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Geek News on the Radio for August 13, 2020

AVATAR – Live Action Series w/ Netflix

In a rare public fallout for Netflix, the creators of the platform’s highly anticipated, live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender, the acclaimed Nickelodeon cartoon, have walked away from the project. Avatar: The Last Airbender’s full run became available on Netflix this past June, attracting a huge audience and reigniting the 2000s cartoon’s popularity. But in separate posts published to their respective blogs and Instagrams, Avatar franchise creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko said they were no longer involved with the previously announced Netflix remake, due to prolonged creative differences.

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Monday’s WarnerMedia layoffs have affected a significant number of high-level figures at comic book powerhouse DC, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Among those said to be losing their positions are editor-in-chief Bob Harris, senior VP of publishing strategy and support services Hank Kanalz, VP of marketing and creative services Jonah Weiland, VP global publishing initiatives and digital strategy Bobbie Chase, senior story editor Brian Cunningham, and executive editor Mark Doyle, who oversaw the rollout of the Black Label graphic novels. Jim Lee remains the CCO.

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You may know One Perfect Shot as a popular Twitter account. That’s certainly where things started. The account was launched in 2013 by Portland-based filmmaker Geoff Todd as an outlet for celebrating his favorite cinematic moments. In 2016, Todd sought new ownership for OPS that would be a responsible steward for the brand, its contributors, and the ideas behind it. By the time it became part of the portfolio owned by Film School Rejects publisher Neil Miller (hey, tat’s me), the account’s Twitter following had already grown to over 175,000 followers. Over the almost four years that I’ve been at the helm of One Perfect Shot, I’ve invested a lot of time and effort in understanding its success and the value it has in the lives of its followers. And while there are a wide variety of reasons why someone may follow us via any of our channels, there’s a common trait that our most passionate followers have. It’s something that I believe we all share — you, me, Geoff, and hundreds of thousands of other people online.

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