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DC Daily Gets an NLRB Complaint Over Clip Use

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SAG-AFTRA has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board over the use of clips from television shows and films on DC Daily. The complaint was against the producers of the television shows and films. DC Daily was a web series from Warner Bros. Television that focused on highlighting what was going on in the DC Universe.

The union has asked its member to contact the union if the members have any records of clips that aired or if it impacted them. They’re also looking for the corresponding contract, the clip reused, and the DC Daily episode they aired on.

Submissions need to be made to the union by October 15, 2021.

The show’s videos are still available on the DC Youtube channel in a handy playlist.

(via Deadline)

DC Universe Launches September 15th on Batman Day

The countdown to DC Universe is down to weeks. To celebrate Batman Day on September 15, 2018, DC Universe will launch a first-of-its kind digital subscription service to fans across the U.S. In addition, the debut date of the exclusive original series Titans was announced as October 12, 2018, with episodes released weekly on DC Universe. The first season of Titans will consist of 12 episodes. Warner Bros. Television will host a world premiere screening of Titans on October 3, 2018, in conjunction with New York Comic Con.

This news and more was revealed during the live stream event of DC Daily yesterday. The new daily news show, focused on all things DC, will be available on the DC Universe service, with select segments also available for viewing at no cost on additional online channels. In the Kevin Smith-hosted live stream, he unveiled the inaugural slate of talent and experts that will host, share news and provide commentary for fans including John Barrowman, Samm Levine and Harley Quinn Smith, among others.

In celebration of the countdown to launch, DC Universe is offering The Ultimate Batman Studio Tour Sweepstakes*. All fans who pre-order until Wednesday, September 12 (5:59 a.m. PT) will be automatically entered for a chance to win. DC UNIVERSE is giving one lucky member the chance to win a one-of-a-kind experience for the Ultimate Batman Fan! The winner gets to visit Warner Bros., take the WB Studio Tour Hollywood, visit DC headquarters, ride in the Batmobile, walkaway with an unbelievable prize package and more. All fans who have already pre-ordered are also automatically entered for a chance to win.

During the live stream, DC Universe features were also demonstrated along with a broad array of exclusive content and merchandise that will be coming to the digital subscription service when it launches on September 15. DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee walked viewers through some of the most exciting fan-forward features of the DC Universe service and shared his excitement for the launch.

Check out below for what was announced during the live stream:

WATCH:

  • The debut date of Titans was announced as October 12, with episodes released weekly. New talent shots and insight on the show’s origins and storyline were also shared
  • Show producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti discussed the much-anticipated season 3 of Young Justice, the exclusive original Young Justice: Outsiders, and previewed a never-before-seen clip of the upcoming series.
  • DC Universe members can catch the first two seasons of Young Justice starting on launch day while they await the debut of Young Justice: Outsiders in 2019.

READ:

  • Many of the comics that will premiere with the digital subscription service were shared, including: the first appearances of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Additionally, many other fan favorites will be available including Batman: Gothic, The Authority series, Green Arrow: Year One, Shazam, The New Teen Titans, Identity Crisis, The Batman Adventures, Jack Kirby’s New Gods, and many more DC classics.

EXPLORE:

  • DC Daily co-hosts were announced, including Tiffany Smith as the DC Daily news anchor. Additional talent introduced includes:
  • John Barrowman, known to DC fans from TV shows including Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Doctor Who. He also wrote the Dark Archer comic book series.
  • Samm Levine, actor, host and comedian known for his first breakout role as a member of the “geek” half of the acclaimed, landmark series Freaks and Geeks (1999).
  • Harley Quinn Smith, actress, comic fan and daughter of Kevin Smith.
  • Sam Humphries, comic book writer and photographer who is currently authoring Harley Quinn.
  • Hector Navarro, self-described “cartoon nerd” and host on the Geek & Sundry Twitch channel as well as co-host of Cineverse on Hyper RPG.
  • Clarke Wolfe, popular correspondent for Nerdist, Collider, Syfy, has become one of the most prominent female voices within the nerd and geek culture space.
  • Brian Tong, known for his video segments covering geek culture, Brian will bring his fan-focused approach to DC Daily segments.
  • Markeia McCarty, actress, improviser, journalist and host of DC Movie News.
  • John Kourounis, Warner Bros. on-air personality and actor.

