#Disney  will start cashing in on  #StarWars  next month http://bit.ly/1saPSPU $DIS  #StarWarsRebels  From the article:"Next month, the studio debuts Star Wars Rebels on Disney XD with a one-hour movie. Early data suggests fans are nearly as excited for the animated epic as they are the next live-action film. According to a quick search at socialmention.com, social networking users were searching for the terms “Star Wars Rebels” and “Star Wars episode 7” once every 22 seconds. Google’s Trends data shows a similar correlation … The message? Fans don’t necessarily care what channel or type of media it comes in; they just want more Star Wars.”Read on! http://bit.ly/1saPSPURelated reading:* Rebels ia one of several options Disney has for cashing in on  #StarWars  http://bit.ly/1d1bbSx* A franchise that beats  #StarWars  and  #StarTrek ? It’s true. A closer look at the economics of  #DoctorWho  http://bit.ly/14N0bPP For more money-making stock ideas, please check out my work at The Motley Fool at http://www.fool.com/author/1286/index.aspx. For additional coverage of genre entertainment, please visit The Full Bleed  http://www.thefullbleed.nethttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/9oKa/532ae9e2

#Disney  will start cashing in on #StarWars  next month http://bit.ly/1saPSPU $DIS #StarWarsRebels  

From the article:

"Next month, the studio debuts Star Wars Rebels on Disney XD with a one-hour movie. Early data suggests fans are nearly as excited for the animated epic as they are the next live-action film. According to a quick search at socialmention.com, social networking users were searching for the terms “Star Wars Rebels” and “Star Wars episode 7” once every 22 seconds. Google’s Trends data shows a similar correlation … The message? Fans don’t necessarily care what channel or type of media it comes in; they just want more Star Wars.”

Read on! http://bit.ly/1saPSPU

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* Rebels ia one of several options Disney has for cashing in on #StarWars  http://bit.ly/1d1bbSx

* A franchise that beats #StarWars  and #StarTrek ? It’s true. A closer look at the economics of #DoctorWho  http://bit.ly/14N0bPP 

For more money-making stock ideas, please check out my work at The Motley Fool at http://www.fool.com/author/1286/index.aspx. For additional coverage of genre entertainment, please visit The Full Bleed  http://www.thefullbleed.net

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#Netflix ,  #ChelseaHandler  will make  #comedy  babies : http://bit.ly/1qSCKTn $NFLX cc @karenbsFrom the article:"At first blush, this deal might not seem like much. Handler closed out seven seasons of Chelsea Lately last month with about 1 million viewers, a high not seen in two-and-a-half years, but also peanuts in the world of big-budget TV. Is Netflix crazy? Hardly. This deal isn’t about adding a few hundred thousand new viewers. It’s about adding a lot more than that over the next several years …"Read on! http://bit.ly/1qSCKTnRelated reading:* The bull case in our March debate over Handler’s ability to add value to Netflix: http://bit.ly/X1IopC* The bear case: http://bit.ly/1qOe2D2For more stock ideas, visit http://www.fool.com. For  more coverage of the business of entertainment, visit http://www.thefullbleed.nethttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/9ncy/532ae9e2

#Netflix , #ChelseaHandler  will make #comedy  babies : http://bit.ly/1qSCKTn $NFLX cc @karenbs

From the article:

"At first blush, this deal might not seem like much. Handler closed out seven seasons of Chelsea Lately last month with about 1 million viewers, a high not seen in two-and-a-half years, but also peanuts in the world of big-budget TV. Is Netflix crazy? Hardly. This deal isn’t about adding a few hundred thousand new viewers. It’s about adding a lot more than that over the next several years …"

Read on! http://bit.ly/1qSCKTn

Related reading:

* The bull case in our March debate over Handler’s ability to add value to Netflix: http://bit.ly/X1IopC

