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Tracking good and bad weeks in the entertainment business.
UP Scott Rudin
A huge week for The Social Network’s Oscar campaign, with top honors from Los Angeles and New York critics and six Golden Globe nominations. But Rudin’s True Grit was blanked by Globes voters.
DOWN Martin Scorsese
Early critics groups and the Globes ignore Shutter Island, suggesting that Paramount might have better chances with its other Oscar horses The Fighter, True Grit and Waiting for Superman.
DOWN Graham King
The producer whose GK Films financed The Tourist will be on the hook if the $100 million film, which bowed to $16.5 million, doesn’t perform overseas.
UP Dick Ebersol
The NBC Sports guru has presided over record viewership for Sunday Night Football, with the Dec. 12 game matching its highest rating ever.
UP Warner Music Group
Rumors have Terra Firma Capital losing control of EMI Group to Citigroup, which could lead to WMG acquiring EMI on the cheap.
DOWN Carmike Cinemas
Merriman Capital downgrades movie-exhibition sector on assumption that fourth-quarter box-office results will disappoint.
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