Crimes and Misdemeanors
Back in November, New York’s local WABC-TV weatherwoman Heidi Jones told police that she had been attacked and almost raped by a Hispanic man in Central Park, who then later followed her home and tried to assault her again outside her apartment. The event had taken place in September, Jones claimed, but she had waited to tell the police until the man had shown up again at her building to harass her.
Someone’s been reading her Thorstein Veblen!
‘Bachelor Pad,’ less raunchy than a Paul Rudd flick.
ABC, bastion of decency, has refused to air an ad for The Weinstein Company’s Our Idiot Brother.
NABET CWA Local 16, a union that represents technical workers at the ABC Television Network, WABC-TV and WABC Radio Network, has signed a 3,356-square-foot, 11-year lease in Chelsea, brokers told us.
The fourth-floor lease at 229 West 28th Street, which sits a few blocks from the beloved High Line, snagged an asking rent of approximately $32 per square foot that will allow the union to stay close to its current location at 80 West End Avenue, where it occupied 5,000 square feet.
Though Disney brought you Lion King, Cinderella and Bambi, a group of New York protesters today labeled the company as a “serial killer.”
“Do not kill my family!” read Debra Davidson’s sign, as she stood with a small group of enraged members of Fans United against ABC (cleverly named with the acronym F. U. ABC) Read More
NBC played a snippet of the Friends theme song during the video preamble to their “upfront” presentation to advertisers on Monday, and one could imagine that the network missed the good old days. Robert Greenblatt, NBC’s newly installed chairman of Entertainment, said during his opening speech: “In the past, nobody did it better than NBC. Read More
So much happens each day in this town! How to keep it all straight? Time to test your memory!
–How is the apocryphal John Gotti movie getting press for the Gotti family? (Hint: it’s not by writing and filming a movie that you can pay money to go see!)
–What New York Read More
Future of the Screen
The producers of the 83rd Academy Awards broke from tradition when they chose two fresh-faced actors as hosts, breaking the tradition of hiring over-the-hill comedians.
So how will James Franco and Anne Hathaway fare? ABC gives us the first glimpse in a TV spot that shows the duo “rigorously preparing for every possible Oscar Read More
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Big Three TV networks have decided not to allow their progams, which already stream online, to be available through Google TV, which puts the web onto consumers’ televisions.
According to the The Journal’s Sam Schechner and Amir Efrati, “The move marks an escalation in ongoing Read More
According to Reuters Hulu is hoping to raise $200-300 million in an IPO led by Morgan Stanley that would value the company at $2 billion.
Hulu is backed by GE (NBC), Disney (ABC) and News Corp. (Fox), so it’s future will have a big impact on New York’s media market.
The company claims Read More