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NBCUniversal announced today that it will present an unprecedented 7,000 hours of coverage of the Tokyo Olympics this summer on two broadcast networks, six cable networks, and multiple digital platforms, serving both English- and Spanish-language viewers. The Games postponed from last summer will take place July 23-August 8 in Tokyo, Japan, the company said, dispelling
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El Salvador could become the first country in the world to make Bitcoin legal tender under proposals by its president. The move will “generate jobs and help provide financial inclusion to thousands outside the formal economy”, President Nayib Bukele said in a recorded message to the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami, Florida. The cryptocurrency could
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Richard Robinson, longtime CEO of children’s publishing giant Scholastic, has died at 84. The publishing house announced that Robinson died Saturday, but did not release further details. The publisher said that Robinson was in excellent health. “We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Dick Robinson,” Scholastic’s board of directors said in a statement.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom said that there was no conflict of interest between his administration and his wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s filmmaking work, following a Sacramento Bee report that donors to her nonprofit also were companies that have lobbied his administration. “Absolutely none whatsoever. There is no correlation. Period. Full stop,” Newsom told reporters Friday. The
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“Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.” – Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon. Branding is everything in the business world. Your brand describes what you and your company do, how it helps customers, and why it’s different from your competitors. It all sounds effortless, but
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Endeavor Content is teaming up with Layne Eskridge’s POV Entertainment and Jeff Friday Media to increase diversity in the TV world. On Friday, the three entities announced a partnership that seeks to develop and produce premium scripted television series from Black and Brown creators. The collaboration intends to expand the range of TV in the
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New York’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production this summer of Merry Wives, a comedy adaptation by Jocelyn Bioh of the Bard’s Merry Wives of Windsor, will feature an all-Black cast including Jacob Ming-Trent (HBO’s Watchmen), Gbenga Akinnagbe (Broadway’s To Kill A Mockingbird) and Shola Adewusi (CBS’ Bob Hearts Abishola). The Public Theater announced the
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While developing the Disneyland Resort’s new Marvel-themed attraction, the park’s top creators told reporters at a sneak peak they were always guided by narrative and making the experience as immersive as possible for guests. “We had 70 years to pull from and 23 films,” said Scot Drake, a portfolio creative director for Imagineering. “This has
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