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  • EXCLUSIVE: Anderson Cooper's 10pm show to be axed

    02/04/2013 1:28:07 PM PST · by Perdogg · 64 replies
    Anderson Cooper's 10pm show is set to be slashed by CNN chief Jeff Zucker to make room for a big new hire, network sources have revealed. The TV favourite, 45, hosts Anderson Cooper 360° at 8pm every weekday and the show is repeated at 10pm, with Brit Piers Morgan sandwiched in between. However, as part of a huge raft of changes at the network, Zucker plans to axe the 10pm segment, paving the way for a news star to anchor another show.
  • The Power of Cool

    05/23/2012 5:51:00 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/23/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    When Barack Obama two years ago joked at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner that potential suitors of his two daughters might have to deal with Predator drones (“But boys, don’t get any ideas. Two words for you: Predator drones. You will never see it coming.”), the liberal crowd roared. That failed macabre joke would have earned George W. Bush a week of headline condemnation from the New York Times and the Washington Post. Obama, in fact, has increased those judge/jury/executioner targeted assassinations tenfold during his tenure. But apparently, the combination of Obama’s postracial “cool” and the video-game nature of such...
  • Travel Wisconsin

    01/11/2012 4:40:59 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube ^ | 1-5-12 | David Zucker
    What happens when Hollywood director David Zucker unleashes his wacky humor on the historic Riverside Theater and the renowned Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra? You get a little something we're quite familiar with in Wisconsin: fun. You might remember David Zucker as the director of classics like Airplane! and The Naked Gun. But you might not know that David was born and raised right in Shorewood, Wisconsin! This is David's first Wisconsin project in over 40 years, but he sure hasn't forgotten one thing: Wisconsin is fun in every season. See for yourself! Start planning your Wisconsin vacation with accommodations, attractions, and...
  • They'll never work in this town again.

    10/27/2010 9:32:55 PM PDT · by steve8714 · 25 replies
    Who plays Boxer in "Call Me Senator"?
  • Call Me Senator (video) - from David Zucker

    10/24/2010 11:32:03 AM PDT · by callthemlikeyouseethem · 18 replies ^ | Oct 22, 2010 | David Zucker
    Director David Zucker writes and produces the hilarious but sad tale of Barbara Boxers disrespect of our Military. In the wonderful style of his great movies Airplane, Naked Gun, Naked Gun 2.5, Scary Movie 3, Scary Movie 4, An American Carol, David hits to the core of Senator Boxers famous hearing.
  • 'We've called her "Senator" for many years. It's time to call her "Ma'am" again.'

    10/22/2010 11:19:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/22/2010 | David Freddoso
    Hollywood Mogul David Zucker produced this video as his apology for donating to and supporting Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., in the past:
  • An Airplane! Ad Against Barbara Boxer (Very funny)

    10/22/2010 4:35:27 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 68 replies via ^ | 10/22/10 | David Zucker
    Famed filmmaker David Zucker penned an apology to Big Government readers for backing Barbara Boxer in past elections for the US Senate. It turns out that the producer of films such as Airplane, Naked Gun, Top Secret!, and An American Carol once contributed to Boxer during her first campaign for Senate. For penance, Zucker offers this soon-to-be classic short, Call Me Madam Joe, that merges Boxer’s most arrogant moment with a dose of Abbott and Costello — featuring one of our favorite character actors
  • Steve Burke to replace Jeff Zucker as CEO of NBC Universal

    09/27/2010 3:20:59 AM PDT · by paudio · 4 replies
    EW ^ | 9/26/10 | Lynette Rice
    Comcast and General Electric announced today that Chief Operating Officer Steve Burke will become the chief executive officer of NBC Universal upon the close of Comcast’s purchase of the media company from GE. Burke, 52, will take over for NBC Universal President and CEO Jeff Zucker, who will continue to serve in his position until the close of the deal.

    09/24/2010 8:59:35 AM PDT · by kcvl · 142 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | Sept 24, 2010 | Matt D.
  • Zucker Announces Departure From NBC (Are Olbermann and Maddow soon to be gone?)

