Netflix announced that it had signed a four-movie deal with Mark and Jay Duplass, filmmakers whose indie films have grown a strong following, on Friday at the Sundance Film Festival.
Netflix is financing the films, which will hit theaters for a short time before heading to the on-demand streaming platform. The Duplass brothers have been mainstays of the independent film world with popular mumblecore films including The Puffy Chair and Safety Not Guaranteed, which they produced.
The Weeknd’s explicit new music video for “Earned It” from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack plays off of the plot’s BDSM premise. It features scantily clad dancers, whips and the film’s leading woman Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) tied up and hanging provocatively with hardly any clothes.
The comedian and seasoned television producer makes his hosting debut Monday on Comedy Central with “The Nightly Show,” taking over Stephen Colbert’sThe Colbert Report time slot. Colbert announced in early May he would be leaving his show to take over David Letterman’s hosting gig on CBS’ The Late Show
If you’re a programmer, these are good times. Jobs in the segment are projected to grow 8% over the next seven years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you’re a hotshot coder, you can make up to $300 an hour or more.
Those at the high end of the pay scale have mastered the languages that are most in demand. Which are those? We asked Doug Winnie, director of content for online learning platform Lynda. Here’s his assessment:
Chris Roberts knew, in 2012, that he wanted to create a game that he believed had been missing from the gaming world. After a 10-year hiatus to work on movies, the former Wing Commander creator felt there was a need for an epic space game where you could explore planets and battle ships in an endless field of stars.
He also missed games that would test the limits of his PC hardware, which had outpaced the aging Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles at that time.