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The Accidental Turitz: The Thing About Bond

October 13, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: The Thing About Bond

So I got married on Sunday. I’m actually on my honeymoon now, as you read this, which is why I’ll be off next week, but that’s not why I mention it. I mention it because, a few months ago, after my wife — still weird to say that — and I chose our wedding... »

The Accidental Turitz: The Big Four Becomes the Big Three, Except …

October 6, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: The Big Four Becomes the Big Three, Except …

Well, this was both a big surprise, and not even remotely surprising. On the one hand, when word came down that CAA had purchased ICM for what I understand is north of a half billion dollars, I was stunned, because it never occurred to me that one of these agencies would buy another so... »

The Accidental Turitz: Contract Negotiations – Okay, Now We’re Getting Into It

September 29, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: Contract Negotiations – Okay, Now We’re Getting Into It

I am not a member of IATSE, but I have many friends who are. Also, I am a member of the Hollywood community, in that I work here, even if I don’t actually live here. Because of that, I have been paying attention to the ongoing contract negotiations between the union and the Alliance... »

The Accidental Turitz on the Brilliance and Problem with Awards Shows

September 23, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz on the Brilliance and Problem with Awards Shows

I go into every awards show feeling the same way about it. I tune in wanting to enjoy and see if my predictions are right, check out the speeches, appreciate the fun moments, and then think about what my speech will be like if I ever get up there some day. What I inevitably... »

The Accidental Turitz: I’m Not Great at Predictions, But Here Are Some Anyway

September 15, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: I’m Not Great at Predictions, But Here Are Some Anyway

For each of the last few years, I’ve done this thing wherein I write a bunch of essays about the various Oscar categories and share them on Facebook with my friends. I delve into the intricacies of each discipline, the history, the ups and downs and ins and outs, and then talk about the... »

The Accidental Turitz: Why Winning an Emmy May Be Even More Important Than You Think

September 8, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: Why Winning an Emmy May Be Even More Important Than You Think

I think it must be nice to get an Emmy nomination. I certainly would like one, and I know of at least a couple of good friends who have received them, and they were definitely in favor of it. There are all kinds of parties and events and prestige that goes along with a... »

The Accidental Turitz: Emmy Voting Is About to End So Check This Stuff Out Quickly

August 25, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: Emmy Voting Is About to End So Check This Stuff Out Quickly

Look, I know we all live busy lives. Even if we’re stuck at home, there is lots of stuff to do. Movies and TV to watch, books to read, exercise to be done so as to not become glued to the couch, and maybe, possibly, some work to take care of, as well. These... »

The Accidental Turitz: Intellectual Property and Movie Armageddon

August 18, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: Intellectual Property and Movie Armageddon

The concept of turning a movie into a TV show, or spinning off a TV show from a movie, is not new. It goes back decades, to before many of us were even born. In the 1960s alone, just off the top of my head, were Peyton Place and The Courtship of Eddie’s Father.... »

The Accidental Turitz: Why the Search for a New Jeopardy! Host Has Much Wider Implications

August 11, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: Why the Search for a New <em>Jeopardy!</em> Host Has Much Wider Implications

I used to be a big Jeopardy! fan, but as with many things that catch our fancy, that faded with time. I still have affection for the show, but I don’t watch religiously like I used to and as some of my friends do. Still, when Alex Trebek died, I poured one out for... »

The Accidental Turitz: Honestly? I’m Surprised They Cancel Anything Anymore

August 4, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: Honestly? I’m Surprised They Cancel Anything Anymore

My fiancée and I don’t have a lot of TV shows in common. Part of it is that she doesn’t watch a lot of television, and when she does, she enjoys rewatching Parks and Recreation for the sixth or seventh time, which I certainly don’t mind, because it’s fun, and we get to laugh... »