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you’re not helping: Amy Pascal on bad movies

Sony Pictures Entertainment cochair Amy Pascal talked TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman, and something she said made me choke: AP: To be fair to all of us, nobody sets out to make a crappy movie. Nobody says, “Let’s make this one bad.” You’re always trying to make it good. Now, sometimes you succeed in making it good, … more…

NBC’s business plan: burn money, then burn more money

Item: NBC will pay Conan O’Brien a severance of $40 million— no, wait, maybe it’s $45 million. Well, some of the dough will go to O’Brien’s laid-off staffers, but still: that’s a ton of money to not work. Item: NBC is going to lose hundreds of millions of dollars broadcasting the Winter Olympics next month. … more…

question of the day: Can the Net support yet another entertainment news site?

Yesterday, former New York Times Hollywood correspondent Sharon Waxman launched her new site, The Wrap, which will feature, we’re told, “authoritative original reporting, curated news from around the globe, and exclusive contributions from insiders in the entertainment industry.” The site’s about-us page includes this: “Our aim is to create the premiere news and information site … more…