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May 14, 2013
So, Daniel Loeb is an activist, libertarian investor who helped run off Yahoo’s old CEO, went halfsies to buy Deadline’s sibling site Variety, and signed on to the Supreme Court amicus brief supporting gay marriage.
Now Loeb has sent an unusually pleasant (at least for him in these often confrontational situations) letter to the president of Sony, suggesting that they work together to spin off the company’s entertainment assets.
This is definitely one to keep watch on. It could affect Sony’s massive investments in film production and distribution, TV production, home entertainment and music. What do you think about the proposal?
It stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and some other notables you can see here, and the trailer has a high-lonesome sort of song from Bob Dylan, appropriate to the film’s theme of a folk singer trying to break in to the 1960s Greenwich Village folk scene, not unlike a certain Bobbie Zimmerman once tried to do.
There’s not a lot in the music world that was less anticipated the past couple of decades than a Stone Roses reunion, but not only did it happen last year (followed by their appearance at Coachella last weekend and this one), but there’s a documentary about the darned thing, and it looks pretty sweet.
Fans of alternative band The National should be queueing up for “Mistaken for Strangers,” the documentary about the band by Tom Berninger, younger brother of the band’s lead singer and, it turns out, not a fan of alternative music.
Tagging along with the band on a major tour as the band begins to break out, Tom tangles with big brother Matt and all those brother emotions begin to bubble up and out. The trailer, which looks great, is here: http://www.deadline.com/2013/04/mistaken-for-strangers-tribeca-video/
Fans of nifty singer-songwriter pop are gonna plotz over this video clip of Oscar Isaac’s performance of the Oscar-eligible song “Never Had,” from the film “10 Years,” which was released in September and also stars Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum (seen here with Isaac).
The film didn’t get a lot of attention, but the song deserves some. Check out Isaac’s performance here: http://www.deadline.com/2013/01/hot-tune-oscar-isaac-sings-never-had-in-ten-years/