Fran Drescher
Eriq Gardner August 8, 2022

The Netflix-Disney Legal Squeeze

Netflix’s furious behind-the-scenes negotiation with Hollywood’s biggest union is putting rivals like Disney in a bind: either the studios take a similar deal, or face the wrath of California’s left-wing legislature. The outcome could redefine the entertainment calendar—or trigger a massive lawsuit.


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Matthew Belloni August 4, 2022
David Zaslav’s controversial and cold-hearted decision to kill off the movie for a tax credit isn’t simply the fault of the filmmakers or Jason Kilar or the herky jerky voyage of Warner Bros. It’s on Hollywood, as a whole, for worrying about being left behind by Netflix.
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Julia Alexander August 2, 2022
Richard Plepler has the surprise of the summer in Black Bird, but not because it is executive produced by the former HBO chief. It’s because the Apple TV+ show is so damn hard to find. Also: Notes on Hulu’s latest strategy.
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Matthew Belloni July 31, 2022
The 76-year old star is fighting his producers and MGM for a financial stake in his signature property, but it’s not just a play for more money.

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