Television

Matt Loeb, running unopposed, was re-elected Thursday to a new four-year term as president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees during the union’s 69th Quadrennial Convention. Loeb, who’s been president of IATSE since 2008, has run unopposed at each of the previous three conventions: in 2009, 2013 and 2017. In 2008, he was the unanimous choice of the union’s general executive board to succeed Tommy Short upon his retirement. “I accept my nomination
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EXCLUSIVE: Black-ish co-executive producer Robb Chavis has signed an overall deal with CBS Studios. Under the pact, he will develop new half-hour series for the studio. This marks a return to CBS Studios for Chavis who worked as Executive Story Editor on its CBS comedy series Superior Donuts. “We really enjoyed working with Robb four years ago and have been intent on getting him back on the lot ever since. He has a unique and
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A big comeback for NBCUniversal paced Comcast’s results in the second quarter as the media giant beat Wall Street forecasts. Total revenue climbed 20% to $28.5 billion, while earnings per share increased 22% to 84 cents. Wall Street analysts had expected earnings of 67 cents a share and revenue of $27.2 billion. At NBCU, adjusted EBITDA rose 12.5% to $1.6 billion, including a loss of $363 million on Peacock, the company’s year-old streaming service. No
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The FCC Wednesday announced fines totaling $9 million on 17 stations – or eight licensees – affiliated with Sinclair Broadcast Group for not negotiating retransmission consent agreement with AT&T in good faith. The so-called Forfeiture Order imposed a per-station penalty of $512,228 against each defendant “for willfully and repeatedly violating the Commission’s good faith negotiation standards,” the FCC said. The negotiations dated back to 2019. In the case of only one defendant station, which showed “a
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EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has become the first major Hollywood studio to implement a blanket policy mandating vaccinations for the casts of all of their U.S. productions, as well as those who come into contact with them on set. I hear the streamer just informed its production teams and partners that it will be requiring vaccinations for everyone working in “Zone A”, which consists of the actors and those who come in close proximity to them. The
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