Sony Pictures Picks Up ‘Hair Love’ Film About Black Father Doing Daughter’s Hair

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After raising money for two years, retired NFL player Matthew Cherry’s short-film Hair Love has been picked up by Sony Pictures, Deadline reports. The animated short film shows a black father who is learning how to do his daughter’s head of thick curls for the first time.

Cherry’s Kickstarter fundraising goal for the film was set at $ 75,000 and he went well over his goal, raising $ 284,058.

“In the past year, it has been very clear that audiences have been yearning to see fresh stories that are universal and culturally authentic,” Sony Animation President Kristine Belson said. “Hair Love is a wonderful father-daughter story and we are proud to nurture talented young filmmakers like Matthew who are breaking new ground.”

Cherry, who also executive-produced Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, is happy to see his film come into fruition to help increase representation of African-American characters in animated films.

“It was important to get this story out there and we are so grateful to Sony Pictures Animation for their generous support in helping us make that happen,” Cherry said. “They have championed it from its early stages and we cannot wait to share the project with the world.”

Hair Love will be released later this year. There will also be an accompanying children’s book that will be released May 14th and is available for pre-order.

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Sony Officially Unveils Its Flagship Xperia 1 Smartphone

After Sony‘s full Xperia line up leaked earlier this month, the Japanese tech giant has now officially unveiled its flagship Xperia 1 model. Undoubtedly the stand-out smartphone in the line, the Xperia 1 is designed to focus on movie fans with a number of features included for both watching and making movies.

The Xperia 1 is the first smartphone to come with a 4k OLED HDR display, while other key features include its 6.5-inch, 21:9 aspect ratio, its triple-lens camera and eye autofocus tracking taken from Sony’s A7 III mirrorless camera. The phone’s movie-shooting capabilities are enhanced through a hybrid stabilization system to remove camera shake, as well as eight cinematic color presents and the ability to shoot 4K HDR at 24 fps in a 21:9 widescreen format.

Other specs of the Xperia 1 include the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Elsewhere, the phone will come with a waterproof body, a 3,300 mAh battery and a fingerprint reader located on its side. Sony’s high-end Xperia 1 is slated to hit the US market by the end of Spring 2019. No price has been announced yet, although an earlier leak put it at $ 1,099 USD.

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If it’s early Monday, and if it’s the first day of the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, then it means the tech world is about to focus on Sony’s latest mobile innovations. Like every year, Sony is doing things its own way when it comes to launching new products. Sony doesn’t mingle with others on the Sunday before the event. Instead, it announces its brand new devices early on Monday. And like every year, you’ll be able to stream the keynote live, assuming you’re already awake for it.

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Sony Corp announced on Friday a share buyback of 100 billion yen ($ 910 million) – its first ever aimed at boosting shareholder returns – sending the Japanese electronics and entertainment company’s shares up more than 5 percent.


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In honor of Green Monday, we’ve gathered the best deals on 4K smart TVs from Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy. If you’re looking for a new 4K TV to give as a gift for the holidays (or if you want to get something for yourself), we’ve got you covered with models from top manufacturers like Sony, LG Electronics, Samsung, VIZIO, and more on sale. We found deals on 4K TVs of various shapes and sizes, so there’s something for everyone on your shopping list.

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November’s grey skies call for cuddling up under piles of blankets and watching hours of TV. (Don’t argue — you know we’re right.) Get the most out of your hibernation by investing in a new 4K TV. Of course, we’d never expect you to pay full price for it (or anything) so here are the best deals on 4K smart TVs from top retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy. If you’re looking to upgrade, now is your chance to save on 4K TVs from Sony, Samsung, LG, VIZIO, and more.

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Sony says it already fixed the PS4 message bug that was crashing consoles

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Sony claims that the message bug that was capable of crashing PlayStation 4 console has already been addressed, just hours after news of the bug began to spread on Monday. In case you missed it, some PS4 players on Reddit this weekend discovered that receiving a specific text string through the messaging feature on the PS4 would cause their consoles to enter a crash loop that forced them to either factory reset or enter into safe mode.

Sony never officially acknowledged the existence of the bug, nor did it say anything on its blog or on Twitter about a potential fix, but the official PlayStation support account for the UK did tell one user on Monday that the company has “since fixed the issue,” while clarifying that the bug wasn’t capable of “bricking” PS4 consoles.

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