Showbiz Sandbox 172: The TV Industry Has Its Head Up Its Ass
December 3, 2012
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.
MoMA Adds Video Games to Its Collection
‘Breaking Dawn – Part 2’ Sets New Franchise Foreign Record, Drawing Nearly $450 Million
Daniel Day-Lewis, Rachel Weisz Win at NY Film Critics Circle Awards
Michael Haneke’s ‘Amour’ Wins Big at European Film Awards
Moonrise Kingdom Wins Best Feature at the Gotham Awards
Seth MacFarlane Announces College Search for Oscar Presenters
Fox Chief on the TV Industry: ‘We Have Our Head Up Our Ass’
CBS Orders Stephen King’s ‘Under the Dome’ Straight to Series for Summer 2013
A Struggling CNN Worldwide Is Said to Be Drawn to Jeffrey Zucker
What Jeff Zucker Actually Said About Running CNN Today
Broadway Audience Continues Growth Trend, Boosting Record Year
‘King Kong’ Producer Eyeing Spider-Man’s Broadway Lair
Tribes Recoups Investment; Plays Through January 6
‘Silence! The Musical’ to Close
Adele’s ’21’ Hits 10 Million in U.S. Sales
Carrie Underwood to Star in NBC’s Live Broadcast of The Sound of Music
Publishers Brace For Authors To Reclaim Book Rights In 2013
Angus T. Jones Bashes ‘Two and a Half Men,’ Calls It ‘Filth’
Angus T. Jones Apologizes for ‘Two and a Half Men’ Slam
Charlie Sheen Breaks Silence on Angus T. Jones ‘Meltdown,’ Says ‘Two and a Half Men’ Is ‘Cursed’
Angus T. Jones’ Religious Mentor: Anti-Gay, Anti-Masturbation, Anti-Obama and Anti-Jay-Z
The World’s Highest-Paid Musicians 2012
Rolling Stones At 50: The Verdict
Coming In 2013 – Targeted TV Ads
News Corp. Announces Its Corporate Split, and the Closing of The Daily
China To Be World’s Largest Movie Market By 2020, Study Predicts
Charles Barr on Alfred Hitchcock’s Early Work