The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel’s most popular characters exclusively to the world’s leading Internet TV Network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs leading to a mini-series programming event.
Led by a series focused on “Daredevil,” followed by “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage,” the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen episodes series and a culminating Marvel’s “The Defenders” mini-series event that reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.
Produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios, this groundbreaking deal is Marvel’s most ambitious foray yet into live-action TV storytelling.
“This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel’s brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling. Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty,” said Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment. “This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what’s sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure.”
“Marvel’s movies, such as ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Marvel’s The Avengers,’ are huge favorites on our service around the world. Like Disney, Marvel is a known and loved brand that travels,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “With ‘House of Cards’ and our other original series, we have pioneered new approaches to storytelling and to global distribution and we’re thrilled to be working with Disney and Marvel to take our brand of television to new levels with a creative project of this magnitude.”
This new original TV deal follows last year’s landmark movie distribution deal through which, beginning with 2016 theatrically released feature films, Netflix will be the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run, live-action and animated movies from the Walt Disney Studios, including titles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature and Lucasfilm. Netflix members can currently enjoy a wide range of Disney, ABC TV and Disney Channel films and shows across the 41 countries where Netflix operates.
About The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of $42.3 billion in its Fiscal Year 2012.
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 40 million members in more than 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
It’s here! The first full-length trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Directed by Bryan Singer, the new movie blends the casts of the previous X-Men movies into one.
THIS. This is the best marching band halftime show I have ever seen.
During the pivotal Game 4 of the World Series, Lionsgate premiered the final, epic trailer for the most anticipated film of the year, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE! Past victors are forced to battle again in the 75th Annual Hunger Games – Panem’s 3rd Quarter Quell. Check out the FINAL trailer NOW to get your first extended look inside the Quarter Quell arena!
Don’t forget, tickets for the MUST SEE movie are on sale NOW! TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW on Fandango and MovieTickets.com! You can purchase tickets for showtimes starting at 8PM on Thursday, November 21st, as well as for a special double feature screening of the blockbuster franchise! Start your night off by watching THE HUNGER GAMES immediately followed by THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE!!
Remember, as an added bonus to buying your tickets early from either Fandango OR MovieTickets.com, you will receive an exclusive free download of Phantogram’s ‘Lights,’ from the upcoming soundtrack. When you buy your tickets off of Fandango, you’ll also be entered into a THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Sweepstakes! Buy your tickets TODAY for your chance to win!
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE opens nationwide November 22, 2013! Buy your tickets TODAY!
Based on a true story, the movie tells the horrifying account of how famed paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were summoned to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse which they recently bought. In fighting this powerful demonic being, the Warrens find themselves in the middle of the most terrifying case of their lives!
5 Things to Know Before You Watch The Conjuring: Interactive GIFs! – Move your mouse across the GIFs to control them and read the freaky facts to prepare for the scariest movie of the year!
1) The Conjuring is directed by the acclaimed James Wan, the Australian-born director of the fright-fests Insidious and the Saw series. His Twitter handle is @CreepyPuppet. Say no more.
2) The Conjuring has been given an “R” rating by the MPAA. Not because of blood, gore, or violence, but simply because it’s just so scary from start to finish!
3) The Conjuring’s cast and crew experienced creepy events during filming. Scratches appeared out of nowhere on Vera Farmiga’s computer soon after she agreed to act in the movie, the crew were routinely woken by something in the “witching hour” between 3 and 4AM, and the real-life Carolyn Perron fell and broke her hip while visiting the set.
4) The Rhode Island farmhouse where The Conjuring is set once belonged to an accused witch, Bathsheba, who tried to sacrifice her children to the devil and killed herself in 1863.
5) Hold your applause! The Conjuring will make you terrified to clap! Whether it’s playing a traditional game of hide-and-seek by following the clapping sounds like the mother and daughter in the movie, or being terrorized by ghostly claps in different rooms of the haunted farmhouse, these claps throughout the movie will give you the creeps!
Each household is only eligible to win 1 The Conjuring Blu-ray via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
The Hero Initiative has listed the auctions for this year’s Wake Up and Draw, an annual event created in tribute to Jack “The King” Kirby on his birthday! There is plenty of great artwork to bid on including pieces by Alan Davis (see above), Bart Sears, Chris Moreno, Cully Hamner, Darick Robertson, Fred Hembeck, Gene Ha, Grace Allison, and many more! Get some fantastic art and contribute to charity all at once! Click the link to Comic Art Fans auction page to bid!
