MMC Acquires Deadline Hollywood Daily

By | Tuesday June 23, 2009 @ 1:24am PDT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MAIL.COM MEDIA CORP ACQUIRES DEADLINEHOLLYWOODDAILY.COM

Signs Agreement With Award-Winning Entertainment Business Journalist Nikki Finke;
MMC To Distribute Nikki Finke’s Content Exclusively Across Its Digital Media Platform

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 »

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SANDY’S BIGGEST OPENER: ‘Proposal’ #1 With $34.1M Wkd; ‘Hangover’ #2 With $26.8M; ‘Up’ #3 With 21.3M: Disappointing ‘Year One’ Ends With Only #4 With $20.2M

By | Friday June 19, 2009 @ 11:33pm PDT

Sorry, I was ill all weekend. Back on Tuesday…

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EXCLUSIVE! PARAMOUNT SHAKEUP: John Lesher To Exit As Studio President “Soon” UPDATE: He’s Out, Will Get Producing Deal; Brad Weston Out, Too, With Producing Deal 2ND UPDATE: Adam Goodman Promoted To New President Of Paramount Film Group

By | Friday June 19, 2009 @ 2:51pm PDT

Keep refreshing for updates on this breaking news story…

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 »

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Bob Cook Leaving Twentieth Television

By | Friday June 19, 2009 @ 2:32pm PDT

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 »

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TOLDJA! TWC Delays ‘All Good Things’

By | Friday June 19, 2009 @ 1:17pm PDT

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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    New Report Says Hollywood Is Holding Back Its Best Content From The Web

    By | Thursday June 18, 2009 @ 10:37pm PDT

    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 »

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    Ray Richmond Exits Hollywood Reporter

    By | Thursday June 18, 2009 @ 4:28pm PDT

    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 »

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    Senate Panel OK’s Genachowski For FCC

    By | Thursday June 18, 2009 @ 3:43pm PDT

    Now Julius Genachowski’s nomination it goes to the Senate floor for a full vote, probably as soon as next week.

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    WHAT A RAW DEAL! Investors And Media Get Punk’d By WWE & USA Network

    By | Thursday June 18, 2009 @ 2:23pm PDT

    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 »

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    TOLDJA! Reorganization At ABC Entertainment & ABC Media Studios: Changes, Firings And Layoffs

    By | Thursday June 18, 2009 @ 1:18pm PDT

    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 »

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    ‘Fame’ Trailer Paired With ‘The Proposal’

    By | Thursday June 18, 2009 @ 10:05am PDT

    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.

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    Universal Studios Hollywood Hypes Hi-Def Trams And Reopens Courthouse Square

    By | Thursday June 18, 2009 @ 10:01am PDT

    Los Angeles, CA, June 18, 2009 — Universal Studios Hollywood’s Studio Tour trams are now newly equipped as “mobile movie theaters” with hi-def video monitors, all-new video content and state-of-the art audio systems.The re-opening of Courthouse Square marks a milestone in the largest set construction project in Hollywood history,

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    Irving Azoff Gets “Golden Coffin” And More

    By | Thursday June 18, 2009 @ 7:19am PDT

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    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 »

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    Hot Button ‘Brüno’ Humor, Part Zwei

    By | Thursday June 18, 2009 @ 6:13am PDT

    UPDATES Is ‘Brüno’ Comedy Or “Grotesque Satire Of Homosexuality”?

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    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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    Shakeout At ContentNext Media

    By | Thursday June 18, 2009 @ 5:27am PDT

    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 »

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    World’s Largest Timed Filmmaking Contest

    By | Thursday June 18, 2009 @ 5:09am PDT

    HUNDREDS OF ANGELENOS WILL RACE ACROSS CITY TO COMPLETE FILM IN JUST 48 HOURS

    WHAT: The 48 Hour Film Project Los Angeles Kickoff

    WHERE: The York, 5018 York Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90042

    WHEN: Friday, July 10th – Contest kick-off, Sunday, July 12th – Teams return to submit their completed films

    WHY:

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    WME Pay For Assistants Worse Than WMA

    By | Thursday June 18, 2009 @ 3:42am PDT

    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 »

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    Kudos, Kudos, Kudos

    By | Thursday June 18, 2009 @ 2:58am PDT

    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 »

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    I Feel Your Pain Over Kurtzman And Orci

    By | Thursday June 18, 2009 @ 1:27am PDT

    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 »

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