Bloom's Day

Completely random thoughts about a wide array of subjects

At #Hammer museum for #MadeInLA members opening night party. Can’t wait #art  (at Hammer Museum)
This is nerve-wracking. Going into second OT of #stanleycup final game 2 #LAKings #Hockey (at Staples Center)
My video piece on How Social Media Made #TFIOS A Star Click here to watch: http://ow.ly/xDIBo @ShaileneWoodley @AnselElgort @TheFaultMovie

My video piece on How Social Media Made #TFIOS A Star Click here to watch: http://ow.ly/xDIBo 

@ShaileneWoodley @AnselElgort @TheFaultMovie

(Source: deadline.com)

VIDEO: What @Nielsen is doing with its @twitter TV ratings: http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/nielsen-twitter-tv-ratings-nba-espn-social-media-tracking-video/
This is my first piece “on air” as part of Deadline’s new video news initiative, called Deadline Now. It was fun to do the conversation, based on a story I posted earlier today, with my colleague Dominic Patten. I think it turned out pretty well, but man, do I have a giant head. I think the camera added 10 pounds. to my pineapple.

VIDEO: What @Nielsen is doing with its @twitter TV ratings: http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/nielsen-twitter-tv-ratings-nba-espn-social-media-tracking-video/

This is my first piece “on air” as part of Deadline’s new video news initiative, called Deadline Now. It was fun to do the conversation, based on a story I posted earlier today, with my colleague Dominic Patten. I think it turned out pretty well, but man, do I have a giant head. I think the camera added 10 pounds. to my pineapple.

In this week’s podcast, Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond and host David Bloom catch up the latest news from the just-opened Cannes Film Festival, where Pete and the rest of the Deadline team are busy covering the first days of the annual glam fest and the deals and parties behind the glitz. “Grace of Monaco” had a noisy and controversial opening, but Mike Leigh’s biopic of the great British painter “Mr. Turner” promises awards glory for the film and its star, Timothy Spall (perhaps best known as Peter Pettigrew/Wormtail in several of the Harry Potter films) following its Croisette debut.

Pete and David also circle back to early in the week for Pete’s annual visit to Broadway, where he saw six Tony contenders in four days. He also gives his take on the week’s new movies, led by the monster mash of “Godzilla” and the true sports story of Jon Hamm’s “Million Dollar Arm.”

(Source: deadline.com / Deadline.Com)

In this week’s podcast, Deadline’s executive editor David Lieberman and I recap Upfronts Week in New York City as all the networks made their pre-season pitches to advertisers; the FCC approves the latest net neutrality proposal in a noisy meeting; and Tribune’s CEO criticizes the CW, one of his biggest business partners. 

They also check in on the status of that AT&T-DirecTV megadeal, which turned out to be closer than most people realized, while the WWE’s stock gets body-slammed as it grapples with the Street’s disappointment over its NBCU contract extension.

Waiting for start of graduation ceremony for Dakota Bloom, my son, at Berkeley. Very proud of all the hard work he’s done to get to this day. Now, anyone have a job for a bright, hard-working, polite young history major with expertise in the Cold War, environmental restoration and the occasional code-monkey database work?  ;) (at Zellerbach Hall)

In this week’s podcast, Deadline’s executive editor David Lieberman and I recap Deadline’s annual report on the most out-of-whack paydays for CEOs in media. Who got paid the most compared to their own top colleagues this past year?

We also talk deals affecting Apple, Alibaba and All3Media and Charter’s growth plans.

In this week’s podcast, Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond and I get the latest from Pete’s annual Broadway pilgrimage to see as many awards contenders (beginning with that ultimate contender, “Rocky”) as possible ahead of the Tonys, before heading to France for the Cannes Film Festival.

Listen to the whole thing here: http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/deadline-awards-watch-73-the-hammond-hits-broadway-episode/

 With Cannes just days away, we also survey the summer Oscar contenders and ponder whether any of them can “reverse the curse” of poor awards-season showings in recent years.

Finally, Pete and I take a look at the weekend’s notable movie debuts, a comedy-filled slate led by the Seth Rogen/Zac Efron raunch and revenge fest “Neighbors;” facing off against foodie labor of love, “Chef,” which was produced, directed, written by and starring that noted gourmand Jon Favreau; and the darkly humorous “God’s Pocket,” featuring one of the last performances of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, alongside a terrific cast that also includes John Turturro, Christina Hendricks and Richard Jenkins.

#film #theater #Broadway #podcast #CannesFilmFestival #Neighbors #Chef 

In this week’s podcast, Deadline International Editor Nancy Tartaglione and I take apart the just-announceddeal by Discovery and Liberty Global to buy All3Media for $930 million and look at who might be next in line as the global buying spree in TV production companies continues. 

We also catch up on still more news ahead of this week’s opening of the Cannes Film Festival, with films featuring Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Aniston and Elisabeth Moss, even as a squad of aging “Expendables” plans to roll onto the Croisette; look at a U.S. production with a good reason besides tax incentives to shoot in London; and note a kingly casting for the BBC adaptation of “Wolf Hall.”

Finally, Nancy and I take our weekly peek at the international box office, where "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" set a weekday record when it finally bowed in China, even as “Frozen” continues to add to its record box-office haul with another good week in its last big territory.