Changes at Comcast/NBC/Universal, LAT and LA Weekly, John Woo, Serious Man Ending

by Anne Thompson
October 13, 2009 5:50 AM
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John Woo is on the promo circuit with the shortened version of his Asian two-part epic Red Cliff--I'll file on my upcoming Q & A with him. Here's Movieline's interview.

Thompson on Hollywood

Some folks are pushing A Serious Man's Fred Melamed as a possible best supporting actor awards candidate. I don't know about that (although if the movie keeps doing as well as it is doing, it will have long coattails indeed), but the home videos on his Facebook page are a must-see. Besides reading the Percy Bysshe Shelley sonnet "Ozymandias," he takes credit for giving the Coens the ending of A Serious Man!

With new management overseeing the slimmed and trimmed versions of the LAT and LA Weekly, Annie Gilbar is out at the LAT Magazine and LA Weekly veteran Steve Mikulan follows Laurie Ochoa out the door. The "Media Transformers" panel at Digital Hollywood conference in Santa Monica next week should be revealing, with high-ranking reps from the Times, Weekly, The Wrap, A.P., Mediaweek and Variety.

According to Businessweek, no matter what happens with Comcast and NBC/Universal, General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt is sticking with failing-upward Jeff Zucker, because he knows Zucker will look out for GE's interests.

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  • Sergio | October 14, 2009 12:09 PMReply

    I actually had the fortune to meet Woo last week and found him to be a totally modest and sweet man. One of my all time favorite film directors

  • Glenn Kenny | October 13, 2009 9:58 AMReply

    Hmm. Take credit for the ending of a Coen brothers picture. Not something I would do.

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