Happy Friday and welcome back to The Daily Courant, your afternoon roundup of the latest reporting from Puck.
Today, Teddy Schleifer hobnobs with Ron DeSantis’s bundlers at the Miami Four Seasons, presenting an inside look at the early days of the candidate’s fundraising machine.
Then, below the fold: Matthew Belloni wonders whether the writers’ strike will usher in a new era of Hollywood austerity. Lauren Sherman reveals why celebrity stylists are tracking the strike with bated breath. And on The Powers That Be, Ben Landy and Julia Alexander consider Zaslav’s grand plans for WBD’s Max app, which combines the iconic HBO library with Discovery’s decidedly less august cinematic universe.