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  • China Box Office: ‘Toy Story 4’ Beaten by Old Animated Film ‘Spirited Away’ June 24, 2019
    Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” has debuted to record-breaking opening weekends all over the world – but not in China, where it was soundly beaten by a nearly 20-year-old Japanese anime classic, Ghibli Studios’ “Spirited Away.” While “Toy Story 4” made film history in territories around the world with the largest-ever three-day opening for […] […]
    Rebecca Davis
  • Keeley Hawes to Star in and Produce Honor-Killing Drama for ITV June 24, 2019
    Keeley Hawes will star as a detective attempting to bring a group of killers to justice in the wake of a so-called honor-killing in “Honour.” The two-part drama is based on the real-life case of Banaz Mahmod, a young Londoner murdered by her own family for falling in love with the wrong man. It is […]
    Stewart Clarke
  • Love Nature Teams with Arte, BBC, Smithsonian on Natural History Series ‘Stormborn’ June 24, 2019
    Love Nature has greenlit “Stormborn,” a wildlife series about animals living in the wildlands of countries on the edge of the North Atlantic. The three-parter will bow on Love Nature’s 4K linear channel and streaming service and then play on Arte in France and Germany, BBC Scotland and Smithsonian Channel. Love Nature is the natural […]
    Stewart Clarke
  • Barcroft Studios Hires John Farrar as Creative Director, Ups Two Execs (EXCLUSIVE) June 24, 2019
    John Farrar, whose credits include “The Imposter,” has joined U.K. producer and digital content specialist Barcroft Studios. The company has also upped two senior staffers, with Alex Morris elevated to chief creative officer and Caspar Norman to chief operating officer. The new recruit joins Barcroft from Nerd TV, the U.K. shingle he co-founded with Jago […] […]
    Stewart Clarke
  • Rihanna Presents Mary J. Blige With BET Lifetime Achievement Award June 24, 2019
    Rihanna took the Microsoft Theater stage on June 23 to present Mary J. Blige with the BET Lifetime Achievement Award. Hailing the legendary singer for her style and sound, Rihanna also made mention of Blige’s history-making two Oscar nominations in the same year, for best actress and original song for “Mudbound.” Accepting the trophy, Blige […]
    Shirley Halperin
  • BET Awards’ Carpet Colored Blue in Honor of Late Nipsey Hussle June 24, 2019
    The 2019 edition of the BET Awards doubled as a celebration of late rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was killed in March outside of his Marathon clothing store in Los Angeles. In honor of the man affectionately known as “Nip,” the carpet was colored blue. “The marathon continues” was a common refrain on the carpet (as […]
    Shirley Halperin
  • BET Awards 2019: The Complete Winners List June 24, 2019
    The 2019 BET Awards kicked off with a performance by Cardi B, who came into the night leading with 7 nominations and, not surprisingly, picked up the award for album of the year for her “Invasion of Privacy.” Other top nominees included Drake with 5, and Beyonce, Travis Scott and J. Cole, each with four. […]
    Shirley Halperin
  • Mubi Streaming Service Launches in Southeast Asia (EXCLUSIVE) June 24, 2019
    Film specialist streaming platform Mubi is to launch in Southeast Asia. The service kicks off with operation in Malaysia, and has plans to quickly launch in another half-dozen territories in the fast-developing region. Mubi will retain its highly curated approach of offering one new film title per day and retaining each for just 30 days. […]
    Patrick Frater
  • Quality Control’s Coach K Says Abortion Ban Has Already Impacted Business in Atlanta June 23, 2019
    A who’s who of black entertainment and tech filled the Beverly Hilton Hotel ballroom on June 22 for the 4th annual Culture Creators Innovators and Leaders Awards brunch. Honorees included Byron Allen, who received the Icon Award; actress and executive producer Marsai Martin, who was named Innovator of the Year; and Quality Control Music founders […]
    Shirley Halperin
  • CBS Plots July Debut for ‘Evening News’ With Norah O’Donnell June 23, 2019
    In less than a month, Norah O’Donnell will start delivering the headlines at “CBS Evening News” – and, most likely, start generating a few of her own. CBS News plans to launch a re-tooled “CBS Evening News” anchored by O’Donnell on July 15th, part of the network’s ambitious plans to overhaul its morning and evening […]