    09/24/2010 9:31:13 AM PDT · by milwguy · 18 replies
    ny slimes ^ | 9/24/2010 | bill carter

    09/17/2010 4:46:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge
    youtube ^ | October 2006 | David Zucker
    From 2006, but still good: About David Zucker: Producer David Zucker, a "Sept. 12 Republican", tells family to "leave it blank"
  • NBC boss eyes $30M+ exit deal from Comcast (Zuckerpunched! - Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/02/2010 6:25:48 AM PDT · by abb · 17 replies · 412+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 2, 2010 | Claire Atkinson
    <p>General Electric has finalized details of Jeff Zucker's exit deal from NBC Universal, according to sources familiar with the situation.</p> <p>Zucker will leave "a couple of months" after Comcast Corp. closes its agreement to acquire a 51 percent stake in the media giant from its current owners General Electric and Vivendi -- with an exit package of roughly $30 million to $40 million, under the proposed exit deal, those sources said.</p>
  • Former supporter Zuckerman fires 2nd shot over Obama’s bow

    01/22/2010 4:10:13 PM PST · by Starman417 · 29 replies · 1,448+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-22-10 | Mataharley
    It was just yesterday that I posted about the equally meteoric rise and fall of BHO. But apparently driving Obama's failures home... not merely confined to the MA special election loss... was important enough for Mort Zuckerman - former Obama supporter - to again fire another political shell over Obama's bow. After recapping domestic and foreign failure after failure on record, Zuckerman's op-ed in US News and World Report, "The Incredible Deflation of Barack Obama" comes to a single conclusion: The consequence is that there isn't a single critical problem on which the president has a positive public rating. Only...
  • How Zucker's Leno quick fix got NBC into a quagmire (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/10/2010 2:38:27 PM PST · by abb · 58 replies · 2,255+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 9, 2010 | Meg James and Matea Gold
    Jeff Zucker was a fearless news producer and fast-rising entertainment executive who was just 41 when he became head of NBC Universal. But in the last few years, the onetime whiz kid behind the "Today" show -- he turned Katie Couric into a star -- has made several costly miscalculations that have led to a spectacular fall by the country's premier television network. Zucker's troubles were magnified this week when, with NBC facing a revolt by affiliate stations furious over their sinking ratings, he decided to move Jay Leno back to late night after less than four months. The unusual...
  • NOT 'GLEE'-FUL! Fox Show Disinvited From Macy Thanksgiving Parade By NBC (The war on Fox)

    10/13/2009 6:58:28 AM PDT · by tlb · 57 replies · 2,719+ views
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | October 12, 2009 | Nikki Finke
    Those morons at Jeff Zucker's company have stepped in it yet again. It's bad enough NBC can't get anyone to watch its piss-poor network primetime shows, but now NBC is making sure the American public can't watch other networks' shows as well. (This follows an earlier report that NBC doesn't want the Jay Leno Show to book rival networks' TV stars.) The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is known for annually including "cultural touchstones of the moment" in its broadcast, from every American Idol winner since the 2nd season (a Fox show) to the stars of High School Musical (a Disney...
  • Drudge: Brian Williams BOWS to President Obama?

    06/03/2009 7:39:45 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 180 replies · 7,597+ views
    Drudgereport ^ | 03 JUN 09 | dcbryan1
  • Two Missouri Brothers Among Those Indicted in $4 Million Nationwide Spamming Conspiracy

    04/29/2009 7:49:35 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 635+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Two Missouri Brothers Among Those Indicted in $4 Million Nationwide Spamming Conspiracy Millions of E-Mail Addresses Illegally Harvested from Computers at 2,000 Schools KANSAS CITY, MO—Two Missouri men and their company are among those indicted by a federal grand jury in a nationwide e-mail spamming case that victimized more than 2,000 colleges and universities in a scheme that sold more than $4 million worth of products to students, announced Matt J. Whitworth, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. Amir Ahmad Shah, 28, of St. Louis., his brother, Osmaan Ahmad...
  • GE shareholders meeting: 'Open hostility' toward execs over MSNBC's 'leftward tilt'

    04/22/2009 4:28:03 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 58 replies · 2,994+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 22, 2009, | Paul Bond
    Things got testy Wednesday at the GE shareholders meeting courtesy of several complaints about political bias at its media division, NBC Universal. Just don't expect to see the fireworks at the company's webcast of Wednesday's event, which contains prepared remarks from CEO Jeff Immelt and CFO Keith Sherin but leaves out their interaction with shareholders. Just before GE board members were re-elected, shareholders asked about 10 questions of a mostly political nature concerning the viewpoints of MSNBC and CNBC, according to attendees. First up was a woman asking about a reported meeting in which Immelt and NBC Uni CEO Jeff...

    04/16/2009 5:01:03 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 43 replies · 2,308+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 16, 2009 | Page Six
    <p>THE top suits and some of the on-air talent at CNBC were recently ordered to a top-secret meeting with General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt and NBC Universal President Jeff Zucker to discuss whether they've turned into the President Obama-bashing network, Page Six has learned.</p>
  • The David Zucker Albright Ad

    04/05/2009 5:25:35 PM PDT · by RatsDawg · 11 replies · 763+ views
    Youtube ^ | October 10, 2006 | David Zucker I know this video was all the rage back during the election of '06. However, in light of this weekends major stories, I thought I should repost this. If only America would have listened to Republican's in 2006...
  • Zucker says NBC may scale down programming hours

    12/08/2008 1:47:38 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 55 replies · 1,269+ views ^ | Dec. 8, 2008
    NEW YORK (AP) - A terrible fall season at NBC is forcing the network to consider scaling back the number of hours it airs programming, Chief Executive Jeff Zucker told an investor conference Monday. While NBC will continue to fund the creation of pilots, Zucker told analysts at a media investor conference sponsored by UBS that NBC is considering cutting the number of hours or perhaps even the number of nights it provides programming. "Can we continue to program 22 hours of prime-time? Three of our competitors don't. Can we afford to program seven nights a week? One of our...
  • Exclusive: Move Review - An American Carol

    10/06/2008 6:53:38 AM PDT · by captjanaway · 11 replies · 1,183+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 10/6/08 | Pam Meister
    "Why should I celebrate a country that's caused oppression and terror all over the world?" These are the words of Michael Malone, the fictitious director lampooned in An American Carol, which opened up this past weekend, coming in (as of this writing) seventh overall at the box office for the weekend. With a number of big-name stars and some surprising cameo appearances, it's an enjoyable afternoon or evening out at the movies geared toward pride in country harbored by more Americans than one would think based on the usual cinematic offerings from Tinseltown. If you've seen Airplane! and the Naked...

    10/05/2008 6:08:07 PM PDT · by andrew roman · 56 replies · 2,772+ views ^ | 5 October 2008 | Andrew Roman
    David Zucker’s An American Carol finished at number nine at the box-office in its first weekend of release – somewhat disappointing, I must admit (considering I saw it twice) – but fortunately ahead of Bill Maher’s anti-religion film “Religulous.” The movie took in $3.81 million in sales, just ahead of Maher’s masterwork, which snagged $3.5 million. The film “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” finished in the top spot, pulling in $29 million. Read the story here. As many weekend filmgoers have already expressed – far more eloquently than I could hope to - “An American Carol” wasn’t the funniest film ever made....
  • An American Triumph

    10/03/2008 8:43:34 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 12 replies · 734+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 10/3/08 | Ben Johnson
    In a just world, the words “From the makers of Airplane!” should be enough to guarantee a blockbuster. Whether An American Carol – which opens nationwide this weekend – will do as well financially as it deserves remains to be seen, but it is a success, not only as a comedy, but on a more fundamental level. An American Carol is an existential triumph: it is the first Hollywood film to receive nationwide distribution while combining hilarity, star power, high production values, and a pronounced conservative message. This film is thoughtcrime. By rights, it should not exist, and a decade...
  • Also opening: 'An American Carol'

    10/02/2008 10:43:21 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 34 replies · 1,744+ views ^ | Oct 01, 2008 | By Steve Persall,
    'An American Carol' David Zucker wants you to know that not everyone in Hollywood is a raging liberal. The co-creator of such off-the-wall comedies as Airplane! and the Naked Gun trilogy converted to the Republican Party in 2004, contributing anti-Democrat ads to the conservative cause. Zucker takes his onscreen politics a step farther with An American Carol (PG-13), an update of Charles Dickens' Christmas classic with Ebenezer Scrooge replaced by a Michael Moore-style filmmaker. Kevin Farley plays Michael Malone, whose latest liberal crusade involves abolishing the Fourth of July. Malone is visited by three patriotic ghosts who attempt to change...
  • An American Carol opens Friday

    09/30/2008 4:05:26 PM PDT · by kc8ukw · 26 replies · 913+ views
    Me ^ | Sep. 30, 2008 | Me
    Remember that An American Carol, a conservative comedy, opens this Friday. (Trailer.) I was part of a webcast with director David Zucker yesterday along with about 60 other people, (oddly enough, since I'm nothing special.) He noted that Bill Maher's Religulous is also opening this weekend. Whether An American Carol beats it or loses in attendance, a message will be sent to Hollywood. Zucker was also concerned that conservatives are the sort of people who would say "that looks like a great movie. I'm gonna buy the DVD." But Hollywood almost only cares about the opening weekend take. So certainly...
  • CEO of NBC behind "Obama (Hitler Youth) Kids for Change" Video!

    09/30/2008 11:47:46 AM PDT · by The G Man · 213 replies · 14,142+ views
    Sing for Change About Us Sing for Change was a confluence of hard work, good will, and shared vision. Inspired by ideas raised at a grassroots Obama fundraiser, a music teacher, Kathy Sawada, and the children composed and rehearsed the songs in less than two weeks. Several musicians heard of the effort and volunteered to accompany the children. Parents and older siblings designed and provided the T-Shirts and the banner. There’s a first for everything, but rarely do so many firsts come together at once: for the children and their parents, this is their first performance, first video, first banner,...
  • "An American Carol" Movie Website, opening Friday October 3rd, 2008

    09/24/2008 11:26:54 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 15 replies · 1,332+ views
    American Carolers ^ | September 24, 2008 | David Zucker
    It looks hilarous, all FREEPERS should attend and bring family and friends.
  • Charles Dickens Hearts David Zucker (An American Carol: a Conservative Movie vs. Michael Moore)

    09/24/2008 6:56:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies · 981+ views
    National Review ^ | Sept 22, 2008 | Kathleen Parker
    Americans numbed by the daily barrage of politics-as-usual are about to be awakened by some new fireworks — Hollywood-style. Imagine documentary filmmaker Michael Moore and director David Zucker (Airplane! and The Naked Gun) in the center ring and you begin to get the idea. Zucker’s new movie, An American Carol (due in theaters Oct. 3), is a shot across Hollywood’s bow, aimed directly at Moore. No slouch in self-defense — or self-promotion — Moore will release his own online movie, Slacker Uprising, a few days before Zucker’s to reap the benefit of the backhanded buzz. The release of both films...
  • Get Latest Headlines New conservative movie 'American Carol' tries to show Hollywood who's right

    09/19/2008 12:16:06 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 52 replies · 483+ views ^ | Sep 17, 2008 |
    They meet discreetly once a month at a res­taurant in the Valley. At first, there weren't many--Jon Voight, Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper--but now...there still aren't many. Nevertheless, they're a resolute bunch: proud, loud, and a little lonely. They are Hollywood's conservatives. "You sort of feel like you have to hide it," says director David Zucker. "When you meet, you give each other a secret look--'Are you a Republican too?' It's the new gay." On Oct. 3, Zucker and his lunchmates will out themselves when An American Carol, Hollywood's first unabashedly right-wing comedy, opens in 2,000 theaters. Think Dickens' holiday classic,...
  • Jeff Zucker (CEO of NBC) Heartily Booed at Halftime of Giants Game (anti-MSM statement)

    09/05/2008 7:20:47 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 51 replies · 185+ views
    Pharmboy Reporting ^ | 9-5-08 | Pharmboy
    At the Giants halftime last night in the Meadowlands, a "Stand Up for Cancer" presentation was made by three people from the 50 yard line: Steve Tisch, partner in the ownership of the Giants, a radiant and gorgeous Christie Brinkley, and Jeff Zucker.Tisch was roundly booed (because of the personal seat licenses which the Giants have instituted for the new stadium which will open in 2010). Chritie came on next and was warmly greeted by the 77k fans.But when Zucker was announced and began to speak, the fans booed him almost as vigorously as they did to Tisch. Why? The...
  • CONVENTION BUSINESS: Santorum's New Movie

    09/02/2008 1:01:19 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies · 228+ views
    Dow Jones ^ | September 02, 2008 | Siobhan Hughes, Corey Boles and Henry J. Pulizzi
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has resurfaced as a movie promoter. On Tuesday, Santorum appeared at a breakfast for Pennsylvania delegates and talked up "An American Carol," a new movie that takes aim at filmmaker Michael Moore. "This is a very deliberate attempt to go after the anti-war left," Santorum told the delegates. A brief clip showed people slapping a Moore character.
  • David Zucker Commits Hollywood Treason

    08/21/2008 11:47:29 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 41 replies · 111+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 21, 2008 | John Nolte
    The film industry's blacklist is dead — unless you happen to be openly conservative...... ------------------------------------------------- In 2004, before anyone had even seen The Passion of the Christ, before Mel Gibson would drunkenly reveal his darker side, leftists poured out of the entertainment, academic, and religious worlds to unleash an unholy hell on the film and its maker. Too late to stop the film (it had secured distribution), the goal was therefore two-fold: to hurt the movie financially (which obviously failed), but also to launch a pre-emptive strike against any filmmaker thinking about following Gibson’s lead and scampering off the liberal...
  • An American Carol

    08/19/2008 8:37:06 PM PDT · by Jean S · 17 replies · 190+ views
    Opening Oct. 3. From what I've seen and heard, this is a must see movie. Chris Farley's brother plays Michael Moore. A conservative movie from Hollywood, it's unique.
  • Video: American Carol Trailer (David Zucker Pro-American Satire of Michael Moore)

    08/15/2008 10:22:48 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 114+ views ^ | August 15, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Last week, I interviewed Myrna Sokoloff, co-writer of the the David Zucker film An American Carol, but we didn’t have any trailers to show viewers. Bill O’Reilly previewed the first trailer for the film on his show last night, giving people a first glimpse at the pro-American satire that Zucker will deliver on October 3rd:
  • Trailer: “An American Carol”

    08/14/2008 8:22:43 PM PDT · by winstonwolf33 · 25 replies · 132+ views
    Dirty Harry's Place ^ | 8/14/08 | Dirty Harry
    This was put on Youtube from this evening’s O’Reilly Factor. Excellent trailer. Enjoy.
  • Hollywood Takes on the Left

    08/12/2008 4:53:26 PM PDT · by rhema · 31 replies · 210+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/11/2008 | Stephen F. Hayes
    For anyone who has ever been on a movie set, the commotion inside Warner Brothers Studio 15 will be familiar: serious-faced actors and actresses quietly rehearsing their lines; the director of photography huddled with his assistants around two high-definition screens inside a small black tent reviewing the last scenes; extras lounging around the set trying both to stay out of the way and to get noticed; carpenters busily working to construct the set for the next scene; a frazzled first assistant director guzzling Red Bull and yelling instructions to anyone who will listen. "Rolling," he shouts. Others throughout the cavernous...
  • Watch out, Hollywood: The Republicans are invading! (Barf alert: liberal blogger)

    08/08/2008 8:25:23 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 9 replies · 546+ views
    LA Times Blogs ^ | Aug 7 2008 | Patrick Goldstein
    Watch out, Hollywood: The Republicans are invading! 06:00 PM PT, Aug 7 2008 You may think of David Zucker as one of those uproarious Zucker brothers who made the "Airplane!" and "Naked Gun" movies. But Hollywood conservatives look upon Zucker as their Paul Revere, their Gen. George Patton, their Oliver North ... any uncompromising, right-thinking warrior type will do. In recent years, Zucker has become one of the most outspoken voices in showbiz conservative circles who believes that Hollywood is in "a new McCarthy era" because of its hostility to conservative views. He's also convinced that Democrats are weak, foreign-policy...
  • Time for a Conservative Uprising in Hollywood

    08/05/2008 5:17:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 417+ views ^ | August 05, 2008 | Jamie Weinstein
    At the end of July, The Washington Times published a story about a group of Hollywood conservatives and centrists who had organized themselves into a sort of "secret society" known as The Friends of Abe. According to The Times, The Friends of Abe are "a loose-knit network of entertainers who share common beliefs like supporting U.S. troops and traditional American values." The article noted that the group "functioned like a support group, organizing informal gatherings where actors, producers, screenwriters, key grips and other industry types can share common values or discuss concerns like anti-Americanism in Hollywood movies or the perception...
  • Time for a Conservative Uprising in Hollywood

    08/05/2008 5:52:19 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 1 replies · 71+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 8-5-08 | Jamie Weinstein
    Over the last several years there have been numerous anti-war films produced, nearly all of which have been box office bombs. Even Lions for Lambs, which featured big name stars like Tom Cruise and Robert Redford, was a miserable failure. The only anti-war flick to perform well was Michael Moore’s faux “documentary” Fahrenheit 9/11. There is little question that a well-written movie about America’s war against Islamic terrorism, which illustrates the heroism of our troops and the greatness of American values, would be huge hit at the box office. The American public would eat it up. So if liberal Hollywood...
  • Hollywood Takes on the Left (a right wing movie with right wing Hollywood actors and producers)

    08/04/2008 10:42:46 PM PDT · by reaganixonbush · 38 replies · 650+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 4, 2008 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Hollywood Takes on the Left David Zucker, the director who brought us 'Airplane!' and 'The Naked Gun,' turns his sights on anti-Americanism. by Stephen F. Hayes 08/11/2008 David Zucker is sitting in a high-backed director's chair with his name on it. (I'd always assumed they were just used for effect in movies, but here one was.) Zucker is looking at a monitor showing the inside of an empty New York City subway station. It's actually just a set--a stunning replica of a subway station--and it sits 15 feet to Zucker's right. The first assistant director breaks the silence. "Action!" The...
  • Politico: “An American Carol”

    08/03/2008 11:28:18 AM PDT · by Signalman · 18 replies · 405+ views
    Dirty Harry's Place ^ | July 23, 2008 | Dirty Harry
    Other than “sometime by the end of the year,” there’s no release date yet, but Politico’s Jeffrey Ressner has an excellent spread on the film and its creator, 9/11 convert and fellow Wisconsonian, David Zucker: Zucker, who comes from a family of JFK Democrats, calls himself a “Sept. 11 Republican” who left his former party over national security issues. Since his own political turnaround, he has directed two enormously successful “Scary Movie” sequels and an Ashton Kutcher romantic comedy flop, in addition to a batch of unaired Republican National Committee ads and viral videos skewering Sen. John F. Kerry, former...
  • Hollywood Takes on the Left

    08/02/2008 7:58:54 AM PDT · by BlessedMom92 · 23 replies · 294+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/11/2008 | Stephen F. Hayes
    David Zucker, the director who brought us 'Airplane!' and 'The Naked Gun,' turns his sights on anti-Americanism. For anyone who has ever been on a movie set, the commotion inside Warner Brothers Studio 15 will be familiar: serious-faced actors and actresses quietly rehearsing their lines; the director of photography huddled with his assistants around two high-definition screens inside a small black tent reviewing the last scenes; extras lounging around the set trying both to stay out of the way and to get noticed; carpenters busily working to construct the set for the next scene; a frazzled first assistant director guzzling...
  • Vivendi picks up 'American Carol'(Zucker Parodies Moore)

    08/01/2008 7:11:09 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 8 replies · 245+ views
    Variety ^ | 07/31/08 | Dade Hayes
    Vivendi Entertainment has picked up North American rights to David Zucker's new comedy "An American Carol" and will release it in the fall. Pic tracks a cynical, anti-American filmmaker who sets out on a crusade to abolish the July Fourth holiday. He is visited by three ghosts who try to show him the true meaning of America. Directed, produced and written by Zucker, known as one of the masterminds of the "Airplane!" and "Naked Gun" franchises, the pic is also produced by Mpower's Stephen McEveety and John Shepherd. The cast includes Kevin Farley ("Monk") as the filmmaker, plus Kelsey Grammer,...
  • 'Airplane!' Director Eyes Michael Moore - (new conservative comedy blasting Michael Moore)

    07/23/2008 11:36:33 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 117 replies · 452+ views ^ | July 23, 2008 | JEFFREY RESSNER
    The comedy director who gave us such immortal movie lines as “Oh stewardess, I speak jive” and “Don’t call me Shirley” is now leveling his sights at documentary filmmaker Michael Moore. David Zucker, the director and writer who helped create “Airplane!” and “The Naked Gun” franchise has called on Hollywood’s tiny but tightly knit Republican A-list crowd to help him make a broad yet unusually right-leaning political satire titled “An American Carol.” The low-budget indie co-stars Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer with Oscar-winner Jon Voight, cinema icon Dennis Hopper, model-heiress Paris Hilton and frequent Zucker stooge Leslie Nielsen in minor roles....
  • To Cut Costs, NBC Universal Ends Pilots (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/23/2008 3:45:42 PM PST · by abb · 13 replies · 71+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 23, 2008 | ERIC PFANNER
    Jeff Zucker, the chief executive of NBC Universal, said Tuesday the broadcaster was moving to save as much as $50 million a year by reducing its reliance on expensive pilots of new series on the NBC television channel. The decision to eliminate most pilots was made as the company looked for ways to cut costs in response to the Hollywood writers’ strike and the slowdown in the economy, Mr. Zucker said. “It’s clear we are in a recession in the United States, and we’re going to have to manage our business accordingly,” he said. Networks like NBC have long relied...
  • NBC's Zucker looks at canceling annual ad bonanza (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/19/2008 5:21:23 AM PST · by abb · 16 replies · 7,882+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 18, 2007 | Paul Thomasch
    NBC Universal, hamstrung by the Hollywood writers' strike, is near a decision to cancel the glitzy presentation it holds every May to introduce new prime-time TV shows to advertisers, affiliates and the media. NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker, whose company reported on Friday a 10 percent rise in operating profit and 8 percent revenue growth, said he would still hold meetings with the advertisers, but was reviewing whether to call off the showcase "upfront" event at Radio City Music Hall. "When people say the upfront, there are two things: One is the dog-and-pony show at Radio City and the...
  • An Open Letter to NBC's Jeff Zucker

    12/08/2007 9:23:57 AM PST · by coffee260 · 24 replies · 82+ views
    Coffee260 | 12/08/07 | Coffee260
    Jeff ZuckerPresident and Chief Executive Officer, NBC Universal30 Rockefeller Plaza12th FloorNew York, NY 10112 Dear Mr. Zucker,My name is Xxxxxx Xxxxxxx. I've served in the military over seas. I know how hard it is to be away from family during the holidays. I can remember how the slightest mention or reminder of home, family, or loved ones would send my stomach and my emotions into full throttled anxiety. The feeling was an unbearable reminder of the overdose of loneliness I regularly experienced. But whenever I heard from home, in a letter or on the telephone, it was like a huge...
  • David Zucker mocks IRAQ STUDY GROUP on You Tube

    12/20/2006 8:42:54 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 16 replies · 853+ views
    You Tube ^ | unknown | David Zucker
    Go see it here....
  • Zucker Video-Compares Baker/Iraq Study Group To Neville Chamberlin's "Peace In Our Time"

    12/19/2006 9:31:40 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 39 replies · 1,931+ views
    Youtube ^ | Dec 18 2006 | Zucker
    WELL done video! Zucker says in Comedy what everyone else is afraid to say!