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TradeVine – Entertainment News – January 28th, 2011 with Pritesh Shah sitting in for Danika Quinn

Your Host Pritesh Shah
Published: Friday, January 28th, 2011

 

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Welcome to the TradeVine. This week with the stand-up comedian, Pritesh Shah. As always, our TradeVine staff gathered some great articles for you this week. We chose some of the more interesting articles we thought you shouldn’t missed. Our goal here at the TradeVine is to help you stay informed and to keep up with the trades, such as The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, and Backstage.

Your TradeVine Host this week<br>Pritesh Shah

Your TradeVine Host this week
Pritesh Shah

 

Backstage, January 20th-26th, Union Update, “SAG, AFTRA members approve TV-Film deal,” reported by Daniel Holloway. Members of SAG and AFTRA have voted to approve a new agreement covering scripted prime-time television and theatrical film. The new agreement takes effect in July 2011. It spans three years and guarantees 2 percent annual rate hikes over the life of the deal. There will also be an increase in employer contributions to the unions’ pension and health funds.

 

Daily Variety, Monday, January 24th, “Thesp on the ‘High’ road,” by Gordon Cox. Kathleen Turner will get “High” on Broadway this spring, toplining Matthew Lombardo’s play at the Booth Theatre in a run that begins in March. Turner stars as a foul-mouthed nun and recovering alcoholic whose faith is tested when she attempts to help a young drug addict battle his addiction. Turner most recently starred on Broadway in the 2005 revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

 

Hollywood Reporter, January 26th, “The void left by Oprah,” by Elizabeth Guider. On the eve of NATPE, optimism abounds as Anderson Cooper and others look to rule syndicated TV. Anderson Cooper has been watching tapes of the old Phil Donahue Show for inspiration. At the end of this week will be NATPE, the National Association of Television Program Executives, the place where the syndication business will choose who will try to fill the void left by Oprah.

 

Hollywood Reporter, February 2nd, “Cable News’ Sarah Palin sickness,” by Paul Bond. They just can’t quit her. Now that Kieth Olbermann has left MSNBC, perhaps cable news can begin weaning itself from its addiction to Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin, who isn’t running for anything, has been a dysfunctional obsession for MSNBC. The main problem for media? Profitability. Sarah Palin drives up ratings in an age of shrinking news staffs and foreign bureaus, she doesn’t require much producer manpower save for a script and some plain old on-air commentary. Palin is MSNBC’s Number one target. Who talks about Sarah Palin the most? Chris Matthews from MSNBC is the winner, followed by Kieth Olbermann of MSNBC, followed by Ed Schultz, also of MSNBC. Fox News, on which Sarah Palin is an analyst, follows behind MSNBC in how many times she is talked about. As John Ziegler, a documentary filmmaker said, “Take Sarah Palin, add guests, some hatred, and mix. No other topic can replace her. That would require actual reporting.”

 

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