Back from SXSW, I've been playing catch-up. For much of the news media, Natasha Richardson was the sad, sad story of the week.
Dade Hayes details some of the comings, goings and speculation behind the scenes in the turbulent New York film fest scene, from Tribeca under ex-Sundance chief Geoff Gilmore to Film Society of Lincoln Center honcho Mara Manus, who is giving the musty old place a thorough overhaul.
Kim Masters unveils DreamWorks‚Äô Animation czar Jeffrey Katzenberg‚Äôs bad dream.
Business Insider reports Cisco‚Äôs acquisition of Flip Cam maker Pure Digital for $590 million. That‚Äôs my flip cam! And Business Insider also uses the flip cam in its reporting, grabbing Time EVP John Squires to talk about experimenting with mixing paid and free content. Meanwhile outgoing Time editor Jim Kelly has another POV.
Movie lovers unite! Not only is David Chase bringing a new mini-series to HBO about the early days of Hollywood, A Ribbon of Dreams, but TCM documentaries has greenlit an exhaustive history of Hollywood from the point of the view of the big personalities who built it: Moguls and Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood, produced by John Wilkman with backing from CAA agent-turned-Broadway-impresario Bill Haber.