Hollywood Isn’t Going Broke

On Deadline Hollywood Daily, Nikki Finke notes January’s high box office numbers and NBC’s record-setting Superbowl ad profits- certainly good news in any economy, especially good news in this one. So why the lack of reporting in the trades? Ms. Finke has a theory:

Here’s what I think: the studios and networks want this good news played on the downlow in Hollywood (as opposed to the layoffs bulletins) when the AMPTP is restarting contract talks with SAG’s “task force” — aka the newly configured negotiating committee — on Tuesday. Because isn’t it amazing how Big Media can keep making so much money but never filter it down to either their staff or the showbiz guilds?