Up tomorrow, now that we are all settling into our “Game of Thrones” groove: a conversation on “Silicon Valley” and a lot of thoughts on “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” And an informal poll: if you did not catch “Turn” last night because you were watching “Game of Thrones,” are you sampling it tonight?
-I am marking Peter Matthiessen’s death by giving up on finding my copy of “Killing Mister Watson” and settling in to read “Shadow Country,” but if you are not already a convert, put this profile on top of the pile, too.
-Mallory Ortberg is an Internet treasure.
-How the CIA helped get “Doctor Zhivago” into the Soviet Union.
-The section of Dayo Olopade’s “The Bright Continent” on the origins and success of the Nigerian film industry was fascinating, and it made me eager to see “Finding Hillywood,” a new documentary on Rwandan filmmakers.
-MTV’s unpaid interns from the last three years are going to be able to join a class action lawsuit against the media company.
-Germany has cut its film production tax incentives by $14 million.
-”The idea is to have a target audience which is not just older white men, who have traditionally been the premium pay audience. This also makes Starz more interesting for potential partners outside the U.S.” So says Starz CEO Chris Albrecht.
-Franco Zeffirelli: Still working (this time on a coffee table book), still dishing zingers.