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Dapper Dan Biopic In Development With Sony

Source: NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 14: Dapper Dan attends Experience Harlem hosted by Airbnb and Ghetto Gastro on March 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Airbnb)

The story of Dapper Dan—the Harlem fashion icon whose couture streetwear made him a cult hero—is the stuff of legend. Now his story is coming to the big screen as his biopic is officially in development with Sony. 

Today (March 7), it was announced that Jerrod Carmichael (NBC’s The Carmichael Show), along with  Josh Bratman of Immersive Pictures, is poised to write and produce a biopic based on the memoir of based on Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day’s upcoming memoir. Dapper Dan and his son, Jelani Day, who serves as his brand manager, are set to executive produce the film.

The project is being touted as “a high-stakes coming-of-age story of personal triumph set against the backdrop of an evolving Harlem, following the man known by many as the ‘Godfather of Hip Hop Fashion.’”

Dapper Dan’s memoir will be published in 2019 via Random House.

Gucci recently recognized Dapper Dan’s couture talents (after getting called out for trying to jack his steez first last year) and is himself the subject of the brand’s tailoring ad campaign. Most recently, Salma Hayek rocked one of his designs to Vanity Fair’s annual Oscars party.

This news is most definitely for the culture.

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Chuck Norris Sues CBS and Sony for $30 Million Over ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ Profits

Chuck Norris fact: he was the star of “Walker, Texas Ranger,” and now he claims he’s getting screwed out of some serious profits from the shows video-on-demand money. Chuck’s company, Top Kick Productions, is going after CBS and Sony Pictures for…

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Sony Film Unit Loss Widens in Second Quarter, Cuts its Full-Year Forecast


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Sony proceeds with plan to sell music publishing unit: WSJ

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Cuban musician Ibrahim Ferrer in Havana in 2004Classic Cuban recordings will soon have a new outlet to the world as Sony Music signed a deal Tuesday to distribute the catalog of the state-owned label. Sony, one of the three major global labels, said it would exclusively license overseas recordings from Cuba's Egrem dating as far back as the 1960s. "This landmark agreement will help expand international awareness and appreciation of Cuban culture, Cuba's rich musical heritage and its many wonderful artists," Doug Morris, chief executive officer of Sony Music Entertainment, said in a statement.



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Sony Aims to Use Other Corporate Hacks to Fend Off Ex-Employee Class Action


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Sony Pictures Television Signs U.K. Deal with Video-on-Demand Service MUBI


The “curated” arthouse SVOD platform will now have access to titles including ‘Taxi Driver’ and ‘Dr. Strangelove.’

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Sony Music Sued By Guild Over Use of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston Songs

The lawsuit also claims a contract breach in the way Tony Bennett’s music was used on PBS and an Earth, Wind & Fire song for the the 2012 film “The Intouchables.”
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Entertainment to electronics conglomerate to raise funds in Japanese and international markets to invest in growth business sectors.

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Sony Corp. to Raise $3.6B Through Stock and Bond Issue, Share Price Plunges


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Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai’s Annual Salary Unchanged at $1.8 Million


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Sony, Xbox unveil new games at E3

Gaming giants Sony and Xbox unveil their new games and improvements to their consoles at E3 2015 press conferences as the gaming expo kicks off. Joel Flynn reports.


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Leaked documents from the Sony hack reveal that the studio required the character to be straight and white.
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Sony Music CEO: No Plans To Remove Beyonce’s Music From Tidal, We’re Rooting For Jay Z To Succeed

(AllHipHop News) Last week reports began circulating claiming if Sony Music’s pending licensing negotiations with Tidal were unsuccessful then the streaming platform could lose Beyoncé’s and other Sony artists’ discographies. That lost would have been a major embarrassment for the service considering the singer is a part owner and the wife of the company’s public face Jay Z.

[ALSO READ: Report: Beyonce’s Music Could Be Pulled From Tidal]

Sony Music CEO Doug Morris spoke with Billboard about the possibility that Tidal users may not be able to listen to the former Destiny Child member’s albums such as Dangerously In Love and Beyoncé. According to Morris, the Bey Hive should not worry about Tidal loosing their favorite performer. He publicly announced his support for Tidal and Jay Z as well.

“Jay Z is a friend and business associate for many years,” stated Morris. “I have always admired his business acumen, his entrepreneurship and his passion for music. All of our content, including Beyoncé, is available through the Tidal service, and we have announced no plans to remove our catalog from Tidal. Like all of our other partners, we are rooting for Jay and Tidal to succeed.”

Tidal and Sony are still negotiating terms for the use of the corporation’s extensive catalog of music. The Verge recently obtained a copy of Sony’s contract with the Tidal competitor Spotify. The documents showed that Spotify paid $ 42.5 million in advances to Sony, and Sony was guaranteed a “Most Favored Nation” clause. That addition ensured Sony would maintain a better deal with Spotify than other music companies for the length of their contract.

