Want to keep your job? Buy your boss lunch. Want to keep your job for a few years? Tell your boss what you are doing--even if he hasn't asked, and seemingly doesn't want to know. Want to keep your job and the good graces of your corporate superiors? Do what they say--fire people. If you work for Viacom's Sumner Redstone or the Tribune Co., these are the lessons to learn.
George Lucas has a TV series coming to a theater near you. And that theater is in your living room--or maybe on the desk that holds your laptop. He says the future is quality and the medium is television.
High budgets and big stars and low ratings equal entertainment TV math 101: Anything has a good chance at failure. Consider "Studio 60," which is an Aaron Sorkin creation, boasting top talent and top writing. Ratings are drifting south. Critics love it, but will viewers stick with quality TV?