Posts Tagged ‘street’

Box Office: ‘Think Like a Man Too’ Dominating With $34 Million Opening

June 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Kevin Hart has struck box office gold once again. Hart’s “Think Like a Man 2” opened Stateside to $12.2 million on Friday and is on track to gross $34 million this weekend. The Sony/Screen Gem comedy edged out newcomer “Jersey Boys” and last weekend’s sparring sequels, “22 Jump Street” and “How to Train Your Dragon... Read more

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‘Sesame Street,’ ‘Ellen DeGeneres’ Lead Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Winners (FULL LIST)

June 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Sesame Street” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” led the field on Friday in the Creative Arts portion of the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards. The PBS mainstay (pictured) grabbed six awards during the presentation of craft and technical awards at the Westin Bonaventure hotel in downtown L.A. “Ellen DeGeneres” took five trophies. “Sesame Street’s” wins... Read more

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’22 Jump Street’ Box Office Haul Shows Power of Female Crowds

June 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“22 Jump Street” was a broad comedy in the best way possible, playing equally well with males and females. The Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum vehicle burst onto the Father’s Day box office scene with a superb $60 million debut; a figure that was sliced up evenly between the genders. It’s another example of the... Read more

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Report: Univision Holds Potential Sale Talks With CBS, Time Warner

June 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Univision held preliminary talks with CBS and Time Warner over a potential sale, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The U.S.-based Spanish-language broadcaster is said to be seeking at least $20 billion for the sale. That’s far more than the $13.7 billion a group of investors led by Haim Saban paid for... Read more

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Upfronts 2014: Why ‘C7′ Won’t Become TV’s Standard This Year (And Maybe Even Next)

June 3, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Does all of Madison Avenue believe in the value of TV viewers who see commercials up to a week after their initial run date, or is that interest found only in a few houses on the street? Answering that question is crucial if TV networks are to wring more dollars from “C7,” a measure that... Read more

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Networks Are Writing Discounted C7 Deals, But Not Everyone’s Biting

June 2, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Even with Kevin Reilly out at the News Corp broadcaster and ratings declines from an aging American Idol, Fox has managed to score a serious deal: GroupM, arguably the biggest media agency network, is buying C7 guarantees. GroupM didn't respond immediately to requests for comment, but one of the networks is said to be dangling a 3 percent pricing discount in front of agencies that will agree to C7 guarantees. It hasn't even been that long since the networks started selling C3—the shift to C7 is something buyers have long resisted, given the length of time it takes to process the data and the need for immediate returns on ads such as movie trailers. With C7 guarantees, you may see that your ad was delivered, but if your ad was delivered on unskippable VOD on Tuesday and your movie opened on Friday, it's probably not a great feeling to shell out cash for that delivery. And GroupM does represent Paramount Pictures among many, many other big-name clients including Unilever and AT&T.

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Networks Will Write Discounted C7 Deals, but Not Everyone’s Biting

June 2, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Even with Kevin Reilly out at the News Corp broadcaster and ratings declines from an aging American Idol, Fox has managed to score a serious deal: GroupM, arguably the biggest media agency network, is buying C7 guarantees. GroupM didn't respond immediately to requests for comment, but one of the networks is said to be dangling a 3 percent pricing discount in front of agencies that will agree to C7 guarantees. It hasn't even been that long since the networks started selling C3—the shift to C7 is something buyers have long resisted, given the length of time it takes to process the data and the need for immediate returns on ads such as movie trailers. With C7 guarantees, you may see that your ad was delivered, but if your ad was delivered on unskippable VOD on Tuesday and your movie opened on Friday, it's probably not a great feeling to shell out cash for that delivery. And GroupM does represent Paramount Pictures among many other big-name clients including Unilever and AT&T. It's a gamble (and probably not a gamble the media agency is taking on all of its clients), but it's one head buyer Rino Scanzoni has said he's comfortable with as recently as three weeks ago. "It all comes down to economics," Scanzoni told the Wall Street Journal . "Clients are obviously getting that audience when people play back their programs post-three days; if they’re not fast-forwarding the commercials, that exposure exists. Ultimately I do see the business going onto a C7 metric because as we try to drive the business to a cross-platform metric, you probably need a longer time frame than the C3 window to optimize that. We will eventually be going there. It’s a matter of working out the economics initially to make the transition one that’s acceptable to both sides." So let the message go forth: The economics are acceptable at the moment

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Jake Tapper Leaps From the D.C. Beat to the Anchor’s Chair

May 26, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Specs Who Jake Tapper New gig Anchor, chief Washington, D.C., correspondent, CNN Old gig Senior national political correspondent, ABC News Twitter @jaketapper Age 45 I know being a beat reporter is a lot of fun—do you miss any of that now that you’re an anchor? Well, you get to do the big interviews, which is fun—that’s a big bonus of being an anchor. You also get to control what you’re covering. And there might be something I want to cover—someone who isn’t a big name, necessarily, whom I really want to cover, and I can. So what does your mandate look like now that you’re in charge? What’s your focus

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3 Takeaways for Hollywood from the Milken Conference’s Future of Wall Street Panel

April 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“I left one group of bad actors for another group of bad actors,” former senator turned MPAA chairman and CEO Chris Dodd joked Monday at the Milken Global Conference, referring to his transition from public office to Hollywood. He was part of the Future of Wall Street panel along with Richard Daly, CEO of Broadridge... Read more

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MTV Movie Awards 2014 Nominations Led by ‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘American Hustle’

March 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“American Hustle” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” both shut out from Oscar wins this year, received the most nominations of films in contention for the fan-voted 2014 MTV Movies Awards, which the cabler announced today. The top Movie of the Year category will pit those two pics against ”12 Years a Slave” — which has... Read more

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