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  • Norman Lloyd at 100: Hollywood’s Living Memory (turns 100 today)

    11/08/2014 10:22:32 AM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Variety ^ | November 7, 2014 | Scott Foundas
    After nine decades in the business, the former collaborator of Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles is still looking for his next great role. The earliest surviving footage of broadcast television in America is a fragment of "The Streets of New York," an adaptation of playwright Dion Boucicault's 19th-century drama, aired by the experimental New York NBC affiliate W2XBS on August 31, 1939. All that now remains of the hour-long program is a silent, 11-minute kinescope, filmed off a TV screen and archived at the Paley Center For Media. And there, in those primitive flickering images, you can catch...
  • U.S. Producer Prices Fall, Offer Little Sign Of Inflation Pressure

    03/14/2014 7:04:07 AM PDT · by mykroar · 5 replies ^ | 3/14/2014 | Reuters
    U.S. producer prices fell in February, dragged down by falling costs for services and offering little sign of a pickup in inflation pressures. The Labor Department said on Friday its seasonally adjusted producer price index for final demand dropped 0.1 percent last month. U.S. inflation has held at a very low level in recent years because of a persistently high unemployment rate. This is expected to push the Federal Reserve to keep its benchmark interest rate near zero for many more months even as the central bank dials back its monetary stimulus. Prices received by the nation's factories, retailers and...
  • Reporter who said Romney’s happy with ‘black people drowning’ named producer of ‘Crossfire’

    07/29/2013 10:47:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jeff Poor
    In an announcement on his Twitter account, CNN political director Mark Preston announced former Yahoo News Washington bureau chief David Chalian would be named the supervising producer for the reincarnation of CNN’s “Crossfire.”
  • ABC News inundated with porn spam after tweeting interview requests to relatives of shooting victims

    12/19/2012 8:28:11 AM PST · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12-17-2012 | David Martosko
    Full Title-"ABC News producer inundated with porn spam after tweeting interview requests to relatives of shooting victims" A spokesman for ABC News told The Daily Caller on Monday that an influx of emailed pornography led the network to close down an email account and several social media profiles belonging to an editorial producer, in the days following the Friday mass-murder at a Connecticut elementary school. “We’ve had to change all of her accounts,” ABC News Senior Vice President Jeffrey Schneider said of Nadine Shubailat in a voicemail message left Monday morning. Shubailat sent tweets Friday to at least two people...
  • Producer Richard D. Zanuck Dies at 77

    07/13/2012 2:30:51 PM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 07/13/12 | Brent Lang
    Richard D. Zanuck, the producer of "Jaws" and "Driving Miss Daisy," died Friday in Los Angeles, a spokesperson for his production company told TheWrap. He was 77. The cause of death was a heart attack. The son of famed 20th Century Fox head Daryl F. Zanuck, he would make his own indelible mark on the movie business by championing a then unknown director named Steven Spielberg. Together their adaptation of Peter Benchley's pulpy novel about a killer shark terrorizing a beach town would usher in a new era of summer blockbusters and fundamentally alter the type of movies that the...
  • Hollywood Producer: Bill Clinton Directly Told Me Barack Obama Not Eligible - 3/16/12

    03/21/2012 1:23:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 20, 2012 | BirtherReportDotCom o
    Hollywood Producer Bettina Viviano: Bill Clinton Directly Told Me Barack Obama Not Eligible - 3/16/2012
  • Oscar-Winning Producer of 'Schindler's List' Slams Obama, Salutes Breitbart

    03/13/2012 7:46:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/13/12 | Gerald R. Molen
    Gerald R. Molen is an Oscar-winning film producer whose credits include "Rain Man," "Minority Report," "Twister," "Schindler's List" and "Jurassic Park." My fellow patriots, As we sit in our comfort-laden abodes, sipping our lattes or pink lemonades and either wishing the snow would be gone for another year or baseball season would start so there was something interesting to do, the world continues to move forward. But as we seek other interests, we are not listening to the sounds emanating from the world around us. If you would listen carefully you would recognize the woeful sounds of America gasping for...
  • Producer prices climb hotter-than-forecast 0.2%

