April 7, 2011


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Written by: Mitch Salem


Today is the first day of operations for ShowbuzzDaily, and we are its humble proprietors, Mitch Metcalf and Mitch Salem.  We’ve been in the entertainment business for a long time (you can find out more by clicking ABOUT US), and we originally started all this as a weekly e-mail service to industry insiders, with the latest box office predictions and analysis along with in-the-know film reviews.  We’ve realized from the response that there’s wide interest in this kind of combined knowledge, and now we’re bringing our insights to the internet at large.

Our goals are straightforward and focused.  Movies are both a serious art form and a multi-billion dollar worldwide business, and we’re going to illuminate both sides of that coin.  At ShowbuzzDaily, you’ll be able to find out both the film’s story and the story behind the film.  We’ll examine the filmmakers’ work, and whether that work has paid off in the real world. 

We want this to be an interactive experience, so we hope you’ll CONTACT US with all of your thoughts, questions, disagreements, suggestions and insights.  And as an extra added attraction:
UPDATE: Read the coverage of our site by Jon Weisman on

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Today you will find Weekend Predictions and reviews of Arthur and Soul Surfer. 
And now, imagine that the curtains are opening (if movie theaters still had curtains), the barrel of popcorn you bought is only starting to go stale, the 8th trailer for a movie you have no interest in seeing has finally ended, relax… and enjoy the show.

–Mitch Metcalf & Mitch Salem

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."