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Celebrity rich list 2017: Taylor Swift falls to 49th place as Diddy takes top spot image
....Other British celebrities in the top 100 list include musician Sir Paul McCartney at No 32, golfer Rory McIlroy at 37, DJ and producer Calvin Harris at 40, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton at 46, and TV and music mogul Simon Cowell in 50th place. Forbes ranks talent from across the entire entertainment industry to compile the annual list, and its findings are based on numbers from Nielsen, Pollstar and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry experts and many of the stars themselves. ...
Bad sex scenes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 11:00:09 PM
....Podcasting can also lead to other revenue streams. Swedish podcaster Kristoffer Triumf, founder of weekly entertainment industry podcast Varvet, has been able to earn additional money from hosting live talk shows and has even released a spin-off board game. ...
US ‘fear index’ shows stock markets eerily calm in stormy times image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 03:00:03 PM
. A tool that measures fear may sound like something out of a horror movie, but the Vix index has nothing to do with the entertainment industry. ...
Hard tackling image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:25:54 AM
.... A cap of 15% of remuneration payable for image rights exploitation was agreed in rugby union. The taxman's probe into image rights has continued to this day, and last year HMRC's head of enforcement and compliance said a dedicated team had been set up to look at image rights, football, other sports and the entertainment industry. ...
Film and TV ​streaming and downloads overtake DVD sales for first time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 12:01:34 AM
....Almost three-quarters (74%) of the UK games market is now accounted for by digital revenues. Last year marks the second in a row that the UK entertainment industry has seen growth after almost a decade of declining sales as businesses struggled to take advantage of the digital revolution. ...
Football tax review called for by HMRC chief image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 04:12:44 PM
....The HMRC's head of enforcement, Jennie Grainger, said that 43 players, eight agents and 12 football clubs were under investigation. Ms Granger said HMRC has a dedicated team looking at image rights, football, other sports, and the entertainment industry. ...
Congress will abandon Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, White House concedes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 01:14:48 AM
.... It would have phased out thousands of tariffs other countries place on US imports, making products easier to sell abroad, for instance for ranchers selling beef to customers in Japan and Australia. It also would have set up open internet and copyright protections across the 12 nations, benefitting the entertainment industry and undercutting online piracy in China. ...
Golden Globes firm bought by China film giant Dalian Wanda image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 4th of November 2016 05:58:31 AM
....1bn (£26. 4bn) according to a recent rich list, really is buying up the US entertainment industry, one step at a time. ...
Harry Shearer sues Vivendi over Spinal Tap profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of October 2016 09:20:13 AM
....Despite the film's success, he said, the four had fallen victim to "fuzzy. entertainment industry accounting schemes" that also had affected others in the industry. ...
BT must 'put its house in order' - MPs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of July 2016 06:22:44 AM
.... then no other member of staff can use the internet at that point and. we're an entertainment industry company and we depend on the internet for everything. ...
How the ticket touts get away with bleeding fans dry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of May 2016 09:59:16 AM
. When David Bennett, a passionate music fan, moved to London at the age of 25, he was desperate for any kind of break in the entertainment industry. ...
Richard Desmond sells his adult TV channels image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of April 2016 10:30:44 AM
. Richard Desmond has sold his adult TV business, including the Television X and Red Hot channels, severing his last link with the adult entertainment industry that helped the Daily Express and Daily Star owner make his fortune. ...
Kanye West could pay off his $53m debt by seeking donations on a smaller scale image
.... Is there nothing this man can’t do?. Musicians and other figures from the entertainment industry – and artists as a group – have always been tricky clients for financial advisers to work with. ...
HMRC chief Lin Homer to step down image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of January 2016 12:22:52 PM
....”. One of her last moves as HMRC chief was to set up a taskforce aimed at cracking down on tax avoidance in the adult entertainment industry, including lap-dancing clubs and escort agencies. ...
Global economy fuelling more business interruption image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of December 2015 07:00:12 AM
.... These claims were also the top causes of business interruption in the property and mid-corporate sectors. In the entertainment industry, the biggest interruptions were caused by cast members being unable to perform. ...
HMRC launches tax crackdown on strippers image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 4th of December 2015 06:31:37 PM
. The Government is cracking down on strippers to ensure they pay tax on the money they make in the £5bn adult entertainment industry. ...
Strippers told to bare all about tax affairs under HMRC crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of December 2015 01:36:53 PM
....HMRC estimates that some club owners and online escort agencies are earning thousands of pounds a day but hiding the payments from officials. The rise of the internet has caused “a drastic increase in online escort agencies” said HMRC, which estimates that the adult entertainment industry could be worth up to £5bn. ...
