Happy Sunday from Park City, where I co-hosted a fun Puck private dinner last night with dealmaker John Sloss and leaders from Amazon, Focus, CNN, NatGeo, Fifth Season, Participant, Anonymous Content, WME, Madison Wells, Black Bear, Killer Films, Glickmania, Hunting Lane, and the Sundance board. A big thanks to Spotify for sponsoring this off-the-record evening at the St. Regis, and to Alex Bigler, VP Brand and Partnerships at Puck, for coordinating. We’ll do another soon.
Are you caught up on The Town? This week I debated with Lucas Shaw whether Disney’s Nelson Peltz drama helped get Bob Chapek fired, revealed VFX executive Matt Panousis’s new A.I. tool to cost-effectively de-age actors, and asked The New Yorker’s Rachel Syme what she learned traveling the world with Netflix’s Bela Bajaria. Listen and subscribe here.
Discussed in this issue: Bela Bajaria, Alec Baldwin, Eddy Cue, Timothée Chalamet, Bill Weinstein, Ted Sarandos, Ike Perlmutter, Chris Silbermann, and a breastfeeding Alexander Skarsgard…
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|Have you seen that new Apple TV+ ad with Timothée Chalamet? The young star is bummed that he’s not part of its A-list programming, reminding everyone that Ted Lasso, projects from Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lawrence, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, Jason Momoa, and last year’s best picture winner, CODA, can or will soon be found on Apple TV+. Yes, Timmy keeps telling us, on Apple.
It’s a classic branding ad—you can almost hear Apple’s services guru Eddy Cue screaming like he’s courtside at a...