Losing the Good Sound of Voices

Where have the great voices of radio and television gone? Nowadays, listening to talk radio, especially National Public Radio stations in the U.S., is painful. Besides the repetitious “you knows” (…)

By |August 17th, 2023|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

The Changing Business of Trade Media

In the golden years of the international TV content business, there were some seven trade publications, of which four were based in the U.S. and the rest were scattered about (…)

By |August 14th, 2023|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

GAP Shows the Way with a Barbie Maven Hire

The GAP is a clothing store chain that went shopping in Hollywood for an executive who might soon lift its image, brand, and sales. In its current fiscal year, GAP (…)

By |August 10th, 2023|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

The Case of the Hollywood Shutdown is Still a Hollywood Mystery 

By Dom Serafini

In the 1967 Mel Brooks’ movie, The Producers, a Broadway show producer explores ways in which he might lose money so that he won’t have to repay his (…)

By |August 7th, 2023|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Strikers’ Defender Strikes Back at “Nobody Cares” Advocate

By Mike Reynolds

In the July 28th edition of the Wall Street Journal, writer, former high school musician, and onetime actor Matthew Hennessey wrote a piece condemning the entertainment industry for (…)

By |August 3rd, 2023|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Is Summertime More Important in the Northern Hemisphere?

The Northern and the Southern hemispheres share the same time zones, but the calendar schedule is dictated by the Northern part. Does it bother the inhabitants of the Southern Hemisphere (…)

By |July 31st, 2023|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Euphemisms and Aphorisms Sans Euphoria

By Dom Serafini

I was recently searching among past My2¢ editorials to look for signs of some insightful predictions or analyses I’ve made, or, conversely, to see just how wrong I’ve (…)

By |July 27th, 2023|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

The Arduous Birth of a Film Commission

By Dom Serafini

Film commissions are recognized by cities, regions, and nations worldwide as a tool to promote business and employment in their territories, as well as gain international visibility for (…)

By |July 24th, 2023|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Musk: The “Unregretted” Genius

Whether Twitter owner Elon Musk is a financial wizard (having built an $8.2 billion Tesla) or someone who has not properly invested his family wealth is still a hotly debated (…)

By |July 20th, 2023|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

The Academy Shouldn’t Decide Genres

By Dom Serafini

Is it drama, comedy, or dramedy? Steve Pond asked this very question in the June 2023 edition of The Wrap as he pondered the tough job facing the (…)

By |July 13th, 2023|Categories: WaterCooler|1 Comment