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Daily Dose: The fight for the Outdoor Channel, a small cable network aimed at sportsmen, took another twist. On Monday, Outdoor Holdings Inc. said a new offer from InterMedia is superior to a bid from Kroenke Sports & Entertainment. KSE has four days to come up with an offer better than InterMedia's $9.75 per-share bid.
Saving the last picture show. As Hollywood prepares to shift from film to digital, many small town movie theaters are coming up with unique ways to deal with the costs of conversion. While big chains have already converted to digital, stand-alone outlets in smaller towns are resorting to holding benefits and using Kickstarter to raise money to upgrade their theaters. The Los Angeles Times looks at how some independent movie theater owners are dealing with the challenges of the digital switch.
No bowling for dollars. Did you know that movies that include a bowling scene typically don't get big box office? Meet Vinny Bruzzese, a former statistics professor who has created a business evaluating scripts to determine what will be a hit or a flop. Is this a smart way to find success or yet another blow to creativity?
Pilots waiting to take off. It's that time of year when network executives huddle in their offices evaluating comedy and drama pilots. Next week, the broadcast networks will unveil their fall schedules to advertisers. So far though, other than a few big name projects such as Michael J. Fox's new comedy at
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