After the coffee. Before losing the jet lag.
The Skinny: I've watched the first four episodes of FX's
Daily Dose: The Washington Post said
Good news and bad news. Film production in the Southland jumped almost 25% in the first quarter compared with the same period in 2013, according to FilmL.A., which issues permits for the area. The bad news is most of the movies were lower budget. Location shoots for television was down almost 10%. More on the numbers from the Los Angeles Times.
Will he get into the producer's guild? Oliver North, who almost 30 years ago was the face of the Iran-Contra scandal, is helping the producers of FX's Cold War drama "The Americans" with a plot about the unrest in Nicaragua at that time as the U.S.-backed Contras tried to overthrow the Sandinistas. He provided so much assistance he's even getting a credit on the show. North warned the producers not to let his notoriety harm the show. "Don't hurt your ratings just to bring me in," North said he told them, according to the New York Times.
Going digital. Although it has no shortage of broadcast and cable networks that need content,
Sad Men. Ratings for the season premiere of
Pinned down. The
Inside the Los Angeles Times: Betsy Sharkey on "Heaven Is for Real."
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