Posts Tagged ‘hollywood’

Billy Bush Exclusive Helps THR Reach New Web Traffic Heights

June 24, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Photo by: Frank W. Ockenfels III On May 21, The Hollywood Reporter blasted out an irresistible exclusive by Marisa Guthrie and Lacey Rose headlined "Billy Bush Breaks His Silence on Trump, the 'Access Hollywood' Tape, NBC and a Comeback Plan." Immediately and widely picked up, the article was consumed in May by roughly two million...

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Kirk Douglas Got an iPad for His 100th Birthday

May 19, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Running Press Kirk Douglas' 11th book, released May 2, can be downloaded onto an iPad. Which is perfect symmetry, since that device now plays an important role in his daily routine with wife and co-author Anne. In both the book, Kirk and Anne: Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood, and interviews, Anne...

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How YouTube Red Laid the Groundwork for Google’s Huge Ad-Supported Videos Initiative

May 9, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Last Thursday night, YouTube held its Brandcast extravaganza for the Digital Content NewFronts at the Javits Center in New York, trotting out Hollywood stars Kevin Hart, Katy Perry and James Corden to announce 40 ad-supported original programs. The development builds on the Google-owned platform's YouTube Red and YouTube TV initiatives, but it differs since both...

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Author Susan Silver Recalls Her Experiences With Mary Tyler Moore, Bill Cosby and Jim Morrison

April 26, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Ever since I got my advance copy of Susan Silver's new book Hot Pants in Hollywood: Sex, Secrets & Sitcoms, I have spent every spare moment reading it. Talk about a page turner! At her book party last Wednesday, hosted in the Garden Room at Michael's by Silver's "closest platonic male friend" John Demsey, she...

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Ryan Gosling Says Social Media Is Still in Its ‘Bambi on Ice’ Phase

March 22, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Ryan Gosling doesn't think people fully understand the emotional, connective power of social media. Speaking today at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas, the Hollywood darling and sometimes star of internet memes talked on stage with Adobe chief marketing officer Ann Lewnes, explaining how his own uses of platforms like Twitter and Vine have led...

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How Donald Trump’s Win Made Pollsters, Pundits and Journos All Big Losers

November 11, 2016  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

On MSNBC's Morning Joe, just hours after the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, the show's co-hosts and panelists sat around a table in 30 Rock's famed Studio 8H. The home of Saturday Night Live was packed with a live audience—and yet, this was a quiet room. The conversation bounced from how Trump pulled off his historic upset to how the media missed the story of the century entirely—an analysis that would go on to dominate the conversation in the days that followed. "The media was all in on this narrative," co-host Joe Scarborough told his audience. "Everybody was marching in lockstep: Clinton is going to win, Clinton is going to win." In fact, just 24 hours earlier, the chatter on Morning Joe and most other news programs was centered around Trump's narrow path to 270 electoral votes. When Donald Trump pushed back during interviews, including two Election Day call-ins to Fox News, he insisted that journalists were missing the story, that the huge crowds at his rallies were a sign his support was larger than pollsters were predicting. Those voters, MSNBC analyst Mike Barnicle admitted the day after the election, "were ignored by pollsters, they were ignored by media, and they showed up yesterday in astounding numbers." Careful polling, analyzed by network "decision desks," played into the reporting—and networks' underlying planning for coverage of the campaign and election night. But the underlying data was flawed. Worse, suggestions that Trump could outperform his polling—or perhaps that the polling simply had the story wrong—were met with, at times, hostility. Clinton was always shown as reliably in the lead. So why did the media never seriously consider a Trump upset a very real possibility? "Many news outlets never took Trump seriously as a candidate because they covered him as a circus act ," says University of Georgia journalism professor Chris Shumway.

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Facetime: Parties, Premieres and Festivals

November 8, 2016  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Fast Company drew luminaries including Cher for its second annual Innovation Festival in New York, while Hollywood bigwigs like Brian Grazer and Ron Howard celebrated the premiere of National Geographic Channel's new series Mars. Scroll down to check out more highlights from last week's party circuit.

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Why Having a Vision Is the Key to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Success

October 26, 2016  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

It takes a certain set of skills to successfully transform one's career not just once or even twice, but over and over again. No one has been more successful at achieving new, seemingly unattainable goals than Arnold Schwarzenegger. From conquering the world of body building, taking on Hollywood and eventually achieving his political ambitions, Schwarzenegger is a true Brand Visionary. Accepting the 2016 Adweek Brand Visionary award at the Rainbow Room in New York on Tuesday night, Schwarzenegger let the room in on a few keys to his continued success and why it was so important for him to accept his award in person. Over the past 14 days, Schwarzenegger said he was working on a film with Jackie Chan in China, but had a hard stop on Oct. 25

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Film Review: Tim Burton’s ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

September 26, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Not since “Sweeney Todd” have the studios found such a perfect match of material for Tim Burton, Hollywood’s most iconic auteur.

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FX Will Show America’s Uncomfortable Truths in Its People v. O.J. Followup About Hurricane Katrina

September 19, 2016  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story has been more successful than even FX could have imagined. The miniseries won nine Emmys in all Sunday night, including outstanding limited series, and was watched by an average of 12.6 million people across all platforms. Now FX is shifting its focus to the second season of American Crime Story, which will focus on Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. The decision raised eyebrows when it was first revealed in January, given that the topic would seem to be less palatable to audiences than People v. O.J. was. Yet the network has never wavered in its Katrina plans, says FX Networks CEO John Landgraf, who noted that a 10-episode miniseries focusing on the Simpson trial was met with just as much initial skepticism as Katrina was. Katrina "was our only choice from the very beginning," said Landgraf. "If we're all honest—and I'll be honest on my behalf—when we heard they're going to make something based on The People v. O.J. Simpson, it was like, 'Really? Do we really need that?' Because essentially on its face, what we had is cheesy, self-serving, profit-seeking, poor narrative built around that story. The reason we wanted to do it was that we could see from Jeff Toobin's book and from [Scott] Alexander and [Larry] Karaszewski's scripts and through our producers, that actually it was something much richer and more humane and deeper." Then, after People v.

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