has just released its first original content on the platform. In case you forgot, subscribing ($10/month) also gives you access to:

- No ads
- Saving videos offline
- Background play on mobile
- Bundled with music streaming service Google Play Music

The four things launching (3 movies and one series) on Youtube Red today are, quoted from the official press release:

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I already get YT Red from subscribing to Google Music. Are any of these interesting to y'all?

Youtube Blog
YT Red Originals
The Hollywood Reporter

Idris Elba in talks to star in "The Mountains Between Us"

- Idris Elba in talks to star in The Mountain Between Us, which will be directed by Hany Abu-Assad
- Charlie Hunnam and Rosamund Pike were previously attached to star
- plot is based on Charlie Martin's novel about a surgeon and woman who fall in love after their plane crashes
- Idris in a Romantic Drama love it 😍

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Star Wars Episode VIII Started Filming

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Speaking to the investors during the quarterly earnings call on Wednesday, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that the next installment of Star Wars Saga, Episode VIII, has started filming.

He said the company has a simple strategy for the future of Star Wars: "There is no better way to propel this franchise into the future than producing quality products." He also revealed that the production of Episode IX has also begun.

Iger also offered an early review of the next Star Wars film - Rogue One.

“Filming of Rogue One is virtually completed and we absolutely love what we’ve seen so far,” he said, of the heist story about Rebel plans to steal the blueprints for the original Death Star.

Rogue One is directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) and will be released on December 16, 2016. Director of Brick and Looper, Rian Johnson is directing Star Wars: Episode VIII whose release date was pushed to December 15, 2017. Han Solo film will have a May 2018 release. The last film in the sequel trilogy will be directed by Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World and Safety Not Guaranteed). Release date is yet to be announced, though we can expect a December date.

Transcript of Walt Disney webcast (from 2:59 - 5:10): Source

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Mr Right trailer, starring Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell

Anna Kendrick plays a hyperactive obsessive named Martha, who goes off the rails after she witnesses her boyfriend cheating. As shown in the exclusive trailer for Mr. Right (above), Martha links up with Francis (Sam Rockwell) post-breakup and is heartened to learn he’s equally weird — or so it would seem. While character quirks are one thing, murder is another, as Martha discovers her “sexy Rain Man” is actually a professional hit man.

But Francis isn’t your run-of-the-mill assassin. As explained by the FBI agent (Tim Roth) tracking Francis, the killer has a warped moral code whereby he takes out the people ordering the hits. As the bodies keep piling up, Martha has to navigate her budding feelings for Francis as well as the federal manhunt for him.

source: yt

Max Martin to receive 2016 Polar Music Prize

Has written songs for Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, Adele, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Kesha, Ellie Goulding, etc

44 year-old Max Martin (actually Martin Sandberg) from Stockholm, Sweden is considered the most successful songwriter of the last 20 years. He has 21 number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, only Paul McCartney and John Lennon surpass him with 32 and 26 writing credits respectively.

Opera singer Cecilia Bartoli, one of the world's best-selling classical music artists, will also receive her honor from King Carl XVI along with Max Martin on 16 June in Stockholm, Sweden.
Previous Laureates include Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Paul McCartney, Emmylou Harris, Elton John, Ray Charles, Miriam Makeba and Björk.

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Interview with Max Martin + Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Pink and others talking about him

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Congrats! I'm sure he needs the $120,000 prize money

Hollywood producer tweets sexist female character intros in movie scripts

Producer Ross Putram has started an amazing new Twitter account dedicated to all the sexist and ridiculous ways female characters are introduced in movie scripts. While he's changed every character's name to "Jane," these are, unsurprisingly, from very real scripts that have somehow actually managed to land on a producer's desk. And they all reaffirm that female characters are apparently just there to look good, not to, you know, be characters!!!

because if you DO put effort into your appearance you're not professional, but if you don't you're just an ugly hag??? damned if we do damned if we don't tbh

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Samuel L. Jackson up for role in Stephen King's revival

Warner Bros' option for Stephen King's 'The Stand' has expired and the project is now back with CBS films. Josh Boone, who was set to direct, is now adapting Stephen King's new novel 'Revival' instead. Samuel L. Jackson is in talks for one of the lead roles of a preacher who loses his faith and begins experimenting with electricity. This will be Sam's third Stephen King movie after 1408 and the yet-to-be-released Cell.

The summary reads as follows:

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.

Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of thirteen, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.


That RihRih Reign Won't Let Up: #ANTI is PLATINUM is the 1st & ONLY artist to surpass 100M song cert

y’all did this i$h!!! FIRST & ONLY @RIAA certified with 100M song awards & #ANTI is PLATINUM!!

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