* The bear case: http://bit.ly/1qOe2D2

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#BigHero6  isn’t really a  #Marvel  movie. Here’s why it doesn’t matter: http://bit.ly/1pJWN0w $DISFrom the article:"Although Big Hero 6 originated in a Marvel comic book written by two of the four founders of Man of Action Entertainment — Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau — for  #Disney   (NYSE: DIS  ) this isn’t another Marvel movie. Hiro Hamada, Baymax, and the other members of this unusual super-team have more in common with Frozen’s Anna and Elsa than they do Iron Man and Thor …"Read on! http://bit.ly/1pJWN0wRelated reading:* Enthusiasm for Big Hero 6 may have influenced Disney’s decision to make  #Incredibles2  http://bit.ly/1q3EjII* Alongside  #Maleficent  and  #GuardiansoftheGalaxy , Big Hero 6 is one 5 new properties shaping the 2014 box office: http://bit.ly/1q3F0l3For more investing ideas, please visit http://www.fool.com. For more coverage of the business of comics and genre entertainment, please visit http://www.thefullbleed.net.http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/9ncz/532ae9e2

#BigHero6  isn’t really a #Marvel  movie. Here’s why it doesn’t matter: http://bit.ly/1pJWN0w $DIS

From the article:

"Although Big Hero 6 originated in a Marvel comic book written by two of the four founders of Man of Action Entertainment — Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau — for #Disney   (NYSE: DIS  ) this isn’t another Marvel movie. Hiro Hamada, Baymax, and the other members of this unusual super-team have more in common with Frozen’s Anna and Elsa than they do Iron Man and Thor …"

Read on! http://bit.ly/1pJWN0w

Related reading:

* Enthusiasm for Big Hero 6 may have influenced Disney’s decision to make #Incredibles2  http://bit.ly/1q3EjII

* Alongside #Maleficent  and #GuardiansoftheGalaxy , Big Hero 6 is one 5 new properties shaping the 2014 box office: http://bit.ly/1q3F0l3

For more investing ideas, please visit http://www.fool.com. For more coverage of the business of comics and genre entertainment, please visit http://www.thefullbleed.net.

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For  #AMC  , nothing is so important as duplicating Daryl Dixon http://bit.ly/WSUz8v   #TWD     #strategy   From the article:"Fans and investors hoping that AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX  ) would make good on promises to bring us more of The Walking Dead are getting their wish. The network greenlit a pilot last week.Details are scarce at this point. All we know for sure is that production is slated to begin in late 2014. Zombies in a winter wonderland, perhaps? Whatever the setting or storyline, AMC rightly sees the spinoff as a rare opportunity. Of AMC’s top three franchises, only Breaking Bad has accelerated viewership as fast or faster than The Walking Dead …”Read on! http://bit.ly/WSUz8vRelated:* The real reason  #TWD   matters so much to AMC http://bit.ly/1sStmz8* Did you know Cinemax picked up the rights to Robert Kirkman’s  #Outcast   a year before the first issue entered comic book stores? http://bit.ly/1pEI6T6* If you’ve been reading the comic you know Negan. He’ll be coming to the show. Evenutally. http://on.mtv.com/Qdc2p1For more investing ideas, please visit The Motley Fool at http://www.fool.com. For more coverage of the business of comics and genre entertainment, please visit The Full Bleed, http://www.thefullbleed.net.http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/9iN0/532ae9e2

For #AMC , nothing is so important as duplicating Daryl Dixon http://bit.ly/WSUz8v  #TWD   #strategy  

From the article:

"Fans and investors hoping that AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX  ) would make good on promises to bring us more of The Walking Dead are getting their wish. The network greenlit a pilot last week.

Details are scarce at this point. All we know for sure is that production is slated to begin in late 2014. Zombies in a winter wonderland, perhaps? Whatever the setting or storyline, AMC rightly sees the spinoff as a rare opportunity. Of AMC’s top three franchises, only Breaking Bad has accelerated viewership as fast or faster than The Walking Dead …”

Read on! http://bit.ly/WSUz8v

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* The real reason #TWD  matters so much to AMC http://bit.ly/1sStmz8

* Did you know Cinemax picked up the rights to Robert Kirkman’s #Outcast  a year before the first issue entered comic book stores? http://bit.ly/1pEI6T6

* If you’ve been reading the comic you know Negan. He’ll be coming to the show. Evenutally. http://on.mtv.com/Qdc2p1

For more investing ideas, please visit The Motley Fool at http://www.fool.com. For more coverage of the business of comics and genre entertainment, please visit The Full Bleed, http://www.thefullbleed.net.

