The Skinny: I've been watching some pilots lately. I like FX's "The Bridge" and surprisingly enjoyed Fox's "Sleepy Hollow," which normally wouldn't be my cup of tea. Tuesday's headlines include the continuing shakeups at
A hands-on guy. New Warner Bros. Chief Executive Kevin Tsujihara is wasting no time overhauling how Hollywood's biggest movie and television studio operates. On Monday, he unveiled a new management structure for Warner Bros.' movie unit in the wake of Jeff Robinov's departure. As he did with the television unit after Bruce Rosenblum left, Tsujihara named several presidents who will all report to him. Unlike his predecessor Barry Meyer, who preferred to have a few direct reports who were given lots of latitude, Tsujihara is reducing executive layers and will be more involved in the day-to-day decision-making. More on Tsujihara's approach and what Robinov's next move may be from the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Hollywood Reporter and Variety.
Making the rounds. Legendary Entertainment, the production company headed by Thomas Tull whose longtime deal with Warner Bros. is ending soon, continues to shop itself around town. Odds are unlikely Tull will stay with Warner Bros. and speculation is centering on Universal. However,
Extending an olive branch. Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti wants to try to slow the exodus of film production from the city. Garcetti has been meeting with show biz big wigs and has indicated he would like to create a role for an industry advocate at City Hall. The Los Angeles Times on how Garcetti is trying to work with Hollywood in contrast to his soon-to-be predecessor
New song. Judy McGrath, a longtime top executive at
Making it pay.