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 »
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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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 »
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 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 »
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,” said … Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »