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TV Writing On Demand, 1st Edition
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TV Writing On Demand: Creating Great Content in the Digital Era from Focal Press and RoutledgeFocal Press and Routledge have published TV Writing On Demand: Creating Great Content in the Digital Era, 1st Edition.

TV Writing On Demand takes a deep dive into writing for today’s audiences, against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving TV ecosystem. Amazon, Hulu and Netflix were just the beginning. The proliferation of everything digital has led to an ever-expanding array of the most authentic and engaging programming that we’ve ever seen. No longer is there a distinction between broadcast, cable and streaming. It’s all content. Regardless of what new platforms and channels will emerge in the coming years, for creators and writers, the future of entertainment has never looked brighter.

This book goes beyond an analysis of what makes great programming work...

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Disney's Cinderella: Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray and Digital
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Disney's Cinderella: Anniversary Edition debuts on Digital June 18 and on Blu-ray June 25In honor of its upcoming 70th anniversary, the timeless animated classic “Cinderella” waltzes into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection and the hearts of a whole new generation. The enchanting tale, which showed us that dreams really do come true — and inspired countless fans to reenact the Royal Ball and Cinderella’s infamous midnight dash — arrives home Digitally in HD and Movies Anywhere on June 18, and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on June 25.

The Anniversary Edition of “Cinderella” offers two all-new extras: “Cinderella” trivia and fun facts, hosted by Ruth Righi and Ava Kolker from Disney Channel’s “Sydney to the Max,” and “In Walt’s Words: Enhanced Edition,” a special edition of “Cinderella” featuring fascinating production details, original storyboards, archival photos, thumbnail sketches and transcripts throughout the feature film. Hours of classic bonus material celebrates the masterful animation, memorable music and long-lasting impact of “Cinderella,” showcasing Walt Disney’s core group of animators, the art of Disney Legend Mary Blair, the original demo recording of the film’s title song and Cinderella’s iconic glass slipper...

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SHAZAM! on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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SHAZAM! debuts on Digital July 2 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD July 16 from Warner Bros.Watch all of the powers and none of the practice when “Shazam!” arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. David F. Sandberg (“Annabelle: Creation,” “Lights Out”) directs New Line Cinema’s “Shazam!,” the origin story that stars Zachary Levi (TV’s “Chuck,” “Tangled”) as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Mark Strong (the “Kingsman” movies, “The Imitation Game”) in the role of DC Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana and Asher Angel (TV’s “Andi Mack,” “Driven to Dance”) as Billy Batson.

“Shazam!” also stars Jack Dylan Grazer (“IT,” “Beautiful Boy”) as Billy’s best friend and ultimate superhero enthusiast, Freddy, and OscarÒ nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “Guardians Of The Galaxy”) as the Wizard. The cast also includes Faithe Herman (TV’s “This is Us”), Grace Fulton (“Annabelle: Creation”), Ian Chen (TV’s “Fresh Off the Boat”), Jovan Armand (TV’s “Hawaii Five-0,” TV’s “The Middle”), Marta Milans (TV’s “Killer Women,” TV’s “The Pier”) and Cooper Andrews (“Den of Thieves,” TV’s “The Walking Dead”).

Firmly set in the world of DC Super Heroes, but with his own distinctly fun, family-centric tone...

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The Best of Enemies on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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The Best of Enemies debuts on Digital June 18 and on Blu-ray and DVD July 2 from Universal PicturesIn a world filled with differences, two of the unlikeliest of people come together for the greater good in the inspirational film, The Best of Enemies, arriving on Digital on June 18, 2019 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on July 2, 2019 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film stars Academy Award® nominee Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures, "Empire") and Academy Award® winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Vice) and features an incredible supporting cast including Babou Ceesay (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Eye in the Sky), Anne Heche ("Chicago P.D.," "Aftermath"), Wes Bentley ("American Horror Story," "Yellowstone"), Nick Searcy (The Shape of Water, "Justified") and Bruce McGill (Lincoln, "Shades of Blue").

Written and directed by Robin Bissell, The Best of Enemies is a timely drama that centers on an unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who...

