Kim Masters and John Horn, film writer for the Los Angeles Times, banter about some of this week's top Hollywood news stories.
- Adage reports that advertising rates during football games have risen as rates for shows like American Idol have fallen precipitously.
- Electronics company Sony is experiencing some financial troubles so Sony Pictures is having to look for financial partners to cut production expenses on their movies. Fox will now finance half of the George Clooney-Sony movie, Monuments Men, and Paramount will pick up an Adam Sandler comedy that Sony was going to produce.
- Zero Dark Thirty, the Kathryn Bigelow movie about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, will now have a slower release strategy than originally announced. It's unclear if this is because of the awards strategy or if it also has to do with Sony's financial troubles.