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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.


The new Netflix docuseries about Jerry Jones the ’90s Cowboys has already drawn comparisons to ’The Last Dance.‘
HOLLYWOOD July 2, 2023
The Jones project, which focuses on the Cowboys’ rise as “America’s Team” in the ’90s, is another sign of the booming market for premium sports docs.
Buffett bristles when friends or associates trade on his name without specific permission, even if he has praised them publicly.
HOLLYWOOD June 29, 2023
The Oracle hyper-manages his image and bristles when others leverage his name for their success. But there are a couple other, more complicated, factors as well.
HOLLYWOOD June 22, 2023
Succession planning, ESPN, Hulu, the Walden question, and a CFO search: Iger’s second act isn’t what he planned, so what’s the way out? Two Disney-watchers debate.
Vanna White currently makes about $3 million a year for her duties on the syndicated Wheel, per multiple sources.
HOLLYWOOD June 22, 2023
The longtime ‘Wheel of Fortune’ co-host hasn’t had a pay increase in 18 years. Yes, 18 years. And now, with Pat Sajak leaving, she’s hired an aggressive new lawyer and is finally asking for more.


HOLLYWOOD June 19, 2023
The $200 million-plus Ezra Miller movie came in well below expectations. Did ‘The Flash’ fail because of its many micro-problems, or the macro issues facing big-budget movies in general?
Sajak, alarmed by the Jeopardy! circus, has made it clear to Sony execs that he wants a clean transition.
HOLLYWOOD June 18, 2023
The ‘Wheel of Fortune’ host is stepping down at a crucial moment for arguably Sony Television’s most important show. Insiders wonder: Can Sony avoid a ‘Jeopardy’-style circus over his replacement?
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