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  • Intl. TV Newswire: NATPE Deals, ZED Pre-sales, Aardman Distribution January 24, 2020
    In this week’s International TV Newswire Variety recaps more NATPE news from All3Media, Comedy Central Latin America, AMC’s Acorn TV, VIS, El Deseo, Globo and Univision, ZED pre-sales from Realscreen and Aardman’s latest distribution pickup. All3Media Sells to Comedy Central, AMC Networks in Latin America Comedy Central Latin America and All3Media Internatio […]
    John Hopewell
  • ‘Falling’: Film Review January 24, 2020
    Viggo Mortensen may have three Oscar nominations to his name, but I get the feeling most folks still don’t take the guy seriously enough. Maybe they don’t realize that, in addition to his acting work, Mortensen is also a painter, a poet, a photographer and a musician. When “The Lord of the Rings” made him […]
    Peter Debruge
  • The Kids Are All Right: Sundance Docs Showcase Inspiring Young People January 24, 2020
    At this year’s Sundance Film Festival four documentaries spotlight adolescents who inspire change while also holding a mirror up to a society that provoked their pain and path to resistance. In Kim Snyder’s “Us Kids” the director focuses her lens on a handful of teenagers who survived the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass […]
    Andrew M. Barker
  • Chance the Rapper to Host ‘Punk’d’ Revival at Quibi January 24, 2020
    Chance the Rapper is ready to get his prank on. MTV Studios has announced Chance as the host of its revival of the prank show “Punk’d,” which is coming to short form content platform Quibi. “Punk’d” was a hidden camera reality show which aired for ten seasons on MTV and was created by Ashton Kutcher, […]
    Will Thorne
  • Apple TV Plus May Have More Than 33 Million Users But ‘Vast Majority’ Aren’t Paying for It, Researcher Says January 24, 2020
    Is Apple TV Plus — the tech giant’s foray into the streaming wars — a roaring success? That’s been the initial takeaway from estimates by research firm Ampere Analysis, which has pegged Apple TV Plus as having racked up 33.6 million customers in the U.S. alone as of the end of 2019. As initially reported […]
    Todd Spangler
  • ‘Black Mirror’ Creators Charlie Brooker, Annabel Jones Quit Production Label Amid Netflix Talks January 24, 2020
    “Black Mirror” creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones have departed their Endemol Shine-backed production banner House of Tomorrow, Variety has confirmed.  The pair, who are long-time creative collaborators, resigned earlier last year, but officially stepped down as directors of the label this week. They set up the film and TV-focused House of Tomorrow i […]
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  • Songs for Screens: Why Aerosmith Is Still Gold for Synchs January 24, 2020
    Aerosmith’s star-studded tribute concert as the 2020 MusiCares Person of the Year honorees on Friday night (January 24) will cement another important milestone in the historic Boston-founded band’s contributions to the American rock canon. But over the past decade, some of the band’s best-known music has remained part of the cultural conversation through som […]
    Jem Aswad
  • Rosie Perez Could Testify in Harvey Weinstein Trial to Bolster Annabella Sciorra’s Rape Allegation January 24, 2020
    Rosie Perez could be taking the stand at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial. Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi requested to bring Perez in as a witness, asking the judge in court on Friday afternoon. Should the request be granted, the D.A.’s office is hoping Perez can bolster actress Annabella Sciorra’s story that Weinstein raped her […] […]
    Elizabeth Wagmeister
  • Mick Jagger’s Rainy Day Podcasts, Warner Bros. Digital Networks Sign First-Look Deal January 24, 2020
    A podcast shingle co-created by Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has inked a deal with a major studio. Warner Bros. Digital Networks has signed a first-look deal with Rainy Day Podcasts, a new company from Jagged Films partners Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman, producer Steve Bing and writer Josh Olson, with the aim of producing […]
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  • Greta Gerwig Credits ‘Little Women’ for Her Writing Career January 24, 2020
    Greta Gerwig, who wrote and directed “Little Women,” told hundreds of writers on Thursday night at the Writers Guild Theater that Louisa May Alcott’s iconic 1868 novel was her own origin story. “I’d grown up with the book ‘Little Women,’ and I loved ‘Little Women,'” she explained at the WGA West’s Beyond Words event. “And […] […]
    Dave McNary

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  • Groundhog Day storm brewing? Forecasters monitoring the situation closely January 24, 2020
    The weather pattern seems to be stuck in “weekend storm mode,” and one such potential weather system could take shape and impact the eastern United States in early February, making it the third weekend in a row that the region faces a storm threat. A storm affected the central and northeastern United States with a...
