Since news has warped into something very different from the days when I first go into it, I will now NOT cover it the same way in which the majority do - group think has taken over. As you go to many sites and watch TV news (read the paper), the stories are all the same, 24/7. I will explain why and how that happens. And focus on covering them, from TV news, radio, newspapers, to Hollywood. Yes, it has affected attendance, readership and viewership for these institutions. The business models are changing and we will report on them.
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Covering the business of show - BO (box office) bits/TV
Average Movie Ticket Price In 3Q At $8.93; +3% Over 2016 Average...The National Association of Theater Owners reports this morning that the average movie ticket price during the third quarter came in at $8.93. While that's +3% over the national average of $8.65, it's down two cents from Q2 and +1% from Q1's $8.84 when a slew of box office hits were in play Disney's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, La La Land, Split, Hidden Figures and Get Out.
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@Timobns - it seems like we will now be exposed to stars making documentaries. They may use them as a cover for public relations and/or marketing of their upcoming projects. Documentaries can appear to be more honest and make the stars more human. In fact, they, too, can be biased and tainted, and often are. Documentaries are at the whim of the person making it, but when the star produces it, it can show warts and all, on purpose. It shows they are human and have the same problems we all have. It is a smart move until there are so many it is obvious that it is public relations.
Will a Harvey Weinstein Produced Movie Be Nominated at the 2018 Oscars?
The Cheat Sheet
Critics don't decide what gets nominated at the Academy Awards, but rarely is the critical consensus so out of step with the Academy of Motion Picture ...Harvey Weinstein Dropped as Executive Producer on Weinstein Co.’s ‘Waco’ and ‘Yellowstone’ Series
‘Mark Felt’ Deep Throat biopic disproves this one Watergate scandal myth...But the movie’s director, Peter Landesman, tells MarketWatch that he was keen for the film to challenge a key tenet of Watergate history, namely that Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were central to President Nixon’s resignation. “The biggest mythology that’s being pierced is the fact that Woodward and Bernstein were the sole recipients [of information] which is not all true. "
Hollywood Confronts a Copyright Argument With Potential for Mass Disruption Who really owns the CG characters in blockbuster films like 'Avengers' and 'Night at the Museum'? On Monday, a judge was told it's not the studios...
Tim's BO Notes
- No, "Blade Runner 2049" will not have legs as it tanked in week two as well.
- A weak winner this time around.
- Will the Harvey Weinstein nightmare start hurting BO as people get fed up with all invloved?
- What Hollywood needs is a film that hits with many demos, not just a few. And not just superhero and animated films. Those are well-worn and over-saturated.
Harvey Weinstein booted from Academy
WORLDWIDE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE comScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, "Warner Bros.' 'Blade Runner 2049' tops the global chart again this week with $44.4 million including $15.1 million in North America combined with $29.3 million generated by 64 international territories and $56.6 million to date. Universal's horror entry 'Happy Death Day' that enjoyed a number one debut in North America, drew audiences around the world to the tune of $31.5 million. Notably, the hit Chinese comedy 'Never Say Die' closes in on $300 million worldwide."
Reality of ratings
Megyn Kelly's ratings hit 'possible all-time low' for NBC's Today http://pge.sx/2yrIvkM
- Following his rants against Pres. Trump, Jimmy Kimmel is up but cannot seem to get huge ratings. Up and still 2.37 million, on average. Ouch!
- Nobody is watching; Fallon, 2.5 mil; Colbert, 3 mil; Kimmel, 2.3 mil. They think there reach is larger but it is not. Late night ratings are brutal. They are losing their comedy credentials. Add them up and they still do not equal Johnny Carson ratings.
I worked in media for 30 years...never let us define you - - now, I report of how they cover them and keep my entertainment beat...on my own is the way to go...I cover more of the business side of TV and movies. When requested to do more gossip and personality features on show business folk for newspaper editors, I balked and resisted. That was never what I cared about when it came to show business. The award season circuit is actually the business of show. It looks like they are handing out awards all the time, but that is the business and marketing of show. Not all award shows are covered anymore because they, too, have lost sight of themselves and got too cocky and political. Also, I am more about content than photos and video. That just seem too lazy for me. Anyone can do that, but content in king. CLICK ON FORUM ABOVE AND THEN CLICK ON REAL TIME REPORTS FOR LIVE COVERAGE/AND FOR PAST EVENT COVERAGE
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