The Skinny: I have too much TV viewing to do. I didn't finish
Lucky 23. Almost 500 movie and TV productions applied for a tax credit from the state of California on Monday. Of those 497 applicants (a 30% jump from a year ago and a new record), 23 made the cut, according to the California Film Commission. The producers are all battling for a piece of the $100-million tax-credit program aimed at keeping production of TV and movies in California. The lucky 23 are expected to be notified later this week. Details from the Los Angeles Times.
Oops. Major companies may be inadvertently supporting piracy of movies and TV shows. The Associated Press said several recent studies showed that companies including McDonald's and even programming giant
To pay for delay or not pay for delay, that is the question. While one major media-buying firm -- Group M -- has agreed to pay for viewers of ads up to a week after the ads air, others are not ready to jump on the bandwagon. Currently, most advertisers pay for viewing up to three days after a show has aired. TV networks have been trying to get advertisers to pay for viewers who record shows and watch them a week within their air date. One media buyer even took to Twitter to make clear his shop isn't ready to pay for more than three days of delayed viewing. More from the Wall Street Journal and Variety.
Flaky juror. Lisa Kudrow has made a career out of playing flakes. But now she is claiming a letter from the foreman of the jury that ruled against her in a legal battle with her former manager over a cut of her