How to avoid ticket fraud as One Direction and Taylor Swift fans hit in £1.3m scam image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of November 2015 04:19:00 PM
....Furthermore, fans can check ticketing forums to find feedback from people who have purchased tickets from the website. The £lookfortheSTAR initiative is backed by the Concert Promoters Association (CPA), the National Arenas Association (NAA), the Musicians' Union and the Society of London Theatre, as well as ticket agents, performers, venues and others within the entertainment industry. ...
Ticket fraud leaves British fans duped out of £1.3m, says report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of November 2015 07:13:46 AM
.... Separately a government consultation has just closed into secondary ticketing and the ethics of companies selling tickets at inflated prices, and the use of “robots” (and brown envelopes) to mean some tickets never make it on to the primary market. The wider #lookfortheSTAR campaign is backed by the Concert Promoters Association (CPA), National Arenas Association (NAA) and the Society of London Theatre, as well as ticket agents, performers, venues and others within the entertainment industry. ...
From Star Wars to modern-day Macbeth: 175 years of dressing stage and screen at Angels image
.... . Then, as the entertainment industry entered the world of film, the family firm used its long-standing theatre connections to provide the costumes for motion pictures including Sir Laurence Olivier’s Richard III and Maurice Chevalier in Gigi. ...
Abz on the farm – with a little help from his friends image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of September 2015 03:12:19 PM
....”. Love has been homeless and bankrupt in the past and they’ve both struggled in a world as fickle as the entertainment industry. ...
Will algorithms make business boring? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 11th of May 2015 11:11:13 PM
....But is there a danger that this brave new world is going to be a bit, well, dull?. The entertainment industry has already adopted an algorithmic approach to working out what we want to watch. ...
Why I decided to be honest about being gay at work – after my boss outed me image
.... I decided to embrace my identity and bring my authentic self to the workplace. The day after the gala, I reached out to senior executives for support to start Equal, the gaming entertainment industry’s first LGBT employee group. ...
ITV 'in talks to buy film mogul Weinsteins' TV business for £630m' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of April 2015 06:24:26 PM
.... . The Weinstein brothers Bob and Harvey, who are frequently named in lists of the most powerful executives in the American entertainment industry, began exploring a sale of their television business last summer. ...
Britain best place to invest, says China's richest man image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of March 2015 08:05:01 PM
....Wang Jianlin, chair of China's largest property company, Dalian Wanda, said the UK had one of the most open markets and that investment was not subject to the same scrutiny as elsewhere. Mr Wang told the BBC he was looking to invest $1bn (£667m) in the UK entertainment industry. ...
YouTube for kids: children-focused video app coming on Monday image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 20th of February 2015 10:48:33 AM
....The app will initially launch with videos from companies including National Geographic Kids and the puppetmasters at the Jim Henson Company. The app will be released by a YouTube executive at an event for the children’s entertainment industry on Monday. ...
Premier League deal: TV billions prompt calls to football clubs to pay Living Wage image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of February 2015 07:22:19 PM
....Mr Scudamore, whose organisation does pay the living wage, said clubs were caught in a global market for talent and underlined that money from TV is redistributed to grassroots football. He told BBC Radio 4: “We’re in the entertainment industry. ...
Fifa Blatter's nephew seals €1bn deal with China's second richest man image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of February 2015 12:17:19 PM
.... Mr Jianlin toasting his Sunseeker takeover with British Ambassaor Sebastian Wood in Beijing in 2013. Mr Jianlin, chairman of Wanda Group, said: “This acquisition of Infront will significantly increase the future impact of the Wanda Group in the culture and entertainment industry and will also drive the development of Chinese sports industry and its interest around the globe. ...
China's Dalian Wanda to buy Swiss sports firm image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of February 2015 05:19:33 AM
....The company is led by Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin, who has pushed the firm's plans to expand overseas and diversify its business. "This acquisition of Infront will significantly increase the future impact of the Wanda Group in the culture and entertainment industry and will also drive the development of Chinese sports industry and its interest around the globe," said chairman Wang Jianlin in a statement on Tuesday. ...
Bafta tackles entertainment elitism with scholarships image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 4th of January 2015 08:30:15 PM
. Better known for its glittering February awards ceremony which in the past few years has become a precursor of the American Academy awards, Bafta – the British Academy of Film and Television Arts – is at the forefront of taking steps to ensure that the entertainment industry is as diverse as the stories its members tell. ...