    08/17/2011 5:58:03 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 4 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 8.17.11 | Steve Goldstein
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Producer prices rose 0.2% in July as a decline in energy costs didn’t immediately filter through the rest of the economy, according to government data released Wednesday. The Labor Department said prices rose on a seasonally adjusted basis in July as a surge from tobacco offset a decline in energy costs. Gasoline prices fell 2.8% while tobacco shot up 2.8%, the biggest gain in more than two years. The cost of light trucks, pharmaceuticals as well as beef and veal also played a role in the advance. Excluding food and energy, core PPI rose 0.4%, the largest...
  • CNN Political Producer: 'We Know There Are a Lot of Businesses Who Have Been on a Hiring Streak'

    07/19/2011 4:19:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/19/11 | Mike Bates
    Today on the 2:00 pm segment of CNN Newsroom, anchor Randi Kaye spoke with CNN political producer Shannon Travis about criticism directed at President Barack Obama: TRAVIS: Yes, really, really quickly, billionaire Steve Wynn, you've seen his resorts all over Las Vegas. He's blasting President Obama. I'm going to read this quote from a call, an earnings call yesterday. Quote, "I'm saying it bluntly that this administration is the greatest wet blanket to business and progress and job creation in my lifetime". Those are from Steve Wynn. We know there are a lot of businesses who have been on a...
  • Are you a producer or a moocher? The battle between those who create and those who take.

    04/14/2011 7:13:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/14/2011 | Marsha Enright and Gen LaGreca
    “Atlas Shrugged: Part I,” which opens April 15th, is a movie unlike any other. Based on Ayn Rand’s novel, it dramatizes the fundamental conflict gripping our world: the battle between those who create value and wealth through their own efforts (the producers) and those who seek them through force (the looters and moochers). With eerie accuracy, Rand’s novel depicted — in 1957 — the very struggle between these diametrical opposites that we’re witnessing today. This battle couldn’t be more important because the fate of civilization rests on the outcome. Since this conflict inescapably affects everyone, it’s crucial to know which...
  • Hollywood Fundraiser For Rahm Emanuel

    10/22/2010 3:04:46 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | October 22, 2010 | Nikki Finke
    ...five well-known Hollywood Democrats -- David Geffen, Bob Iger, Peter Chernin, Haim Saban, and Ari Emanuel -- are hosting a November 4 fundraiser for Ari's brother Rahm Emanuel in his bid to become Chicago's next mayor. Rahm, a former Democratic U.S. Representative from Illinois' 5th Congressional District (2003-2009), resigned as President Obama's White House Chief Of Staff on October 1 to throw his hat into the mayoral race following the retirement of Richard M. Daley whose last name more or less owned that political office the way most families would takeover the dining table. The Hollywood fundraiser will be held...
  • "Titanic" producer fearless over latest movie (Avatar)

    10/16/2009 3:12:44 PM PDT · by IDontLikeToPayTaxes · 37 replies · 1,627+ views
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | Oct 16, 2009 | AFP
    BUSAN, South Korea (AFP) – Hollywood producer Jon Landau said Friday he had no doubt that his latest feature with "Titanic" director James Cameron would live up to its billing as the year's most-anticipated film. The 300-million-dollar "Avatar", packed with computer-generated imagery and 3-D effects, is the pair's first project together since scooping 11 Oscars with "Titanic" in 1998.
  • CBS producer accused of soliticing sex with 11-year old

    10/01/2007 5:24:34 PM PDT · by JoeSixPack1 · 100 replies · 395+ views ^ | October 01, 2007 | PAUL QUINLAN, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
    A CBS producer was arrested Saturday after deputies say he attempted to arrange sex with 11-year-old girl by communicating with undercover investigators posing as the fictitious girl's father, authorities said. Daniel J. Barron, 56, a 15-year producer with CBS News who lives in New Jersey, allegedly told an undercover St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office detective to bring his 11-year-old daughter to the Fort Lauderdale hotel where he was staying while in town to cover Sunday's Miami Dolphins game, according to an arrest report. Barron allegedly told the undercover detective, whom he met Saturday afternoon in an America Online chat room...
  • NBC producer, Brokaw colleague dies in Manhattan building plunge

