After the coffee. Before figuring out who to torment today.
The Skinny: Whenever "The Godfather" comes on I can't change the channel. I also then start tweaking the script to fit the media world. I may need more therapy, or at least a vacation. Today's roundup includes more stories about
Daily Dose: Another reason 21st Century Fox is eying Time Warner may be Time Warner's strong presence in Latin America, which is the fastest-growing pay-TV market, according to media analyst Todd Juenger. In a new report, Juenger said
A call to arms. Hollywood unions are starting to sound alarm bells about 21st Century Fox's pursuit of Time Warner. If consummated, a combination of 21st Century Fox and Time Warner would put two of Hollywood's biggest movie and TV producers, as well as several top cable networks, under one roof. That would give one company tremendous leverage over the creative community. The
Keeping balance on the balance sheet. Media mogul
Blake bids adieu. Sony Pictures Entertainment Vice Chairman Jeff Blake is the latest to exit the studio, which is going through a management restructuring. Blake has been with Sony Pictures for more than two decades and oversaw its marketing distribution units. More on Blake's departure and other recent moves at Sony from the Los Angeles Times and Variety.
Inside the Los Angeles Times: Online programmer BiteSize wants to take a bite out of traditional TV.