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FILM AND TV PRODUCERS REACT TO CONNECTICUT SHOOTING

December 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Movie and TV producers, long accused of inspiring violence, have reacted reflexively to the shootings in Connecticut by canceling screenings and postponing scheduled TV shows. The Weinstein Co. late Monday canceled tonight’s (Tuesday) premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s violent film Django Unchained. Paramount had already scrapped plans for the Saturday premiere of the Tom Cruise thriller Jack Reacher. And 20th Century Fox also canceled its premiere of the comedy Parental Guidance. New York magazine reported that David Clark, executive producer in charge of Fox News’s weekend coverage, told producers not to discuss gun control. The Fox broadcast network also pulled Sunday’s episodes of Family Guy and American Dad, citing content concerns. And Discovery Network announced that it had dropped the American Guns series after two seasons and Discovery’s TLC network said that it had postponed Thursday’s scheduled premiere of Best Funeral Ever.