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I’ve been ill and will return slowly return to work starting today. I’ve appreciated all the flowers, chicken soup, and gummy vitamins for adults.
Up-to-date network-by-network pilot listings are now available at the top of Deadline’s Primetime Pilot Panic section, which features all of our news coverage of the current pilot season. The listings are being updated with new information daily. The comments sections on each network listing will be activated shortly, so you will be able to sound off.
Just a reminder that we’ll be alternating down time until the end of the year. I’m on vacation through Christmas (but still doing box office). Then Nellie will take her vacation through New Year’s. Mike will catch a few days off here and there since he took his vacation the week of Thanksgiving. Pete will be working throughout this busy awards season. And Tim will keep monitoring the international scene. If you’ve got news for Deadline, please make sure all of us are on your emails during this period. Happy Holidays!
As you know, Hollywood news really slows down during the holidays. So we’ll be alternating down time during the next two weeks. I’ll be on vacation tonight until Christmas (but still doing box office). Then Nellie will take her vacation the following week through New Year’s. Mike will catch a few days off here and there since he took his vacation the week of Thanksgiving. Pete will be working throughout this busy awards season. And Tim will keep monitoring the international scene. If you’ve got news for Deadline, please make sure all of us are on your emails during this holiday period. Happy Holidays!
I want to share this exciting news: it looks like October 2010 will become the biggest traffic month in Deadline Hollywood’s 4.5-year history. I won’t know for sure until after the 31st, but halfway through October we’d already blown by September’s total number of uniques and visits and page views. And we’ve achieved this traffic surge without lowering our journalism standards: we keep the focus on the entertainment business, not its private lives or celebrity nonsense. Thank you again for supporting Deadline.
Deadline|Hollywood will be publishing 5 stand-alone print sections for this awards season in the November/December/January window. Contact my parent company MMC’s entertainment publisher Lynne Segall for all the business details. But email me as soon as possible for all your awards story suggestions, client pitches, nominee spin, etc. These print supplements are going to be beautiful and interesting and exciting and amusing. Though definitely not as amusing as this spoof prototype which one Hollywood blogger posted online today:
Deadline Hollywood is finally on Facebook. (Click here). We’re looking for as many “likes” as possible — and fast. We’ve got big surprises in store there. Remember, the Deadline journos are taking your questions (unless they’re moronic) on our official Facebook fan page, and we’ll start replying this weekend.
Deadline Hollywood is finally on Facebook. (Click here). We’re looking for as many ”likes” as possible — and fast. We’ve got big surprises in store there. Right now, I am going to take your questions (unless they’re moronic), then alternate with Mike Fleming and Nellie Andreeva on our official Facebook fan page. We will keep the page updated with our blog feed and exciting new developments.
Everyone else at Deadline enjoyed their summer holidays while I kept reporting and editing. Needless to say, I hit the wall over Labor Day Weekend. So now I’ve managed to sneak away for some badly needed R&R. I don’t care what you Hollywood people do while I’m gone: just be sure to tell Mike, Nellie, Tim, and Pete about it. Question is: can I go even a few days without posting? Dunno.
The technical glitch isn’t fixed. But everyone has been howling about the lack of monitored comments so I’m turning them back on. We now have to perform an extra step, therefore comments may be slower to appear than usual.
As you know, Deadline’s comments are closely monitored by us. Unfortunately, we’ve spotted a technical glitch following a recent software update whereby deleted comments are showing up as approved comments. When this problem is solved by our tech staff, then comments will return. Thanks for your understanding.
Deadline Hollywood got a brief shout-out on the show last week. Tonight, we get a screenshot, and Carrie Fisher playing one of our reporters, and several moments integral to the storyline. I won’t give away more than that except to repeat Ari Gold’s complaint that: “Deadline Hollywood would run a story about me having a loose stool…” I think not.
Deadline’s indefatigable TV Editor Nellie Andreeva will be traveling and also reading her emails and posting occasionally. But I’ll be the point person on all things small tube until August 29th. (Is that a shudder going through the TV community? Make it work, people.) Our Emmy coverage continues.
Once again, I have been asked to compile Elle Magazine’s Women In Hollywood “Power List”. Granted, I hate power lists. But this year, please email me the whys behind your out-of-the-box thinking as well as the usual suspects like executives, producers, writers, publicists, editors, lawyers, agents, managers, financiers, casting directors, marketers, consultants, etc. I’ll be open to your suggestions for the next 2 weeks — and then you’re out of luck.
That was yesterday’s determination by Technorati, which tracks the world’s most influential blogs. Frankly, I’ve always considered Deadline to be a website not a blog, even back in its formative stage when I was the only writer on Deadline Hollywood Daily. When it began in 2006, it ranked within 5,000; in 2007, within 2,500; in 2008, within 1,000. With the sale to MMC and this year’s addition of Mike+Nellie+Tim, and expansions from Hollywood into New York+London+TV, Deadline is more than ever the entertainment industry’s go-to website. And more exciting additions and expansions are in the works. Thank you, readers!
Considering how many inaccurate media claims have been made regarding myself and the potential series Tilda for HBO, I wish to set the record straight. I had no prior knowledge that this show was being created or put into development. I have never written about the show. I have never encouraged Deadline.com journalists to write about the show. I had no prior agreement with HBO or anyone regarding the show. I had no creative or consulting involvement with the show.
So why am I making my first and last statement about Tilda today?
Only because there is an agreement now in place among myself, Deadline’s parent company MMC, and Watski productions (which is producing the Tilda pilot) negotiated solely on my behalf by attorney Tal Vigderson. I still have no creative or consulting involvement with the show nor wanted any. I still won’t write about the show. And Deadline.com journalists can still write whatever they want about the show.
As for all of you who’ve asked for a quote from me about Tilda, here it is: “It should have been called Toldja!”
Deadline Advisory: We don’t enter dumb journalism contests. We don’t parade ourselves on television. What we do is work hard and break news and annoy you with TOLDJA! I only wish this nice accolade today had mentioned Mike Fleming, Nellie Andreeva, and Tim Adler. Because they deserve equal kudos.