Matthew BelloniSeptember 20, 2021
The Future of Awards Shows, Part 2: How to Fix What’s Broken
89th Annual Academy Awards
In June, a group of Disney television executives summoned the leaders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for a come-to-Jesus meeting. Academy C.E.O. Dawn Hudson and president David Rubin were on the Zoom, as was Dana Walden, Disney Television’s chairman of entertainment, ABC’s Craig Erwich and Rob Mills, and about 10 others […]
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Dylan ByersSeptember 17, 2021
Modern Day Greek Gods: Assessing Media Mount Olympus, Circa 2021
Bob Iger, Tim Cook, and Eddy Cue at Sun Valley
Any journalist worth their salt knows that there is the story, sure, but then there’s also the story behind the story. That’s the one that only the true insiders know: the principals, those on the call, the ones in the boardroom. We’ve all heard the story, for instance, that Bob Iger’s departure from Disney was […]
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William D. CohanSeptember 19, 2021
A.O.C., Debt Crisis Theater, and Steve Schwarzman’s New House
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Since I began writing my column for Puck, I’ve been inundated with feedback about Wall Street’s biggest characters and concerns. I’ll be engaging with some of those questions here—in addition to a few observations of my own. State Street Global Advisors, a subsidiary of the State Street Corporation, has been making big M&A moves to […]
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Julia IoffeSeptember 17, 2021
The Divorce Heard Around Washington
Joe Biden
Say what you will about Donald Trump, but he had a clarifying effect on the body politic. During his ascent and years in the White House, the country was cleaved neatly into two opposing teams. For once, things became clear and stark, like in a war. Nuance and subtlety became unaffordable luxuries. Politics became a […]
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