UK music downloads in decline for first time as Spotify eats into iTunes sales image
.... . The figures underline the rapid shift affecting the entertainment industry as new digital services continue to supplant physical formats. ...
Blocked piracy site list more than doubles after ruling image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of November 2014 05:10:42 PM
...."The Internet Services Providers' Association has long argued that web blocking is a relatively blunt tool," said the organisation's spokesman Craig Melson. "The entertainment industry should continue to adapt its business models as consumption habits evolve with technology. ...
When Intel or General Mills come knocking: lessons on when it's time to sell your startup image
....“When you start a company, you’re building it for success and for acquisition partners to come to you,” says Nadeem Kassam, who sold his start-up Basis Science to tech giant Intel. Kassam, a former entertainment industry executive, started his company in 2004, but didn’t come to Silicon Valley until 2010. ...
Fancy a Snog? The frozen yoghurt firm with a cheeky name image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of October 2014 11:09:37 PM
...."Fancy a Snog?" is written on the bright pink business card that I'm handed as I enter Rob Baines and Pablo Uribe's house in the heart of London's Soho. Given the area's reputation for being the centre of the capital's adult entertainment industry, it's easy to imagine something less than salubrious. ...
New kitemark for financial apps image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of August 2014 05:34:51 AM
.... . Although the kitemark is initially being piloted within the banking industry, the BSI envisages that its use will be adopted by a wider range of firms - for example within the entertainment industry. ...
How Rupert Murdoch has come back from the hacking scandal to attempt his biggest deal yet image
.... An takeover of Time Warner would make 21st Century Fox unassailable as the world largest content owner and a formidable negotiator against the likes of Amazon, Apple and Google. They are expected to bring the power of their technology and vast cash reserves more to bear on the entertainment industry in the next few years. ...
Virgin Atlantic: 30 years of of fun, flying and competition image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 21st of June 2014 05:30:22 PM
.... I made sure that 95pc of our cabin crew hadn’t flown with other airlines and would have a fresh approach. We took our skills from the entertainment industry and translated them to work in airlines. ...
Online video ads to lead UK media market growth image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of June 2014 05:00:55 AM
.... Taking their share of the spoils online is expected to remain challenging for content owners. The proportion of total media and entertainment industry revenues taken up by internet access is expected to rise from 25pc to 30pc, partly at the expense of consumer spending of content. ...
Spotify's subscriber success fuels excitement over potential listing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of May 2014 05:23:39 PM
....Every so often, Spotify is rumoured to be preparing to make a move into Netflix-style streaming video: TV shows and films. It hasn't happened yet, and it's fair to say the company has plenty on its plate expanding its music service around the world without trying to get into a different entertainment industry that has its own dominant players. ...
Is it about digital or is it the dividends? Experts divided on AT&T’s $48bn deal image
.... “It gives us … the opportunity and the ability to take premium content and deliver premium content over multiple points for the customer, whether it be through a smartphone, through a tablet, or television, or laptop,” AT&T’s chief executive, Randall Stephenson, said. “This is a unique opportunity that will redefine the video entertainment industry and create a company able to offer new bundles and deliver content to consumers across multiple screens. ...
US telecoms firm AT&T in $48.5bn deal to buy DirecTV  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of May 2014 01:02:40 AM
....Both companies are hopeful the transaction will be completed in about 12 months. AT&T chairman and chief executive Randall Stephenson said in a statement: "This is a unique opportunity that will redefine the video entertainment industry and create a company able to offer new bundles and deliver content to consumers across multiple screens - mobile devices, TVs, laptops, cars and even airplanes. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 19th of May 2014 12:00:18 AM
....AT&T said it would acquire DirecTV for $95 (£56) per share based on AT&T’s Friday closing price and that the deal had been approved unanimously by the boards of both companies. “This is a unique opportunity that will redefine the video entertainment industry and create a company able to offer new bundles and deliver content to consumers across multiple screens – mobile devices, TVs, laptops, cars and even airplanes,” said Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and chief executive. ...
VIDEO: Game of Thrones boost to economy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 11th of May 2014 12:04:01 AM
....Fantasy drama series Game of Thrones is providing an unexpected economic boost in Northern Ireland. Filmed at studios in Belfast, and on locations across the area, the show is part of a big growth in the arts and entertainment industry there. ...
Deal to combat piracy in UK with 'alerts' is imminent image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of May 2014 05:01:40 AM
. After years of wrangling, a deal between entertainment industry bodies and UK internet service providers to help combat piracy is imminent. ...

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