It was also discovered that Spotify pays $ 0.00225 – $ 0.0025 per stream from the 30 million users (75% of all users) of its free service. After a Tidal representative revealed to AllHipHop.com that their service pays out a royalty per stream of $ 0.024 – $ 0.028, it was determined Tidal’s $ 9.99 or $ 19.99 tiers’ royalty payouts are nearly ten times the amount of Spotify’s no cost tier.

[ALSO READ: Spotify’s Contract With Sony Music Leaks – How Does Spotify’s Stream Payout Compare To Jay Z’s Tidal?]

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CinemaCon: ‘Lego’ Movie Directors Creating Animated Spider-Man Film for Sony


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CinemaCon: ‘Lego’ Movie Directors Creating Animated Spider-Man Film for Sony


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Sony Music Claims It Overpaid ‘American Idol’ Stars

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Sony Music Fails to Eliminate ‘American Idol’ Revenue Lawsuit

The singing show’s affiliated label 19 Recordings claims the label cheated it out of revenue for performers including Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.
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Sony Pictures Confirms Hack-Delayed Q3 Profit of $51m, More Than Double February Forecast


Results include $ 15 million charge for the cost of hacking investigation and repair, but profits and sales higher than previously estimated.

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Sony Plans ‘Ghostbusters’ Cinematic Universe


If all goes as planned, Channing Tatum would star in a new movie directed by Joe and Anthony Russo.

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‘Spider-Man’ Swings to Marvel Studios in Major Sony Partnership


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Dec. 23 – The latest celebrity news including Sony changes its mind and decides to allow for a limited release of “The Interview.” John Russell reports.


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Sony Hack Was Likely An Inside Job, Not North Korea

North Korea wasn’t behind the Sony hacks. Experts believe that it was likely the work of disgruntled ex employees

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One leading cybersecurity firm, Norse Corp., said Monday it has narrowed its list of suspects to a group of six people — including at least one Sony veteran with the necessary technical background to carry out the attack, according to reports.

The investigation of the Sony hacking by the private companies stands in stark contrast to the finding of the FBI, which said Dec. 19 its probe traced the hacking — which ended up foiling the planned wide release of the Hollywood studio’s “The Interview” — to North Korea.

Kurt Stammberger, senior vice president at Norse, said he used Sony’s leaked human-resources documents and cross-referenced the data with communications on hacker chat rooms and its own network of Web sensors to determine it was not North Korea behind the hack.

“When the FBI made this announcement, just a few days after the attack was made public, it raised eyebrows in the community because it’s hard to do that kind of an attribution that quickly — it’s almost unheard of,” Stammberger told Bloomberg News in a telephone interview from San Francisco.

“All the leads that we did turn up that had a Korean connection turned out to be dead ends,” he said.

The FBI and the State Department is sticking with their version of events. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke told reporters, “The United States government has concluded that the North Korean government is responsible for this attack. And we stand by that conclusion.”

North Korea denied involvement in the hacks from the beginning.

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U.S. suspects North Korea had help attacking Sony Pictures

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Sony and the Hackers

A lot of film industry folks are upset that Sony caved to hacker threats, presumably from North Korea, and cancelled release of the new Seth Rogan movie The Interview. The problem, say the critics, is that caving to terrorists might embolden future hackers to do more of this sort of thing. Maybe someday it will be hard to get a movie made if it has any controversial elements.

Keep in mind that Sony execs have been deeply embarrassed by the release of emails and there are probably more gems that could be released. And of course you have the threat of a 9-11 type terror attack if someone runs the movie.

I have a few thoughts on this issue.

For starters, if you believe that the individuals working at Sony should take personal risks with their lives and the lives of their families so you can see more shitty movies, you might be a bit of a terrorist yourself.

Is it Sony's job to protect the American constitution? No. Their job is making money and trying to keep their employees and customers safe. How are they doing? Well, I would say that greenlighting the project was a mistake, in hindsight, but they certainly made up for it by eating a gazillion dollars of nearly guaranteed movie profit this year. I call that gutsy and smart. And they also don't seem to be putting the blame on anyone else for getting into this situation. I give them A+ for their handling of the situation recently.

Are you truly worse off if there are fewer movies featuring dictators with exploding heads? I have a hard time seeing this as a slippery slope that prevents another Transformers movie from getting made. It might prevent more movies about North Korean dictators. Will you miss those? Team America was hilarious, but how many of those do we need?

We already have no Hollywood movies being made about the early days of Islam, presumably because no studio wants to be targeted. Have you missed those movies?

There is a 100% chance that I will someday see the banned Seth Rogan movie. I'll watch anything with Seth Rogan. He earned that. And the Internet is too leaky to stop it from happening in the long run. Someday Sony will release it and make their money. No one loses anything in the long run.

Keep in mind that you and I don't know what other bombshells are in the hacked files. But Sony probably knows, or suspects. So they are not operating on the same limited information that you are. That alone is reason to not second-guess their decision.

