October 29, 2007

October 29, 2007

As Cate Blanchett gets ready to take over the reigns at the Sydney Theatre Company next year with her husband Andrew Upton, the backlash has begun. Sydney actor Colin Moody has gone public about his opinions. Did anyone one question the competence of Kevin Spacey when he was appointed at the Old Vic, or Roger Rees at the Williamstown Theatre Festival?
Blanchett Not Fit to Run Our Theatre (The Observer)

Megan Mullally, Karen from Will & Grace, is about to open in Mel Brooks' new musical Young Frankenstein
A Will to Success, Grace Under Pressure (LA Times)

ABC Hearts Women- all their new shows are doing well by targeted women with its news shows this season.
ABC In Sync With Women (MediaWeek)

Scaring and mutilating women wins the weekend box office. The millionth version of Saw (actually its #4) made $32 million over the weekend. I'm sick of these movies doing so well. Problem is, women likes these movies too. Why?

Lifetime has ordered a pilot tentatively titled "The Verdict" from Jonathan Price (Executive Producer of Cane). Premise is "the trial of a female celebrity accused of having her lover murdered." (Hollywood Reporter) Groan