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I’m happy to report that I was (partially) wrong about   #HemlockGrove . A third and final season will air on +Netflix in 2015.From the press release:"“We are so grateful to the fans of ‘Hemlock Grove’ who have championed the series so intensely over two seasons,” said executive producer Eli Roth. “We are looking forward to taking the last and final season into some dark and unexpected places, and to giving viewers the killer finale you’d come to expect from ‘Hemlock Grove.’” “We are delighted that our fans have invited us back to explore the fiendish recesses of the human condition for another season. Knowing it will be our last, gives us the opportunity to go out in a mushroom cloud of clever and soul shattering mayhem. See you soon on the twisted streets of Hemlock Grove,” said executive producer Chic Eglee.” For more investing insights, please visit The Motley Fool: http://www.fool.com. For more genre entertainment coverage, please check out The Full Bleed: http://www.thefullbleed.net.▼ Reshared Post From Tim Beyers ▼The question of whether  #HemlockGrove  gets a season 3 matters to  #Netflix  investors, too: http://bit.ly/1qYC1l5From the article: "On Netflix, more than 1.5 million people had rated the show as of this writing, giving it a combined 3.9 out of 5 stars. By comparison, 3.9 million have weighed in on "House of Cards" (4.8 stars) while 5.8 million have rated "Orange Is the New Black" (4.4 stars). Among Netflix originals, "Hemlock Grove" is a weak performer.The picture worsens when you look beyond internal Netflix scores and consider social data.Below, I’ve compared Netflix’s horror show to one of its peers, “Orange Is the New Black,” and another edgy, pay-TV drama, “Ray Donovan.” The show does well in all but one very important category …”http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/9eFA/532ae9e2

I’m happy to report that I was (partially) wrong about   #HemlockGrove . A third and final season will air on +Netflix in 2015.

From the press release:

"“We are so grateful to the fans of ‘Hemlock Grove’ who have championed the series so intensely over two seasons,” said executive producer Eli Roth. “We are looking forward to taking the last and final season into some dark and unexpected places, and to giving viewers the killer finale you’d come to expect from ‘Hemlock Grove.’” 

“We are delighted that our fans have invited us back to explore the fiendish recesses of the human condition for another season. Knowing it will be our last, gives us the opportunity to go out in a mushroom cloud of clever and soul shattering mayhem. See you soon on the twisted streets of Hemlock Grove,” said executive producer Chic Eglee.” 

For more investing insights, please visit The Motley Fool: http://www.fool.com. For more genre entertainment coverage, please check out The Full Bleed: http://www.thefullbleed.net.

▼ Reshared Post From Tim Beyers ▼

The question of whether #HemlockGrove  gets a season 3 matters to #Netflix  investors, too: http://bit.ly/1qYC1l5

From the article: 

"On Netflix, more than 1.5 million people had rated the show as of this writing, giving it a combined 3.9 out of 5 stars. By comparison, 3.9 million have weighed in on "House of Cards" (4.8 stars) while 5.8 million have rated "Orange Is the New Black" (4.4 stars). Among Netflix originals, "Hemlock Grove" is a weak performer.

The picture worsens when you look beyond internal Netflix scores and consider social data.

Below, I’ve compared Netflix’s horror show to one of its peers, “Orange Is the New Black,” and another edgy, pay-TV drama, “Ray Donovan.” The show does well in all but one very important category …”

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#GuardiansoftheGalaxy  is 2014’s top movie. What should we expect from  #GOTG2 ? http://bit.ly/1uF6oubFrom the article: "Up until a few days ago, only five movies in history had earned $20 million or more at the domestic box office in their fifth weekend of release. Guardians of the Galaxy became the sixth over Labor Day, and is now the top movie of 2014 in terms of U.S. theater grosses.Impressed? You should be. Guardians’ $22.9 million, four-day haul ranks behind only Avatar ($42.8 million), Titanic ($30 million), and Frozen ($28.6 million). The Sixth Sense ($22.9 million) and Marvel’s The Avengers ($20.5 million) round out the top six, according to Box Office Mojo. What can Disney (NYSE: DIS  ) investors expect from this franchise now that Guardians of the Galaxy is in elite company? Let’s take a look at history for some clues …”Read on: http://bit.ly/1uF6oub (UPDATED:  #GOTG  won the weekend yet again, this time earning an estimated $9.8 in U.S. grosses)Related:* On the likelihood of  #GOTG  producing an additional $1 billion in revenue for Disney: http://bit.ly/1sMe5ij* The case for a $500 million box office, a mark  #GOTG  has since passed: http://bit.ly/1rDIa2R* Introducing skeptical investors to the Guardians a year ago: http://bit.ly/1gefVRoFor more investing insights, please visit http://www.fool.com. And for more specific coverage of genre entertainment, please visit http://www.thefullbleed.nethttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/9erD/532ae9e2

