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Paramount+’s ‘Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe’: Film Review

The fire-loving, TV-obsessed juvenile delinquents face the 21st century in this feature-length opus.

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Isabel May (‘1883’)

Isabel May is one of the most promising young stars in Hollywood. She’s a 21-year-old who was until recently known, if at all, for playing one of the two leads on the Netflix sitcom Alexa & Katie, which ran from 2018 through 2020; a recurring part on the CBS sitcom Young Sheldon during that same […]

Paramount+ Int’l Chief Elaborates on Expansion Plans Ahead of U.K. Launch, Offering a “Mix of the Global and the Local”

In mid-May, Paramount Global promoted Marco Nobili to the role of executive vp, international general manager of Paramount+, tasked with leading the strategy and execution of the streamer’s global expansion into new markets. The Italian, based in Miami, had most recently served as senior vp international marketing, data & analytics for Paramount’s streaming division after […]

Paramount+ to Order 150 Int’l Originals by 2025, Unveils New Slate

Paramount Global’s streaming service Paramount+ is continuing to invest in original content sourced from international markets, unveiling a slate of seven new titles, mostly series, Monday, that will debut around the world and saying it is planning to commission 150 international originals by 2025. The new internationally originated programming, including a show about former Mexican […]

Mike Judge Details Pre-Lockdown Lunch That Led to Deal for ‘Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe’

Just after 7 p.m. inside Neuehouse Hollywood on Tuesday, Mike Judge took the microphone and started offering a series of thank you’s to the team that helped him bring knuckleheads Beavis and Butt-Head back to the screen in the pair’s first movie since 1996. He took a brief detour after mentioning the first two names […]

Paramount+ Launches in South Korea in Partnership With Local Streamer TVING

Paramount+ made its debut in Asia on Thursday with the launch of its streaming service in South Korea atop local streaming platform TVING, operated by Korean entertainment heavyweight CJ ENM. Effective immediately, existing TVING subscribers can stream Paramount+ content at no extra charge. The launch is part of a strategic global partnership between Paramount Global […]

Paramount Global Says International Boss Raffaele Annecchino Is “on Leave,” Effective Immediately

Paramount Global said Wednesday that its international boss Raffaele Annecchino was “on leave” from the company, effective immediately. “Effective today, Raffaele Annecchino, president, Paramount international studios, networks and streaming, is on leave from the company,” the company said in a statement. The surprise announcement didn’t immediately detail a reason or say whether he had any […]

Disney International Chief Signals Price Was Too High to Retain Cricket Streaming Rights

A hefty price tag led Disney to bow out of bidding for India’s Premier League cricket streaming rights, which went instead to Viacom18 for $2.6 billion. “We chose not to proceed with the digital rights given the price required to secure that package,” Rebecca Campbell, chairman, international content and operations at The Walt Disney Company, […]

Viacom18 Nabs Streaming Rights to India’s Premier League Cricket for $2.6B, Disney Takes TV Rights for $3B

Viacom18 is the new online home of Indian Premier League cricket for the next five years, while Disney’s Star India will remain the sports broadcaster on TV. Fast-growing Viacom18, a joint venture between Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries, Paramount Global and Bodhi Tree Systems, the investment company backed by James Murdoch and Uday Shankar, will get […]

Paramount Global’s Pluto TV to Launch in Canada

Paramount’s free, ad-supported streaming service Pluto TV is set to expand into Canada this fall in partnership with local broadcaster Corus Entertainment just as consumers consider cutting down their entertainment costs amid a recessionary threat. The latest international launch for the FAST channel comes as Canadian TV viewers grapple with rising subscription costs and more […]

Paramount Chair Shari Redstone to Shareholders: “We Definitely Have the Scale” to Compete

Paramount Global has “what it takes to succeed,” including enough scale, and is pursuing a “disciplined approach to content creation,” non-executive chair Shari Redstone said at the entertainment conglomerate’s annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday. “The past year has been one of growth and success,” she said at the event, which was webcast and was the […]

Neve Campbell Exits ‘Scream 6’ Over Pay

Neve Campbell says she won’t be in the new Scream sequel after she received an inadequate offer to star in the slasher franchise’s sixth installment. “Sadly, I won’t be making the next Scream film. As a woman I have had to work extremely hard in my career to establish my value, especially when it comes […]