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Girl power: Female-led ‘Captain Marvel’ busts 2019 box office out of doldrums

“Captain Marvel” photon-blasted the weekend box office with a record-setting $153 million in domestic ticket sales and $455 million worldwide. Starring Brie Larson in the lead role and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the 21st movie in the Marve...

By | 2019-03-13T18:11:09+00:00 March 13th, 2019|Media|

Entercom cuts KYW digital news head amid union contract dispute

Melony Roy, who started at the station in 2006 as a desk assistant and rose through the ranks to newsroom administrator, reporter and social media editor, was let go right after a union representing KYW employees requested federal mediation to help res...

By | 2019-03-12T20:26:15+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Media|

Netflix shareholder lawsuit charging bogus bonuses dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a shareholder lawsuit levied against Netflix Inc., but the complainant can amend the complaint by the end of the week if it addresses a couple of issues the judge had with it. Here’s the background: The City of Birmingha...

By | 2019-03-11T20:45:01+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Media|

Campaign seeking to boost St. Louis’ reputation to be unveiled at Cortex

A multimillion-dollar campaign seeking to boost St. Louis' reputation will be unveiled Thursday at an event at the Cortex Innovation Community in Midtown. The "STLMade" effort, being prepared by former Enterprise Holdings executive Lee Broughton and A...

By | 2019-03-11T11:00:00+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Media|

Here are the big winners at Pittsburgh’s Addy Awards

Garrison Hughes not only took home the most trophies at the Pittsburgh Advertising Federation’s annual Addy Awards, but the agency’s tally of 30 was triple that of the next biggest winner. Garrison Hughes also claimed two of the three Judges Awards of ...

By | 2019-03-09T05:01:00+00:00 March 9th, 2019|Media|

Katzenberg announces launch date for Quibi, and projects including a series about the founding of Snapchat

Quibi, Jeffrey Katzenberg’s mobile-first media platform for high-end short-form content, will launch in April 2020 and publish more than 100 pieces of original content every week. Among those series will be “Frat Boy Genius” based on the 2018 Black Li...

By | 2019-03-08T23:00:37+00:00 March 8th, 2019|Media|