Universal burns down their Monsterverse & Fullscreen ends their streaming platform!

“Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed? I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge. I could with pleasure have destroyed the cottage and its inhabitants and have glutted myself with their shrieks and misery.”
-Frankenstein’s Monster

This is the news you didn’t know about for the week of 11/13/17!

Universal’s Dark Universe plans have hit a bit of a snag. The studio’s big new movie franchise lost its two architects. Now, they’re up monster creek without a torch. How will Universal find their way past the villagers and into the castle that is the sweet, sweet franchise moola? The second story follows Fullscreen’s shuttering of its streaming service…which no one except a bunch of teens knew existed. Where does it leave other online only niche a la carte streaming platforms like Nerdist’s Alpha and singularly focused cable blocks like Disney XD|XP? Find out only on News Time!

Comedy’s charitable contributions! | News Time

“You just have to keep trying to do good work, and hope that it leads to more good work. I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything. Yes, I want to look back and know that I was terrible at a variety of things.”
-Jon Stewart

This is the news you didn’t know about for the week of 11/6/17!

Jon Stewart’s “Night of Too Many Stars” makes its return to airwaves with debut on its new home, HBO. And, most assuredly, there will be no shortage of stars. The ex-late night host looks to be extremely excited to bring back one of television’s biggest benefits. However, comedy is known to lead several organizations. StandUp2Cancer, Red Nose Day and many others are among the numerous charitable federations as they each help a specific segment or an entire population. Let’s take a look at why these exist and how you can help too only on News Time.

Charities:

Night of Too Many Stars: https://www.nextforautism.org/donate/

StandUp2Cancer: https://secure.eifoundation.org/site/SPageServer/?pagename=su2c_donate

Stand Up for Heroes: https://bobwoodrufffoundation.org/donate/

Hilarity for Charity: https://hilarityforcharity.org/take-action/donate/

Comedy Cures: http://comedycures.org/donate/

Red Nose Day: https://secure.donate.comicrelief.com/

Cancelling MoviePass & writer’s rooms continue to struggle with diversity!

“Women, immigrants, queer and trans people, Native Americans, working people, people with disabilities and people of color—especially Black people—are caught in the cross- hairs of these contradictions. It is time for those of us who are most impacted to have a voice in how Hollywood works. Given the detailed, first-of-its-kind findings in this report, which confirm what far too many have experienced and known for years, we must make a major shift.”

-Rashad Robinson, Color of Change
 

This is the news you didn’t know about for the week of 10/30/17!

MoviePass started instituting odd parameters when it comes to canceling the service. Users are put into a nine month waiting period if they choose to end the subscription. We don’t think that’s too good of an idea. And writer’s rooms were found to be extremely white. What else is new? People of color and women continue to be underrepresented even with so-called “diversity programs.” Learn the startling numbers only on News Time!