WIN:

  • Jim Lee created a drawing live on-set during the live stream and it was added to the prize package for the winner of the “The Ultimate Batman Studio Tour Sweepstakes.” Fans who pre-order before 11:59pm PT on Monday, September 10, 2018, will be entered for a chance to win.*
  • DC Daily revealed the winner of the Aquaman Premiere Sweepstakes held for pre-order members during Comic Con International, San Diego earlier this year.

SHOP:

  • Justice League animated exclusive action figures were unboxed and showcased along with exclusive tees and additional details about the Shop feature on DC Universe.

CONNECT:

  • Community features were highlighted and fan questions about the service were read and answered live by Kevin Smith and other talent.

DC Universe is a first-of-its-kind digital subscription service that gives fans access to exclusive content and experiences not available anywhere else. At $7.99 per month or $74.99 annually, membership includes all-new original live-action and animated series, classic TV series and films, a curated selection of digital comic books, breaking news, an expansive DC-centric encyclopedia, and access to exclusive merchandise. Additional fan features include opportunities to connect with others in the DC community, earn premium rewards and participate in sweepstakes and contests.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous U.S. or DC who are 18 or older. Sweepstakes ends 9/12/18 at 5:59:00 a.m. PT. Limit 1 entry per person. For Official Rules, including odds and prize details, visit BatmanStudioTourSweeps.com. Sponsor: DC Universe.

DC Unvierse Gets DC Daily with a Kick-Off Hosted by Kevin Smith

A new daily news show focused on all things DC was announced today, including availability for viewing. DC Daily will be available on the DC Universe service, with select segments also available for viewing at no cost on additional online channels. DC Daily will offer fans entertaining news and insights, exclusive guest appearances, interviews and panel discussions with some of the most knowledgeable voices in the DC universe.

A live stream will kickoff the new program at 4:30pm PST on August 29, 2018. Kevin Smith, filmmaker, actor and comic book author, will host the inaugural live stream event and introduce fans to the format, sets and exclusive content that will be seen on DC Daily. He will also provide fans with an in-depth look at the DC Universe digital subscription service.  Fans can tune-in to the live stream at Facebook, Twitch and YouTube to hear breaking news about the upcoming DC UNIVERSE service launch.

DC Daily headlines will be available to all DC fans on YouTube and on the DC Universe service when the new service launches in Fall 2018.  DC Universe members will be able to see an exclusive, expanded version of the show that provides additional content and behind-the-scenes access. DC Daily will replace DC All Access, which started in 2013, and grew to service a viewing audience of millions of DC fans.

Live Stream Details

What: DC Universe Live Stream Introducing DC Daily
When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 4:30 PM  – 6:00 PM PST
Who: Hosted by Kevin Smith and surprise guests
Where:
Facebook at
www.facebook.com/thedcuniverse
Twitch at www.twitch.tv/dccomics
YouTube at www.youtube.com/dc

DC Daily will offer DC Universe members an added depth of news content that ties back to the original series, comics and community on the new service launching this Fall. DC Daily will be hosted by a variety of faces familiar to DC fans, with special guests and other co-hosts joining the daily cast. Currently the DC Daily format is scheduled to include ‘Headlines,’ a run-down of daily news briefs; ‘Reports,’ a single-topic segment that may feature an in-depth interview or deep dive into an upcoming book, film or series; and ‘Talk,’ a panel discussion including in-depth analysis about today’s hottest topics and news, which will be exclusively available only to DC Universe members via the service.

DC Daily will be filmed and streamed daily from an all-new, dedicated 2,100 square foot set built especially for the show at a Warner Bros. Digital Networks studio location in Burbank, California. The custom-designed sets include original large-format panel artwork of iconic DC characters, as well as plenty of conversational seating, demonstration stations and stand-up viewing areas for hosts, guest commentators and special guests.

DC Universe is a first-of-its-kind digital subscription service that gives fans access to exclusive content and experiences not available anywhere else. With membership, fans will enjoy all-new original live-action and animated series, classic TV series and films, a curated selection of digital comic books, breaking news, an expansive DC-centric encyclopedia, and access to exclusive merchandise. Additional fan features include opportunities to connect with others in the DC community, earn premium rewards and participate in sweepstakes and contests.

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