    07/30/2007 7:29:28 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 43 replies · 3,563+ views
    New York Newsday ^ | 7/30/07 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA,
    NEW YORK (AP) _ A former Emmy-winning television producer who worked with Tom Brokaw at NBC News died Monday after falling from his apartment building, police said. Police initially reported that the producer, Eric R. Wishnie, was hit by a vehicle that fled the scene, but later they said they had located a witness who saw him as he fell from an adjacent building. The medical examiner's office said it had scheduled an autopsy. NBC News President Steve Capus said in a statement that Wishnie, 44, was "an enormously talented former senior producer at NBC News, who had a hand...
  • He'll be dad 6 times, with 6 women

    03/12/2007 5:40:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies · 569+ views
    Cincinnati.Com | Friday, March 9, 2007 | SHARON COOLIDGE
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  • Mel Wins Friday: #1 'Apocalypto' Bigger Opening Weekend Than 'Braveheart'

    12/09/2006 3:38:57 AM PST · by Mel Gibson · 193 replies · 4,119+ views
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | December 8, 2006 | Nikki Finke
    Call it a Hollywood shocker: Mel's Apocalypto will have a bigger weekend opening than his Braveheart. Despite scandal, an R-rating, subtitles because of an ancient dialect, no stars, and direct competition from movieland AAA-listers Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz, Gibson's Mayan epic won Friday's matinees and evenings, I'm told. At first, box office gurus were warning me that the weekend victor among three very competitive films all opening against each other would be too close to call. cameron_jude.jpgBut now I've learned it looks certain that Apocalypto will win the weekend -- bearing out my reporting back on December 1st when...
  • U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch helps spring Atlanta R&B producer Dallas Austin from Dubai jail

    07/09/2006 7:11:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies · 1,062+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/08/06
    Hatch helps spring Austin from Dubai jailBy The Associated Press Sat Jul 8, 5:50 PM ET Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, sits at a piano in his Capitol Hill office in this May 6, 1997 file photo. Hatch, a musician in his own right, helped secure the release of Atlanta R&B producer Dallas Austin from a Dubai jail after a drug conviction, his office confirmed Saturday July 8, 2006. (AP Photo/Cameron Craig, File) SALT LAKE CITY - U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, a musician in his own right, helped secure the release of Atlanta R&B producer Dallas Austin from a...
  • Report: Hollywood producer to plead guilty to bilking investors ("DHS: The Series" scam)

    05/16/2006 9:08:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 323+ views
    A Hollywood producer has agreed to plead guilty to income tax evasion and conspiracy to commit mail fraud in connection with an alleged scam that bilked millions of dollars from people who thought they were investing in a television series about the Department of Homeland Security, according to a report published Tuesday. Joseph Medawar, 44, faces up to 10 years in prison and $9 million in fines under the plea agreement, which is set to come before a federal judge on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing federal court documents filed Monday. He also would pay $3.4 million in...
  • In 'Narnia,' Tycoon Seeks Blockbuster With a Message

    12/12/2005 2:24:26 PM PST · by truthandlife · 19 replies · 928+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12-12-05 | Claudia Eller
    After coming up dry on such costly movie flops as "Around the World in 80 Days" and "Sahara," Hollywood's highest-rolling wildcatter is looking for his first gusher. And once again, Philip Anschutz is risking big. The Denver-based multibillionaire, who made a fortune in oil, natural gas, railroads, telecommunications and real estate, has spent $90 million — half the film's $180-million budget — to produce the screen adaptation of the children's classic "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." But whether the movie, which opens Friday, will produce the lucrative family-oriented franchise that Anschutz hopes for depends...
  • Producer and director Strock dead at 87

    12/04/2005 10:11:58 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 326+ views
    MORENO VALLEY, Calif. - Herbert L. Strock, a television producer and director who directed such B-movies as "I Was a Teenage Frankenstein," "How to Make a Monster" and "The Crawling Hand," has died. He was 87. Strock died Wednesday of heart failure at Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno Valley following a car accident, according to his daughter, Leslie Mitchner. In a television career that began in the 1940s, Strock worked on series including "Highway Patrol," "Sky King," "Sea Hunt," "Maverick" and "77 Sunset Strip." His creature features included "Blood of Dracula" and "Gog," shot in 3-D. "He was...
  • Alisa Still Brays For Hollywood's Money

