They May Not Like U.S., But They Love Our TV

Variety’s Elizabeth Guider reports that in Europe and elsewhere, there may be hatred toward U.S. policy but demand for U.S. TV shows is booming, led by dramas like “Lost” and “CSI.” Hollywood studios may collect as much as $7 billion this year from the sale of TV shows and movies to foreign TV networks.

Meanwhile, Steve Bing has yet to comment on the fact that he spent $50 million on a California ballot proposition that lost. But he did talk to Art Torres, chairman of the California Democratic Party, who says that the press-shy producer is still “Very enthusiastic and spirited. I didn’t notice one negative tone in his voice.” Bing’s support represented the largest individual contribution to a ballot proposition ever.

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