IDW Limited has launched an art competition on the website Infected By Art. The Grand Prize Winner will not only receive exclusive Locke & Key merchandise but also the opportunity to be a paid participant in an upcoming IDW Limited original art project!
Draw or paint your personal (or imagined!) fears into the bottle so you can conquer them once and for all!
Submission Period: October 17 – November 17, 2013
Fan Voting Period: November 12 – November 18, 2013
Fears… We’ve all got them to one degree or another. Your challenge is to create a work of art that shows off your real or imagined fears using the image below as a template to follow. There is no fee to enter this contest, and we’re providing some great prizes as well, including the opportunity for the Grand Prize Winner to be a paid participant in an upcoming IDW Limited original art project!
Once the November 17th deadline at midnight is hit, Locke & Key creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez will each select one Runner Up and together they will also select the Grand Prize Winner. Fan voting will help select the 3rd Runner Up.
Remember, you have to use this image as the basis for what you create, but let your imaginations run wild! We allow each artist to submit up to 3 images towards the competition. Fan Voters will be allowed to vote for a maximum of 2 pieces of artwork they feel are most worthy. If you have any questions please contact Infected by Art.
The set up – as it appeared in LOCKE & KEY – is Kinsey (the female character) has removed aspects from her head she doesn’t like, inside the bottle is the physical manifestation of her fear & sadness. Details on How To Enter.
THE IMAGE FILE YOU NEED TO WORK FROM
In order to submit your artwork to this contest, you must first save this image to your computer. To create a piece of traditional artwork you will need to transfer it to whatever surface you wish to work on (bluelined, etc), or use this file as the basis for of your digital artwork. Your entry must contain all elements from this image in order to qualify for entry.
ABOUT LOCKE & KEY
Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (NOS4A2, Horns, Heart-Shaped Box) creates an all-new story of dark fantasy and wonder: Locke & Key. Written by Hill and featuring astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them… and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all… Visit the LOCKE & KEY website for more information about the series!
ORIGINAL IMAGE AS IT APPEARED IN THE COMIC
Women of Wonder Day returns to Heroes and Fantasies on Sunday October 20, 2013 from noon till 5:00 pm!
The event will include a celebrity memorabilia auction with autographed items from celebrities like Stephanie Meyer (Twilight books), Kevin Conroy (Batman), and Ioan Gruffold plus original artwork that feature comic book heroines donated by featured artists such as Neal Adams (Batman and Green Lantern), George Perez (New Teen Titans, Wonder Woman), Gary Frank (Batman and Shazam), Tom Grummet (Avengers), Tony Fleecs (My Little Pony), Greg Land (X-men and Iron Man) and many others. This is a family event that will have comic book artists from around the country signing books, sketching and photo opportunities with super heroines. We invite visitors to come dressed in costume.
In October 2006-2010, the Wonder Woman Day IV events raised over $110,000 for Domestic Violence programs in Portland, Oregon and Flemington, NJ. The five-year combination of auctions of over 1,100 original art pieces, plus collectibles, autograph signings, and photo opportunities garnered spectacular turnouts and four Mayoral Proclamations! On October 30, 2011, the new Women of Wonder Day — again as a part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month — took place, returning to Excalibur Books in Portland, Oregon, and Comic Fusion in Flemington, New Jersey, as well as at Heroes and Fantasies in San Antonio, Texas! $5,500 was raised in San Antonio and $24,000 was raised with all three auctions. This year, we have online bidding at the link!
Heroes and Fantasies
4923 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX
As announced at New York Comic Con, Marvel Comics is reprinting Miracleman! Cory Sedlmeier, the editor of Marvel’s new releases of Miracleman, is looking for original art from the series. Sedlmeier says, “I’m just as enthused as all of you about finally bringing these stories back to print after their long time in limbo.
It’s an honor and a privilege, and we’re striving to present the creator’s work with the utmost care and the highest quality. Nothing can top the original art boards in terms of quality.
If you’re the proud owner of any art from the series, please get in touch with me at cmsedlmeier (at) marvel.com, especially if you have art from Garry Leach’s issues, since those are (obviously) needed the soonest.
The preferred format for scans is full-size, 600dpi color scans saved as TIF files. If a piece is larger than 11 x 17, as is the case with art from the Warrior issues, scans of each horizontal tier of panels (with a little overlap for alignment) are the best option.”