#EntertainmentBiz Minute for September 21st

The EntertainmentBiz minute features some big news on a new sheriff in town for Cablevision.

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Brian Clapp, WorkinEntertainment.com Director of Content: After French company Altice SA bought Cablevision for 17.7 billion, the question lingered how this would affect the US Cablevision workforce.

Now we know.

Founder Patrick Drahi is already talking cost-cutting, saying quite directly “I pay as little as I can, no one in our company is getting paid more than a couple hundred thousand a year, there is a new sherrif in town.” Drahi continued, ““Cablevision has five million homes in a very dense area around New York, which is half what Numericable has in France, so the cost of running this network should be around the half the cost of running a network in France. It is three times. That is a problem.” If you currently work at Cablevision, you may want to keep an eye on our job board.

In happier news, Leonardo DiCaprio is executive producing a 1980’s mob drama project for Showtime. Brett Johnson, the writer of my current favorite show Ray Donovan is writing and will EP with DiCaprio. No word yet on if DiCaprio will star in the yet unnamed show.

And in pretty big news, the Emmy’s didn’t make us feel cranky, like they are normally likely to do. Andy Samberg wasn’t Ricky Gervais, Jon Hamm finally won, Viola Davis made history, HBO dominated and they didn’t forget anyone important who died… all in all a successful night for Fox. We’ll update you on the ratings during the next #entertainment biz update.

For now, we end with this…

About Brian Clapp

Brian Clapp has worked in the broadcast media for over 14 years as a writer, editor, producer & news director. After beginning his career in Atlanta at CNN/Sports Illustrated, he switched coasts to Seattle to work at Fox Sports Northwest. In 2010, Brian began pursuing a new found passion on the digital media side, launching a successful website and then taking on the role of Director of Content for WorkinSports.com & WorkinEntertainment.com.

Recently Brian has become addicted to Google+ and LinkedIn so add him to your circles and make him a contact. No seriously, you should.