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June 23, 2009 (LOS ANGELES) — Mail.com Media Corporation (MMC), the digital media company that owns and operates the Mail.com portal and email … Read More »
Sorry, I was ill all weekend. Back on Tuesday…
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4:20PM: As my sources predicted (below), Adam Goodman (photo right) will replace John Lesher (photo above) as the new President of the Paramount Film Group reporting to studio … Read More »
His contract isn’t up until November but Bob Cook, president of the syndication and distribution arm for News Corp’s broadcast and cable operations, is leaving to form his own company in the next few months once his successor is in place. Word is that may be Greg Meidel, the veteran … Read More »
As I previously predicted, the Weinstein Company has announced that they have removed All Good Things, scheduled for release on July 24th, from the release schedule. It was supposed to be TWC’s first pic out since February.
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Technophiles who think that the Internet is going to topple Hollywood studios, TV networks, and cable companies have their heads up their asses. That’s what the analysts at Bernstein Research say — in more polite language, of course — inside the 80-page transcript out today from their confab this past … Read More »
This is a surprise since he’d been at the trade for 9 1/2 years as a TV critic, columnist, blogger, feature writer and contract employee. His TV column and reviews and blog had disappeared a few months back at his … Read More »
Now Julius Genachowski’s nomination it goes to the Senate floor for a full vote, probably as soon as next week.
I don’t know what’s more shameful here: The fact that USA Network issued a bogus press release announcing that Donald Trump had bought World Wrestling Entertainment’s popular “Monday Night RAW” franchise? Or that publicly traded World Wrestling Entertainment participated in a scam that sent its share price down nearly 7% … Read More »
UPDATE: I already reported this months ago, and then gave more details weeks ago. So today’s ABC announcement is ridiculously anticlimactic. But, of course, the shakeup would finally be announced while I was out of the office. Now, here’s more: I’m also told by sources that Carolyn Cassiy, AJ Marcantonio, … Read More »
There had been a Fame teaser out there. And last week the true Fame trailer debuted with The Proposal sneaked on 80+ screens. But this weekend will be the wide release.
Irving Azoff has long been derided in Hollywood as the “Poison Dwarf” because of his size and demeanor. But Ticketmaster sure likes its CEO in the middle of the worst recession since the 1930s. Even as his company laid off 5% of its employees last year, cash … Read More »
UPDATES Is ‘Brüno’ Comedy Or “Grotesque Satire Of Homosexuality”?
Queer As Folk star/gay activist Peter Paige wrote me to add to his video remarks:
“Of course the part where I said, ‘I haven’t seen
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The restructuring continues at ContentNext Media. I hear that Research Director Lauren Rich Fine decided to exit in an effort to save the jobs of reporters at sites including flagship PaidContent.org which chronicles the media and entertainment industries’ digital content forays. Faced with a lousy ad market, her decision follows the departure early this … Read More »
Assistants all over Hollywood work so hard for so little pay. (Which is why there’ve been so many California government crackdowns on what is tantamount to showbiz slave labor.) Ergo, it’s hard to imagine any company trying to get away with paying them less. But tipsters tell me that’s what WME … Read More »
I just made the list of “100 Leaders You Can Learn From On Twitter” in the journalists and reporters category. Also, Moviemaker Magazine has now put online its “50 Best Websites For Moviemakers 2009″ which includes my Deadline Hollywood Daily. Finally, I’d like to congratulate all the journalists recognized … Read More »
We all know that Hollywood envies others’ success. So if Michael Bay can have a Hate Club, maybe Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci should, too. That’s because, whenever I mention their names to bigtime screenwriters and producers who can’t get … Read More »