Extra Crunch Friday roundup: Edtech funding surges, Poland VC survey, inside Shift's SPAC plan, more

Sheltering in place to avoid the novel coronavirus — and wildfire smoke — is fueling growth in the video-game industry, perhaps one factor in Unity Software Inc.’s plan to go public ahead of competitor Epic Games. Thanks very much for … Read more…

Film News Roundup: Patrick Wilson Joins Halle Berry, Josh Gad in Science-Fiction Epic ‘Moonfall’

In today’s film news roundup, Patrick Wilson, Charlie Plummer and Miles Teller score roles in upcoming movies, and STX moves its Gerard Butler sci-fier “Greenland” back two weeks. CASTINGS Patrick Wilson will star alongside Halle Berry and Josh Gad in … Read more…

Film News Roundup: Winklevoss Twins, Greg Silverman Developing ‘Bitcoin Billionaires’ Movie

In today’s film news roundup, the Winklevoss twins are coming to Hollywood via a Bitcoin movie, the Newport Beach Film Festival announces its opener and Mutiny Pictures becomes a distributor. PROJECT LAUNCH The Winklevoss Twins — Cameron and Tyler — … Read more…

Film News Roundup: Sylvester Stallone Documentary ’40 Years of Rocky’ to Premiere Digitally

In today’s film news roundup, “40 Years of Rocky” gets a release date, Pierce Brosnan’s “The King’s Daughter” finds a home and the 2020 Lower East Side Film Festival unveils its programming. RELEASE DATE  Virgil Films has set a June … Read more…

Film News Roundup: Johnny Depp Drama ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’ Bought by Goldwyn

In today’s film news roundup, “Waiting for the Barbarians,” “Don’t Tell a Soul” and “Daddy Issues” get distribution and the African American Film Critics Association is launching a virtual Strong Summer 2020 programming slate. ACQUISITIONS Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired … Read more…

Film News Roundup: Kaniehtiio Horn Romantic Comedy ‘Tell Me I Love You’ Lands at Vision Films

In today’s film news roundup, romantic comedy “Tell Me I Love You” finds a home; the Canadian government gives COVID-19 relief funding to the Canada Media Fund and Telefilm Canada; and the cancelled Sun Valley Film Festival gives out awards. … Read more…

Film News Roundup: SXSW Wrestling Documentary ‘You Cannot Kill David Arquette’ Sold

In today’s film news roundup, the documentary “You Cannot Kill David Arquette” and the thriller “Broil” find homes and AFI unveils winners of its Writers’ Room Ready Awards. ACQUISITIONS Super Ltd, Neon’s boutique division, has acquired North American rights to David … Read more…