| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Veteran TV director Michael Pressman got a surprising response when he asked students in his film directing class to describe their dream jobs.
“Your job,” he said they told him recently. “We want to be the director in charge of a TV...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 11:11 AM
"The Voice" regained some of its young-adult audience Monday after missing a beat last week as the series transitioned into live-competition mode.
The NBC singing competition, now in its second week of live rounds, drew nearly 11.9 million viewers,...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:46 AM
Reteamed with "Pirates of the Caribbean" producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, Johnny Depp stars in this revision of the Western legend ... but the title role of the masked man belongs to Armie Hammer ("The Social Network").
| Nov 19, 2013
| 10:32 AM
Ratings for Fox's new sci-fi show "Almost Human" took a hit in its second night on Monday -- no surprise, because Sunday night's series debut benefited from a big NFL game lead-in.
Monday's telecast drew 6.8 million viewers and a rating of 2.3 in the...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Walt Disney Co. has hired a new advertising agency to oversee media planning for its movie studio.
OMD, whose clients include Pepsi and Visa, on Wednesday landed the Disney Studios account, which handles an estimated $800 million a year in advertising...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:46 AM
James Spader is again proving to be a winner for NBC as the freshman FBI drama he stars in, "Blacklist," reached its midseason finale Monday night.
According to early numbers from Nielsen, the show drew 12.26 million viewers overall and a rating of 3....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:11 AM
After the coffee. Before trying to hide from all the Ron Burgundy hype.
The Skinny: I'm trying to figure out whether to get out of town for Christmas. I have no big plans here and figure if I'm somewhere else it will at least feel like I'm doing...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Jerry Bruckheimer is going back to Paramount Pictures.
The veteran producer and the studio have signed a three-year agreement for theatrical films beginning in April, the parties said Friday.
This comes less than three months after the Walt Disney...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Jerry Bruckheimer, one of Hollywood's most powerful producers, is returning home.
The veteran filmmaker, who had an enormously successful run on the Paramount Pictures lot with "Flashdance," "Beverly Hills Cop," "Top Gun" and other movies in the 1980s...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing how "Bonnie and Clyde" did.
The Skinny: I'm liking "Homeland" again. If I forgot how the show got to where it's got in terms of plots, and just enjoy it for what it is, I roll my eyes a lot less. Anyway, after I...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Paramount Pictures' movie strategy has long revolved around managing financial risk.
At a time when other Hollywood studios field an occasional risky bet, such as 20th Century Fox's "Life of Pi"; Walt Disney's "Lone Ranger" or "Pirates of the Caribbean"...