#GuardiansoftheGalaxy  is 2014’s top movie. What should we expect from #GOTG2 ? http://bit.ly/1uF6oub

From the article: 

"Up until a few days ago, only five movies in history had earned $20 million or more at the domestic box office in their fifth weekend of release. Guardians of the Galaxy became the sixth over Labor Day, and is now the top movie of 2014 in terms of U.S. theater grosses.

Impressed? You should be. Guardians’ $22.9 million, four-day haul ranks behind only Avatar ($42.8 million), Titanic ($30 million), and Frozen ($28.6 million). The Sixth Sense ($22.9 million) and Marvel’s The Avengers ($20.5 million) round out the top six, according to Box Office Mojo. What can Disney (NYSE: DIS  ) investors expect from this franchise now that Guardians of the Galaxy is in elite company? Let’s take a look at history for some clues …”

Read on: http://bit.ly/1uF6oub
 
(UPDATED: #GOTG  won the weekend yet again, this time earning an estimated $9.8 in U.S. grosses)

Related:

* On the likelihood of #GOTG  producing an additional $1 billion in revenue for Disney: http://bit.ly/1sMe5ij

* The case for a $500 million box office, a mark  #GOTG  has since passed: http://bit.ly/1rDIa2R

* Introducing skeptical investors to the Guardians a year ago: http://bit.ly/1gefVRo

For more investing insights, please visit http://www.fool.com. And for more specific coverage of genre entertainment, please visit http://www.thefullbleed.net

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For #BlackBerry ,  #WindowsPhone  is a bigger threat than #iPhone6  http://bit.ly/1o1hWUi #Passport  

From the article:

"BlackBerry handsets will drop from third to fourth place in smartphone market share in the U.K. in 2014, research firm eMarketer reports. The losses are expected amid soaring demand for Windows Phones.

"BlackBerry users will decline by a whopping 35.2% this year, hitting a new low of 2.4 million — and the drop will be even steeper in 2015, leaving just 1.4 million BlackBerrys in the hands of UK consumers," the research firm said in an article announcing the findings.

Talk about poor timing. Next month, the company plans to introduce the new BlackBerry Passport at an event in London. A warm reception for the offbeat handset could help to stem the tide of market share losses, and regain momentum in a key territory such as the U.K.”

More: http://bit.ly/1o1hWUi

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Should a  #Deadpool  movie exist in the current  #XMen  continuity? http://bit.ly/1u4Ge4O $FOXAFrom the article:"… Reynolds’ on-screen antics aren’t the only reason there’s demand for a  #Deadpool  movie. Fans genuinely love the character, as the July comics sales charts show. All eight of his issues made the top 100 — no easy feat …No matter how good these numbers might look, they pale compared to the franchise potential of X-Men, which has spawned seven movies over 14 years, resulting in $3.05 billion in grosses as of this writing, Box Office Mojo reports. The latest in the series — X-Men: Days of Future Past — is currently the summer’s top comic book adaptation, at $744 million worldwide. Fox has a huge financial incentive to expand this universe.”More: http://bit.ly/1u4Ge4ORelated stories:http://bit.ly/1BZLpYohttp://bit.ly/1tz6VvXhttp://bit.ly/1nxQVJghttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/96YN/532ae9e2

Should a #Deadpool  movie exist in the current #XMen  continuity? http://bit.ly/1u4Ge4O $FOXA

From the article:

"… Reynolds’ on-screen antics aren’t the only reason there’s demand for a #Deadpool  movie. Fans genuinely love the character, as the July comics sales charts show. All eight of his issues made the top 100 — no easy feat …

No matter how good these numbers might look, they pale compared to the franchise potential of X-Men, which has spawned seven movies over 14 years, resulting in $3.05 billion in grosses as of this writing, Box Office Mojo reports. The latest in the series — X-Men: Days of Future Past — is currently the summer’s top comic book adaptation, at $744 million worldwide. Fox has a huge financial incentive to expand this universe.”

