“There Will Be Blood”

I have not been a fan of popularizers like historian Niall Ferguson, but one has to admit that he puts…

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Can a White Knight Resolve SAG/Studio Stalemate?

Some in Hollywood seem intent on bringing in a senior industry figure to “mediate” the ongoing contract dispute between the…

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New Media and Labor in Hollywood at Zocalo/Public Square

The LA based Zocalo site hosted a panel discussion last evening that I highly recommend to readers interested in current…

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No Oscar for SAG

As the sun rises on the day of the Oscars, I come to a reluctant conclusion: what is happening inside…

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SAG Drifts Sideways – Producers Remain in Driver’s Seat – UPDATED Monday

SAG met for some ten hours today to figure a way out of the mess they are in. Apparently, the…

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Studios to SAG: No, now we REALLY mean it!

The big Hollywood studios, bleeding heavily with the weight of the deepening recession, have apparently PUT THEIR FOOT DOWN with…

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SAG Negotiations with Studios “Very Tough”

As SAG and the studios’ bargaining arm, the AMPTP, enter a third day, one source familiar with the process told…

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The Financial Times asks: Is Obama already a failure?

Nobody says it quite like a Brit, and of all the Brits who write on finance, one can count on…

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Looking Backwards: The WGA Strike One Year On

It’s been a year since the WGA strike was finally settled. Variety has a series of stories that looks back…

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Obama Treasury Secretary Geithner’s “Rescue Plan”: DOA

Tax cheat aka Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner failed the laugh test today as markets sunk dramatically. The supposed growth sector…

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