After the coffee. Before getting to the bottom of something somewhere.
The Skinny: I've gotten very aggressive as of late in getting my name off spam emailing lists. It is definitely worth the effort. Now the next step is reducing the number of internal emails I get! Today's roundup includes a look at executive compensation and how NBC landed its Edward Snowden interview.
Daily Dose: Entertainment journalist Nikki Finke, who founded Deadline Hollywood before exiting last year, is promising a return to the trenches next week. She has tweeted that her next blog will launch June 2. She isn't talking beyond that and there may be some debate with her former bosses at Penske Media as to whether she is free and clear of non-competes to start a new operation.
Like what they see. Stocks of some of the nation's biggest theater chains were up Tuesday after a big holiday weekend at the box office and a positive analyst report touting the coming summer season. "We have become increasingly optimistic on the outlook for the group given a better-than-expected start to the summer, improving 3-D and IMAX demand trends and our continued thoughts around the exceptional movie slate for 2015," said analyst Eric Wold at B. Riley & Co. More from the Los Angeles Times.
I don't think I made the cut. It's that time of year when executive salaries are ranked and scrutinized. Some familiar names are among the highest-paid chief executives in the country including CBS kingpin Leslie Moonves. Fortunately, no one to my knowledge does a salary list for journalists. Why depress everyone? Here's a look at executive compensation from the Wall Street Journal and Associated Press.
Big get. Whatever one thinks of Edward Snowden, landing a TV interview with him is a huge score for NBC News. Getting it done wasn't so easy. Not only was setting up the meeting and getting to Snowden in Russia a complicated affair, lost luggage almost had dapper anchor Brian Williams without a fancy suit for one of the biggest interviews in his career. The New York Times with a look at the hoops NBC went through to land Snowden.
Big deal. Viacom's Paramount Television took another step in its plan to become a force in television production. The unit struck a first-look deal with Anonymous Content, the production company behind the HBO drama "True Detective." For Paramount, it's the first major deal it's done with a production company since unveiling plans to relaunch its television production arm, which had been dormant for many years. Details from Variety.
Inside the Los Angeles Times: Hasbro and Universal Pictures are turning the 1980s TV series "Jem and the Holograms" into a movie.