Fresh News 12/27/2021

Posted by on January 11, 2022

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National Association of Theatre Owners Promotes Jackie Brenneman to ‘Second-in-Command,’ Hires Todd Halstead


The National Association of Theatre Owners, the trade organization that represents the country’s cinemas, has announced the promotion of two executives.

Jackie Brenneman has been upped to executive VP and general counsel, which NATO has referred to as a new “second-in-command” position at the company. Meanwhile, Todd Halstead has joined as director of government relations and strategy development. Read more here.

Eréndira Ibarra Enters ‘Matrix’ Sequel Excited About Expanding Space for Diverse Talent


Mexican actress Eréndira Ibarra (Sense8) has taken the red pill and is now part of one of the biggest sci-fi franchises of all time. In The Matrix Resurrections, Ibarra stars as Lexy, a character inside the virtual reality system known as the Matrix. Read more here.

Animated Children’s Series Based On ‘Lil’ Heroes’ NFTs In Works By Edgar Plans, Exile Content Studio & Curatible


Exile Content Studio has teamed with Spanish artist Edgar Plans and Curatible to launch a Lil’ Heroes NFT collection inspired by Plans’ work, with an animated children’s series as part of a planned Lil’ Heroes entertainment franchise. The NFTs will launch in January, followed by a multi-phase roll-out, including the animated children’s series, a virtual metaverse experience, consumer products and publishing. Read more here.

‘Nightmare Alley’ Director Guillermo Del Toro Doesn’t See Himself Developing Video Games Again


Nightmare Alley director Guillermo del Toro says video game development isn’t his thing anymore.

On the Happy Sad Confused podcast, the award winning director who was once teamed up with Hideo Koijma to develop Konami’s horror survival video game Silent Hills, flat out said he doesn’t think he’ll ever try video game development again. Read more here.

Jaime Osorio Márquez, ‘A Thousand Fangs’ Creator and Director, Dies at 46


Colombian director Jaime Osorio Márquez, who served as creator and director on HBO Max’s first Colombian series, “A Thousand Fangs” (“Mil Colmillos”), chose to die by assisted suicide on Thursday in Colombia, where euthanasia is legal. Read more here.