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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Sarah van Mosel Returns to SiriusXM as Podcast Strategy Executive by Caitlin Huston

Sarah van Mosel is returning to SiriusXM in the newly-created position of senior vice president of podcast strategy.  In the role van Mosel will be charged with creating “a targeted podca…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:23PM

Podcasts Drive Revenue As iHeartMedia Looks for Broader Ad Market Recovery by Caitlin Huston

Podcast revenue at iHeartMedia continued to grow in its fourth quarter, reaching $132 million for the quarter, up 17% year-over-year. The increase, which the company attributed to continued …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:33AM
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Taylor Swift, Beyoncé Drove “Literally All” of AMC Theatres’ Quarterly Revenue Increase by Caitlin Huston

AMC Theatres beat Wall Street expectations, reporting fourth-quarter revenue of $1.10 billion, up from $990.9 million in 2022 and a net loss of $182 million, compared to a net loss of $287.7…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 04:32PM
Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Netflix Becomes Broadway Producer on Peter Morgan’s ‘Patriots’ by Caitlin Huston

Netflix has joined as a producer of the stage play Patriots, marking the media giant’s first Broadway producing credit.  The play, which is written by Peter Morgan, creator of the Netflix…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 03:08PM

How AMC Networks Thinks About Licensing and Developing Content for Other Buyers by Caitlin Huston

The television industry is at the beginning of an era that can be termed “the great rebundling,” said AMC Networks CFO Patrick O’Connell. Speaking at a J.P. Morgan conference on Tuesda…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:28PM

Sandra Oh to Star in Off-Broadway Play ‘The Welkin’ by Caitlin Huston

Sandra Oh will appear in the Off-Broadway premiere of The Welkin, written by Lucy Kirkwood at Atlantic Theater Company this spring.  Oh, known for her starring roles in Grey’s Anatomy and…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:23PM
Friday, February 23, 2024

Musicians, Studios Reach Tentative Deal On Contract With Streaming Residuals, AI Gains by Caitlin Huston

The American Federation of Musicians has reached a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers as of Friday.  The agreement, which concerns basic theatr…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 03:41PM
Thursday, February 22, 2024

Live Nation Says Concert Attendance Rose 20 Percent Year-Over-Year As Revenue Soars by Caitlin Huston

Live Nation said it had its biggest year ever in 2023, in terms of both ticket sales and attendance.  For the full year, the entertainment giant, which also owns Ticketmaster, said concert …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 04:12PM
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Ella Beatty to Take Over Elle Fanning’s Role in ‘Appropriate’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Ella Beatty will replace Elle Fanning in Appropriate when it transfers to the Belasco Theatre. A Juilliard grad, Beatty is currently appearing in Ryan Murphy’s FX series Feud: Capote vs. T…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:00AM

Courtney Holt Joins Candle Media’s Moonbug Entertainment As Music Exec by Caitlin Huston

Former Spotify and Disney executive Courtney Holt will join children’s media company Moonbug Entertainment as its first global head of music and strategic audio initiatives.  The British …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:00AM
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Kevin Hart’s Hartbeat Names Jay Levine as CEO by Caitlin Huston

Former Warner Bros. executive Jay Levine will lead Kevin Hart’s entertainment company as its new chief executive officer.  Levine takes over the position at Hartbeat from Hart, who had be…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:42PM
Monday, February 19, 2024

Why Roku Stock Is On the Rocks by Caitlin Huston

Despite a fourth-quarter earnings beat, growing engagement on the streaming platform to 80 million active accounts, Roku’s stock tumbled more than 20 percent a day after the Feb. 15 earnin…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:49PM
Friday, February 16, 2024

‘The Very Worst Thing that Could Possibly Happen’ Podcast Tops Ambies Nominations List by Caitlin Huston

The Very Worst Thing that Could Possibly Happen, a fictional podcast from Wolf at the Door about a man who can write letters to his favorite deceased author, topped the Ambies 2024 nominatio…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:00PM

Cinemark CEO: 95 Wide Release Movies to Hit Theaters In 2024, 75 Percent of Pre-Pandemic Level by Caitlin Huston

Cinemark reported a narrowed fourth-quarter loss of $18 million, compared to a year-earlier loss of $99.3 million, as revenue rose 6.5 percent to $638.9 million, the exhibition giant reporte…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 06:41AM
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Roku Hits 80M Active Accounts, But Revenue Per User Falls by Caitlin Huston

Roku added 4.2 million accounts to reach 80 million active accounts at the end of the fourth quarter, up 14 percent year-over-year, and reached 29.1 billion streaming hours, up 21 percent ye…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 04:29PM

