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To some invasion of privacy is as worrisome as the pending zombie apocalypse. A class action lawsuit has been filed against AMC for allegedly sharing its website’s users viewing habits with Facebook without permission.
Ethel Austin-Spearman is one ticked off The Walking Dead fan. Since 2013, Spearman has been visiting AMC’s website to watch video clips of the hit zombie show. Unbeknownst to her, every time she stayed logged in on her Facebook account and watched a clip, AMC would share that information with Facebook. AMC transmits the user’s Facebook identification as well as the title of the video viewed by the individual. This is not just for The Walking Dad but for any other video on AMC’s website. Facebook can use that information for any purpose including creating targeted advertisements based upon the user’s viewing habits. For example, if Facebook knows that Spearman is spending time watching clips of The Walking Dead it may show her an advertisement for a website that sells zombie merchandise.
Spearman filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of herself and similar situated AMC website users for violation of the Video Privacy Protection Act which prohibits the disclosure of video viewing records without a person’s express written consent. She seeks damages of $2,500 per violation which could be an astronomical numbers based on the number of Facebook users that have had their information shared.
AMC announced on Friday that the cable network is officially working on the Walking Dead spinoff that we’ve been hearing about (and hoping for) for nearly a year. The project is being described as a “companion series” and while the show is not going to go straight-to-series, a pilot has been ordered for the project, which will land in The Walking Dead universe.
Here’s what we know about the upcoming Walking Dead companion pilot. Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert and Dave Erickson are all involved with The Walking Dead and will all executive produce the new pilot. In addition, Erickson is signed on as the showrunner for the pilot, which is fitting considering he co-created and co-wrote the pilot. Shooting is expected to begin before the end of the year, and AMC President Charlie Collier did give us some hints about the premise, noting that “fans have been curious about what is going on in the zombie apocalypse in other parts of the world.” If the new pilot does take a more global look at the universe, it would be a smart move, as there would be infinite potential to market the series around the world.
Sometimes doing the job is reward in itself. That’s what it was like for me to talk with Greg Nicotero. From Dawn of the Dead to Breaking Bad, from Army of Darkness to Oz the Great and Powerful, from Hostel to Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, his vivid and creative makeup effects work has brought the fantastic, the grotesque, and the sometimes-just-plain-realistic to a dazzling kaleidoscope of film and TV projects.
That includes The Walking Dead, the blockbuster TV series which scooped up a couple of primetime Emmy awards for Nicotero’s work in bringing the flesh-hungry walkers to gruesome… uh, life? Death? Anyway, in honor of the release of the complete fourth season on DVD and Blu-ray this Tuesday, we got some time with Greg to talk about the finer points of zombie nurturing and care.
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The Walking Dead‘s Greg Nicotero: The CFQ Interview
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When will Season 4 of The Walking Dead be on Netflix? The answer is we don’t kn—hold on. What’s that? We do know? WELL WHY DIDN—ahem. Apparently The Walking Dead Season 4 will be on Netflix for your streaming pleasure on September 28th! So mark you calendars and get ready to binge watch before Season 5 premieres on AMC October 12th.
Source – http://www.thewalkingdead.com/walking-dead-season-4-netflix/
Another awards night, another snub for The Walking Dead.
This time it was the turn of the Creative Arts Emmys to show zero love to the zompocalypse drama, with the highest-rated show on network TV walking away empty handed after being nominated for two awards.
The Walking Dead was up for gongs in both Outstanding Special And Visual Effects In A Supporting Role and Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series but lost out twice to Starz’s pirate adventure Black Sails.
To be honest it’s become the norm for The Walking Dead to be overlooked come awards time, and this despite the show breaking ratings records seemingly every week since it first aired in 2010.
Seriously, how did it not win the gong for Outstanding Special Effects? There was a full-on war in Season 4… that included a tank!
And Rick and Carl shot all these walkers in the face:
The injustice of it all!
At least The Walking Dead has the Primetime Emmys to look forward to in a couple of weeks…
What’s that? They didn’t get a single nomination?…
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