When several major theater chains stated they wouldn’t be showing “The Interview” upon its Christmas Day release, following threats by hackers who claimed responsibility for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment last month, after it became abundantly clear that the film was at the center of a massive cyber attack on the studio, Sony Pictures reversed its decision to pull the film altogether and instead opted last week to release the film as planned. As a result, the film has raked in roughly $15 million in online sales and rentals, with more than 2 million downloads, and an estimated $2.8 million in ticket sales from smaller theater chains.
As it prepares to close out 2014, which included the series enders of such noteworthy programming as “True Blood,” “The Newsroom” and “Empire,” HBO has released its annual year-ender video that teases what’s to come in 2015 to the premium cable network.
During the Time Warner Inc. Investor Meeting today, Richard Plepler, chairman and CEO, HBO, announced that the company will begin offering a stand-alone streaming subscription service in 2015, which will provide programming from the Pay TV network to non-cable/satellite subscribers for the first time. Currently cable/satellite subscribers of the network are able to stream the network’s programming via the popular HBO GO service.
After just three episodes, HBO has renewed its critically acclaimed comedy series “Silicon Valley” and “Veep” for a second and fourth season, respectively, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. The renewals follow the recent two-season renewal of “Game of Thrones.”
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today its official selections for its annual AFI Awards, which honors the 10 outstanding films and 10 outstanding television programs that it deemed “culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image.” In the TV category, AFI is celebrating “The Americans,” “Breaking Bad,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Good Wife,” “House of Cards,” “Mad Men,” “Masters of Sex,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Scandal,” and “Veep.” In film, AFI chose “12 Years a Slave, ” “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips,” Fruitvale Station,” “Gravity,” “Her,” Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Nebraska,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
As we’ve previously reported, “Days of our Lives” Shawn Christian (Daniel Jonas) and Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) teamed up with Jack Briggs and Nate Hartley to create “Addicts Anonymous,” a single-camera mockumentary, and the comedy series is now available for viewing via the web!
Deep down in the basement of NBC’s The Burbank Studios in Los Angeles, beneath the busy and hectic world of “Days of our Lives’” Salem, lies a cozy dressing room that offers a warm and comfortable respite from cameras, producers, directors, publicists, wardrobe and all of the other distractions of a daytime television set. The lighting is low, candles flicker, and there’s a plush, body hugging beanbag that just begs any visitor to sit back, sink in and possibly take one of the best naps of all time. We at Soap Opera Network could have fallen into the beckoning trap, but the dressing room’s owner, Shawn Christian (Daniel Jonas), was way too excited to discuss his current storyline and his new television project, “Addicts Anonymous,” to allow any snoozing to happen. And as soon as the passionate actor launched into conversation, there was no desire for napping on our part, either! Read on for the exciting details Christian shared. But be warned: You’ll be on the edge of your seats (or, if you’re lucky, your beanbags).
The anticipation leading up to the announcement of the 65th Primetime Emmy awards has been building for weeks, and “Breaking Bad’s” Aaron Paul and “How I Met Your Mother’s” Neil Patrick Harris finally made the official list public this morning. Watch the video below, or read on for the full list from Soap Opera Network detailing who’s in the running for the coveted golden statues!
“Days of our Lives” Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) and Shawn Christian (Daniel Jonas) have a lot to celebrate: In addition to surpassing their Kickstarter page donation goal for their new project, “Addicts Anonymous,” a new star has joined the cast: “Full House” alum, Lori Loughlin!
NBC’s popular comedy, “The Office,” just aired its final episode, but fans of the single-camera mockumentary may have something similar to look forward to: “Days of our Lives” stars Shawn Christian (Daniel Jonas) and Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) have teamed up with Jack Briggs and Nate Hartley to create “Addicts Annonymous,” a possible web-bound comedy that brings the Peacock Network’s Dunder Mifflin-based show to mind — with a slight “The Breakfast Club” twist!