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Sometimes, It Pays To Be A Nepo Baby

I first heard the term “nepo baby” from a dismissive colleague of mine at my first significant job a looooong time ago.  The son of one of our clients, at the time a graduating college student from Wisconsin, had joined our company as an intern, and on behalf of one of my friends on a

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Media Musings

Maybe A Little TOO Upfront?

Another upfront season is slowly but surely unfolding.  Several of those relative dinosaurs called basic cable networks are doing presentations for agencies ahead of the relative new kids on the block, the digital and streaming services.  By the middle of next month those in both worlds–the broadcast networks in the ad-supported streaming world, will be

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Life Lessons

It’s Just An Eclipse. Not An Apocalypse

It’s Sunday, so I suppose a confession would be in order.  Yes, I made an impulse purchase.  I bought a pair of these. I probably will never wear them again after tomorrow, and if my schedule is off by even a few minutes I may not even use them tomorrow.  But tomorrow, so I’ve read,

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Media Musings

Spin Over Substance

There weren’t many dry eyes in Culver City yesterday, and it wasn’t just the unseasonably rainy conditions that created that phenomenon.  Before an invited audience sprinkled with former contestants and executives who benefited greatly from his presence, Pat Sajak taped his final episodes as host of WHEEL OF FORTUNE, bringing to an end a run

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Media Musings

The Entourage Cashes In

Mention the name Ari to any fan of media and one’s mind immediately goes to the surname Gold, the irascible and tenacious father figure to the bros from Queens who rode the coattails of Vincent Chase to conquer Hollywood in the beloved HBO series ENTOURAGE.  But it was the real-life Ari on whom Jeremy Piven’s

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Media Musings

Of Mice And Men

It has not been a banner year so far for the Walt Disney Company.  No theatrical release has clicked, ABC is only now starting to show signs of life as its veteran scripted series are finally returning to their schedule and Disney +’s attempt to put some of the $71B of former Twentieth Century Fox

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Media Musings

The Made-For-TV Movie Is Back. With A Kick.

There hasn’t been much available in theatres so far this year to justify the significant expense of time and money to schlep out of the comfort of one’s home.  Anyone who questions whether or not climate change is real should consider the rash of spring snowstorms and West Coast rainstroms and compare that to the

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Media Musings

I Was Predisposed To Liking This. You Likely Will, Too.

When I saw the teaser for this new Apple TV+ documentary earlier this month while waiting impatiently for my MLS match, I immediately booknoted it.  With a title like STEVE!, I felt obligated to watch no matter what. But in this case, the name just happens to be applied to someone who is arguably a

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Media Musings

No Fool Like An April Fool? Try The Ones Fooled In March

P.T. Barnum perhaps said it best when he offered up the memorable observation of his circus-hungry audiences:  There’s a sucker born every minute.   The days of that circus are long gone; sadly, the only circus of consequence that seems to exist these days is the one surrounding politics in America. It has become nearly impossible

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