As the six Hollywood majors chant the tentpoles-and-franchises mantra, coin has been flowing toward the indie sector to fund mid-range films.
Honoree from the mean streets of Hollywood now transitioning to the fast track of multi-media brand building.
"Mad Men" has three Emmys for drama series, a die-hard fan base and, at $3 million an episode, the most generous budget in basic cable. What it doesn't have is a massive audience.
Forget those financial and itinerancy problems swirling overhead. The Royal Shakespeare Co. is in high artistic form with a delicious pairing of "The Taming of the Shrew" with John Fletcher's "The…