After the coffee. Before covering Capitol Hill in my bathrobe.
The Skinny: Do you think in five years Broadway will forget the movie "Jersey Boys" was based on a musical and remake it for the stage? That's my early morning attempt at humor. How'd I do? Today's roundup includes a look at the
Daily Dose: Media ownership rules will be the focus of a Communications and Technology subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill. Expect lots of talk about consolidation among TV station owners and whether the Federal Communication Commission's regulations need to be updated to better reflect the current media landscape.
But it's so far to travel. Movie executives will go anywhere to watch films, schmooze talent and chug down booze. France? No problem? Utah in January? We're there. But drive from the Westside to downtown? Puhleeze! This week, the Los Angeles Film Festival gets going and while it is growing in popularity, establishing itself with the big industry players has proved a challenge. Now that may finally be starting to change, says the Los Angeles Times.
Throwing its weight around. Book publisher Hachette isn't the only company feeling the wrath of Amazon. Now the electronic retailer has stopped accepting orders for Warner Bros. movies, including
Yeah, but it was a really good 50 seconds. Bill Murray is hoping his brief (less than 60 seconds) appearance on the Amazon political comedy "Alpha House" will get some love from Emmy voters when nominations are announced next month. Vulture went through the list of everyone who put themselves up for an Emmy and found some amusing items. Enjoy.
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Do you feel like singing, punk?
Inside the Los Angeles Times: "The Fault in Our Stars" is further proof that everyone loves a good tear-jerker.