Welcome back to The Daily Courant, your afternoon compendium of Puck’s latest reporting.
Today, we lead with Matt Belloni and Jonathan Handel’s inside account of the writers’ strike resolution and Hollywood’s new labor landscape: how a deal was finally consummated; why both sides are asserting victory; and what this denouement portends for the still-picketing actors.
Plus, below the fold: Dylan Byers digs into the Murdoch succession drama and the Times’ double-down on The Athletic. Bill Cohan turns a critical eye to the recent I.P.O.-looza and Iger’s $60 billion gamble on Disney’s parks. On The Powers That Be, Jon Kelly and Peter Hamby exchanges notes on the Times’ sports strategy and the reorganization of the Murdoch empire. And on an emergency episode of The Town, Matt and Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw consider the writers’ strike aftershocks.