Ever wonder who controls the media you consume? The TV you see? The news your read? The website Best Communications Degrees has taken a look at the top 10 media companies according to profit and influence around the world and come up with these results:
One thing I’ve read is that most of the big media companies like Walt Disney derive their profits from selling toys. Seriously. Walt Disney’s biggest source of revenue is selling toys from their movies. Not their movies themselves. In fact, movies are very risky and low profit margin.
TV companies also make a lot of their money on DVD sales and merchandise. Less than you’d expect from their ad revenue. Most ad revenue for the bigger shows gets eaten up by the high payrolls.
Watch the Charlie’s Angels 2011 trailer (video), the revamp of the 70s classic! The Charlie’s Angels 2011 trailer shows stars Rachael Taylor (Grey’s Anatomy), Annie Ilonzeh (General Hosptial), and Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) and will air on ABC.
Minka Kelly tweeted her excitement over the Charlie’s Angels gig: “Celebrating w my very own real life angel! Can’t wait to see my girls Annie Ilonzeh and Rachael Taylor!!” Read the rest of this entry »
Oscar-winner, Nicole Kidman, surprised fans when she and husband, Keith Urban, announced the birth of their second child a few weeks ago. The celebrity couple had managed to hire a surrogate and keep their pregnancy a secret from the public. Now, during an interview with Australia’s 60 Minutes, Kidman gives us the first glance at her new daughter, Faith.
As a special treat for RiRi’s birthday, Katy Perry, covered one of her gal pals biggest hits as well as Willow Smith’s Whip my Hair. I’m a little impressed Katy live…very different from her award show performances.
Tonight ESPN aired the next installment of their series, The Year of the Quarterback. A film produced by County Music Superstar and life-long University of Tennessee football fan, Kenny Chesney, showed an intimate look at the life of Condrdge Holloway, the first Black Quarterback to start in the South Eastern Conference (SEC).