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IS GASPIN OUT AT NBC? REPORTS DIFFER

November 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The two Hollywood trade publications, The Hollywood Reporter and Daily Variety are at odds over the future of NBC Television Chairman Jeff Gaspin. THR in an article headlined: “EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Gaspin Leaving NBC Universal,” said today (Thursday) that it had “confirmed” that Gaspin will be out once the merger with Comcast is completed. However, Variety, […]

WITH NEW CONTRACT, ACTORS RIDE COACH CLASS

November 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

An overlooked clause in the new tentative contract between the two actors’ unions, SAG and AFTRA, and the producers group AMPTP requires actors to settle for flying coach class for location productions rather than first class, as stipulated in the previous contract, the Hollywood Reporter reported today (Wednesday). According to the trade publication, the new […]

EMMERICH ABANDONS LOW-BUDGET MOVIE ON EVE OF PRODUCTION

November 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite its ultra-low production cost, the “found footage” movie premise, exhibited in such films as the Blair Witch and Paranormal Activity movies, may be getting a little stale. That apparently is what has prompted director Roland Emmerich to abandon The Zone, a $5-million project that was supposed to start shooting next week. According to The […]

ISRAELI DIRECTOR WINS TOP TOKYO FILM FEST PRIZE (SECOND TIME)

November 1, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Israeli director Nir Bergman has won the top prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival for the second time with his film Intimate Grammar, based on Book of Intimate Grammar, by Israeli novelist David Grossman. Bergman previously won the $50,000 Sakura Grand Prix in 2002 for his first feature, Broken Wings. Irish director Neil Jordan […]

EX-VARIETY FILM CRITIC MCCARTHY HEADS FOR HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

October 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Suggesting that the new owners of the Hollywood Reporter are committed to reviving the ailing trade publication, it was announced Wednesday that Todd McCarthy, the longtime film critic for Variety, had been brought aboard by the Reporter‘s new editorial director, Janice Min. McCarthy, who was fired by Variety after 31 years as part of a […]

“THR” OWNER SAYS HE’LL INVEST IN IT AND EXPAND STAFF

May 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Disputing rampant speculation that e5 Global Media, the new owners of the Hollywood Reporter, was planning additional cutbacks at the morale-challenged trade publication and converting it into a slick, celebrity-oriented weekly, the company’s CEO, Richard Beckman, has told Reuters that he plans to do just the opposite. In an interview with the wire service (Reuters […]

“HOLLYWOOD REPORTER” REPORTER CRASHES NBC REHEARSAL

May 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hollywood Reporter may be — as numerous reports have indicated — in its last days as a daily trade publication. Its staff may have been decimated, and morale reportedly has never been lower. But that didn’t stop an enterprising THR reporter from scooping all other publications by being the first to reveal NBC’s drastically […]

LAWYERS TO SUE ILLEGAL “HURT LOCKER” DOWNLOADERS

May 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Voltage Pictures may have seen only $15 million from theater ticket sales for The Hurt Locker, which won the Oscar this year for best picture, but it stands to net far more than that by suing tens of thousands of BitTorrent users who downloaded the movie illegally online. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Voltage is […]

STUDIOS PAYING THEATERS FOR MORE MOVIE TRAILERS

May 4, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

For the first time, studios are paying movie theaters in the U.S. to run additional trailers for their movies, the Hollywood Reporter reported today (Tuesday). Often a studio attaches one or two trailers directly to the print of its current release, but the total number of trailers appearing before a movie now averages 5-7 lasting […]

THE REAL “KING OF ALL MEDIA” IS TELEVISION

May 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite expanding usage of online and mobile video, TV viewing at home continues to expand, according to veteran media analyst Larry Gerbrandt. In a commentary written for the Hollywood Reporter, Gerbrandt, a principal in Media Valuation Partners, noted that TV viewing in the home has risen to an average of 5.13 hours per viewer per […]

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