    Brian Steinberg

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  • 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, […]
  • AMS on the Air Podcast: Alexandra Cranford Talks about Women in TV Meteorology
    The largest biographical study to date of TV meteorologists shows some disturbing disadvantages for women in the profession.  You can hear Alexandra Cranford, the author of that study, discuss the study on the latest episode of our podcast, AMS on the Air. Cranford, who is an AMS Certified Broadcaster with WWL-TV in New Orleans, made an […]
  • World Water Day: An Integrated Appreciation
    Wow! It’s World Water Day, as observed by the United Nations. Pretty much everything AMS is about has to do with water—from raindrops to atmospheric rivers to thunderstorms and hurricanes on to ocean currents and groundwater. Which is why this concluding paragraph from the AMS Policy Program’s recently released study, “Toward an Integrated Approach to […]
  • International Women’s Day: Unsilencing the Forgotten Pillars of Meteorology
    In the pages of scientific history, one often hears too much silence. A science–especially meteorology–is built by women who are rarely, if ever, remembered, let alone credited. So maybe on this International Women’s Day, and more broadly, for Women’s History Month, let’s look back in the pages of history at the dedication to meteorology that women have always […]
  • AMS on the Air: Ada Monzón Talks about Disaster and Transformation
    Most of us can barely imagine the experience AMS Fellow Ada Monzón went through to warn–and then come to the aid of–her fellow citizens in Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria of 2017. On the latest episode of our podcast, AMS on the Air, the award-winning broadcast meteorologist for WIPR-TV tells BAMS Senior Editor Chris Cappella, With Maria, I was […]
  • Beyond Leadership to Mentorship: An Opportunity for Early Career Professionals
      by Mona Behl, Georgia Sea Grant Guru-shishya parampara is a centuries-old tradition in India that fosters a thoughtful exchange of ideas, expertise, and friendship between a guru (teacher) and shishya (student). The relationship between a guru and a shishya is an emotional, spiritual, and intellectual friendship built on the foundation of trust, respect and […]
  • GOES-16/17 Virtual Science Fair Seeking Entries From Students
    by Margaret Mooney, CIMSS NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) in Madison Wisconsin is pleased to announce a virtual science fair for students from grades 6-14 applying GOES-16 or GOES-17 data to investigate weather scenarios and natural hazards. ‘Pleased’ is probably too mild of a word to describe our enthusiasm around this project. […]
  • Flying the Fastest Skies
    How fast can an airliner go? Monday night a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 reached 801 m.p.h. en route from Los Angeles to London. Matthew Cappucci of the Washington Post reported the jet reached this amazing speed—a record for the Boeing 787-9 and probably the highest speed for a non-supersonic commercial flight—while cruising at 35,000 feet over the central Pennsylvania. Clearly the plane was hurled along by an […]
  • New Western Storms Scale to Describe Intensity, Potential Impacts of Atmospheric Rivers
    Hurricanes are classified by the Saffir-Simpson Scale and tornadoes by the Enhanced Fujita Scale, and now atmospheric rivers—those long, transient corridors of water vapor that fuel flooding rain events each winter in the West, especially California—will also be scaled to enhance awareness and bolster prediction. The new AR scale ranks their intensity and potential impacts […]
  • Making Sure No Tornado Damage Is Too Small
    Planetary, synoptic, meso-alpha, meso-beta, local, and more—there are atmospheric scales aplenty discussed at AMS meetings. Enter microtopography, a once-rare word increasingly appearing in the mix in research (for example, here and here). The word is also coming up as researchers are getting new tools to examine the interaction of tornadoes with their immediate surroundings. Microtopography looks like a potential factor in tornadic damage […]


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