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OSCARS HAVE NEW PRODUCERS

August 24, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Following rumors appearing on numerous blogs, newspaper columns, and tabloid TV shows that Lorne Michaels had a lock on the producer’s gig at next year’s Oscar ceremony, it was announced Thursday that Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will produce the show. The pair produced the movie version of Chicago, as well as 2007’s Hairspray, the […]

NIKKI FINKE TAKES ON DAILY VARIETY

June 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Feisty entertainment industry blogger Nikki Finke, who regularly assails her online and print competitors with allegatiions of shoddy journalism, has taken another shot at the trade journal Daily Variety. “One of the main reasons Variety is currently for sale is that it’s no longer read by the Hollywood community,” she wrote on Sunday. “And one […]

NY TIMES: GAY TV CHARACTERS NO LONGER CONTROVERSIAL

May 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Producers of scripted television shows featuring gay characters have told the New York Times that they have been surprised by how little criticism has emerged as a result. In reporting their views, the newspaper commented, “The cultural battlefield of television has changed markedly since the 1990s, when conservative groups and religious figures objected to Ellen […]

NEW TAX BILL RETAINS INCENTIVES FOR MOVIE PRODUCERS

December 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The new “compromise” tax bill will extend a provision of the previous bill that allows motion picture and television producers to deduct up to $15 million in production costs if they are incurred in the United States ($20 million if they are incurred in an “economically depressed area”). Continuation of the tax benefit is seen […]