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The Skinny: I'm all caught up with FX's
Daily Dose: The Paley Center for Media named a new chief executive to replace Pat Mitchell, who is stepping down from overseeing the day-to-day operations of the TV museum/think tank and becoming vice chairman. Succeeding Mitchell is Maureen Reidy, who has been at Paley as its marketing chief for about a year. While much of the CEO job is trying to raise funds for the nonprofit, it is still noteworthy that, unlike Mitchell who was a prominent TV executive prior to joining Paley, Reidy is a virtual unknown who has no ties to the industry.
Hollywood East. Add Massachusetts to the states aggressively luring TV and movie production away from California. The Bay State's film office offers a 25% tax credit for any movie spending more than $50,000. TV and film producers spent $313 million there in 2012, almost double from 2011. I might test just how generous Massachusetts is by pitching a Bucky Dent biopic and asking to film in Fenway to create the Yankee shortstop's dramatic playoff home run. More on Massachusetts from the Los Angeles Times.
Bird watching. Not only are more viewers watching NBC these days, analysts and other networks are eager to see what sort of strategy the Peacock network has for selling ad inventory for the next season. Often networks with lower ratings try to jump in early and lock up inventory. But now NBC is on a ratings roll and can try to play hardball with advertisers. Variety looks at NBC's new role in the so-called upfront market.
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