Do any of you believe that Sony employees should risk their lives, and the lives of movie-goers, so you can see more movies about dictators?

Disclaimer: I have worked with Sony on Dilbert projects in the past and might again someday.

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Stars at People Magazine Awards reflect on Sony cyber hack

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Sony defends pulling “The Interview”

Dec. 19 – The latest celebrity news including Sony defends pulling “The Interview” citing movie theater chains decision to not screen the film. John Russell reports.


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Tencent, Sony strike China music distribution deal

Visitors use phones underneath of logo of Tencent at Global Mobile Internet Conference in BeijingBy Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd has struck the latest in a string of music distribution deals, this time with Sony Music Entertainment, as it teams up with labels to try to develop China's paid-for music market and curb piracy. The partnership, announced on Tuesday, will give Tencent the right to distribute Sony Corp's music catalog online in China, including artists like Daft Punk, Bob Dylan and Yo-Yo Ma. Tencent, which operates China's biggest messaging app WeChat, did not disclose financial terms of the deal. …



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Sony cancels “The Interview;” “Hobbit” hits theaters

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Actor Benedict Cumberbatch calls Sony attack “worrying” and “tragic”

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch calls the Sony cyber attack “worrying” and “tragic.” Rough cut (no reporter narration).


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Denzel Washington Drawn Into Controversial Sony Leak

Denzel Washington is the latest name revealed in a series of Sony emails that have recently been leaked to the media. The series of leaks have been especially embarrassing to the studio, as it was revealed numerous artists and celebrities were slandered in the emails.

Those slammed include Kevin Hart who was called a “whore” and President Obama who Sony producers sent emails about joking “Should I ask him if he liked Django Unchained?” “12 Years a Slave. Or the butler. Or think like a man?”

Now a new email sent from a producer to Sony chairman Michael Lynton indicates the studio felt a Black lead could hurt the chances of a film’s longtime success.

Conversations leaked from the latest hack:

“I am not saying The Equalizer should not have been made or that African American actors should not have been used (I personally think Denzel Washington is the best actor of his generation.”

“I believe that the international motion picture audience is racist – in general pictures with an African American lead don’t play well overseas.”

“But Sony sometimes seems to disregard that a picture must work well internationally to both maximise returns and reduce risk, especially pictures with decent size budgets.”

[Also Read: Kevin Hart responds to Sony exec that called him a “whore.”]

 

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China’s Tencent, Sony Music in Exclusive Distribution Partnership

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George Clooney on Sony Pulling The Interview: Kim Jong Un, ”of all F–king People,” Is Telling Us What We Can Watch

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney has a lot of thoughts on the recent scandal surrounding the Sony hacking and pulling The Interview from theaters, and he openly shared all of that during an interview with…


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Sony Cancels Studio Tours In Wake Of Hacker Threats Over ‘The Interview’

Sony has canceled tours of its Culver City, Calif., studios in the wake of hacker threats which have already scuttled the release of the Seth Rogen and James Franco film, “The Interview.”

Tours were canceled last week and will not resume this year, The Hollywood Reporter said.

The two-hour guided walking tour takes guests through sound and scoring stages as well as the sets of TV shows such as “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune,” according to the website.

The studio is concerned that someone could stray from the group, TMZ reports.

As of this writing, tours through Jan. 2 are listed as “sold out” on the ticketing website, and no dates are available for purchase beyond that point.

On Wednesday, Sony canceled the release of “The Interview” after hackers who stole corporate documents, emails and other data threatened terror attacks on any theater showing the film.

The movie is a comedy about a plot to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. The U.S. government reportedly believes North Korea is behind the attack and the threats.
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Sony Hack: Canada’s Cineplex to “Postpone” Release of ‘The Interview’


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Sony Cancels ‘The Interview’ Release Date

As a result of security concerns, Sony Pictures has pulled the plug on "The Interview" – at least, for now.


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Celebrities React To Sony Canceling ‘The Interview’ Release

On Wednesday, Sony Pictures officially canceled plans to release “The Interview” on Dec. 25, shortly after the nation’s five biggest theater chains announced they would not show the film.

The seemingly unprecedented cancellation comes even after officials from the Department of Homeland Security emphasized that there is “no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters within the United States.”

The film’s cancellation has not gone unnoticed in Hollywood, as celebrities have taken to Twitter to express their thoughts on Sony’s decision:

And this is what James Franco tweeted shortly after the news broke:

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Why did Sony finally decide to cancel the planned December 25 release date for Seth Rogen & James Franco’s ‘The Interview’?


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U.S. Says North Korea Was ‘Centrally Involved’ in Sony Hack

United States intelligence officials are saying that the North Korean government was “centrally involved” in the hacking of Sony Pictures’ computers. The White House is still deciding whether or not to accuse the country publicly of a cyber-terrorism, according to The New York Times. The discovery coincides with Sony’s decision……
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