Carl Diorio


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Film, TV Employment to Climb

TV / Video

A regional economic group’s midyear forecast predicts an uptick in Hollywood employment this year followed by similar job gains in 2011 — provided the town doesn’t go on strike. “Next [...]

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Netflix to Stream Relativity Movies

Brand Marketing

Netflix said Tuesday it’s secured rights to stream an unspecified number of Relativity-produced movies on its website. Known mostly for online rentals of DVDs mailed to subscribers, Netflix has been [...]

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Disney Taps Former Fox Exec

TV / Video

Disney’s new marketing maven has recruited an industry-savvy lieutenant. Kevin Campbell, a former marketing exec at Fox and Universal, was named evp, marketing at Disney. He will report to marketing [...]

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Hollywood Slow to Embrace New Media

TV / Video

Hollywood seems stuck in first gear when it comes to the race to embrace the Digital Revolution. After more than a decade of dithering over how to release film and [...]

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Disc Sales Slip, but Don’t Blame Digital

Digital

NEW YORK It’s mostly bad news, but there’s a silver lining for DVD retailers: The recession, not the spread of digital video distribution, is driving notable declines in disc purchases. [...]

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SAG Ready to Resume AMPTP Talks

TV / Video

Representatives of SAG and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers are expected Tuesday to announce the resumption of their film and TV contract talks, most likely on Feb. [...]

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SAG, AFTRA Team Up for Ad Talks

TV / Video

LOS ANGELES The Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of TV and Radio Artists have agreed to negotiate jointly on their new broadcast commercials pacts. The decision essentially resurrects [...]

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SAG, AFTRA Team for Ad Talks

TV / Video

The Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of TV and Radio Artists have agreed to negotiate jointly on their new broadcast commercials pacts. The decision essentially resurrects — strictly [...]

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SAG, AFTRA Unite for Ad Talks

TV / Video

LOS ANGELES Leaders of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists are finally on the same page. The newfound harmony comes not on the [...]

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Hollywood Writers End Strike

TV / Video

LOS ANGELES The Hollywood writers’ strike is over. In balloting conducted Tuesday at single sites in Beverly Hills, Calif., and New York, Writers Guild of America members voted overwhelmingly to [...]

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Writers Could Return by Wednesday

TV / Video

LOS ANGELES Hollywood scribes have written a multi-part denouement for the industry’s epic labor saga. Industry professionals could get back to work soon, but the Writers Guild of America is [...]

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WGA Members to Meet for Strike Update

TV / Video

LOS ANGELES This weekend looms large for those seeking signs of when the three-month writers’ strike will wind to a close. The WGA West has set a membership meeting for [...]

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WGA, Studios Frame a Deal

TV / Video

NEW YORK Clear progress has been marked in informal contract talks between studio execs and striking writers, stoking broad expectations that a tentative agreement may be announced sometime this week. [...]

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WGA Drops Reality Demands

TV / Video

LOS ANGELES The Writers Guild of America’s demands for reality TV and animation jurisdiction are officially off the table. The WGA said so Tuesday in confirming its informal talks with [...]

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Script in Rewrite for WGA

TV / Video

NEW YORK Representatives of Hollywood writers and the major studios enter this week sharing a single resolve: once more, with feeling. The Writers Guild of America will hold informal talks [...]