Roger R. Smith


Co-founder and executive editor of Global Media Intelligence, a media research service for major investors in media companies; former entertainment industry executive (1974-1996) with Warner Bros, Carolco and Live! Entertainment

Roger R. Smith on KCRW

Ding Dong the Strike Is Dead!

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Pixar's Big Bird

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Do Movies Make Money?

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