After the coffee. Before saying goodbye to July.
The Skinny: You know you need a vacation when you wake up and don't know what day it is. I did get a chance to get to
Daily Dose: Mandalay Sports Media, which creates sports-related content and is headed by Hollywood player
Slow finish. Normally, the big broadcast networks have wrapped up selling commercial inventory for the fall TV season around the July 4 holiday. But this time around, there is a lot of haggling going on between some of the networks and Madison Avenue. On Tuesday,
Slump buster? Big-budget movies laden with special effects have not fared well at the box office this summer. Disappointments include "The Lone Ranger," "Pacific Rim" and "After Earth." Now comes
Breaking news. Baltimore-based
Another first. Cheryl Boone Isaacs, a former head of publicity for Paramount Pictures, has become the new president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. She is the first woman to run the Academy in 30 years and the first African-American ever. She defeated Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairman Rob Friedman. Variety on Isaacs' win.
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