Brad Grey on ‘Sopranos’ Legal Fight: Universal Wants Money ‘For Rights It Traded Away’

Says Grey’s legal rep: “This contractually mandated arbitration is simply an effort to redo an old deal, and the claim is without merit.” (THR)

TV Casting (2/20/13)

A look at recent television castings (SSN)

Handicapping Hollywood Movies: Films of 2013

A curated list of the year’s contenders (SSN)

Pay TV Cord Cutting Will Be “Minimal” Over Next Five Years

PwC cites factors such as traditional TV viewing still being popular, TV-on-the-go bundles, companion apps for tablets and smartphones, as well as the current content discovery issues with Web-based services (DH)

Universal Chairman Wants ‘Fifty Shades’ for Summer 2014, More ‘Bourne’ and ‘Van Helsing’ Reboot

Adam Fogelson’s Q&A on what’s next in Universal’s future (THR)

Shia LaBeouf Exits Broadway ‘Orphans’

The play, co-starring Alec Baldwin and Tom Sturridge, is set to begin previews on March 19; LaBeouf’s decision was based on “creative differences” (VAR)

Conan O’Brien to Host White House Correspondents Dinner

O’Brien has signed on for the April 27 event; Jimmy Kimmel hosted last year’s dinner (MD)

Oscar Predictions 2013: Sounding Off On Sound

‘Argo,’ ‘Life of Pi,’ ‘Skyfall’ and “Zero Dark Thirty’ are among the films in competition in the sound categories (LAT)

Why Jay-Z’s New Publishing Deal Is Just The Beginning

By the end of 2014, he’ll own all of his master recordings and publishing rights to his music from his career at Def Jam; when he took the President job at the label in 2004 it was contracted that the rights would revert to him in 10 years (FOR)

TV Ratings: Smash Drops to Series Low;Cult Is Dead on Arrival

‘Smash’  dropped 25% from it’s Season 2 premiere; ‘Cult’ only scores 934k viewers (VUL)

Karl Gibson

Karl Gibson (Editor, Studio System News) has worked in the Los Angeles media sector for over 15 years. His editorial experience encompasses over 1,400 printed daily, festival and special editions of ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ where he covered news desks and event coverage as Editorial Business Analyst from 2001 to 2008. He has worked for The New York Times Company, PR Newswire, The Knight Digital Media Center and appeared as a media panelist for events, festivals and television. Karl also has handled event, premiere and awards show coverage for over seven awards seasons.

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