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MURDOCH BIOGRAPHER ACCUSES RUPERT OF LYING TO PARLIAMENT

July 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Michael Wolff, the author of the Rupert Murdoch biography The Man Who Owns the News, has accused Murdoch of lying to a Parliamentary committee last week when he stated that he had little involvement with the now-shuttered News of the World. In his testimony, Murdoch said: “The News of the World perhaps I lost sight […]

KATZENBERG BLAMES HANGOVER FOR PANDA FALL

July 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

One might have supposed that the audiences for the raunchy comedy The Hangover: Part 2 and the family-friendly Kung Fu Panda 2 would be completely different. That apparently is also what DreamWorks Animation execs and chief Jeffrey Katzenberg supposed as well. But in reality, Katzenberg said during a conference call on Tuesday, when the films […]

PROP MAN WINS VICTORY OVER GEORGE LUCAS

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The British prop designer who created the Stormtrooper helmets for Star Wars has won an important legal battle in the U.K. where he is selling replicas of them. Although a U.S. court had previously ruled against the prop man, Andrew Ainsworth, the U.K. Supreme Court judges upheld a ruling by an appellate court in 2009 […]

MEDIA EXEC: PIRATES SPEND MORE ON MOVIES THAN OTHERS

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The former chief information officer of Google, who went on to become COO of New Music for EMI, has disclosed that research he conducted concerning users of the now-shuttered LimeWire peer-to-peer service indicated that those who pirated copyrighted content online were also some of the biggest spenders on such content. As reported by ComputerWorld (via […]

ANALYSTS: NETFLIX MAY LOSE 15 PERCENT OF ITS SUBSCRIBERS

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Netflix’s decision to increase the subscription price for its users of both the DVD-by-mail and streaming services will result in a loss of more than 15 percent of its customers, according to a study by Frisco, TX-based research firm The Diffusion Group (TDG) and reported on Tuesday by Home Media magazine. In addition, the study […]

NETWORKS GET READY FOR FOOTBALL

July 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

That sudden breeze you may have felt on Monday afternoon may have resulted from the collective sighs of countless broadcasting, cable, satellite and advertising workers after they received word that the four-month NFL lockout had effectively ended and that the planned regular-season games will be played on schedule. (The Hall of Fame Game, which was […]

DELAY EXPECTED IN SOAPS’ TRANSITION TO THE WEB

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Can the shows that brought joy and happiness to millions of daytime television viewers for generations find love and acceptance on the Internet? Tune in next January to find out. According to the New York Times, that’s the earliest that deals with the unions can be renegotiated that will allow the producers to continue churning […]

INTERNAL COMMITTEE SCORES WALL ST. JOURNAL‘S MURDOCH INTERVIEW

July 26, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

A committee set up by the Wall Street Journal charged with ensuring its editorial integrity following the acquisition of the newspaper by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has criticized the Journal‘s reporters and editors for the way they handled a recent exclusive interview with Murdoch during which he said that company executives had handled the telephone-hacking […]

ABC NEWS WON’T PAY FOR INTERVIEWS FROM NOW ON

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ABC has decided to get out of the business of checkbook journalism. In his column for TheDailyBeast.com, media writer Howard Kurtz reported that, without fanfare, ABC President Ben Sherwood “has effectively taken ABC out of what had become a competitive bidding war for hot bookings.” In the recent past, the network has purchased photos and […]

DOCUMENTARY TO OPEN TORONTO FESTIVAL

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Davis Guggenheim’s From the Sky Down, a documentary about the Irish rock band U2, has been set to open the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 8, organizers announced today (Tuesday). It will be the first time that a documentary has ever opened the 36-year-old festival. Producing a case of dueling band documentaries, Cameron Crowe’s Pearl […]

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