Weekly Online: WGA Deal: Extended Talks Highlight Major Shifts in Peak TV Era

ALSO: At Fox News, Turmoil Rages on as Bill Shine Exits; Stacey Snider: Watching Jonathan Demme Ma…
May 02, 2017
WGA Deal: Extended Talks Highlight Major Shifts in Peak TV Era
On April 9, the day before the Writers Guild of America and major studios resumed contract negotiations after a two-week break, CBS Corp. chairman-CEO Leslie Moonves and Warner Bros. chairman-CEO Kevin Tsujihara met secretly for about 90 minutes with four members of the WGA negotiating committee: co-chairs Chip Johannessen, Chris Keyser and Billy Ray, and Meredith Stiehm. The Sunday session, held at the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television P…

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At Fox News, Turmoil Rages on as Bill Shine Exits

At a time when Fox News Channel is trying to move forward, the 21st Century Fox-owned network simply can’t seem to get out of its own way. Fox News co-president Bill Shine became the latest high-profile executive to be ousted at the cable news network, following allegations that he covered up …

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Stacey Snider: Watching Jonathan Demme Make ‘Philadelphia’ Changed My Career

Jonathan Demme’s original plan was to shoot “Philadelphia" in Nyack. As a native of the Main Line (the suburbs of Philly) and as a young executive at TriStar Pictures, I implored Jonathan to check out the city before he made a final decision. I had been a waitress at a local sandwich shop in …

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Bentonville Film Festival Is in a ‘League’ of Its Own

Heading into year three May 2-7, the Bentonville Film Festival, co-founded by Geena Davis and ARC Entertainment CEO Trevor Drinkwater, continues to distinguish itself as a fest not only invested in promoting the ideals of gender equality and cultural diversity, but also as a launching pad for …

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