Let’s Travel Together Down Memory Lane: The Ben Silverman Experiment Ends, Pt 7

By | Monday July 27, 2009 @ 2:31pm PDT

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Hollywood Predicts His Future TV Sales: The Ben Silverman Experiment Ends, Pt 6

By | Monday July 27, 2009 @ 1:02pm PDT

“I have a better chance of converting to Catholicism than Ben Silverman does ever selling a TV project to Nina Tassler or Steve McPherson or Kevin Reilly.” (Remark to me today by one prominent Jewish TV agent.)

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Ryan Seacrest Runs To Defend His Guy Pal: The Ben Silverman Experiment Ends, Pt 5

By | Monday July 27, 2009 @ 9:40am PDT

Isn’t it amusing how Jeff Zucker couldn’t find one positive specific to say about Ben Silverman in the official NBCU news release this morning beyond “Ben brought us tremendous new thinking in this changing media age”. Because Silverman … Read More »

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Behind-the-Scenes Of NBCU’s Lies To Me: The Ben Silverman Experiment Ends, Pt 4

By | Monday July 27, 2009 @ 9:09am PDT

First mea culpa. I was fast asleep when the announcement that Ben Silverman, the gift that kept on giving to me for all his NBCU screw-ups, was finally letting boss Jeff Zucker off the hook for a hiring decision that will … Read More »

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NBCU Promotes Gaspin & Screws Graboff: The Ben Silverman Experiment Ends, Pt 3

By | Monday July 27, 2009 @ 8:06am PDT

So all that time Marc Graboff had to play the adult while his co-chairman Ben Silverman acted like an unruly child, all that time Graboff kept the trains running while Silverman screwed up over and over again, was for naught. Instead of rewarding him with sole or joint custody of … Read More »

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Here’s The Email This Putz Sent Around: The Ben Silverman Experiment Ends, Pt 2

By | Monday July 27, 2009 @ 7:48am PDT

From: Silverman, Bn (NBC Universal)
To: [His Hollywood Email List]
Sent: Mon Jul 27 06:14:04 2009
Subject: Fw: Release

Its go time brother!!!!!!! Let’s rock it out!!!!!

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From: Simpson, Stacy
To: Silverman, Bn (NBC Universal)
Sent: Mon Jul 27 05:00:11 2009
Subject: Release

Stacy Simpson | I A C
Vice President, Global Communications

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So Why Did NBCU Lie About This To Me? The Ben Silverman Experiment Ends, Pt 1

By | Monday July 27, 2009 @ 7:40am PDT

IAC, Ben Silverman Announce Partnership
New Business to Produce, Distribute Content for Web, TV and Other Platforms Globally Utilizing

NEW YORK, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — IAC and media entrepreneur Ben Silverman today announced that they are forming a new company to capitalize on the ever-evolving world of multimedia production and distribution,

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DHD: The Week In Review

By | Sunday July 26, 2009 @ 10:00pm PDT
  • It’s Now Official: Anne-Marie Johnson vs Ken Howard Running For SAG President
  • Scared Of Dr. Katzenberg? Who Wouldn’t Oppose MPTF
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    It’s Now Official: Anne-Marie Johnson vs Ken Howard Running For SAG President

    By | Sunday July 26, 2009 @ 7:30pm PDT

    UPDATES WGA/SAG Start Process of Announcing Officer Campaign Slates

    As I told you, the SAG slates are finally shaping up for September’s election. While Ken … Read More »

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    Scared Of Dr. Katzenberg? Who Wouldn’t Oppose MPTF Long Term Care Unit Closure? UPDATE: Answered!

    By | Sunday July 26, 2009 @ 5:55pm PDT

    CallingDrKatzenbergREVISE

    UPDATES SAG Board Narrowly Votes To Oppose MPTF’s LTC Unit Closure
    MPTF Reaction below

    2ND UPDATE: I’m now being told that almost all of SAG’s Regional … Read More »

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    2009 Comic-Con: Megan Fox’s ‘Body’

    By | Sunday July 26, 2009 @ 2:55pm PDT

    Luke Y Thompson is covering the Con for DHD with an emphasis on Hollywood:

    Though not a part of the general Comic-Con, Fox put on a footage-screening and panel for JENNIFER’S BODY exclusively for press. The advance

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    2009 Comic-Con: Mike Judge’s ‘Extract’

    By | Sunday July 26, 2009 @ 2:54pm PDT

    Luke Y Thompson is covering the Con for DHD with an emphasis on Hollywood:

    A workplace comedy isn’t exactly standard Comic-Con fare, but it makes sense when one realizes that most attendees here are big fans of

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    2009 Comic-Con: ’9′ Disappoints

    By | Sunday July 26, 2009 @ 2:53pm PDT

    Luke Y Thompson is covering the Con for DHD with an emphasis on Hollywood:

    If there was a disappointing movie panel at the Con, 9 would be it. (Not to be confused with DISTRICT 9, which rocked, or

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    ‘Wall Street 2′ Offer Going To Josh Brolin

    By | Sunday July 26, 2009 @ 6:19am PDT

    I hear Josh Brolin on Monday will get an offer to star as the villain in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street sequel. Fox’s first choice was Javier Bardem, but he turned down the stock-shorting hedge fund manager role. And, with the … Read More »

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    Did Anyone Tell Hollywood?

    By | Sunday July 26, 2009 @ 5:34am PDT

    Newsweek‘s latest issue declares “The Recession Is Over”.

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    SAG Board Narrowly Votes To Oppose MPTF’s Long Term Care Unit Closure

    By | Sunday July 26, 2009 @ 3:02am PDT

    UPDATE: Hmm. SAG’s National Board received presentations from representatives of the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) and the activist group Saving the Lives of Our Own. “After thorough discussion of both sides of the issue, the Board voted 51.74% to … Read More »

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    SAG Board Recommends To Members New Basic Cable Live Action Successor Pact

    By | Sunday July 26, 2009 @ 3:01am PDT

    SAG’s National Board of Directors also approved joint bargaining with AFTRA for the Industrial & Educational Contract. Here’s the statement:

    Los Angeles, CA (July 25, 2009) – The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors today voted an overwhelming 95% to 5% to recommend

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    SAG Board Delays Initiation Fee Increase

    By | Sunday July 26, 2009 @ 3:00am PDT

    The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors met Saturday at a previously scheduled videoconference plenary in Los Angeles and New York. Among its decisions, it voted 70.49% to 29.51% to postpone the automatic increase of the initiation fee for 2009. According to the SAG news release issued later:

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    2009 Comic-Con: Zack’s ‘Suckerpunch’ Art

    By | Sunday July 26, 2009 @ 2:59am PDT

    Luke Y Thompson is covering the Con for DHD with an emphasis on Hollywood:

    Below is a picture of a new T-shirt that was given out during the WATCHMEN DVD panel. It is, as far as I know,

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