Dana Carvey Tells Conan About His George H.W. Bush Impression And Hearing From “41”

Dana Carvey was Conan O’Brien’s guest tonight and talked about doing his weekly impression of President George H.W. Bush, who then reached out to him, launching a decades-long friendship – in marked contrast to President Donald Trump’s reaction to Alec Baldwin’s Saturday Night Live impression of him. “We had so multiple warm moments,” Carvey said. […]

Former Participant Media CEO Jim Berk Exits PodcastOne Top Job

PodcastOne CEO Jim Berk has left the leading job at the podcast network, saying he is moving on after positioning the company for its next chapter. Berk joined PodcastOne two years ago, reporting to longtime friend and founder, Norm Pattiz, who serves as the company’s executive chairman. “Jim got in and has been true very […]

‘Summer: The Donna Summer Musical’ Review: Broadway’s Last Days Of Disco

Anyone who worked as difficult for her money – and for a professional respect that got too late – as Donna Summer did deserves so much more than this. A jukebox musical that can undo all the genre rehab brought by superior shows built around Carole King and, if you want to stretch the definition […]

Gretchen Carlson Inks Deal With A+E Networks For Documentary Specials

Gretchen Carlson has signed an overall deal with A+E Networks to create and host a series of documentary specials for A+E Originals, the recently launched non-fiction content development company. The first main under the pact is The Brave with Gretchen Carlson (working title) for Lifetime. It will focus on how Carlson’s actions to confront sexual […]

Verve Launches Publishing Division And Hires Lit Agent Liz Parker To Run It

Literary agency Verve has launched a Publishing division, hiring InkWell Management’s Liz Parker to oversee it. She will bring along her roster of upmarket and literary fiction, and sociopolitical, narrative and platform-driven nonfiction clients, and further service Verve’s clients who have books in the marketplace. She further will help source intellectual property for Verve clients […]

Google Parent Alphabet’s Earnings Beat Expectations, Investors Still Worry About Advertising Outlook, Gov’t Regulation – Update

UPDATED with details from the earnings call, 3:30 PM: Google parent Alphabet’s earnings surpassed analyst expectations in its first quarter. The company reported earnings of $9.93 per share, topping Wall Street’s consensus estimates of $9.28 a share. The internet search giant reported revenue of $31.1 billion, exceeding projected revenue of $30.29 billion for the quarter […]

Margaret French Isaac Named President Of Denise Di Novi Pictures

EXCLUSIVE: Margaret French Isaac has been named president of Denise Di Novi Pictures. Isaac previously worked at Johnny Depp’s Infinitu Nihil Productions as its Executive VP of Film and Television concurrently Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean The Rum Diary, Mortdecai and Dark Shadows runs. She further previously worked at DreamWorks right ahead of it went public […]