Monday, April 29, 2013

Disney Stock Surges In Upgrade, On The Set For 4/29/13, Barry Diller Defends Aereo

Disney Stock Surges In Upgrade, On The Set For 4/29/13, Barry Diller Defends Aereo

Disney Stock Up to Record Levels on Analyst Upgrades

Recent layoffs, Iron Man 3’s international box office and a strong schedule for 2013 are key factors in the upgrade. (VAR)

On The Set For 4/29/13: Ivan Reitman Directing 'Draft Day' for Summit Entertainment..'The November Man,' 'Animal Rescue' & More

A recap of films that started and wrapped production. (SSN)

Barry Diller Defends Aereo, Says Legal Battle is Over

Diller’s discussion of Aereo and changing business models amid technology advances took place at the Milken Institute's Global Conference in Los Angeles. (THR)

Opening Statements Begin In Jackson Death Trial

Katherine Jackson’s attorney Brian Panish has made his opening presentation in the Jackson family’s civil lawsuit against AEG for failing to properly vet Conrad Murray. (DP)

Hot Trailer: ‘Pacific Rim’

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the WonderCon trailer for Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim, opening July 12. (DH)

Paramount’s Adam Goodman Touts Value of Theatrical Experience

Film group president Goodman says big screen viewing of films in a theater is still the optimum experience, both visually and communally. (VAR)

Digital, Cable and Broadcast Still Siloed at Upfronts

Despite cross-platform themes, digital, cable and broadcast choices are generally being showcased separately to advertisers. (AA)

TV Season Finale Calendar

EW’s listings of the broadcast networks’ season finales from now through June 27. (EW)

Spike TV Developing 5 Event Series in Push to Re-Enter Scripted Territory

Spike’s EVP of original series, Sharon Levy, will oversee all five projects, including event series about music industry mafia ties in the 1970s and a Whitey Bulger project. (LF)

ZenithOptimedia Drops Estimates for 2013 Growth

Revised global ad market predictions include those for display, traditional and online/social media spending; online ad spending is poised to take over print spends by 2015. (AW)

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