Happy Friday and welcome back to The Daily Courant, your afternoon brochure of Puck’s best new reporting.
Today, we lead with Matt Belloni’s inside look at how Disney is countenancing the persistent “go woke, go broke” narrative surrounding its filmic output. Does Bob Iger believe the company’s progressive messaging has become a problem?
Plus, below the fold: Lauren Sherman annotates the latest round of executive musical chairs in the Arnault-LVMH empire. Tara Palmeri digs into the simmering complexities between the Obama and Biden camps. On The Town, Matt and longtime casting director Denise Chamian reveal how Hollywood’s star-making process has evolved. And on The Powers That Be, Peter Hamby and Teddy Schleifer wonder if the Koch Network’s support for Nikki Haley will move the needle for her campaign, or if it’s just another case of throwing good money after bad.