Cruise and Ellison
Matthew Belloni May 26, 2022

The Tom Cruise Back End Anomaly

Hollywood old timers hope that Top Gun’s retro appeal will resuscitate the box office, and if so, Cruise and producer David Ellison have set themselves up for huge windfalls.


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Johnny Depp
Matthew Belloni May 22, 2022
The dark arts of media manipulation for political gain, once the realm of D.C., have come to Hollywood in the sordid trial of Depp vs Amber Heard, and there’s no going back now.
Drew Angerer
Dylan Byers May 20, 2022
For months, the media elite have been wondering what the Comcast impresario might buy to scale up in the content wars. Turns out, Roberts had a plan that almost came together.
Warner Bros. Discovery Upfront 2022
Matthew Belloni May 19, 2022
It’s all about “the portfolio” now, or “our unified approach,” or “company-wide capabilities.” Everyone is all-in on the kitchen-sink approach, which quickly becomes about the brands and platforms, not the actual content.

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