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Posts Tagged ‘Christy Grosz’

Will Monday Night’s Deadline/Soho House Bash Include a Big Announcement?*

A cryptic Deadline advisory posted Saturday morning by Nikki Finke has some Hollywood trade watchers speculating that the PMC-Variety deal is done. The 11:34 a.m. PDT September 29 message reads:

The Deadline Team won’t provide 24/7 news coverage for at least the next week. One of the reasons is DH business affecting the entire staff in LA, NY and Europe. As a result, we’ll probably miss some breaking stories and delay monitoring some comments, emails and phone calls. Please cut us some slack for the duration.


Which begs the question – will Jay Penske be making a “big” announcement at Soho House in West Hollywood tomorrow night? That’s when the “PMC” in Penske Media Corp. will briefly overlap with “private members’ club,” as Deadline hosts a “Kick Off the Awards Season” party there from 6 to 9 p.m. A who’s who of studio execs, film publicists and awards season PR consultants will hobnob with not just Penske but many other PMC/Deadline folks: film editor Mike Fleming, tv editor Nellie Andreeva, awards columnist Pete Hammond, marketing consultant Madelyn Hammond, executive editor David Lieberman, reporter Dominic Patten, PMC senior vp Nic Paul, PMC senior sales director Cathy Goepfert, Awards/Line managing editor Anthony D’Alessandro and Awards/Line editor Christy Grosz.*

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TV Showrunners Talk Twitter

The Twitter hashtag is a powerful tool, allowing show runners for programs like #modernfamily, #community, and #bones to easily access viewer criticisms and feedback.

But the trick with all the 140-characters-on-characters-comments, per an excellent TheEnvelope.com item by Christy Grosz, is to find a balance. Though invaluable in many ways, hashtag streams also represent a relatively small, specific segment of the TV audience, aka “the noisy minority.” Steve Levitan says he doesn’t dive into Twitter nearly as as much as he did during the first season of Modern Family, while Bones creator Hart Hanson has moved on to reading only those that he directly follows:

“If you take everybody’s ideas–even if they’re all good–your show will turn to pudding,” Hanson says. “I have my hands full fighting off the smart, brilliant people that I work with, much less the public.”

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More People Leaving Hollywood Reporter

fasfe.jpgFBLA has just confirmed that Hollywood Reporter Features Editor Christy Grosz resigned yesterday. No word yet on where she’s going. Idle question: Is there going to even be a Hollywood Reporter next year?