Carl Diorio

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Film, TV Employment to Climb

Convergent TV

A regional economic group’s midyear forecast predicts an uptick in Hollywood employment this year followed by similar job gains in 2011 — provided the town doesn’t go on strike. “Next [...]

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Netflix to Stream Relativity Movies

Brand Marketing

Netflix said Tuesday it’s secured rights to stream an unspecified number of Relativity-produced movies on its website. Known mostly for online rentals of DVDs mailed to subscribers, Netflix has been [...]

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Disney Taps Former Fox Exec

Convergent TV

Disney’s new marketing maven has recruited an industry-savvy lieutenant. Kevin Campbell, a former marketing exec at Fox and Universal, was named evp, marketing at Disney. He will report to marketing [...]

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Hollywood Slow to Embrace New Media

Convergent TV

Hollywood seems stuck in first gear when it comes to the race to embrace the Digital Revolution. After more than a decade of dithering over how to release film and [...]

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Disc Sales Slip, but Don’t Blame Digital

Performance Marketing

NEW YORK It’s mostly bad news, but there’s a silver lining for DVD retailers: The recession, not the spread of digital video distribution, is driving notable declines in disc purchases. [...]

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SAG Ready to Resume AMPTP Talks

Convergent TV

Representatives of SAG and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers are expected Tuesday to announce the resumption of their film and TV contract talks, most likely on Feb. [...]

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SAG, AFTRA Team Up for Ad Talks

Convergent TV

LOS ANGELES The Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of TV and Radio Artists have agreed to negotiate jointly on their new broadcast commercials pacts. The decision essentially resurrects [...]

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SAG, AFTRA Team for Ad Talks

Convergent TV

The Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of TV and Radio Artists have agreed to negotiate jointly on their new broadcast commercials pacts. The decision essentially resurrects — strictly [...]

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SAG, AFTRA Unite for Ad Talks

Convergent TV

LOS ANGELES Leaders of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists are finally on the same page. The newfound harmony comes not on the [...]

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Hollywood Writers End Strike

Convergent TV

LOS ANGELES The Hollywood writers’ strike is over. In balloting conducted Tuesday at single sites in Beverly Hills, Calif., and New York, Writers Guild of America members voted overwhelmingly to [...]