May 2007: "Michael Cieply (born 1951) is an entertainment industry writer, first for the Wall Street Journal and then for Talk magazine. In the 1990s, he also worked as a film producer for Sony.
He is currently a staff editor in the Culture section of The New York Times."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Cieply
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) New York Times Source Mar 19, 2010 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Wall Street Journal, The (WSJ) Source May 13, 2007
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 19, 2010 A Supersized Custody Battle Over Marvel Superheroes
QUOTE: conflict between intellectual property lawyers and media companies that, in Mr. Toberoff’s view, have made themselves vulnerable by building franchises atop old creations. So-called branded entertainment — anything based on superheroes, comic strips, TV cartoons or classic toys — may be easier to sell to audiences, but the intellectual property may also ultimately belong in full or in part to others.
New York Times Jun 25, 2009 Not All Are Pleased by Wider Red Carpet
QUOTE: Those include a belief that the advertising value of a nomination for best picture will be diluted as they become more common, and a widespread fear that a larger number of filmmakers will be pressing for Oscar campaigns at a time when strapped companies have been trying to curtail them....the widened field would certainly be a boon for the industry’s trade papers, which depend heavily on awards advertising.
New York Times Jul 17, 2008 Polanski Asks Prosecutor to Review Film’s Claims
QUOTE: Mr. Polanski, the director of “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Chinatown,” fled the United States 30 years ago on the eve of being sentenced for the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl. Now, Mr. Polanski and his lawyer have asked the Los Angeles district attorney’s office to review a new documentary in which a former deputy district attorney claims to have coached the judge in the case.
New York Times May 28, 2008 Studios Reach Deal With TV Actors
QUOTE: Hollywood took another step toward labor peace Wednesday morning, as a union representing television actors reached a tentative three-year deal with production companies after talks had become stuck over the re-use of performers’ images on the Internet.
New York Times Oct 20, 2007 Movie and TV Writers Authorize a Call to Strike
QUOTE: The guilds are asking that residual payments for films and programs sold on DVD be sharply increased, and that pay schedules be set for new outlets like the Internet and cellphones.
New York Times May 11, 2007 Puffing Away That PG Rating
QUOTE: Under the new policy, a film’s rating will consider all tobacco use, rather than just teenage smoking, as in the past. But the board stopped short of guaranteeing that tobacco use would be considered as heavily as sex, violence or drug use in assigning a rating.
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