Daily Archives : Nov 7, 2012

‘Officer and a Gentleman’ Director Bringing Naval Series to TV

The Oscar-winning director of the 1982 hit “An Officer and a Gentleman,” set in Naval flight school, is revisiting Naval airspace for a new TV project. Taylor Hackford — whose impressive string of feature films also includes “Ray,” “Dolores Claiborne”…

Former NBC Entertainment Chief Sells Dramas

Drama projects are in the works at both Fox and NBC from the former head of NBC Entertainment, Deadline.com reports. Warren Littlefield’s Littlefield Co. is teaming with writer Thompson Evans on the projects, including “Night Hunters” for Fox, which focuses…

Ratings Winners Among Broadcast, Cable Nets in Election Night Coverage

“The American people have spoken, and the results are in,” TheWrap.com reports, focusing on ratings for Election Night coverage among the broadcast networks. “NBC has been declared the winner in the 2012 election.” On the the cable side, "CNN took…

Report: Web-Connected TVs to Reach Nearly 600 Million by 2017

Web-connected televisions will reach 596 million sets worldwide by 2017, up from just 105 million at the end of 2010, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which cites a report from Digital TV Research. China will see a huge jump in…

Amazon to Go Head-to-Head With Netflix, Slates Test of Monthly Fee Plan

Amazon.com is positioning its video-streaming service to compete more directly with Netflix and Hulu by testing a $7.99 monthly subscription plan, reports Advertising Age. The plan will be available for its Prime members. While Prime membership costs $79 per year,…

Election Night Produces the Most Re-Tweeted Post of All Time on Twitter

A photo of Barack Obama celebrating his re-election as president of the United States has become the most re-tweeted post in the history of Twitter, BBC News reports. The photo, initially posted by Obama, shows him hugging first lady Michelle…

Post-Election Analysis: Forget About the Intersection of Madison Avenue and Vine Street. Power Players Want to Know More About the Junction of Madison Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue — The Real Reason Obama Did So Well in Swing States and Won Re-Election

One of the major factors in President Obama’s successful re-election bid was realizing that to get votes on Main Street it would be smart to adopt a lot of the sophisticated marketing techniques of Madison Avenue. Read how the Obama…

What Was Up With Diane Sawyer? #Drunkdianesawyer Trends on Twitter

Diane Sawyer’s coverage of the presidential election on ABC News drew some viewers’ attention, but maybe not the kind of attention she intended, according to The Hollywood Reporter. A number of viewers said they thought Sawyer was slurring her words,…

Donald Trump Calls for March on Washington After Obama’s Win

Donald Trump went on a Twitter rant on Election Night as the tide turned toward President Obama’s re-election, calling for a march on Washington and describing Obama’s win as a "disgusting injustice," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Trump, who stars…

Video: Distrust of Obama’s Lead Lasted Late on Fox News

A distrust of President Obama’s lead in the presidential election lasted late into the night on Fox News, leading to what The New York Times calls ” the most bizarre on-air encounter of election night.” Karl Rove was the source…