    10/30/2005 11:52:10 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 4 replies · 484+ views
    La Queen Sucia ^ | Oct. 30, 2005 | Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    I just finished reading another amazing novel by Dean Koontz, "Cold Fire". The afterword ... is hilarious: "Then, as is often the case when life is good, someone said, 'Hey, let's make a movie!' and life got strange, dark, and scary. "By this I do not mean to imply - although I can't stop you from inferring - that a lot of movie-industry executives are as brainless, voracious, and destructive as the flesh-eating bacteria ... I've met smart, fair, creative executives over the years...although I've noticed their kind either eventually get fired," (NOTE TO SELF: KELLY GOODE!!!) ... He goes...
  • Alisa just can't keep her mouth shut

    10/22/2005 10:13:25 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 386+ views
    La Queen Sucia ^ | Oct. 19, 2005 | Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    ...I wanted to address the Lifetime series of "The Dirty Girls Social Club" again. First, I should let you all know I haven't heard a peep from anyone at the network since I last posted. I have talked to my co-executive producer, Nely Galan, who talked to an exec at the network who, I am told, told her that they have no problem with me at the repitch meeting. Rather, they just want to meet with everyone but me in order to "bond". Okay. ... Basically, there's a thing that happens in Hollywood. Moneylust. They all want to make money,...
  • Rathergate Producer Resigns

    02/26/2005 8:30:30 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 36 replies · 924+ views ^ | 2/26/05 | unknown
    "CBS News and I have reached an amicable resolution, and I have resigned my position," Murphy said in a statement. She said she wished "my good colleagues well" and looked forward to moving on in her career. Murphy and "60 Minutes Wednesday" executive producer Josh Howard were asked to resign after an independent panel found they rushed the Bush report to the air without proper checks. CBS News senior vice president Betsy West also was asked to give up her job. Murphy, Howard's top deputy, worked at CBS News for more than 17 years and was head of the political...
  • Israel, PA seek to free CNN's Druze worker [CNN Producer Abducted.]

    09/27/2004 10:39:03 PM PDT · by familyop · 10 replies · 296+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 28SEP04 | Haaretz Staff
    Israel and the Palestinian Authority were engaged in intensive efforts Monday night to bring about the release of an Israeli Druze employee of CNN who was kidnapped by armed Palestinians in Gaza on Monday. The kidnapping occurred at approximately 6:30 P.M., just outside CNN's offices in Gaza City. Riad Ali, who works for the television station as a producer and translator, was standing and chatting with two other employees, a reporter and a cameraman, both American. According to the reporter, Ben Wedeman, a white Peugeot stopped nearby and five armed Palestinians, all in their twenties, jumped out. Some carried pistols,...
  • CNN producer abducted in Gaza

    09/27/2004 9:46:06 PM PDT · by familyop · 22 replies · 552+ views
    CNN ^ | 27SEP04 | CNN
    GAZA CITY (CNN) -- A group of armed men abducted a CNN producer in Gaza City on Monday. There has been no claim of responsibility for the abduction of CNN producer Riad Ali, and the militant group Hamas condemned it.
  • Vanity - any TV news producers out there? Need election night help for my daughter

    09/23/2004 3:28:54 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 11 replies · 382+ views
    9/23/04 | self
    My daughter is set as the producer for the election night news coverage of the Presidential race on her Emmy winning High School cable station.
  • CBS, 60 Minutes Producer "Shopping" for News to Harm Military

    09/10/2004 8:16:04 AM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 26 replies · 2,531+ views
    Veterans For Peace web site ^ | 9-10-2004 | Robert A. Cook
    Date: Mon Jun 14, 2004 1:25 pm Subject: CBS News/60 Minutes Seeking to talk with Military Families From: "Chante Wolf" Sent: Monday, June 14, 2004 12:50 PM Subject: Fw: CBS News/60 Minutes Seeking to talk withMilitary Families, Soldiers\ about recruiting, re-enlisting Dear Military Families, We received the email below from Michael Bronner, a producer for 60 Minutes, and spoke with him as well. He is looking to speak with families who have concerns about recruiting practices (for new recruits) AND re-enlistment schemes/pressures in the military. If you would like to email or speak with him, his contact information is below....
  • Easter TV Special Documents Stories of ‘Miracles’ and Changed Lives from “The Passion”