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Disney's Live-Action CINDERELLA on 4K Ultra HD
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Disney's Live-Action CINDERELLA arrives for the First Time in 4K Ultra HD on June 25Disney's Cinderella now dazzles in 4K Ultra HD! The classic fairy tale comes to life with all its spectacular colors, vibrant sound and breathtaking production design.

Cast includes...
Cate Blanchett as Stepmother (“Blue Jasmine,” “Thor: Ragnarok”), Lily James as Cinderella (“Baby Driver,” “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”), Richard Madden (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) as Prince, Stellan Skarsgård (Marvel’s “Avengers” franchise, “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”) as Grand Duke, Holliday Grainger (“The Finest Hours,” “Jane Eyre”) as Anastasia, Derek Jacobi (“Tomb Raider,” “The King’s Speech”) as King, and Helena Bonham Carter as Fairy Godmother (“Ocean’s Eight,” “Alice Through the Looking Glass”).

Bonus Features include...

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New ROKiT Line of Mobile Phones
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ROKiT Revolutionizes Mobile Market with Official Launch of Phones

ROKiT, a revolutionary telecommunications company, has introduced its line of five mobile handsets, including three smartphones, to market. At an event hosted in downtown Los Angeles, company founders John Paul DeJoria and Jonathan Kendrick announced that the handsets would be officially available for purchase online across the U.S. exclusively at ROKiT.com and Walmart.com.

Unlike any other phone brand, ROKiT is shaking up the mobile landscape by pairing its phones with vital life services like family telemedicine, legal counsel, and more. The collection also includes two smartphone models with the best glasses-free 3D technology on the market and a vast library of exclusive 2D and 3D live action and animated content. These unrivaled entertainment and lifestyle packages come packed into premium mobile handsets available at a fraction of the cost of competitors...

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Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games
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Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games, 2nd Edition from CRC PressCRC Press has published Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games, 2nd Edition.

Computer role-playing games (CRPGs) are a special genre of computer games that bring the tabletop role-playing experience of games such as Dungeons & Dragons to the computer screen. This new edition includes two new chapters: The Modern Age, and a chapter on Indies and Mobile CRPGs.

The new modern age chapter will cover, among other topics, Kickstarter/FIG crowdfunded projects such as Torment: Tides of Numenera and Pillars of Eternity. It'll also bring the book up to date with major games such as Dragon Age, Witcher, Skyrim. Expanded info in first chapter about educational potential of CRPGs. Color figures will be introduced for the first time...

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ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL arrives on Digital July 9 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD July 23 from FoxFrom Academy Award winners James Cameron & Jon Landau, and visionary filmmaker Robert Rodriguez comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this discarded cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. When deadly and corrupt forces come after Alita, she discovers a clue to her past - she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she's grown to love.

The action-packed film, also starring Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, and Keenan Johnson has scored $405 million at the global box-office.

Now with hours of extensive special features the home entertainment release takes you behind-the-scenes with...

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PET SEMATARY on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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PET SEMATARY arrives on Digital June 25th and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD July 9th from ParamountCalled “the stuff of nightmares” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) and “flat out terrifying” (Erik Davis, Fandango), the chilling new adaptation PET SEMATARY comes home on Digital June 25, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Video-On-Demand July 9 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

The Digital, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases are packed with over 90 minutes of special features, including hair-raising deleted and extended scenes, a chilling alternate ending, a look at the main characters, behind-the-scenes footage, cast interviews and more. A must-own for every Stephen King fan, PET SEMATARY is a “twisted and bone-chilling” (Meagan Navarro, Bloody Disgusting) thrill ride.

The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. In addition, both the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include access to a Digital copy of the film...

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Audio Production Worktext: Concepts, Techniques, and Equipment, 9th Edition
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Audio Production Worktext: Concepts, Techniques, and Equipment, 9th Edition from Focal PressFocal Press and Routledge have published Audio Production Worktext: Concepts, Techniques, and Equipment, 9th Edition.

Audio Production Worktext, 9th Edition provides readers the best introduction to audio and radio production. It shows how to navigate modern radio production studios and utilize the latest equipment and software.

The 9th edition is updated to cover new mobile technologies, digital consoles, and audio editing apps and software, as well sound for the visual media and Internet radio.

