Wednesday, March 20, 2019

SHEP SMITH: BIRTHER COVERAGE “IS FROM CRAZYLAND”

April 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith risked alienating the radical fringe of conservative viewers that his channel often attracts when he castigated Donald Trump for his victory proclamation on Wednesday. Following the release of President Obama’s “long form” birth certificate, Trump held a news conference to say, “I’m very proud. I’m honored. I have accomplished something […]

NO RATINGS DROP EXPECTED AFTER COURIC’S DEPARTURE

April 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Katie Couric’s departure from the anchor desk of the CBS Evening News and her expected replacement by Scott Pelley is not likely to have any significant effect on ratings for the newscast or, by extension, on sales, according to Broadcasting & Cable magazine. The trade publication quoted one unnamed media buyer as saying, “I don’t […]

ROYALS BAR SATIRICAL SKETCHES ABOUT WEDDING

April 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Any television network, anywhere in the world that has been granted rights to cover the royal wedding on Friday is barred from using the wedding footage in any drama, satirical sketch or any similar entertainment program, the London Independent reported today (Thursday). The ban has put a crimp in plans for an “alternative commentary” that […]

MOVIE TO DEBUT SAME DAY IN THEATERS AND VOD

April 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Passion Play, starring Mickey Rourke, Bill Murray and Megan Fox will be available on video-on-demand on May 6, the same day that it debuts in theaters, DISH Network said on Wednesday. Moreover, it won’t bear a premium pricetag. DISH said the movie can be viewed in high definition for $5.99 or $4.99 in standard definition. […]

MEGARESORTS TO FEATURE DREAMWORKS ANIMATION CHARACTERS

April 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg, who cut his teeth at the Walt Disney Co., may not be ready to build a DWA version of Disneyland, but he’s certainly busy playing with the idea of using the characters from his popular franchises in popular outdoor settings. Today’s (Thursday) New York Times reported that DWA has agreed […]

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL SELECTS CLOSING FLICK

April 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Christophe Honoré’s Les Bien-Aimés (The Beloved) has been selected to close the Cannes Film Festival this year. The musical drama, which takes place over a half century, from the 60s to the present, and was filmed in Paris, London, Prague, and Montreal, will be screened following the awards presentations hosted by jury president Robert De […]

STUDIOS NOW PROMOTING THEIR TRAILERS, SIGNS

April 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Talk about buzzkill! Britain’s Guardian newspaper has lampooned the current marketing campaign for Friday’s release of The Avengers. It notes that the studio has been stridently promoting its own promo for the movie — a poster. “It is, without question, the most exciting picture of four empty chairs that the world has ever seen,” the […]

WGA MEMBERS OK PACT WITH PRODUCERS

April 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Two years after their rancorous strike — primarily over Internet residuals — virtually shut down the movie and TV industry for 100 days, the membership of the Writers Guild of America overwhelmingly voted in favor of a new contract in which the issue of Internet residuals was all but ignored. The WGA said that 90.7 […]

CALIF. FILM CREDITS DRY UP; SO DOES PRODUCTION

April 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Illustrating how dependent the local film and TV industry has become on tax credits, FilmL.A., the semi-official agency that coordinates the issuance of permits for location shooting in the Los Angeles area, said that overall production activity fell 20 percent last week compared with the comparable week a year ago. Feature film production took the […]

TREE OF LIFE WILL PREMIERE AT CANNES AFTER ALL

April 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Terrence Malick’s much anticipated The Tree of Life, starring Sean Penn and Brad Pitt, will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 11 after all. Icon Film Distribution, which had planned to open it in the U.K. on May 4 — a week before its screening in Cannes — issued a […]

« Previous PageNext Page »