‘Glee’ School Shooting Episode Stokes Debate, Anger By Some Newtown Families

By | Friday April 12, 2013 @ 9:27am PDT

Reaction has been strong to Thursday’s controversial Glee episode “Shooting Star” in which a student brings a gun to school and a shooting occurs, particularly by some families in Newtown, CT, site of the Sandy Hook … Read More »

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New York Lawmakers Want To Tweak Tough New Gun Law For Movie, TV Shoots

By | Saturday March 2, 2013 @ 11:06pm PST

Following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. state legislators in New York rushed the nation’s toughest gun control measure into law. Now the state is looking to tweak the law with an exemption that … Read More »

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Joe Biden Stresses Call For Studies On Violent Video Games

By | Thursday January 24, 2013 @ 10:19pm PST

Vice President Joe Biden today reiterated the administration’s call for studies on violent video games and possible links to real-life violence during a Google video chat, TheHill.com reported. Biden, who met two weeks ago with representatives of the Read More »

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Time Warner Cable Bans Some Gun Ads

By | Friday January 18, 2013 @ 4:42pm PST

Time Warner Cable said in a statement that it would “no longer accept ads showing semi-automatic weapons and guns pointed at people”, Multichannel News reports. “We stand by this policy. If it’s essential to a business owner to show this … Read More »

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NBC’s David Gregory Won’t Be Prosecuted For Ammo Clip Shown On ‘Meet The Press’

By | Friday January 11, 2013 @ 4:48pm PST

Washington DC police won’t be arresting or charging NBC‘s Meet The Press host David Gregory for displaying what he said was a high-capacity ammunition clip on national TV in December while interviewing National Rifle Association chief executive Wayne LaPierre. … Read More »

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NBC Sports Sticking With Gun Show Sponsorship Despite Connecticut Shooting

By | Friday January 11, 2013 @ 1:25pm PST

Even though its corporate executives at Comcast are meeting with the Vice-President discussing ways to curb gun violence, NBC Sports Network said today it will not be dropping its sponsorship of the largest gun trade show in … Read More »

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Showbiz Groups Pledge “To Seek Meaningful Solutions” On Gun Violence

By | Thursday January 10, 2013 @ 7:43pm PST

Entertainment industry representatives issued this statement tonight following meetings with the White House Task Force on Gun Violence:


“The entertainment community appreciates being included in the dialogue around the Administration’s efforts to confront the complex challenge of gun violence

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UPDATE: Showbiz Reps Meeting With Vice President Joe Biden Today: Photo

UPDATE, 6:38 PM: The Office of the Vice-President tonight released a photo of the two and a half hour meeting Thursday at the White House between representatives from the entertainment industry and the VP on gun violence. 

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Deadline Awards Watch With Pete Hammond, Episode 5

By | Thursday December 20, 2012 @ 6:28pm PST
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Listen to the fifth episode of our audio podcast Deadline Awards Watch With Pete Hammond. This week, Deadline Awards Columnist Hammond and host David Bloom discuss the new Oscar voting system and its impact so far on more traditional voters; whether reaction to last week’s Connecticut shootings will affect violent films set to debut over the holiday week; and Pete’s handicapping of the highly competitive race for the Best Picture nominations.

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In Wake of Connecticut Shooting, NY DGA Holiday Party Goes Gun-Free

By | Monday December 17, 2012 @ 1:05pm PST

Even though movies and TV show makers have been canceling film premieres and shows out of deference to the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut, the New York office of the Directors Guild of Read More »

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UPDATE: Fox Preempts ‘Family Guy’ & ‘American Dad’ In Light Of Shootings; Syfy Pulls ‘Haven’

By | Friday December 14, 2012 @ 11:31pm PST

UPDATE 11:30 PM: According to programming listings released this evening, Fox is replacing the original episodes of Family Guy and American Dad on Sunday to avoid airing any potentially sensitive content in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shooting.

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Early News Media Reports Misidentify Brother As Connecticut Elementary School Shooter

By | Friday December 14, 2012 @ 7:10pm PST

Another black eye for TV newscasters whose rush to get the news out fast, especially on big breaking stories, sometimes leads to erroneous reports. Today several major news outlets initially misidentified the older brother as the gunman who killed 20 children and 7 adults – and had to retract their … Read More »

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Tears Amid Fears From Broadcasters To White House As Networks Adjust Schedules For Connecticut School Shootings

By | Friday December 14, 2012 @ 12:58pm PST

All the major networks broke into regular programming as this morning’s horrific elementary school shooting in Connecticut unfolded. A visibly shaken President Barack Obama held back tears as he spoke of the tragedy. News anchors and reporters also … Read More »

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