So did I ever tell you how my little indie documentary and I almost got chewed up by the Smithsonian Institution’s 2006 deal with Showtime?
See Ya, Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya So Lawrence Small, former head of the Smithsonian and no friend of this blog or this blogger, is out on his butt; now the scary #2, Sheila Burke, is out also. Hurray!! Long may… Read more ›
Lawrence Small, I Am Doing an All-Out Stomp of Joy on Your Grave The NYT headline says it all: Embattled Smithsonian Official Resigns Post. Thank goodness his own greed and high-living has been his undoing. Yet so “Washington, DC” in… Read more ›
Bye, Lawrence A nice summary of the imbroglio surrounding a high-living official at the Smithsonian Institution. If I were to summarize the former head of Fannie Mae’s skill sets, it would be thus: exceptional ability to live as if the… Read more ›
Wow. Just heard from the person who vets requests to film at the Smith. I’m in. I can film. And no location fee. After all the strum und drang, I’m speechless. I don’t know if it’s changed any of the… Read more ›
Milquetoasty LA Times editorial on the Showtime-Smithsonian joint venture. Oh well, better than a sharp stick in the eye.
This is the man who currently heads the Smithsonian and led the sale–I mean, joint venture deal–in which the Smithsonian gave up exclusive access to its holdings to showtime. Here’s a list of his misdoings. Lawrence Small, I am doing… Read more ›
The ongoing saga of the Showtime-Smithsonian joint venture, my documentary, and Congress: the NYT House Panel Challenges Smithsonian the Washington Post Smithsonian Salary Cap Passes Panel
Finally, moms who want to talk about (and live, and do) more than stupid “mommy wars.” I mentioned earlier that this attempt to privatize the Smithsonian affects my current project. Here’s an update on the whole Smithsonian-Showtime joint venture business,… Read more ›
A week’s worth of backchannel lobbying since returning from DC and this is the result: Filmmakers and Others Petition Against Smithsonian’s Showtime Deal, NY Times Smithsonian Asked to End Showtime Deal, Washington Post Lynn Neary’s NPR story, All Things Considered