Daily Archives : Jan 27, 2010

Jeff Gaspin’s Hollywood Blind Spot and Why the Leno/Conan Plan Was Destined to Fail

Jeff Gaspin is a likable man. Furthermore, Gaspin comes across as a particularly forthcoming high-ranking TV executive, not as ego-protective as many in similar positions. As we’ve noted here before , at a recent gathering earlier this month of those…

Video: Preview of Leno on Oprah

Here’ a preview of Oprah’s interview with Jay Leno, set to air Thursday , Jan 28th. 1) One promo for the program shows Oprah asking the following questions: "When they asked you to go back, did you ever think, ‘I’m…

Fox Elevates Programming Trio

Shana C. Waterman and James Oh have been promoted from directors to VPs of current programming at the Fox network, reports B&C. Fox also elevated David Sleven from manager of comedy development to director of current programming.  – Allison J….

Video: Steve Jobs Reveals Apple’s New Tablet, the iPad

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Trifecta To Launch Hispanic Soap

Trifecta Entertainment announced plans to syndicate "Hacienda Heights," a soap opera starring Mauricio Mendoza and featuring an all-Hispanic cast to be produced in both Spanish and English. Trifecta is pitching the soap, to be available in the fall, to English-…

Ad Prices for Academy Awards Show Same As Last Year

Ad prices for the 2010 Academy Awards broadcast remain at the same level as last year, between $1.3 million and  $1.5 million per 30-second spot, reports Advertising Age. The nominations for the Oscars, which this year will feature 10 contenders…

‘CSI’ Creator Zuiker to Address NAB Show

Breaking down the subject of how to take content to the next level across multiple platforms is the mystery that "CSI" creator and exec producer Anthony Zuiker will solve when he’s the man in the spotlight at the upcoming National…

BET Report: Buying Power Up Among African Americans

According to a survey commissioned by BET of more than 80,000 African American consumers, conducted over an 18-month span, African Americans in 2008 accounted for a 10% increase in population from the year 2000, while African American buying power increased more…

Bocelli and Blige to Duet on Grammys

CBS’ broadcast of the Grammy Awards Sunday will team former Grammy winners Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli on a duet, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Blige and Bocelli will sing the Simon & Garfunkle classic "Bridge Over Troubled Water." A…

Conan Back in Business with NBC (Only in Hollywood, Kids, Only in Hollywood…)

Conan O’Brien is already back in business with NBC, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The network picked up an hourlong pilot, called “Justice,” from O’Brien’s production company, Conaco. It’s about a Supreme Court justice who quits to start a law practice….