- Jimmy Kimmel is host of the Emmys. Perhaps he stepped away to be ignored for a little while. But, then I see where he played video games for charity. Hmmm. - Something tells me no one will care about the upcoming Emmy nominations or the actual show itself. Daytime Emmys were held and put back on CBS ...TV shunned this show for a little while.
Hollywood gave us the cop shows we love. Perhaps they need to address that more. And all those movies, too. The good, the bad and the ugly on screen needs to be discussed. - And reality shows are designed to tear down the other people on it. Thus, it sets up possible hate scenarios that are being touted as bad now.
- A few years back, the Oscars allowed up to 10 nominations for Best Picture. Now, they have set it at the number. So, no less. There will be 10 films in that category. That is good so perhaps they can open it up to more popular movies, too. It really is not controversial as some think.
What's Hollywood's relationship with the police exactly? “You can’t host the #Oscars in Los Angeles without the LAPD” says one anonymous dealmaker - From Variety @variety
- Let's be honest. Hollywood must take a deep dive in how they react to the police defunding measure and other rhetoric about law enforcement. Why? I have been to the Oscars during Oscar week 17 times. The security and LAPD lock that place down. They have snipers on rooftops, and so much more. An award show cannot go on without it. In fact, much of the life of a celebrity cannot be civilizedd without law enforcement on some kind. Undercover officers walk the red carpet, too, while uniformed cops are seen all over. Too much to go into, so look at this story...Hollywood Examines Its Working Relationship With Law Enforcement as Stars Call to Defund the Police...
...Hollywood is in danger of becoming so niche they do not matter any more. That is they market shows to such small audiences, that advertisers may shy away. If everyone can have a podcast or produce a show on You Tube, why do we need Hollywood? Well, Hollywood should be fighting that and not succumbing to it. Movie theaters matter, as do big Hollywood productions, premiere events. Make movie stars matter again, and TV stars that were recognized by all, need to come back. If not, why pay them so much? And shun podcasts and the like. A podcast is just radio, afterall. I worked in radio. I cringed when I heard the word podcast. I still do.
- The whole purpose of acting is playing parts, no matter what it takes. That is what makes many award winners. They play people who are not like them and make the audience believe. It is not real, it is acting. But, I get the idea of having people of the same race play those parts. Come on, that should always be the case. But, good actors and makeup can do remarkable things. O'Brien News Service
Hollywood Reporter and Deadline, reporting - MKM Partners' Eric Handler now expects a "near-70 percent decline compared to our prior view for a 55 percent-60 percent decrease" for the year. U.S. cinemas are likely to reopen in September "at the earliest" given latest infection data for the novel coronavirus pandemic, MKM Partners analyst Eric Handler said in a Monday report, in which he reduced his 2020 box office estimate. More here..."For the back half of the year we project third-quarter and fourth-quarter box office revenue could fall 90 percent and 50 percent, respectively, down from our previous forecast calling for a decline of 65 percent and 29 percent."...Good news? "Beyond this year, we do believe there is pent up demand for consumers to get out of their houses for entertainment although the ramp up in attendance will likely be gradual," he concluded. "We project domestic box office revenue of $9.1 billion (+158 percent) in 2021 and a 'back to normal' level of $11.5 billion (+26 percent) in 2022." --- From Timobns - With many small, independent movie theaters already struggling, this could be a death blow. But, drive ins could do better if they market right. And many times, they are only 50 percent full, so limiting capacity could further hurt. The big movie chains can survive but even they will report woes, for sure. From the above report, it looks slow for 2021 and then a pick up again in 2022. That is the silver lining, perhaps. It is up to the people. If they go, it recovers faster. Analyst Cuts 2020 Box Office Estimate
- Having some NBC affiliates not wanting to air the "30 Rock" special makes sense. They say it is nothing more than a long ad for the streaming service from NBC called Peacock. After all, a streaming service takes away potential viewers and the NBC streaming service does not benefit NBC affiliates at all.
And according to The Wrap, "Seinfeld" and "Friends" will not be on Peacock since they are on other services. But, NBC does not own them, either. See more here...
Approximately one-third of AMC's international cinemas are already open in Europe and the Middle East
LEAWOOD, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AMC Theatres (NYSE:AMC, "AMC" or the "Company"), the largest theatrical exhibition company in the United States, in Europe & the Middle East, and the world, today announced it is currently planning to reopen its U.S. movie theatres in mid to late August. This new timing reflects currently expected release dates for much anticipated blockbusters like Warner Bros.' TENET and Disney's MULAN, as well as release dates for several other new movies coming to AMC's big screens.
Looking abroad, approximately one-third of all AMC cinemas in Europe and the Middle East are already open and are operating normally.