With three Emmy statuettes now on its mantle, this should be a carefree time at Netflix. Were it only that simple. A Wall Street Journal story hit last Friday suggesting pay-TV providers intend to…
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William Froug, the Emmy-winning writer-producer, author and screenwriting professor who restructured UCLA's entire screenwriting program, died of natural causes at the Tidwell House Hospice in…
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When the Comcast guys took over NBC, they seemed like a breath of fresh air for the beleaguered network. Industry insiders gave especially high marks to NBCUniversal’s new CEO, Steve Burke — not…
On the heels of U.S. Census reports underscoring the growing diversity of the American viewing public, major media players are starting to zero in on the potential in programming to ethnic niches.
Comcast SportsNet, which has ballooned from one regional sports network a decade ago to 10 channels in 2008, has hired the Madison Avenue veteran Ray Warren to take on the new post of executive VP…
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