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The Fast Five: The Paley Center Shutters Its Doors While Paramount’s ‘Sonic’ Gamble Pays Off
This week, we pour one out for all the introverts who love to sit in cubicles and watch old TV shows that were almost lost to time as The Paley Center has shut down its Beverly Hills museum. On the other hand, we have Pablo Escobar’s pet hippos to lo...
The State Of Television Part 2: Everybody Wants To Be A Madman
When John Landgraf originally said there was too much television, Netflix was only two years into offering original programming. His main focus was the rise in basic cable originals. Every network wanted the prestige that came with a successful premi...
The Fast Five: Experimental Storytelling, Bringing 'Friends' Back and 'Hunters' Brings 1970's NYC to LA
I hope everybody enjoyed their Presidents Day long weekend and is ready to get back to work. Let’s start with catching up on five stories that may have slipped under the radar while you were wearing your Abraham Lincoln hat and chopping down cherry t...
The State Of Television Part 1: The Birth Of Peak TV
When John Landgraf took to the stage at the Television Critics Association’s annual press tour in 2015 he dramatically declared, “There is simply too much television.” He warned that the industry had quickly become an unsustainable bubble about to bu...
The Fast Five: The Oscars® Are Over With Surprising Results, While ‘Hamilton’ Breaks Another Record and Disney Flies Under the Radar
Awards season is finally over! Now we get seven months of peace—until the Emmy® Awards pull us right back in. On the plus side, the ending was not the anti-climactic one everybody expected. Turns out Parasite wasn't the only movie making history thi...
The Fast Five: Oscar® Bets On Fresh Blood With Billie Eilish While ‘Contagion’ Makes A Comeback
People distract themselves from a new virus spreading around the world by watching a movie about a new virus that spreads around the world. Meanwhile, Adam Sandler heads back to Netflix as Matthew McConaughey heads back to TV with the writer of True ...
The Fast Five: Story Issues Shut Down a 'Star Wars' Production, While FX Fights For Its Name
You see this sentiment all the time, “There’s nothing more important than a good story.” If you’re questioning how true it actually is, then look no further than today’s Fast Five, where we cover a major Star Wars show getting shut down right before ...
The Fast Five: ‘Bond’s New Crooner is Unveiled, as Apple Deals With a Lawsuit Over ‘Servant’
Lawsuits in this industry are always fascinating. Creators may suspect their ideas have been stolen when watching a similar show or movie to their own, but very rarely do they go to the lengths of suing over the perceived theft. And when they do, the...
The Fast Five: ‘Joker’ Leads Oscar® Nominations, While Robots Take Charge at Warner Bros.
While it can feel like awards’ season goes on forever, this morning’s announcement of the 2019 Academy Award® nominations takes us one step closer to the finish line. Technology also takes a front seat in this week’s film and TV news, as Samsung rele...
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