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Warner CEO Bewkes: We’re going to “mine”  #DCComics  catalog for stories, franchises: http://bit.ly/1ql4DkX $TWXFrom the article:"No franchise has as much potential as Warner’s stable of DC superheroes.  #Batman  alone has earned billions at the global box office. He’ll team up with  #Superman  and  #WonderWoman  in 2016’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. In the meantime, fans can get their fill on TV. Here’s Bewkes explaining the opportunity:Warner will have 31 shows on broadcast networks, including at least two primetime series on each network and 60 shows overall across broadcast and cable. Now, what’s also really notable and unprecedented is that five of those shows are based on IP from DC Entertainment, including the highly anticipated  #Gotham  on Fox,  #TheFlash  on TheCW and  #Constantine  on NBC. That’s early evidence of Warner’s ambitious plans to further mine the DC catalog across our television, film, video game, and consumer products businesses.”More: http://bit.ly/1ql4DkXRelated genre stories:http://bit.ly/1BZLpYohttp://bit.ly/1racNM5http://bit.ly/1iW8WMMhttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/92m4/532ae9e2

Warner CEO Bewkes: We’re going to “mine” #DCComics  catalog for stories, franchises: http://bit.ly/1ql4DkX $TWX

From the article:

"No franchise has as much potential as Warner’s stable of DC superheroes. #Batman  alone has earned billions at the global box office. He’ll team up with #Superman  and #WonderWoman  in 2016’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. In the meantime, fans can get their fill on TV. Here’s Bewkes explaining the opportunity:

Warner will have 31 shows on broadcast networks, including at least two primetime series on each network and 60 shows overall across broadcast and cable. Now, what’s also really notable and unprecedented is that five of those shows are based on IP from DC Entertainment, including the highly anticipated #Gotham  on Fox, #TheFlash  on TheCW and #Constantine  on NBC. That’s early evidence of Warner’s ambitious plans to further mine the DC catalog across our television, film, video game, and consumer products businesses.”

More: http://bit.ly/1ql4DkX

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#SinCity2  flopped because audiences want something different from  #comicbookmovies  http://bit.ly/1BZLpYo $DISFrom the article:"The sequel to 2005’s Sin City is still a comic book adaptation, and we in the audience have a feel for what that should be like.Mostly, we expect a Marvel movie.And when I say, “we,” I mean everyday moviegoers. Any comic book fan who’s been in the hobby for a few years knows that some of the best material exists outside the domain of Marvel and DC, among the ranks of lesser-known titles from small publishers. In 1993-94, writer-artist Frank Miller’s Sin City series of anthologies were that kind of indie, published by Dark Horse Comics.In 2005, the first adaptation of that material — Sin City — earned $158.8 million in worldwide grosses, an impressive haul for a film that cost an estimated $40 million to produce and another $37 million to market and distribute. Nine years and $6.9 billion in box office grosses later, Disney (NYSE: DIS  ) and Marvel have redefined what it means to make a comic book adaptation. Nearly every hit has been …”More: http://bit.ly/1BZLpYoRelated articles:http://bit.ly/1vjHQdJhttp://bit.ly/1tiNutAhttp://bit.ly/1sStmz8http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8ZCK/532ae9e2

#SinCity2  flopped because audiences want something different from  #comicbookmovies  http://bit.ly/1BZLpYo $DIS

From the article:

"The sequel to 2005’s Sin City is still a comic book adaptation, and we in the audience have a feel for what that should be like.

Mostly, we expect a Marvel movie.

And when I say, “we,” I mean everyday moviegoers. Any comic book fan who’s been in the hobby for a few years knows that some of the best material exists outside the domain of Marvel and DC, among the ranks of lesser-known titles from small publishers. In 1993-94, writer-artist Frank Miller’s Sin City series of anthologies were that kind of indie, published by Dark Horse Comics.

In 2005, the first adaptation of that material — Sin City — earned $158.8 million in worldwide grosses, an impressive haul for a film that cost an estimated $40 million to produce and another $37 million to market and distribute. Nine years and $6.9 billion in box office grosses later, Disney (NYSE: DIS  ) and Marvel have redefined what it means to make a comic book adaptation. Nearly every hit has been …”

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