First Openly Gay president of a major motion picture union. RIP. Gary David Goldberg. 'Mad Men' and 'Under the Dome'. 'Monsters U.' and 'World War Z' score! Big Changes at Major Studios. Hollywood's VOD experiment.
RIP. Gary David Goldberg, whose producing credits included "Family Ties," "Brooklyn Bridge" and "Spin City," died Sunday of brain cancer. Before creating "Family Ties" Goldberg cut his teeth writing on such CBS classics as "The Bob Newhart Show" and "Lou Grant." An appreciation from Variety.
"Monsters University" made it no contest at the box office. (Disney-Pixar)
Julie Henderson was named chief communications officer for 21st Century Fox.(News Corp. / 21st Century Fox)
21st Century Fox senior team to include Julie Henderson
Big Drama at One of Hollywood's Most Successful Studios. The destabilization of the most successful studio in the history of the industry is underway. Warner Brothers has lost it's top execs over both television and the movie studio. Both were very successful at what they did and made big bucks for the studio. The stewards over Dark Knight, Argo, Harry Potter and major films, plus the boss who green light "Big Bang Theatre" are gone. Also out is the home entertainment boss, who oversaw the DVD, OnDemand and VOD growth despite a decline among other studios. Unanswered questions include the future of "Legendary" films and other partners or production divisions. More from KCRW's The Business and the LA Times.
Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara is doing away with management layers. (Bloomberg)
Warner Bros.' CEO Kevin Tsujihara does away with movie, TV fiefdoms
From left, Sue Kroll, Greg Silverman and Toby Emmerich are rising at Warner Bros. in the wake of Jeff Robinov's departure. (Kroll, Getty Images; Silverman, Warner Bros.; Emmerich, New Line.)
Jeff Robinov out at Warner Bros.; studio taps new film leadership
Matthew Weiner explains the Hershey bar
Deputy Linda (Natalie Martinez) and her fiance, Rusty (Josh Carter), find themselves separated by a massive transparent dome that's suddenly fallen on the town of Chester's Mill on "Under the Dome." (CBS / April 26, 2013)
'Under the Dome' seems in a rush to tell a good story
The CBS adaptation of Stephen King's tale of a small town mysteriously trapped looks promising, if only it would slow down.
CBS series "The Good Wife" is now available to Lovefilm Instant's U.K. and German users, as are "Blue Bloods," "Nurse Jackie" and "Californication." (CBS Broadcasting Inc.)
Amazon's Lovefilm gets 'The Good Wife,' 'Star Trek' in CBS deal
Paris Barclay has been elected president of the Directors Guild of America. (DGA)
WGA, East President Michael Winship to run unopposed for 4th term
WGA, East, which is based in New York, jointly bargains with its larger sister union, WGA, West, which is based in Los Angeles. The unions have separate boards, staffing and elections.
Alana (Honey Boo Boo) reads a book to her baby doll in "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." (TLC)