Film, television continue to grow, music contracting
July 30, 2009
By Nyay Bhushan
Last year's FICCI report (also prepared by PwC India) which projected a compound annual growth rate of 18% for 2008-12.PwC's India report this year --
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have reached an out-of-court agreement that gives Katherine Jackson full, permanent custody of the pop icon's three children, while Rowe will be granted "meaningful visitation rights."
Madonna is now a newspaper columnist.
In a front-page bylined article in Israel's Yediot Ahronot, the Material Mom says her life was changed by Jewish mystic Eitan Yardeni when she was pregnant with Lourdes 14 years ago.
"I suddenly realized that I spent my entire life worrying only about myself and soon I'll be responsible for the life of another person," she writes.
"I started seeing that being rich and famous is not the end of the road, but only the beginning."
***Jude Law has a little love child on the way.
reporters circled yesterday, the actor's rep released this statement to Entertainment Weekly:
"Jude Law can confirm that, following a relationship last year, he has been advised that he is to be the father of a child due in the fall of this year.
Mr. Law is no longer in a relationship with the individual concerned, but he intends to be a fully supportive part of the child's life.
This is an entirely private matter and no other statements will be made."
Law, 36, has three kids with ex-wife Sadie Frost.
LBN-DID YOU KNOW:
***7.5 million toothpicks can be created from a single cord of wood.
***The plastic ends on shoelaces are called aglets.
***Ancient tribes of long ago that wanted to banish people without killing them would burn their houses down -- hence the expression "to get fired."
*** Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
***The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees.
"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.
To one without faith, no explanation is possible."- Saint Thomas Aquinas.
LBN-A DIFFERENT VIEW:
Smoking in the Mirror
Time Warner held a conference call to discuss its first half financial performance this morning.
Despite lower revenues and profits, Jeff Bewkes, Time Warner’s CEO, said he is excited about TW’s future as a “pure content company.”
Part of that future appears to be “TV Everywhere,” the concept Bewkes has touted for months as entertainment industry’s answer to so-called micropayments in which cable subscribers would be allowed to watch programming on mobile and broadband devices at no additional cost.
“It is the right model for consumers,” Bewkes said during the call.
“Increasingly, consumers want to be able to watch programs when they want, where they want to watch them, and on whichever device they choose.”
More than that, Bewkes said, the concept is “right for the industry – it builds on cable programmers successful dual revenue stream business model,
helping the continued investment in high quality programming” and would allow programming “from broad appeal to niche to succeed financially.”
He said Time Warner -- which struck a trial deal with Comcast for “TV Everywhere” earlier this year -- is in “active discussions with a number of other distributors, cable and satellite distributors to do the exact same thing.”
But he wouldn’t disclose who those distributors are.
Bewkes said the success of HBO On Demand indicates that the market is ready for the concept.
(Bewkes, it’s helpful to note, truly bleeds HBO blood, moving up the ranks as its COO, CFO and eventually CEO between 1986 and 2002.)
“We think it's a very powerful and pretty obvious natural evolution of what consumers will easily embrace."
However, Bewkes admitted, most consumers will continue to watch programming on TVs “for the foreseeable future.”
DOCTOR SUFFERING FINANCIALLY WHEN HE DECIDED TO WORK FOR JACKSON:
Dr. Conrad Murray was suffering financially with nearly $435,000 in judgments and liens against him over the past two years, according to court documents.
Then he decided to leave his practice and work for Michael Jackson, getting paid $150,000 a month.
Before working with the King of Pop, Murray spent most of his time operating clinics in both Nevada and Texas after graduating from Meharry Medical College, a historically black school in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1989.
He spent his internship and residency years in California.
At the clinics in Houston, Texas, and Las Vegas, Nevada, his patients had been surprised to learn that he would be leaving his private practice to work with Jackson.
LBN-HISTORICAL COMMENTARY By F. SCOTT FITZGERALD:
Whenever you feel like criticizing any one... just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.
The Great Gatsby (1925)
LBN-MUSIC INSIDER: ***Count Kid Rock out as a fan of Twitter.
If one more person asks me if I have a Twitter, I'm going to tell them, 'Twitter this [bleep], mother[bleep]er,' " the shaggy-haired rocker tells Rolling Stone.
"I don't have anything to say, and what I have to say is not that relevant.
Anything that is relevant, I'm going to bottle it up and then squeeze it onto a record somewhere."
LBN-DID YOU KNOW:
***Children grow faster in the springtime.
***On average, there are 178 sesame seeds on each McDonalds BigMac Bun.
***The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after President Grover Cleveland's baby daughter Ruth, not the famed baseball player.
***The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.
***Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
"In nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences." - Robert Greene Ingersoll.
Britain's Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
(Australian format adaptation “Kath & Kim,” among them), Silverman helps negotiate a $125 million deal with Elisabeth Murdoch, president of the U.K.’s Shine Entertainment, to sell the company.
March, 2008 -- Silverman crafts an innovative deal with DirecTV, in which the satellite operator will share production costs on “Friday Night Lights” in exchange for shared exclusive windows.
The deal keeps the critically lauded but ratings-challenged series on the air.
May, 2008 -- As he was settling into lunch at the Universal executive dining hall with studio chief Ron Meyer, Silverman was verbally acosted by agent Ari Emanuel,
who was seething after the TV executive had blown off meetings with clients David Maisel, president of Marvel Studios, and Peter Berg, executive producer of NBC’s “Friday Night Lights.”
Emanuel’s shakedown included references to Silverman’s lifestyle and the alleged affect it has on his job performance.
Indeed, at this point, Silverman’s reputation for big parties is beginning to get the best of him.
Earlier in the month, Silverman had hired bikini models to greet visitors at an upfront party. And several months prior, at an Emmy-related affair, he had a caged white tiger brought in.
December, 2008 -- With fall-season launches “Knight Rider,” “Lipstick Jungle” and “My Own Worst Enemy” all failing, it’s not Silverman who takes the fall but Katherine Pope, president of Universal Media Studios.