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March-April 2020

Before using the red color for their red carpets Hollywood used red ink to print scripts to keep the spoilers at bay. Today, the spoiler-alert fights are intensifying — with neither camp giving up anytime soon.

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January 2020

It might be interesting if TV trade show organizers finally gave up on all those conferences during the shows, and instead put together a panel of hands-on experts from various fields in the content business so that, together, they can come up with a unified vision of the industry’s future.

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By |January 11th, 2020|Categories: My2Cents|Tags: |0 Comments

December 2019

We need to invent a word for “return to origins,” so that TV trade show organizers can better comprehend their main mission, and figure out why they’ve strayed so far away from it.

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By |November 30th, 2019|Categories: My2Cents|Tags: |0 Comments

November 2019

Nowadays, people can freely go to the library to look for archived news about a person — but they cannot do it online. This is thanks to another absurd law from the minds of European bureaucrats. This new “Right to be Forgotten” privacy rule prevents people from going online to check news stories in the public domain that deal with the reputation, qualifications, and criminal records of potential employees, babysitters, and personal caregivers.

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By |November 10th, 2019|Categories: My2Cents|Tags: |0 Comments

October 2019

The FANGs — or better yet, the FAYGs — are wreaking havoc in the social, political, and business worlds, but there aren’t yet any known legal bases that will allow us to regulate them or split them apart.

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By |October 6th, 2019|Categories: My2Cents|Tags: |0 Comments

September 2019

Extras. Electronic press kits. Behind-the-scenes videos. Whatever you call them, they ruin the magic of the movies. Actors have mixed feelings about them. My feelings, on the other hand, are “maxed” toward their use — only well after the movies are released.

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By |September 1st, 2019|Categories: My2Cents|Tags: |0 Comments

June/July 2019

Six pieces of advice for modern TV executives, which were moved from the temporal lobe of my brain to the frontal lobe in order to be dispensed at zero cost.

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By |June 15th, 2019|Categories: My2Cents|Tags: |0 Comments

May 2019

With 5G technology, the competition between superpowers moved from outer space to cyberspace. But like the U.S.-Russia Cold War, the world should, once again, embrace the U.S. over China during its technological “putsch.”

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By |May 8th, 2019|Categories: My2Cents|Tags: |0 Comments

April 2019

The fact that I have been able to attend 40 MIP-TVs is a reason to be pitied, not celebrated. As member of the “press,” I would probably be more appreciated if I were to head to the laundry room to “press” some shirts rather than poking around asking questions for stories that are going to be published.

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By |March 31st, 2019|Categories: My2Cents|Tags: |0 Comments

January 2019

In addition to serving food, restaurants also serve to measure the stature of entertainment executives. Restaurateurs are the first to recognize the execs’ positions and the first to acknowledge their power. Restaurant tables are the dining equivalent of corner offices with views of the park.

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By |January 15th, 2019|Categories: My2Cents|Tags: |0 Comments