July 11, 2011


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Written by: Mitch Salem
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With a summer movie season bracketed by the first weekend in May on one end, and Labor Day on the other, we’ve reached the midpoint of 2011’s array of blockbusters, here at SHOWBUZZDAILY, we’ll be providing our judgments on how the studios are doing.  Click the links below to see our assessment of each major studio.  
Disney  (Grades: B Money; C+ Quality)
Paramount  (Grades: B- Money; B- Quality)
Sony  (Grades: C Money; B- Quality)
20th Century Fox  (Grades: C+ Money, B- Quality)
Universal  (Grades: B+/C+ incomplete Money, C+ Quality)
Warner Brothers  (Grades: B+ Money, C+ Quality)

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."