Bryan Lourd
HOLLYWOOD September 29, 2021
The rest of Hollywood is consolidating and bulking up in the face of domination by tech companies—and so, they can say, is CAA. But let’s not pretend the ICM deal is a huge coup.
Ted Sarandos and JJ Abrams
HOLLYWOOD September 26, 2021
There was a sense among some at the opening night gala for the new Academy Museum that Ted Sarandos, for all his love of film, has been Trojan Horsed into Hollywood. And Netflix waving around its influence at the Academy Museum, of all places, felt like a slap in the face.
Brian Robbins at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards
HOLLYWOOD September 23, 2021
Robbins, the newly installed C.E.O. of Paramount Pictures, was perceived as an “affront” to film industry purists. But the former Nickelodeon chief may be just what Paramount+ needs to compete with Netflix in a low-stakes, high volume, post-theatrical world.
Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn
HOLLYWOOD September 23, 2021
Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn would have made $10 million each, I'm told. Then, just as Warners was preparing to announce the sequel, a curious thing happened.
89th Annual Academy Awards
HOLLYWOOD September 19, 2021
It might be hard for industry voters to admit, but modern awards shows must start from a simple premise: Nobody cares about the actual awards.
71st Emmy Awards
HOLLYWOOD September 16, 2021
What happens when Hollywood puts on an awards show and nobody cares?
Jim Gianopulos and Tom Cruise in 2018
HOLLYWOOD September 12, 2021
Jim Gianopulos is out and Brian Robbins is up as the streaming scramble continues. Paramount may never be the same.
IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond in 2019
HOLLYWOOD September 12, 2021
A conversation with the longtime IMAX C.E.O. about surviving Covid, the success of 'Shang-Chi,' David Zaslav, and the day-and-date dilemma.
Hollywood sign
PUCK September 12, 2021
Independence means the ability to 100 percent serve our audience, not sponsors.
Hulu's 2017 Emmy After Party
HOLLYWOOD September 2, 2021
Hulu still feels like the also-ran in the Disney streaming universe. It’s way past time for Disney to resolve its fight with Comcast and fully unleash Hulu—and there may now be an opening to do it.
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