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.

Jon Feltheimer, Rachel Zegler and Tom Blyth at the premiere of "The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes" held at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 13, 2023 in Los Angeles.
HOLLYWOOD January 14, 2024
An executive shake-up comes amid C.E.O. Jon Feltheimer’s latest play to make the ‘Hunger Games’ outfit more attractive to a buyer like Netflix or Apple. But is anyone in the market for a slimmed-down studio, and how do you solve a problem like Starz?
From left: Lindsay Dougherty, Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, Meredith Stiehm, Matthew Loeb, Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, and moderator Matt Belloni speak on the A.I. Goes to Hollywood panel at the 2024 Labor Innovation & Technology Summit in Las Vegas.
HOLLYWOOD January 11, 2024
For the first time since the strikes of 2023, the leaders of five major entertainment unions come together to debate the artificial intelligence threat, what they gained (and didn’t) by shutting down the industry, and the roadmap for negotiations in ’24: “Nothing is off the table.”
Tom Cruise and Miles Teller attend the Global Premiere of "Top Gun: Maverick" on May 4, 2022, in San Diego, California.
HOLLYWOOD January 11, 2024
Even as Tom Cruise sets a “strategic partnership” with Warner Bros., he may not be available until well into 2025 or 2026.
Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs arrives to Gillette Stadium before the game against the New England Patriots on December 17, 2023 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
HOLLYWOOD January 8, 2024
Lots of Zaz hypotheticals, a Kelce career opportunity, re-bundling woes, and Apple’s put-up-or-shut-up moment.

Jenna Ortega at the photo call for "Wednesday" held at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on April 29, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
HOLLYWOOD January 5, 2024
Declining budgets, a potential Imax sale, more agency consolidation, a Netflix film reckoning, Fox’s humbling, Jenna Ortega’s rise and exit, and other hypotheses for another wild year in the entertainment business.
CAA leaders Bryan Lourd, Richard Lovett, and Kevin Huvane pulled off a coup in getting French billionaire François-Henri Pinault to buy out TPG’s stake in the agency.
HOLLYWOOD January 2, 2024
It’s not the Villain of the Year award, but it’s a no less prestigious honor: This year’s inaugural Scrooge of the Year award goes to CAA leaders Bryan Lourd, Richard Lovett, and Kevin Huvane.
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