Showbiz Sandbox 172: The TV Industry Has Its Head Up Its Ass

December 3, 2012

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Kevin Reilly, chairman of entertainment at Fox Broadcasting, realizes the ways people watch TV have radically and irrevocably changed. He believes the industry has not even remotely caught up to that fact yet. Or, as he puts it, “We have our head up our ass.” We’ll discuss the checklist Reilly provided at recent industry event which touched on every facet of the business.

As the year draws to a close the awards season has begun to heat up as both the Gotham Awards and European Film Awards were handed out last week. We’ll give you a rundown of who the big winners were and which movies are topping the first few year-end critics polls.

In theater news one can make it big with an Off-Broadway production, they just can’t make big money. A few recent hit shows are closing after barely breaking even or never turning a profit.

Of course we also cover the week’s top entertainment headlines including a list of top earning musicians, Jeff Zucker lands at CNN and why China may surpass the United States as the biggest movie market in the world.

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MoMA Adds Video Games to Its Collection
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/29/moma-adds-video-games-to-its-collection/

‘Breaking Dawn – Part 2’ Sets New Franchise Foreign Record, Drawing Nearly $450 Million
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/foreign-box-office-breaking-dawn-396637

Daniel Day-Lewis, Rachel Weisz Win at NY Film Critics Circle Awards
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/new-york-film-critics-circle-396699

Michael Haneke’s ‘Amour’ Wins Big at European Film Awards
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/michael-hanekes-amour-wins-big-396607

Moonrise Kingdom Wins Best Feature at the Gotham Awards
http://www.vulture.com/2012/11/moonrise-kingdom-wins-at-the-gotham-awards.html

Seth MacFarlane Announces College Search for Oscar Presenters
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/oscar-host-seth-macfarlane-announces-395875

Fox Chief on the TV Industry: ‘We Have Our Head Up Our Ass’
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/fox-chief-tv-industry-we-395252

CBS Orders Stephen King’s ‘Under the Dome’ Straight to Series for Summer 2013
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/stephen-king-under-dome-cbs-summer-395495

A Struggling CNN Worldwide Is Said to Be Drawn to Jeffrey Zucker
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/28/business/media/jeffrey-zucker-expected-to-be-next-president-of-cnn.html

What Jeff Zucker Actually Said About Running CNN Today
http://www.adweek.com/news/television/what-jeff-zucker-actually-said-about-running-cnn-today-updated-145505

Broadway Audience Continues Growth Trend, Boosting Record Year
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/broadway-audience-continues-growth-trend-396749

‘King Kong’ Producer Eyeing Spider-Man’s Broadway Lair
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/29/king-kong-producer-eyeing-spider-mans-broadway-lair/

Tribes Recoups Investment; Plays Through January 6
http://offbroadway.broadwayworld.com/article/TRIBES-Recoups-Investment-Plays-Through-January-6-20121130

‘Silence! The Musical’ to Close
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/27/silence-the-musical-to-close/

Adele’s ’21’ Hits 10 Million in U.S. Sales
http://www.billboard.com/news/adele-s-21-hits-10-million-in-u-s-sales-1008029032.story#/news/adele-s-21-hits-10-million-in-u-s-sales-1008029032.story

Carrie Underwood to Star in NBC’s Live Broadcast of The Sound of Music
http://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/12-2012/carrie-underwood-to-star-in-nbcs-live-broadcast-of_63869.html

Publishers Brace For Authors To Reclaim Book Rights In 2013
http://paidcontent.org/2012/11/27/publishers-brace-for-authors-to-reclaim-book-rights-in-2013/

Angus T. Jones Bashes ‘Two and a Half Men,’ Calls It ‘Filth’
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/gossip/la-et-mg-angus-t-jones-christian-testimony-two-and-a-half-men-20121126,0,5071222.story

Angus T. Jones Apologizes for ‘Two and a Half Men’ Slam
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/angus-t-jones-apologizes-two-394857

Charlie Sheen Breaks Silence on Angus T. Jones ‘Meltdown,’ Says ‘Two and a Half Men’ Is ‘Cursed’
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/charlie-sheen-breaks-silence-angus-394740

Angus T. Jones’ Religious Mentor: Anti-Gay, Anti-Masturbation, Anti-Obama and Anti-Jay-Z
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/forerunner-chronicles-chris-hudson-angus-394512

The World’s Highest-Paid Musicians 2012
http://www.forbes.com/sites/zackomalleygreenburg/2012/11/28/the-worlds-highest-paid-musicians-2012/

Rolling Stones At 50: The Verdict
http://www.thedailyswarm.com/headlines/rolling-stones-50-verdict/

Coming In 2013 – Targeted TV Ads
http://paidcontent.org/2012/11/30/coming-in-2013-targeted-tv-ads/

News Corp. Announces Its Corporate Split, and the Closing of The Daily
http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/03/news-corp-announces-its-corporate-split-and-the-closing-of-the-daily/

China To Be World’s Largest Movie Market By 2020, Study Predicts
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-china-largest-movie-market-20121128,0,4904380.story

Charles Barr on Alfred Hitchcock’s Early Work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BARxQffIc8g 

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