The new edition continues to include...

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AFTER on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital
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AFTER arrives on Digital June 25 and on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand July 9 from Universal PicturesFollow a steamy tale of first love and self-discovery in the highly anticipated sexy new film, AFTER, arriving on Digital and the digital movie app Movies Anywhere on June 25, 2019, and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand on July 9, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

AFTER, which originated as a best-selling literary sensation from author Anna Todd with over 1 billion reads on social storytelling site Wattpad and 23 million copies sold in over 40 countries, is being hailed as "an honest look at first love and a young woman's sexual awakening" (Molly Freeman, Screen Rant). With a dedicated fan base and massive global following, AFTER, comes from Director Jenny Gage (All This Panic) and stars rising actors Hero Fiennes Tiffin (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince) and Josephine Langford (Wish Upon) in the leading roles, supported by Selma Blair (Skyscraper, Cruel Intentions), Inanna Sarkis (Boo 2! A Madea Halloween), Pia Mia ("East Los High"), Jennifer Beals ("The L Word") and Peter Gallagher (American Beauty, "New Girl")...

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Optimal Audio and Video Reproduction at Home, 1st Edition
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Optimal Audio and Video Reproduction at Home from Focal Press and RoutledgeFocal Press and Routledge have published Optimal Audio and Video Reproduction at Home: Improving the Listening and Viewing Experience, 1st Edition.

Optimal Audio and Video Reproduction at Home is a comprehensive guide that will help every reader set up a modern audio-video system in a small room such as a home theater or studio control room.

Verdult covers everything the reader needs to know to optimize the reproduction of multichannel audio and high-resolution video. The book provides concrete advice on equipment setup, display calibration, loudspeaker positioning, room acoustics, and much more...

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The Unity of Heroes on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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The Unity of Heroes arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital May 28th from Well Go USA EntertainmentVincent Zhao (Once Upon A Time in China) reprises his role as legendary folk hero Wong Fei Hung in THE UNITY OF HEROES, debuting on digital, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD May 28th from Well Go USA Entertainment.

In this action-packed adventure, a highly toxic drug has permeated the country and Wong Fei Hung and his students must stop the invasion. Directed by Lin Zhenzhao, the film also stars Vini Li Lubing (Fascinated Love), Chen Chen, Li Bingyuan (Defying Chase, Tomb Robber), Wei Xiaohuan (The Grandmaster), Xu Zhengguo and Michael Tong (God of War, Tomb Robber).

Synopsis:
A shipment of a narcotic more dangerous than opium is about to be distributed across the country by a corrupt pharmaceutical company. In the face of foreign and domestic enemies, can Wong Fei Hung stop the spread of this dangerous narcotic and save lives in time?...

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Rock, Paper, Scissors on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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Rock, Paper, Scissors arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on July 23 from LionsgateDon’t miss the chilling film Rock, Paper, Scissors, arriving on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital on July 23 from Lionsgate. Luke Macfarlane, Michael Madsen, and Oscar® winner Tatum O’Neal (1973, Best Supporting Actress, Paper Moon) star in this horrifying take on the hand game that pits a rehabilitated serial killer against his female neighbor.

Written by Kerry Fleming & Victor Miller and Directed by Tom Holland, the Rock, Paper, Scissors Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
From the writer of Friday the 13th and the director of Child’s Play comes this tale of a serial killer that’s been cured… or has he been?...

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3ds Max Basics for Modeling Video Game Assets: Vol. 1
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3ds Max Basics for Modeling Video Game Assets: Volume 1 from CRC PressCRC Press has published 3ds Max Basics for Modeling Video Game Assets: Volume 1 - Model a Complete Game Environment and Export to Unity or Other Game Engines.

A textbook for learning 3d modeling fundamentals, this step-by-step lesson book develops the readers modeling skills through a series of modeling exercises creating modules for a medieval castle environment. As the text introduces new modeling skills it additionally calls on the reader to perform repetitive tasks, reinforcing skills learned in the process.

The content is presented as if the reader is in a working video game studio, being responsible for researching asset design, providing...

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