Morning Briefing: 28 February 2014

Girls actor to play Star Wars villain

The first cast member to be revealed for Walt Disney Studios and Luscafilm’s highly anticipated new installment of Star Wars has been revealed.  Adam Driver, who plays Hannah’s on again, off again boyfriend on the HBO/SoHo series Girls, has been tipped to play the villain in the next movie.  Episode VII is due to open in theatres on Dec 18, 2015.

Netflix catches Pokemon

Children’s content is an important part of any streaming content service as any parent will tell you so the addition of the Pokemon to Netflix will be welcomed by many.  The exclusive agreement will see the animated series and films debut on the video on demand platform from March 1.

Schapelle Corby show will go ahead

After winning the bidding war to land an exclusive interview with Australian convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, barriers have been put up everywhere in front of Australia’s Channel Seven to prevent them from interviewing her.  Eager to get something to air, Seven is to broadcast a programme this Sunday that will show Corby’s reaction to freedom but will feature an interview only with Corby’s sister Mercedes.

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