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HOLLYWOOD August 11, 2023
News and notes on the biggest Hollywood stories of the week: Disney earnings, ‘Oppenheimer’ in China, a Globes deadline, and more.
HOLLYWOOD August 3, 2023
Why the AMPTP finally agreed to sit down with the Writers Guild and how there’s reason to be cautiously optimistic for Hollywood’s labor breakthrough of the summer.
Kevin Mayer was the architect of Disney’s big-ticket M&A and D.T.C. strategy, and Tom Staggs was Iger’s C.F.O., parks chief and C.O.O. before being passed over for the top job and leaving in 2016.
HOLLYWOOD July 30, 2023
Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs have both been engaged individually to consult with Iger, ESPN chief Jimmy Pitaro, and others at Disney.
SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher and national executive director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland.
HOLLYWOOD July 30, 2023
As SAG-AFTRA grants more than 100 exceptions to the ongoing strike and the C.E.O.s mull returning to the bargaining table, some question whether they hurt more than help. As usual, the devil is in the details.

Barbenheimer awakened normal people to the continued existence of a theatrical window.
HOLLYWOOD July 24, 2023
The lesson learned from Hollywood’s biggest weekend of the Covid era is that there’s really no lesson to be learned.
Rep. Adam Schiff and SAG-AFTRA chief negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland.
HOLLYWOOD July 21, 2023
With Netflix pulling away in streaming and L.A.’s mayor poised to jump into the fray, the incentives for the studios and talent guilds to make a deal become even more complicated.
SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher with chief negotiator, Duncan Crabtree-Ireland.
HOLLYWOOD July 17, 2023
The streets are full of picketing actors and writers, and our mailboxes are full of lingering questions. Herewith, an urgent mailbag on a crazy situation.
Bob Iger, always a master of his own image, has seemed to misplay the moment—even if he’s right about the dire situation that Disney and the other AMPTP companies face.
HOLLYWOOD July 14, 2023
An insider look at the deal points, red lines, and potential paths forward as SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher and the actors join Hollywood’s writers on the picket line and at the negotiating table.

SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher and chief negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland.
HOLLYWOOD July 14, 2023
A candid conversation with SAG-AFTRA’s chief negotiator as the Hollywood actor’s union joins the WGA in an historic dual strike.
HOLLYWOOD July 9, 2023
A chat with the former Showtime chief as he joins Peter Chernin in a private equity-backed push to fill the content void sparked by the Great Netflix Correction.
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