  • Sluggish storm to keep dumping snow over Midwest January 24, 2020
    A slow-moving storm already responsible for dumping more than half a foot of snow on parts of Missouri and Iowa will continue to produce fresh powder over a portion of the Midwest as it sluggishly drifts eastward into the weekend. As snow returns to Chicago and Milwaukee and reaches Detroit, air and ground travel disruptions...
  • Drawn out of darkness: This US town just saw 1st sunrise since November January 24, 2020
    For the first time since Nov. 18, the northernmost city in the United States saw the sun rise above the horizon on Thursday afternoon. Utqiaġvik, formerly known as Barrow, is located on the northern tip of Alaska far above the Arctic Circle. After 65 days of darkness, the sun rose at 1:09 p.m. AKST on...
  • Weather impacting NFL Pro Bowlers all week in Orlando January 23, 2020
    Following a late-week storm with drenching rain and thunder, a new storm is forecast to take shape over Texas and advance eastward over the Gulf of Mexico region this weekend. A powerhouse storm is not expected to develop, but the system has the potential to disrupt some weekend outdoor plans from the Texas coast to the...
  • Australians told to be on alert for deadly spider after heat, recent rain January 23, 2020
    After dealing with catastrophic fires then flooding and hailstorms, Australians are being warned to watch out for one of the world’s most deadly spiders due to what experts call “perfect conditions” for the arachnid to thrive. In a video posted to the Australian Reptile Park Facebook page, spokesman Dan Rumsey said the escalated threat from...
  • Northeast to face wide range of impacts from next potent winter storm January 23, 2020
    A storm trekking across the country toward the Northeast will arrive this weekend, but the latest forecast indicates a shift in the amount of snow it will produce — and where the snow will fall. Even though the storm slated for the Northeast continues to trend warmer, snow is still forecast to bury the northern...
  • Tragedy in NJ as 2 teens die after falling through thin ice January 23, 2020
    A pair of tragedies unfolded in New Jersey on Wednesday night when five teenagers fell through thin ice covering ponds in two towns across the state. The separate accidents left two teens dead and numerous others injured, including the emergency responders who worked to save them. In Carteret, located about 25 miles southwest of New...
  • 'Unprecedented' locust swarms devastating several countries in Africa fueled by multiple weather factors January 23, 2020
    Photos show intense swarms of desert locusts surrounding villagers in Kenya, where the insects are destroying crops.
  • Iguanas spring to life after being stunned by cold spell in Florida January 22, 2020
    Winter in Florida? The winter haven for freeze-fleeing northern residents? How could it be? For three days this week, some Floridians have been forced to deal with the most daunting of Southeastern circumstances: freezing temperatures. After spending much of the first half of the month sweating through temperatures that were routinely more than 5 to 15...
