More Agency Client Comings And Goings

By | Thursday September 24, 2009 @ 6:44pm PDT

UTA signed Teri Hatcher who had been one of Paradigm’s biggest clients.

WME signed Broadway recording artist and Tony nominee Laura Bell Bundy from UTA.

WME lost Amanda Bynes to CAA.

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AGENCY CATFIGHT OVER ALICIA KEYS: WME And Her People Say She Hasn’t Gone To CAA; But CAA Tells Hollywood She Has

By | Thursday September 24, 2009 @ 5:01pm PDT

2ND UPDATE: Well, well, well… I don’t think I’ve ever seen this before. CAA believes tonight that it signed Alicia Keys away from her longtime agent, WME co-CEO Dave Wirtschafter. But WME and Alicia’s people say it ain’t so. I just got word that Keys’ manager Jeff Robinson, with Alicia sitting by his side, … Read More »

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Yet Another Nugget About The New WME

By | Wednesday September 23, 2009 @ 9:15pm PDT

WME is delaying bonuses from October, when Endeavor gave them out, to December, when William Morris distributed theirs.

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Why Did Ken Ehrlich Ax Grammys’ Tisha Fein?

By | Wednesday September 23, 2009 @ 1:23pm PDT

Normally, I don’t do music. (As I often say, I have enough trouble dealing with the scoundrels in Hollywood that I can’t possible take on the crooks in the recording biz as well.) That said, I was leaked the following memo which may be of interest to many of you, … Read More »

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SAG Election: Timetable For Results

By | Wednesday September 23, 2009 @ 1:09pm PDT

UPDATE: The Screen Actors Guild said it’s expecting to have results in the national officer and NY division election around 3 PM PDT Thursday, and a live announcement and statement would follow shortly thereafter. Results in the remaining division elections are expected around 5 PM. So hang in there, Hollywood. … Read More »

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Universal Studios Singapore Launches ‘Madagascar’ & ‘Shrek’ Attractions From DreamWorks Animation

By | Wednesday September 23, 2009 @ 12:53pm PDT

SINGAPORE, 24 September 2009 – Asia’s largest integrated resort in Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, has created not one, but TWO world’s firsts in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) within its Universal Studios Singapore theme park.

Themed after DreamWorks Animation’s blockbuster movie Madagascar, Madagascar: A Crate Adventure will be

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No More WME Layoffs. Now, Integration.

By | Wednesday September 23, 2009 @ 9:47am PDT

wme-new-logo-final smallerWME Entertainment agents and staff can start to breathe easier. I’m told that these last weeks upon weeks upon weeks of cuts and layoffs and contract non-renewals and attrition are now finished following the merger. (Yes, there were some … Read More »

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Zucker Orders NBCU: Get Ready For IPO

By | Wednesday September 23, 2009 @ 8:37am PDT

UPDATES As Rumors Swirl & GE Probes, Vivendi See IPO Possibility For 20% NBCU

nbcuni-logoI’ve learned that last week, during a visit to the West Coast, … Read More »

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THE IGER SANCTION, Cont’d: Does Rich Ross Fit Disney Studios’ Glass Slipper?

By | Wednesday September 23, 2009 @ 12:21am PDT

UPDATES EXCLUSIVE! Dick Cook Fired From Disney

Disney Logo2Disney CEO Bob Iger likes to keep corporate secrets. (Witness the Marvel-Disney deal. And the Dick Cook bloodletting.) So … Read More »

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TOLDJA! Jay Leno Slips Into Last Place Against Real Competition, Not Just Repeats

By | Tuesday September 22, 2009 @ 10:31am PDT

Yeah, this was a GREAT idea, Jeff Zucker. Once again, just like last season, NBC ranked fourth in primetime Monday, dead last among all the broadcast networks, with a weak 2-hour Heroes premiere that fell 46% from last year’s opener. At 10 PM, The Jay Leno Show attracted only 5.7 … Read More »

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DH Advisory: Almost Back To Normal

By | Tuesday September 22, 2009 @ 9:36am PDT

Thanks for all your concern. I’m feeling much better. Let me catch up.
And keep those tips coming!

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UTA Signs Oscar Winner Anthony Hopkins

By | Monday September 21, 2009 @ 11:05am PDT

Back in May, CAA signed Anthony Hopkins back from Endeavor, which only had him since November 2008. But Tony has been at every major agency, and more than once. Then he left CAA this month. Then he signed with UTA. Confused? So am I. But he’s still an Academy Award winner. So I heard … Read More »

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Marvel Reacts To Kirby Estate Rights Revoke

By | Monday September 21, 2009 @ 11:01am PDT

UPDATES Marc Toberoff Goes After Disney/Marvel & Other Studios For Jack Kirby Estate

Here’s the official statement: “Marvel received the termination notices and is reviewing the information and has no additional comment at … Read More »

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Emmy Ratings Rose 11% Over Worst Ever 2008 — Even Against Most Watched NFL Primetime Game In 11 Years

By | Monday September 21, 2009 @ 10:44am PDT

UPDATES 2009 Emmy Winners (With Cynical Commentary)

Overnights are in. And all I can say is that we are indeed a nation hopelessly divided. Some of us like football. … Read More »

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2009 Emmy Winners (With Cynical Commentary): It’s Deja Vu All Over Again As ‘Mad Men’ And ’30 Rock’ Repeat Victories

By | Sunday September 20, 2009 @ 5:11pm PDT


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SUNDAY PM: Best line tonight at the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards was from Tina Fey who said “We want to thank our friends at NBC for keeping us on the air … even though we are so … Read More »

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URGENT! Intellectual Property Lawyer Marc Toberoff Goes After Disney/Marvel Deal & Other Studios For Jack Kirby Estate

By | Sunday September 20, 2009 @ 2:51pm PDT


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Specifically, the estate of Jack Kirby, co-creator of Captain America, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, The Avengers, Iron Man, Hulk, The Read More »

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Sunny No. 1 For Family Film ‘Meatballs’; Foul Weekend For Hollywood Stars’ Flops

By | Saturday September 19, 2009 @ 10:30pm PDT

cloudy poster1SATURDAY PM/SUNDAY AM: Mamma Mia! Talk about a spicy meatball: now that’s one fair weather 3-D toon! By comparison, all the big Hollywood stars of the moment flopped in their 2-D films despite allowances for middling releases. Although you wouldn’t know that … Read More »

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PROTEST AT MPTF FUNDRAISER TONIGHT: …”Evening Before Emmys” Or …”Evening Before Evictions”?

By | Saturday September 19, 2009 @ 9:35pm PDT


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Tonight is the 3rd annual “Evening Before Emmys” fundraiser for the Motion Picture & Television Fund. But outside the event in Century City, the grassroots organization “Saving The … Read More »

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EXCLUSIVE! Dick Cook Fired From Disney; Hollywood Registering Shock At News; “Never Saw It Coming” vs “Had A Choice”

By | Friday September 18, 2009 @ 5:00pm PDT


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BREAKING NEWS! Refresh for updates…

Disney Logo25TH UPDATE: Here’s what I’m hearing now from deep inside Disney. That today’s date to announce his exit was chosen by Dick Cook. … Read More »

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