Archive for November, 2010

U.K. gov’t reveals new film policy

November 29, 2010  |  Variety  |  No Comments

International News: BFI, Film London to take on extra duties -- After four months of speculation, Blighty's coalition government has unveiled new plans for U.K. film policy, with the British Film Institute placed in charge of distribution of lottery money for film.

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Longoria’s got two series, mini in development

November 29, 2010  |  Variety  |  No Comments

TV News: Thesp partners with actress Morris for 'Sendera' -- While Eva Longoria's private life generates the headlines, her professional world has never been busier.

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Media is Earned, Not Bought

Thierry Daher
November 29, 2010  |  Blog  |  1 Comment

By Thierry Daher 2010 has brought us so far a true convergence between the real and the virtual — something that is forcing advertisers and agencies to rethink their marketing, reinvent their model and integrate real-time social media into both offline and online efforts. In short they are forced to innovate or disappear. At this point, evolution is mandatory (and rather urgent) for those that don’t wish to fall behind their own "consum’actors," particularly because technology is changing so fast. The way technology is being absorbed into the mainstream is also drastically changing demand and, with that, business models. Just look at

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Agency’s Role Should Be Agency

John McBride
November 29, 2010  |  Blog  |  No Comments

By JOHN MCBRIDE The role of agencies? Agency! Seriously, isn’t all this talk of the “role of agencies in the new digital age” like asking about the role of the waiter when the menu changes? Borrowing geek parlance, we are amidst massive technology substitution. Digital technology is spurring rapid innovation across consumer, business, and marketing spheres. This is when the game changes fast – new players emerge, dynasties falter, and rules are re-written. So while it’s not surprising to hear the cacophony of questions of where to look next – this isn’t unique, go back to the dawn of

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Leslie Nielsen dies at 84

November 29, 2010  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Top News: Thesp starred in 'Airplane,' 'Naked Gun' -- Leslie Nielsen, who went from drama to inspired bumbling as a hapless doctor in "Airplane!" and the accident-prone detective Frank Drebin in the "Naked Gun" comedies, has died. He was 84.

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Non-profits top Evening Standard kudos

November 28, 2010  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Top News: Royal Court, National take four each of nine awards -- Not-for-profit theaters seized all but one of the jewels in the crown of the 56th London Evening Standard Theater Awards.

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Box Office: “The King’s Speech” Has Very Royal Thanksgiving

November 28, 2010  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Tom Hooper's Oscar favorite "The King's Speech" soared to a massive limited debut this Thanksgiving weekend, breaking the 2010 record for highest per-theater-average. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, The Weinstein Company saw its "Speech" gross $349,791 since opening in 4 theaters Friday, which resulted in a stunning $87,448 per-theater-average.

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‘Love Addiction’ tops Tokyo Filmex

November 28, 2010  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Film News: Relationship drama wins grand prize at fest -- Relationship drama wins grand prize at fest.

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‘Potter’ dominates holiday weekend

November 28, 2010  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Film News: 'Hallows' tops newcomers with five-day estimates of $76.3 mil -- 'Hallows' tops 'Tangled' with five-day estimates of $76.3 mil

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Ben Silverman Refocused With Electus

November 28, 2010  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The guy who moved Leno to 10 o’clock and put a Val Kilmer-voiced Knight Rider on the air is bringing credibility to Web video.

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