Thursday, November 14, 2013

Fall Comedy Check-In, TV Pilots

SSN Studio Analysis Part Two: Paramount's Present Trek

In Part Two of our Paramount analysis, SSN looks at the studio’s present: six major releases so far in 2013 and not a flop among them, plus four major releases to go in the final two-plus months of the year. None of the films have a prohibitive budget—and all have reasonably good box office and awards-season prospects. (PAR)

Spotlight: Napa Valley Film Fest’s J. Todd Harris

The combo of wine tasting and movie watching is a winning one, and the Napa Valley Film Festival, now in its third year, boasts “125 films. 300 filmmakers. 50 chefs. 150 wines.” SSN spoke with festival board member J. Todd Harris about how the festival is growing, what he’s excited about this year, and the importance of studio support and corporate sponsors for any emerging film fest. (SSN)

SSN Check-In: How Are the New Fall Comedies Doing?

We wish we could say there was a breakout comedy this season, but that’s just not the case. Instead, there are some that attract decent-sized audiences, and others that falter week-to-week. Here’s a quick rundown of the new comedies and our quick assessment of how they’re doing, from The Golbergs and The Millers to Brooklyn Nine-Nine. (SSN)

TV Pilots For 11/12/13: Live Action Adaptation of DC Comics’ ‘iZombie’ Set For The CW

SSN’s weekly report on the latest TV pilots in development across the cable and broadcast networks. (SSN)

*Correction: In today’s PM Roundup, the headline for the Lifeboat Capital article should read: Indie Film To Get A Bridge Lending Boost From Lifeboat Capital; Cassian Elwes Among Principals

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