Showbiz Sandbox 88: How Many Producers Does A Movie Need?

January 17, 2011

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Other than some pointed barbs from comedian Ricky Gervais this year’s Golden Globe Awards were truly predictable. Nicole Sperling of the Los Angeles Times attended the ceremony and tells us all about it. She also explains why the Academy Awards only allow three producers to be nominated for each Best Film nominee. Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh is one of six producers on “The Fighter”, but not when it comes to the Oscars.

We are also joined by Aaron Rich, the gentleman blogger behind All The Movies I Watch and They’ll Love It In Pomona. While many media outlets are cutting back on movie critics, Aaron is part of a wave “amateur” critics who are making use of the Internet to share their passion for cinema.

Taylor Swift continues to make news with her new album. “Speak Now” topped the Billboard 200 chart again, but did so by selling the fewest units ever for a number one album. And the record industry isn’t alone in suffering from decreased sells. Video game revenue dropped 6% in 2010.

There’s also plenty of coverage and analysis of all the big entertainment headlines, including another delay for the “Spider-Man” musical, a Freddie Mercury biopic starring Sacha Baron Cohen and why Ebooks are outselling printed titles.

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Overpriced Tickets Could Kill Hollywood’s 3D Box Office
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/study-overpriced-tickets-kill….

Golden Globes: What The Wins Mean For Oscar
http://entertainment.latimes.com/awards/2011/01/golden-globes-what-the….

How Many Producers Does A Movie Need?
http://theenvelope.latimes.com/news/la-et-oscar-producer-20110114,0,612….

Aaron Rich’s Best Films Of 2010 List
http://allthemoviesiwatch.blogspot.com/2011/01/best-films-of-2010.html

Aaron’s Candidates For Worst Of The Year
http://loveitinpomona.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/111/

Taylor Swift’s ‘Speak Now’ Takes No. 1 In Record-Low Sales Week
http://www.billboard.com/news#/news/taylor-swift-s-speak-now-takes-no-1-in….

Video Game Industry Slumps For Second Straight Year
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/video-game-industry-slumps-straight-71697

For Magazines, A Bitter Pill In iPad
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/17/business/media/17apple.html?hpw
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870454300457605180….

‘Spider-Man’ Producers Say Delay Is Justified
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/15/theater/15spider.html?_r=1

Spider Man Outgrosses Wicked On Broadway
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/10/the-witch-is-dead-spider….

Week After Holidays, Ebook Sales Outdo Print
http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2011-01-05-1Aebooksales05….

Sony Shutting Plant That Used To Make 18M CDs A Month
http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/sign-digital-times-sony….

Freddie Mercury Biopic Starring Sacha Baron Cohen Shooting This Year
http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2011/01/freddie-mercury-biopic….

Blu-Ray Disc Association Touts Strong Numbers
http://hollywoodinhidef.com/2011/01/blu-ray-disc-assoc-touts-strong-numbers/

YouTube Brings More Ads To Your Phone
http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20110112/youtube-brings-more-ads-to-your….

Redbox Business Hurt By 28-Day Delay Of DVDs
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/redbox-business-hurt-28-day-71941

Bond 23 Release Date Set
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/heat-vision/bond-23-release-date-70432

New Michael Jackson LP #21 On Billboard 200 Chart
http://www.examiner.com/jackson-family-in-national/michael-jackson-new….

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