I hear talks are progressing between Charter Communications and Sony Pictures TV, and the two sides are now in serious negotiations for a series order to the studio’s LA’s Finest drama pilot starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba.
— Read on deadline.com/2018/05/las-finest-charter-communications-negotiations-series-pickup-bad-boys-offshoot-sony-pictures-tv-1202400687/
Fox is currently selling its one-minute commercial blocks in just three Sunday nights next season, down from its plans to reduce commercials in 40 weeks.
— Read on adage.com/article/special-report-tv-upfront/fox-s-limited-commercial-plans-roadblock/313690/
Canon shutters 80-year history of film cameras
Canon announced Wednesday it would end sales of its EOS-1v, the last remaining model of film camera that the company has sold in Japan. The company’s film cameras, which symbolize Canon’s old-time roots, will come to the end of their 80-year history.
President Donald Trump is considering a pardon of Martha Stewart and commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
— Read on variety.com/2018/politics/news/trump-martha-stewart-pardon-1202826582/
NBC shares demo bragging rights with Fox, which posts back-to-back episodes of a returned ‘MasterChef.’
— Read on www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tv-ratings-american-ninja-warrior-tops-reverie-disappoints-1116089
Universal’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” should bring in a healthy $140 million to $150 million in its opening weekend.
— Read on variety.com/2018/film/news/box-office-jurassic-world-fallen-kingdom-1202826543/
“She doesn’t want to give CBS’ lawyers any ammunition,” says Needham analyst Laura Martin
— Read on www.thewrap.com/shari-redstone-reveal-shes-cooled-cbs-viacom-merger-now/
Trump Again Demands Apology From Disney’s Bob Iger
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump again lashed out at Walt Disney Co. chairman and CEO Bob Iger, asking for an apology akin to the call he made to an Obama administration aide following …
The Hong Kong film industry has been quick to condemn a court decision which handed suspended jail sentences to two film crew for possession of counterfeit money.
— Read on variety.com/2018/film/asia/hong-kong-court-jail-prop-master-fake-cash-1202826452/
Donald Trump continued to attack Robert Iger on Twitter this morning, two days after the Disney CEO called Valerie Jarrett to say he was pulling the plug on ABC’s Roseanne revival. “Iger, where is my call of apology?” Trump tweeted this morning.
— Read on deadline.com/2018/05/donald-trump-bob-iger-roseanne-barr-demands-apology-tweet-1202400735/
Saudi Arabia releases video purporting to show Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at a meeting in Jeddah amid speculation about his well-being.
— Read on www.cnn.com/2018/05/30/middleeast/mohammed-bin-salman/index.html
The NFL owners’ action isn’t about patriotism. They are simply trying to protect their profits.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/nfl-players-to-rise-for-the-national-anthem-1527699267
If you think liberal talking heads are obsessed with Trump, you should hear what they say in private.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/it-all-comes-out-in-the-greenroom-1527716872
Shattered expectations in a new gig can be an issue for job-hopping executives.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/what-to-do-when-that-shiny-new-job-isnt-the-right-fit-1527707998
A little-noticed part of lawsuit says Redstone could sell a combined company and give up control.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/the-real-end-game-for-cbs-viacom-1527672600