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Candle Media doesn’t want to sell, but if there’s a credible offer for Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, they’d talk.
HOLLYWOOD February 25, 2024
Production company rollup Candle Media has hired the investment bank Moelis & Co. to figure out how to prop up Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine.
only murders in the building
HOLLYWOOD February 22, 2024
Few moves better exemplify Hollywood’s modern—yet undeniably regressive—take-it-or-leave-it TV talent compensation deals than Disney’s latest changes on shows like Only Murders in the Building.
bob iger
HOLLYWOOD February 15, 2024
An exclusive survey reveals that Americans (and especially Republicans) are twice as likely to think of Disney unfavorably as other media companies, even if that doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t see Pixar, Star Wars, or other Mouse House movies in theaters.
mark cuban
HOLLYWOOD February 11, 2024
After spending the better part of a week in Vegas for the Super Bowl, here’s what everyone in the sports-entertainment-media industrial complex is obsessing over: the next wave of rights deals, a super-streamer, Amazon-Diamond, what Endeavor is divesting, and if the NFL’s biggest showcase will return to Las Vegas (yes!).

michel b. jordan ryan coogler
HOLLYWOOD February 9, 2024
Is the ‘Black Panther’ director’s new deal with Warner Bros.—wherein the copyright for his next project, with Michael B. Jordan, will revert back to him after 25 years—part of a new ownership trend in Hollywood? Or did Coolger just pitch the right executives at the right time?
Kevin Coster and Kelly Reilly in Yellowstone.
HOLLYWOOD February 4, 2024
Kevin Costner isn’t the only star in a financial standoff over TV’s No. 1 show. Now, Cole Hauser, Kelly Reilly, and Luke Grimes are looking for increased paydays in advance of the new spinoff, and Paramount has set a take-it-or-leave-it deadline.
Byron Allen watches Smokey Robinson perform as he was honored with the 2023 UCLA Neurosurgery Visionary Award at The Beverly Hilton on October 11, 2023, in Beverly Hills, California.
HOLLYWOOD February 1, 2024
Allen’s lofty $14.3 billion overture for Paramount Global—and his mysterious financial backing—isn’t being taken seriously in Hollywood. But he may have sway in Washington, where the F.C.C. could make life difficult for Byron’s rivals.
Joe Ravitch attend The Sylvia Center's Tenth Anniversary Art of Cooking Gala on October 26, 2017, in New York City.
HOLLYWOOD January 28, 2024
A candid conversation with Raine Group’s Joe Ravitch, one of the sharpest and most outspoken bankers in the media/sports sectors, about the deal climate, global fears, and the future of Paramount and Lionsgate.

A close Scott Stuber friend thinks he probably would have left Netflix early last year if not for the strikes—it wasn’t a great time to start a new thing.
HOLLYWOOD January 26, 2024
A $5 billion WWE deal and the exit of film chief Scott Stuber mark an inflection in the streaming wars as Ted Sarandos consolidates the market—adding live sports, producing fewer original movies, and absorbing content from the rivals Netflix is leaving behind.
The new Apple Vision Pro headset is displayed during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 05, 2023 in Cupertino, California.
HOLLYWOOD January 22, 2024
Tim Cook’s fancy new $3,500 V.R. headset, which I recently (reluctantly) sampled, may seem like a gimmick—until you imagine the future of at-home theatrical. Take Steven Soderbergh’s latest movie as an example.
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