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  • SAG talks to be short and sweet?
    Friday January 30th 2009

    SAG’s negotiations with the congloms next week are expected to be short and sweet — and without moguls Peter Chernin or Bob Iger getting directly involved. Neither the Screen Actors Guild nor the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers has commented on the talks, set for Tuesday and Wednesday.[…]

  • Piracy, controversy mar Slumdog’s India run
    Friday January 30th 2009

    For all the attention in Hollywood, “Slumdog Millionaire” has failed to set the box office alight in India where it is set, with piracy, anger over its portrayal of poverty and its controversial title taking a toll. The Oscar-nominated film about the life of a street boy who wins a fortune on a quiz show appealed to multiplex audiences with its portrayal of hope amid poverty but left viewers in small towns unimpressed.

  • Brad Pitt “thrilled” by Oscar nominations
    Thursday January 29th 2009

    TOKYO (Reuters) – Hollywood actor Brad Pitt said on Wednesday he was thrilled by the raft of Academy Award nominations for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” which include his own first nomination for the best actor award. Pitt was in Tokyo with his partner Angelina Jolie and their six[…]

  • Sony TV into Teleset
    Thursday January 29th 2009

    Sony Pictures Television Intl. has snapped up 50% of Colombian indie production company Teleset. Acquisition dovetails with SPTI’s expansion strategy for its production group and Teleset’s international ambitions. Teleset produced gameshows “Power of 10″ and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” for SPTI in Colombia. It’s also an exclusive provider[…]

  • Canada’s Super Bowl spots at a trickle
    Thursday January 29th 2009

    For Canadian advertisers, the Super Bowl has become a hard sell in hard times. “It’s a tough economic environment, so it’s slower than in previous years,” Rick Brace, president of revenue, business planning and sports at Super Bowl broadcaster CTV, said Wednesday. Brace said that his network, which expects to wrap up its last-minute sales by Friday, is holding its ground on rates — understood to be $117,000 for a 30-second spot, slightly more than last year’s $110,000 base rate.

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  • SAG talks to be short and sweet?
    Friday January 30th 2009

    SAG’s negotiations with the congloms next week are expected to be short and sweet — and without moguls Peter Chernin or Bob Iger getting directly involved. Neither the Screen Actors Guild nor the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers has commented on the talks, set for Tuesday and Wednesday.[…]

  • Piracy, controversy mar Slumdog’s India run
    Friday January 30th 2009

    For all the attention in Hollywood, “Slumdog Millionaire” has failed to set the box office alight in India where it is set, with piracy, anger over its portrayal of poverty and its controversial title taking a toll. The Oscar-nominated film about the life of a street boy who wins a fortune on a quiz show appealed to multiplex audiences with its portrayal of hope amid poverty but left viewers in small towns unimpressed.

  • Brad Pitt “thrilled” by Oscar nominations
    Thursday January 29th 2009

    TOKYO (Reuters) – Hollywood actor Brad Pitt said on Wednesday he was thrilled by the raft of Academy Award nominations for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” which include his own first nomination for the best actor award. Pitt was in Tokyo with his partner Angelina Jolie and their six[…]

  • Sony TV into Teleset
    Thursday January 29th 2009

    Sony Pictures Television Intl. has snapped up 50% of Colombian indie production company Teleset. Acquisition dovetails with SPTI’s expansion strategy for its production group and Teleset’s international ambitions. Teleset produced gameshows “Power of 10″ and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” for SPTI in Colombia. It’s also an exclusive provider[…]

  • Canada’s Super Bowl spots at a trickle
    Thursday January 29th 2009

    For Canadian advertisers, the Super Bowl has become a hard sell in hard times. “It’s a tough economic environment, so it’s slower than in previous years,” Rick Brace, president of revenue, business planning and sports at Super Bowl broadcaster CTV, said Wednesday. Brace said that his network, which expects to wrap up its last-minute sales by Friday, is holding its ground on rates — understood to be $117,000 for a 30-second spot, slightly more than last year’s $110,000 base rate.

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Archives for: January 20095
  • SAG talks to be short and sweet?
    Friday January 30th 2009

    SAG’s negotiations with the congloms next week are expected to be short and sweet — and without moguls Peter Chernin or Bob Iger getting directly involved. Neither the Screen Actors Guild nor the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers has commented on the talks, set for Tuesday and Wednesday.[…]

  • Piracy, controversy mar Slumdog’s India run
    Friday January 30th 2009

    For all the attention in Hollywood, “Slumdog Millionaire” has failed to set the box office alight in India where it is set, with piracy, anger over its portrayal of poverty and its controversial title taking a toll. The Oscar-nominated film about the life of a street boy who wins a fortune on a quiz show appealed to multiplex audiences with its portrayal of hope amid poverty but left viewers in small towns unimpressed.

  • Brad Pitt “thrilled” by Oscar nominations
    Thursday January 29th 2009

    TOKYO (Reuters) – Hollywood actor Brad Pitt said on Wednesday he was thrilled by the raft of Academy Award nominations for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” which include his own first nomination for the best actor award. Pitt was in Tokyo with his partner Angelina Jolie and their six[…]

  • Sony TV into Teleset
    Thursday January 29th 2009

    Sony Pictures Television Intl. has snapped up 50% of Colombian indie production company Teleset. Acquisition dovetails with SPTI’s expansion strategy for its production group and Teleset’s international ambitions. Teleset produced gameshows “Power of 10″ and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” for SPTI in Colombia. It’s also an exclusive provider[…]

  • Canada’s Super Bowl spots at a trickle
    Thursday January 29th 2009

    For Canadian advertisers, the Super Bowl has become a hard sell in hard times. “It’s a tough economic environment, so it’s slower than in previous years,” Rick Brace, president of revenue, business planning and sports at Super Bowl broadcaster CTV, said Wednesday. Brace said that his network, which expects to wrap up its last-minute sales by Friday, is holding its ground on rates — understood to be $117,000 for a 30-second spot, slightly more than last year’s $110,000 base rate.

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