  • Death toll climbs in wake of Storm Gloria, which pounded Spain with massive waves, heavy snow and flooding January 22, 2020
    Storm Gloria unleashed fierce winds, flooding rainfall and stirred up phenomenal waves on Spain’s southern and eastern coastlines from Sunday into Wednesday. By Thursday, officials reported the death toll was rising and several people were still missing. Some of the locations that were hit the hardest by Gloria during the four-day stretch include Murcia, Val […]

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  • What If: Hurricane Michael’s Extensive Wind Swath Would Devastate Houston, NWS says
    “In summary, it’s going to be bad.” That’s how Jeff Evans with the NWS in Houston/Galveston began Wednesday’s presentation, “What if Hurricane Michael Struck Houston? An Examination of Inland Wind Damage,” at the AMS 100th Annual Meeting in Boston. He was boots on the ground after Hurricane Michael slammed the panhandle as a Category 5 […]
  • 10-m Resolution Quarter-Trillion Gridpoint Tornadic Supercell Simulation Mesmerizes
    An exceptionally high resolution simulation of a supercell thunderstorm fascinated conferees Tuesday at the AMS 100th Annual Meeting in Boston. Leigh Orf of the University of Wyoming presdented imagery and animations of the simulation that ran on the Blue Waters Supercomputer. With a 10 m grid spanning 11,200 X 11,200 X 2,000 (251 billion) grid […]
  • Record January Thaw for the 100th AMS Annual Meeting Adds to “Unconventional” Weather Trend
    [UPDATED] You’ve heard it before: The convergence of thousands of meteorologists at AMS Annual Meetings brings unusual weather to the host city. Spring-like warmth this weekend in this year’s host city of Boston is continuing this trend. As of 2 pm ET Sunday, the temperature at Logan International Airport has climbed to at least 73 […]
  • Students Converse with Air Force Hurricane Hunter Flight Meteorologists, Tornado Field Researcher
    Saturday’s Student Conference at the AMS 100th Annual Meeting kicking off in Boston featured a series of Conversations with Professionals to gain insight into a variety of career choices, the work these professionals in our field currently do, and how they got where they are today. This year’s series, in which short introductions are followed […]
  • In Celebration: American Weather Enterprise Collaborating to Protect Lives and Property
    By Mary M. Glackin, AMS President-Elect, and Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder and CEO, AccuWeather In his acclaimed book, The Signal and the Noise, noted statistician Nate Silver examines forecasts of many categories and finds that most forecast types demonstrate little or no skill, and most predictive fields have made insignificant progress in accuracy over the […]
  • Tornado Researchers Gather to Improve Wind Speed Estimation
    The Wind Speed Estimation (WSE) standards committee–jointly supported by AMS and the American Society of Civil Engineers–is holding its 9th meeting this week in conjunction with an NSF-funded Tornado Hazard Wind Assessment and ReducTion Symposium (THWARTS) at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. The WSE committee began in 2014 to develop standards for an improved process […]
  • AMS Goes for 100% Renewable Electricity for Its 100th Anniversary
    by Bob Henson, AMS Councilor and Chair, AMS Committee on Environmental Stewardship (ACES) Those of us involved with climate change in our professional lives—researchers, educators, authors, students—often feel the need to “walk the walk” in a demonstrable way. AMS is one of the world’s premier organizations involved with peer-reviewed research on our changing atmosphere, so […]
  • So, Just What Do “Sunny” Southern California Broadcast Meteorologists Do?
    You know the perception: It never rains in Southern California, so forecasting the weather there is easy. Not so fast, says Anthony Yanez of KNBC TV in Los Angeles. In his recent presentation at the 47th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology in San Diego, titled “Forecasting Southern California: Not as Easy as you Think,” Yanez takes […]
  • Peer Review: A Foundational Component of Our Science
    by Keith L. Seitter, CCM, AMS Executive Director This week we join many other scientific publishers celebrating Peer Review Week to highlight the importance of high-quality peer review in the scientific process. The process of peer reviewing research results has been an indispensable component of the modern scientific enterprise: when scientists talk about having reached a […]
  • Report: Hurricane Michael Upgraded to Category 5 at Landfall
    2018’s devastating Hurricane Michael struck the Florida panhandle at Mexico Beach and Tyndall Air Force Base in October at Category 5 intensity with 160 mph winds, the National Hurricane Center announced Friday. That’s 5 mph higher than Michael’s wind estimate of 155 mph at the time of landfall.   In its post-storm tropical cyclone report, […]


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