Cynthia Littleton

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Balancing Art and Automation: How Content Marketers Maneuver to Cut Through the Clutter

In a world awash in marketing messages and entertainment options, spurring consumers to check out new movie titles at the multiplex is no easy task. And that was before pandemic conditions made...

Upfronts Week Had Everything Except New Shows With Sizzle

The broadcast network upfront presentations returned to New York last week, although they’re not really about broadcast — or networks — anymore. The media buyers were back, executives were back, talent returned,...

Mickey Gilley Was a Consummate Musician Who Sparked 1980s ‘Urban Cowboy’ Craze (Appreciation)

Looking back on the life of Mickey Gilley, who died May 7 in Branson, Mo., at the age of 86, one must consider the musician and the country music era that he...

‘No Better Moment to Use It’: Power of Women New York Honorees Urge Action in Face of Roe v. Wade Threat

Even on a night to celebrate empowerment, the edge in the room was unmistakable. The shocking revelation this week that the U.S. Supreme Court is moving to overturn Roe v. Wade was...

How AT&T Could Find Itself a Winner in the Streaming Wars (Column)

After a topsy-turvy week, the thought occurred to me during AT&T’s investor call on Thursday: What if John Stankey wound up on the winning side of the streaming wars? Netflix took a...

‘We’re Not Going Back to 90 Days’: Legendary CEO Joshua Grode Talks Future of Movies at Variety Power of Law Breakfast

The business of moviegoing may be grappling with unprecedented, pandemic-induced pressures, but no one should underestimate the economic value of a theatrical release. That was the strong perspective offered by Legendary Entertainment...

Art Rupe, Specialty Records Founder and Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer, Dies at 104

Art Rupe, an early rock ‘n’ roll music mogul and founder of the influential Specialty Records, died April 15 at his home in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 104. Specialty championed such...

Paramount CEO Bob Bakish Sees 2021 Compensation Drop to $20 Million

Paramount CEO Bob Bakish received total compensation last year of $20 million, a drop of nearly $19 million compared to 2020. Bakish took in $3.1 million in salary and another $16.8 million...

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