News Corp To Donate $1 Million For Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

By | Wednesday October 31, 2012 @ 2:56pm PDT

NEW YORK, NY (October 31, 2012) – News Corporation today announced it will donate $1 million to help victims of Hurricane Sandy — $500,000 to the Mayor’s Fund for NYC and $500,000 for relief in New Jersey. The storm affected millions of people and, with the Company’s global headquarters in New York City, had a direct impact on the communities within which many News Corporation employees live and work.

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AT&T,T-Mobile Partner To Help Wireless Customers Affected By Hurricane Sandy

By | Wednesday October 31, 2012 @ 1:30pm PDT

AT&T and T-Mobile USA have reached a temporary agreement to enable roaming on their networks to customers of both providers in areas most affected by Sandy. … Read More »

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AFM 2012 Set To Kick Off With Surge In New Buyers

By | Tuesday October 30, 2012 @ 8:32pm PDT

The 2012 American Film Market gets underway tomorrow with more than 120 new buying companies and a 10% increase in buyers, organizers say. The 2,000-plus projects set for the annual Santa Monica confab October 31-November 7 will be on offer from the roughly 350 companies that are exhibiting. Hurricane Sandy‘s impact on attendance is still unclear: AFM said Monday that arrivals for about 15 companies may be delayed due to the storm. “It’s primarily New York-based companies or those connecting through New York from Europe,” an AFM spokesperson said. More than 440 motion pictures — including 82 world premieres and 327 market premieres from more than 70 countries — are scheduled to screen over the eight days. Films premiering include ones starring Annette Bening, Helena Bonham Carter, Chow Yun-Fat, Jennifer Connelly, Roman Coppola, Elle Fanning, James Franco, Christina Hendricks, Dustin Hoffman, Kate Hudson, Julianne Moore, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alexander Skarsgård, Juno Temple, Kristen Wiig and Elijah Wood.

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David Letterman Without Audience Day 2: Video

By | Tuesday October 30, 2012 @ 7:27pm PDT

Here’s a clip released by CBS from Tuesday night’s The Late Show With David Letterman, the second show in a row without an audience. He again directed his monologue to the band, reporting on the latest with Hurricane Sandy, which he noted was an odd name “for such … Read More »

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Weather Channel Ratings Surge With Sandy Coverage

By | Tuesday October 30, 2012 @ 5:41pm PDT

The Weather Channel’s coverage of Hurricane Sandy beat all the cable news networks in primetime among adults 25-54 and in overall day viewership. TWC’s viewership peaked to 1.44 million in the demographic Monday during the 10 PM hour. … Read More »

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Hurricane Sandy’s Moved On, But Entertainment Losses Will Mount Until Services Resume

By | Tuesday October 30, 2012 @ 3:41pm PDT

Hurricane Sandy is “more serious, and has caused more damage that has affected more shows and movies, than I can remember” from a similar disaster, says Brian Kingman, managing director of Gallagher Entertainment, a leading insurance broker for producers. It’s still too early to say how much the storm will cost media and entertainment companies, or the firms that insure them. Movies and TV shows hit by a weather disaster often lose more from carrying costs tied to shooting delays than from property damage. So a lot depends on how quickly services resume in production sites including New York City, where 1.8M people are without electricity, mass transportation is down, and several major bridges and tunnels are still closed. The NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment revoked all film permits for Monday and today. It says that it will approve permits tomorrow for “qualified stages” but not exterior shoots.

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Fox News’ Hurricane Sandy Coverage Tops Cable News In Viewers; CNN #1 In Demo

By | Tuesday October 30, 2012 @ 2:52pm PDT

Fox News Channel’s primetime coverage last night of Hurricane Sandy came in first place among the cable news networks, but CNN was tops in the 25-54 demographic. Fox News had 3.54 million viewers and 875,000 … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Fast Nationals Delayed

By | Tuesday October 30, 2012 @ 8:28am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

With the East Coast ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, Nielsen just put up a note that ratings for last night are delayed until around 1 PM ET due to impact from the storm. Only NBC and ABC aired their lineups in originals last night, with CBS and the CW switching … Read More »

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Watch Jimmy Fallon Open Without Audience

By | Monday October 29, 2012 @ 7:36pm PDT

In the hours before Hurricane Sandy, Jimmy Fallon opens the show from the deserted NYC streets, then performs his monologue for an empty audience:

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UPDATE: U.S. Financial Exchanges Will Remain Closed Tuesday

By | Monday October 29, 2012 @ 3:30pm PDT

UPDATE, 3:30 PM: The New York Stock Exchange will suspend trading for a second day because of weather for the first time since 1888. “It’s a monumental event, and we take it very seriously,” saidRead More »

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‘Seal Team Six’ DC Screening Back On, Harvey Weinstein Tells Deadline

By | Monday October 29, 2012 @ 1:22pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Forget the postponement announced this morning by Harvey Weinstein and National Geographic that moved today’s premiere of Seal Team 6: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden to Thursday. The film’s playing in DC today after … Read More »

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‘Seal Team 6′ DC Screening Postponed Due To Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy’s assault on the East Coast today compelled National Geographic Channel to move tonight’s Washington DC premiere screening of Seal Team 6: The Raid on Osama bib Laden. The screening of the TV movie has … Read More »

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DirecTV Launches Hurricane Sandy Channel

By | Monday October 29, 2012 @ 7:18am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Just like it did with Hurricane Irene last year, satcaster DirecTV has launched a dedicated channel for 24/7 information on Hurricane Sandy, which is projected to hit the East Coast this evening. The service began broadcasting at … Read More »

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Hurricane Sandy: Movie Theaters Closing

By | Sunday October 28, 2012 @ 3:41pm PDT

Moviegoing from Washington DC to Connecticut will be slammed by Hurricane Sandy starting tonight and continuing Monday. Many theaters in the lucrative NYC market — 2nd biggest in North America after LA — already are dark until Tuesday after … Read More »

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