Prince’s Estate Signs With Universal Music Publishing, Matt Dillon Cast as Jack the Ripper and YouTube launches first original animated series in The Daily Wrap-Up of Nov 2, 2016.
‘Beauty and the Beast’ First Look Photos
A new batch of photos was released for the live-action remake of Disney’s 1991 animated film Beauty and the Beast. Included was the first look first look photo of Emma Watson and Dan Stevens recreating one of the most iconic moments from the film, Beauty and the Beast’s ballroom dance.
Matt Dillon Cast As Jack the Ripper in ‘The House That Jack Built’
Announced by Deadline, Matt Dillon has been set to play London’s notorious notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper in The House That Jack Built. The film follows the murderer’s development over a 12 year period.
The House That Jack Built follows the highly intelligent Jack over a span of 12 years. It introduces the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack’s point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork.
John Singleton Developing Guardian Angel Drama for CW
Filmmaker John Singleton is set to develop a new drama project at the CW and Warner Bros. TV that mixes faith-based storytelling with hip-hop.
“Straight Outta Heaven” revolves around a hip-hop star who dies but comes back to life as a guardian angel. Singleton and his producing partner Dallas Jackson are co-writing the script and will exec produce.
‘Arrow’ Casts Lexa Doig as Talia al Ghul
Via Variety: “Arrow” is finally introducing another daughter of Ra’s al Ghul. Lexa Doig (“V,” “Stargate SG-1,” “Continuum”) has been cast in a recurring role as Talia al Ghul. Talia is the daughter of Ra’s — who was the main villain in “Arrow’s” third season, played by Matt Nable — and the half-sister of Nyssa al Ghul, who’s played by Katrina Law.
YouTube launches first original animated series, “Paranormal Action Squad”
Via Variety: YouTube is launching its first original animated series, the adult comedy “Paranormal Action Squad” featuring three top YouTube gaming creators — Vanoss, SeaNanners and Mr_Sark — which will be available exclusively on the YouTube Red subscription service starting Nov. 16.
The eight-episode comedy follows two paranormal enthusiasts, Paul (voiced by SeaNanners) and Eddie (Mr_Sark), who along with their squad-mates and their enthusiastic, owl-headed neighbor Vanoss, have made it their mission in life to uncover the mysteries of the ghostly universe. In each episode, this team of ill-equipped paranormal investigators will fight the supernatural for desperate clients while trying not to make things worse.
Prince’s Estate Signs With Universal Music Publishing
From Billboard: Universal Music Publishing Group announced Wednesday (Nov. 2) that it is the exclusive worldwide publishing administrator for Prince’s entire song catalog — released and unreleased — effective immediately. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
According to the announcement, UMPG is “responsible for servicing and administering Prince’s expansive catalog of songs” and will “work closely with the artist’s estate to develop new creative outlets for his music.” Before his death, Prince and his staff managed his publishing catalog, with Peermusic handling back-office administration, after an earlier UMPG contract ended in 2013.
Taylor Swift Tops Forbes List of 2016’s Highest-Paid Women in Music
Taylor Swift has been named the highest paid woman in music for 2016 according to Forbes. Swift is calculated to have earned $170 million.
According to Forbes, Swift’s haul was mostly down to her 1989 World Tour which smashed the Rolling Stones’ North American touring record, pulling in a quarter of a billion dollars.