Disney+ Readies Its Password Crackdown Era by Caitlin Huston

Disney is the latest streaming giant to jump into a password-sharing crackdown, with its efforts to make money from the effort set to begin in earnest this summer.  The media giant has alre…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:05AM
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

After Spotify Deal Ends, Brené Brown Moves Podcasts to Vox Media by Caitlin Huston

Brené Brown has found a new podcasting home at Vox Media.  Brown, a bestselling author and research professor, will bring her podcasts, Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead to the Vox Media Podca…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:46PM
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

DreamWorks Animation, Flying Bark Productions Workers Take Steps Toward Unionizing by Caitlin Huston

The Animation Guild is organizing production workers at DreamWorks Animation and at Flying Bark Productions. The guild (IATSE Local 839) sent a letter to DreamWorks Animation on Feb. 7 and f…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 04:48PM

Disneyland Character Workers Look to Unionize With Actors’ Equity by Caitlin Huston

A group of 1,700 performers who play characters and cheer and dance in parades at Disneyland in California announced their intent Tuesday to unionize with Actors’ Equity.  The group, whic…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:10PM

Meghan Markle Strikes New Podcast Deal With Lemonada Media by Caitlin Huston

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has formed a creative partnership with Lemonada Media to develop a new podcast series. As part of the partnership, Lemonada Media, which is behind shows…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:48PM

‘Appropriate,’ Starring Sarah Paulson, Set to Extend Broadway Run, Move to Another Theater by Caitlin Huston

Appropriate, starring Sarah Paulson and Corey Stoll, is transferring to another Broadway theater to extend its run.  The Branden Jacobs-Jenkins play will move to the Belasco Theatre startin…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00AM
Monday, February 12, 2024

Actors’ Equity Votes to Authorize Strike Over Developmental Work by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity Association has voted to authorize a strike against the Broadway League amid negotiations over developmental work.  The strike authorization vote, which was agreed to unani…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:42PM

SiriusXM Cuts 160 Jobs Amid Push to Become More “Efficient, Agile” by Caitlin Huston

SiriusXM is laying off less than 3 percent of its workforce, or about 160 positions, as the company reorganizes to promote future subscriber growth. In a memo to employees Monday, CEO Jennif…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:12PM
Friday, February 9, 2024

What Tina Fey Told Bowen Yang About Expressing Opinions Publicly by Caitlin Huston

“Authenticity is dangerous and expensive.”  Tina Fey espoused those words of wisdom to Bowen Yang on the podcast Las Culturistas, which he co-hosts with Matt Rogers, as part of the show…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:57PM
Thursday, February 8, 2024

Warner Music CEO Says Their Deal With TikTok Is “Fair,” Believes Universal Impasse Will Be Resolved by Caitlin Huston

Warner Music Group CEO Robert Kyncl said his company remains happy with their deal with TikTok and he believes the social media platform and Universal Music Group will also come to an agreem…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:16AM
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Warner Music Group Plans to Lay Off 600 Employees by Caitlin Huston

Warner Music Group plans to lay off about 600 staffers in an effort to free up more money for music investment across the next decade.  The majority of impacted staffers, which represent 10…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 05:10PM

Bob Iger Strikes Back at Nelson Peltz and Activist Investors, Says They Don’t Understand “Essence” of Disney by Caitlin Huston

After Disney delivered strong quarterly earnings results, including cutting streaming losses and reaffirming a profitable streaming business this summer, CEO Bob Iger said the “last thing�…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 04:57PM
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Tyne Daly Pulls Out of ‘Doubt’ on Broadway After Illness by Caitlin Huston

Amy Ryan will take over Tyne Daly’s role in Doubt: A Parable on Broadway after the star was unexpectedly hospitalized. “Ms. Daly was unexpectedly hospitalized on Friday and unfortunately…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 05:27PM

Jonathan Majors Sentencing Delayed to April 8 by Caitlin Huston

Jonathan Majors’ sentencing date has been delayed until April 8 after his defense team filed a motion to set aside the verdict. The Creed III actor was convicted in December of reckless a…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:43PM

Tom Holland to Star in West End Revival of ‘Romeo & Juliet’ by Caitlin Huston

Tom Holland will star as Romeo in a new version of Romeo & Juliet in the West End this spring.  The play will be directed by Jamie Lloyd, the director of the retooled Sunset Boulevard, …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:08AM
Monday, February 5, 2024

Disney Enlists Prof. Ludwig Von Drake to Help Fend Off Activist Investors by Caitlin Huston

Disney is calling on Professor Ludwig Von Drake as its reinforcement in its board battle against Nelson Peltz and his Trian Partners.  The media and entertainment giant released an animated…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:07PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards