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  • How a Network Lost Viewers by Abandoning the Police

    08/12/2020 7:47:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Return to Order ^ | August 2020 | John Horvat II
    Businesses have long based their policies on what makes money. They need to create the conditions that will bring customers back. Thus, when companies abruptly change course, people assume it is linked to the company’s bottom line. If directors perceive something that will impact their reputation and profits, they will find ways not to offend customers. That is why protests work. No one likes bad publicity. No one doubles down on decisions that lose money. When Companies Panic Such reactions can backfire. Companies sometimes panic and do not follow what their customers think but act out of fear they might...
  • Federal Court Terminates Paramount Consent Decrees

    08/08/2020 5:09:58 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies
    justice.gov ^ | August 7, 2020 | Department of Justice
    A federal court in the Southern District of New York today terminated the Paramount Consent Decrees, which for over seventy years have regulated how certain movie studios distribute films to movie theatres. The review and termination of these Decrees were part of the Department of Justice’s review of legacy antitrust judgments that dated back to the 1890’s and has resulted in the termination of nearly 800 perpetual decrees.   “We appreciate the Court’s thoughtful opinion and ruling today granting our motion to terminate these outdated Paramount Decrees,” said Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division.  “As...
  • 'Cops' Canceled at Paramount Network

    06/09/2020 5:19:18 PM PDT · by John W · 35 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | June 9, 2020 | Hollywood Reporter
    The show's 33rd season had been schedule to premiere on Monday, but no episode has aired on Paramount Network since at least June 1 as protests against police brutality and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement continued across the country.
  • Cops, Live PD Episodes Pulled From Schedule Amid George Floyd Protests

    06/05/2020 2:26:02 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    TV Line ^ | June 5, 2020 | Rebecca Iannucci
    In the wake of ongoing global protests against systemic racism and police brutality, Paramount Network has shelved Cops‘ upcoming season premiere, TVLine has confirmed. The long-running docuseries was slated to return for Season 33 on Monday, June 8 at 10/9c. Per the cabler’s schedule, Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II will instead air from 8 pm to 1 am that night. A rep for Paramount Network tells TVLine there are currently no plans to run any new Cops episodes in the future. Additionally, A&E Network has opted not to air new episodes of Live PD on June 5 and 6 in light...
  • ‘2084’: Paramount Making ‘1984’-Inspired Sci-Fi Film From ‘The Batman’ Writer

    05/05/2020 4:20:19 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Slashfilm ^ | May 5, 2020 | Chris Evangelista
    Paramount is set to go to the future with 2084, a sci-fi film from The Batman writer Mattson Tomlin. The project is being described as a “spiritual sister” to George Orwell’s classic 1984, which really just sounds like they’re adapting 1984 but changing the year so it’s no longer dated. The script is also described as having a tone similar to both The Matrix and Inception. THR has the scoop on 2084, which was just snapped up by Paramount. Lorenzo di Bonaventura will produce. And just what is this movie about? Don’t ask, because no one is saying. Instead, the...
  • Officials identify deputy who was left in critical condition by alleged drunk driver in Paramount

    11/26/2019 7:10:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    abc7LosAngeles ^ | 11/25/2019
    Palanca, who works in the Lakewood station, continues fighting for her life in the hospital after first being assaulted by one suspect and then run over by another. She had responded Monday evening to a call of a person acting erratically in the 8500 block of Alondra Boulevard. Before she could even get out of her car, the suspect started attacking her, punching her through the window of the cruiser, according to Sheriff Alex Villanueva. She got out of the car and gave chase to the suspect on foot through a nearby parking lot. As the foot chase crossed Alondra...
  • Robert Evans Dies aged 89: Hollywood Legend who Produced Chinatown and The Godfather, [Trunc]

    10/28/2019 3:34:17 PM PDT · by Cecily · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 28, 2019 | Chris Spargo
    Robert Evans passed away on Saturday night at the age of 89. The Hollywood legend made his mark on the industry starting in the 1967 when he became the head of Paramount Pictures. The Godfather, Chinatown, The Godfather Part II, Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Rosemary's baby, Harold and Maude, Serpico, True Grit, The Italian Job and The Great Gatsby were just a few of the films released during his tenure. At the same time, Evans was thrust into the spotlight when his third of seven wives, Ali McGraw, left him for Steven McQueen. Evans later fell on...
  • Requiem for 4,000 Fox Jobs Lost -- Welcome to the New Hollywood

    03/28/2019 10:23:16 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 87 replies
    The Wrap ^ | March 24, 2019 | Sharon Waxman
    To have fought your way into the dream machine, only to find that after years of quality work there is no job for you -- that is a harsh blow and a sign of our era How do you take the measure of 4,000 jobs lost in an industry with the size and scope of Hollywood? That's the number of pink slips being handed by Disney to Fox employees now that the merged mega-studio won't need them anymore. Four. Thousand. Jobs. It's undoubtedly the largest layoff from a single entertainment company in a generation -- maybe ever -- a fact...
  • Paramount Was Hollywood’s ‘Mountain.’ Now It’s a Molehill.

    01/17/2019 8:39:06 AM PST · by Borges · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | 1/17/2019 | Amy Chozick and Brooks Barnes
    It was a legendary Hollywood battle, one filled with so much back-stabbing and subterfuge that Vanity Fair likened it to a horror movie: “‘Wall Street’ as directed by Hitchcock.” For months starting in the fall of 1993, two media titans, Sumner M. Redstone and Barry Diller, fought each other for what was then the entertainment industry’s ultimate prize: Paramount Pictures, the 62-acre studio behind classic films like “The Godfather” and “Chinatown” and contemporary blockbusters like “Top Gun” and “Beverly Hills Cop.”
  • ‘Robin Hood': The Biggest Blockbuster Bomb of 2018

    11/26/2018 11:40:17 AM PST · by SMGFan · 110 replies
    the wrap ^ | November25, 2018
    Lionsgate’s take on Sherwood Forest suffers worst opening of any film this year with a budget above $90 million Lionsgate’s “Robin Hood” is turning out to be this year’s biggest blockbuster bomb, with a $14 million five-day opening against a budget of just under $100 million. This year’s Thanksgiving weekend has provided the most lucrative box office ever. But even with all the record-breaking success, there have been some failures in 2018. Most of those bombs, like Paramount’s “Annihilation” and Fox’s “The Darkest Minds,” have had low-to-mid-level budgets that have reduced how much of a financial hit their studios have...
  • Paramount Responds To Latino Leaders’ Boycott Call Over “Dismal” Hiring Of Latinos In Films

    07/31/2018 2:46:10 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    Deadline ^ | July 31, 2018 | David Robb
    UPDATED with Paramount statement, 10:50 AM: Paramount Pictures has issued this statement about the call for boycott: “We recently met with NHMC in a good faith effort to see how we could partner as we further drive Paramount’s culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging. Under our new leadership team, we continue to make progress — including ensuring representation in front of and behind the camera in upcoming films such as Dora the Explorer, Instant Family, and Limited Partners — and welcome the opportunity to build and strengthen relationships with the Latinx creative community further.” EARLIER: Paramount Pictures was singled out...
  • Paramount takes over SpikeTV (vanity)

    01/06/2018 6:56:55 PM PST · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    freerepublic ^ | 1-6-18 | me
    They are advertising original shows like "WACO", 6 parts, and "Heathers"
  • Anita Hill to Lead Hollywood Commission on Sexual Harassment

    12/15/2017 8:28:20 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 15, 2017 | Cara Buckley
    A commission headed by Anita Hill and composed of and funded by some of the most powerful names in Hollywood has been created to tackle widespread sexual abuse and harassment in the media and entertainment industries. Called the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, the initiative was spearheaded by Kathleen Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm; Maria Eitel, the co-chair of the Nike Foundation; the powerhouse attorney Nina Shaw; and Freada Kapor Klein, the venture capitalist who helped pioneer surveys on sexual harassment decades ago. The commission’s mission, according to a news release, is to “tackle the...
  • VANITY: Any thoughts on the new Trek Series?

    10/02/2017 6:13:05 PM PDT · by ak267 · 111 replies
    10-02-2017 | ak267
    Has anyone seen the new Star Trek series ("Discovery")? How would you rate it?
  • Paramount Studio Orchestra "One Hour With You" (1932)

    09/15/2017 11:12:24 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1932 | Nathaniel Finston, cond.
    Paramount Studio Orchestra "One Hour With You" (1932)
  • Climate change film 'An Inconvenient Truth' gets a sequel

    12/09/2016 7:07:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 9, 2016 9:37 PM EST
    Al Gore’s climate change documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” is getting a sequel. Paramount Pictures said Friday the follow-up to the Oscar-winning original will premiere at next January’s Sundance Film Festival. In the new documentary, former Vice President Gore examines global warming’s escalation and the solutions at hand, Paramount said. …
  • Lawsuit: Tom Sizemore was drunk when he struck ‘Shooter’ stuntman

    10/29/2016 10:06:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | October 29, 2016 | City News Service
    A stuntman who worked on the USA Network series “Shooter” sued series star Tom Sizemore and Paramount Pictures Corp. Friday, claiming he was struck and seriously injured by an SUV driven by the allegedly drunken actor last summer. Steve DeCastro and his wife, Carly DeCastro, are the plaintiffs in the Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit. They are seeking unspecified damages on allegations of negligence, unusual risk, battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and loss of consortium.
  • CBS/Paramount drops lawsuit against Star Trek: Axanar (thank you JJ Abrams)

    06/09/2016 4:27:48 PM PDT · by ak267 · 14 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 5-22-2016 | Leslie Eastman
    Star Trek fan film will “Live Long and Prosper” Legal Insurrection has been covering the lawsuit against the producers of a Star Trek fan film, and the amicus brief filed in the case by the Language Creation Society. There has been a development in this case that has been…fascinating. In advance of the July release of Star Trek Beyond, it seems Paramount is going to try to get itself beyond a serious problem it’s having with the passionate fanbase of Trekkies, and clear up a PR black eye in the process. Tonight during a Trek fan event held on the...
  • Star Trek Beyond | Trailer #2 | Paramount Pictures International

    05/21/2016 10:01:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 20, 2016 | Paramount Pictures International
    To survive, they must go beyond. Watch the new trailer for Star Trek Beyond now!
  • Return of the queen

    06/30/2004 9:58:21 AM PDT · by orionblamblam · 12 replies · 377+ views
    The Guardian (boo, hisss) ^ | June 30, 2004 | Stuart Jeffries
    There are some lines of William Cowper inscribed on the plinth of the bronze statue of Boadicea near Westminster Bridge in central London: "Regions Caesar never knew/Thy posterity shall sway." The words have never been truer. Hollywood has four films in development about the British warrior queen. One of them, Warrior, is being produced by Mel Gibson, partly with money from the proceeds of his film The Passion of The Christ (a rare example of fundamentalist Christian money backing a project with a pagan heroine). Along with a DreamWorks project called Queen Fury, Paramount's Warrior Queen and another called My...