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The Majors: Paramount

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A sense of humor helped around the Par lot during 2003. Comedies "School of Rock" and "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" were the studio's surprise hits. Its other highs came from a light-hearted remake…

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The Majors: Sony

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At Sony it's hard not to compare 2003 with 2002, but as Columbia Pictures chairwoman Amy Pascal admits, "Nothing was 2002." Yet even without a "Spider-Man," the studio hit the billion-dollar mark in…

Broadcast TV: ABC

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It wasn't the best of times, but it wasn't the worst of times at ABC last fall. For the second year in a row, the net took the unprecedented step of ordering a full season of all its frosh laffers…

Broadcast TV: UPN

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Laughter has proved to be the best medicine for UPN. While a lack of breakout hit comedies continues to plague the broadcast biz, UPN managed to find ratings success and industry respectability in…

The Majors: Warner Bros.

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Warner Bros.' large and eclectic slate produced wildly varying results in 2003. It was the year of "The Matrix." Larry and Andy Wachowski's two sequels, released six months apart in a storm of hype…

Broadcast TV: CBS

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Don't tell Leslie Moonves the TV business is going to hell. While his colleagues are moaning about the loss of young males and increasing cable competish, the CBS chairman-CEO enjoyed perhaps his…

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