    04/03/2004 1:11:37 AM PST · by miraclesofthepassion · 1 replies · 577+ views ^ | April 2, 2004 | Anne P, Sharp
    LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2004—Jody Eldred Productions today announced it has just completed filming and is in the final stages of production on an inspirational documentary called, “Changed Lives: Miracles of The Passion,” which will air nationwide Easter weekend. With rave reviews from Diane Sawyer on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and Joe Scarborough on MSNBC’s “Scarborough Country,” this one-hour T.V. special was shot in High Definition and documents the true stories of people whose lives have been forever changed by Mel Gibson’s incredible motion picture “The Passion of The Christ.” “I knew instantly that people’s lives were going to be...
  • Rock 'n' roll pioneer Sam Phillips dead

    07/30/2003 9:39:24 PM PDT · by Valin · 41 replies · 1,800+ views
    AP ^ | 7/30/03
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Sam Phillips, who discovered Elvis Presley and helped usher in the rock 'n' roll revolution, died Wednesday. He was 80. Phillips died at St. Francis Hospital, spokeswoman Gwendolyn McClain said. No details were immediately available about the cause of death or how long he had been hospitalized. Phillips founded Sun Records in Memphis in 1952 and helped launch the career of Presley, then a young singer who had moved from Tupelo, Miss. He produced Presley's first record, the 1954 single that featured ``That's All Right, Mama'' and ``Blue Moon of Kentucky.'' ``God only knows that we didn't...
  • Hollywood Goes Paranoid (Hitler TV Producer Ed Gernon and Conservatism Blacklist)

    05/22/2003 4:27:33 AM PDT · by SteveH · 64 replies · 335+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | May 18, 2003 | Joanne Ostrow
    Denver Postcommentary Hollywood goes paranoid TV's closed-mouth conservatism surfaces in firing of 'Hitler' producer By Joanne OstrowDenver Post TV/Radio Critic Sunday, May 18, 2003 - This is much more insidious than the Dixie Chicks incident: The executive producer of this week's CBS miniseries, "Hitler: The Rise of Evil," was fired for publicly likening the climate in America in advance of the invasion of Iraq to the climate in pre-war Germany that allowed the rise of the Third Reich. Ed Gernon lost his job for drawing an analogy. Imagine being axed for expressing an opinion about a period in history...
  • Oscar Producer Calls Moore "Paranoid" (Speaks out for the first time)

    03/31/2003 12:46:05 PM PST · by TLBSHOW · 29 replies · 386+ views ^ | March 31, 2003 | Guylaine Cadorette
    Oscar Producer Calls Moore "Paranoid" HOLLYWOOD, March 31, 2003 -- In his first print interview since Oscar night, filmmaker Michael Moore told the San Jose Mercury News that despite his controversial speech that elicited both cheers and jeers, he hasn't sensed any hostility from the Hollywood community. "As uncomfortable as it might have been for some people to hear, I said things that needed to be said," the filmmaker told the paper. Moore, whose documentary Bowling for Columbine won the best documentary award, added that the Oscar night boos came from Kodak Theater stagehands and were oddly "amplified." "I heard...
  • Music producer will contend shooting was accidental, friend says (Phil Spector)

    02/11/2003 8:46:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 218+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/11/03 | Linda Deutsch - AP
    <p>LOS ANGELES(AP) - Phil Spector will contend the shooting death of an actress at his suburban mansion last week was accidental, a close friend of the legendary music producer said.</p> <p>"I believe his defense will be that this was a tragic accident," said Marvin Mitchelson, a prominent Los Angeles attorney who has been friends with Spector for about 12 years and has traveled extensively with him.</p>
  • Producer sues Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne over MTV reality show idea

    07/26/2002 10:32:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 526+ views
    Associated Press - breaking news | July 26, 2002
    LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A producer has sued Ozzy Osbourne and the rock musician's wife, claiming the couple stole the idea for their hit MTV reality series ``The Osbournes'' from him. Plaintiff Gary Binkow said he met on several occasions with the couple and executives from Miramax TV between 1999 and 2000 to discuss ``a real-life docu-sitcom'' about their family, according to the lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The court papers include what Binkow said was a copy of his original treatment of the proposed series from January 2000, registered with the Writers Guild of America, The...
  • Music Producer Daniel Lanois killed in auto accident

    06/14/2002 10:18:59 AM PDT · by tdadams · 7 replies · 246+ views
    radio ^ | 6/14/02 | vanity
    I just heard a radio report that music producer Daniel Lanois was killed in an auto accident on the highway between Birmingham, AL and Atlanta, GA. Any updated news or links is appreciated.