These should be banner times for the TV news organizations -- Obamacare crises are good for ratings -- but the newsies seem too caught up in internal melodramas and scheduling shuffles to notice.
The body count lately has been especially high among production and marketing chiefs. The TV seas, too, have been stormy.
So is Robert Redford really a "fun guy"? And does Joseph Gordon-Levitt truly project "a mellow, laid-back vibe?"
Participant is Jeff Skoll's baby -- an exercise in what he terms "unconventional philanthropy."
Pay-cable drama in particular appears to have gone the way of Cinemax ("Skinemax" to the cognoscenti), and movies are certainly talking a raunchier game with the major box office success…
The demographic target of the campaign is that magic 18- to 35-year-old age cluster so prized by marketers, but here's the conflict: The pro-Obamacare forces want to sign them up (as do insurance…
A friend last week was appalled that I was not yet subscribing to DogTV, the 24-hour pay service that was daily pacifying his pooches. Didn't I understand the value of canine kitsch?
Memo to Steve Burke from Peter Part: Your sweeping changes at Universal last week reflect a recognition that two elements have been missing at the movie studio over the past two decades: a strategy…
Studio executives are very talented at running for cover. Hence when a movie tanks it's often impossible to determine who gave it the greenlight.
While Matthew Weiner commands an imperial presence in TV land, he arrives at Toronto as a humble near-first time director, aspiring for some good reviews and, more importantly, for a distributor.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Lucy1Daily:$3.7M Cumulative:$58.1M Universal Pictures -31.20%
Hercules2Daily:$2.6M Cumulative:$39.5M Paramount Pictures -30.84%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$1.8M Cumulative:$179.0M Fox -26.35%