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Final Strike Jitters, Disney Blame Game & A Shari-Ellison Scenario

Producer David Ellison attends the Royal Film Performance and U.K. Premiere of Top Gun: Maverick at Leicester Square on May 19, 2022 in London.
A strategic, private buyer like David Ellison and his Skydance Media might be willing to take Paramount off Shari’s hands for a big premium, and as is. Photo: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures
Matthew Belloni
November 26, 2023

It’s been a while since I’ve done a mailbag issue with questions from readers. Some are topical, others are bigger-picture issues. I (lightly) edited the questions for clarity, and apologies if I didn’t get to yours. 

Let’s start with an email from an actor…