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Thursday, July 11, 2024

Paramount Has Until Aug. 21 to Mull Other Takeover Bids During “Go-Shop” Window by Caitlin Huston

Paramount Global’s “go-shop” window, or the period in which the company can evaluate any other takeover offers, ends Aug. 21, according to securities filing disclosed Thursday.  The g…

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

David Zaslav Says He’s For Any Presidential Candidate That’s More M&A Friendly by Caitlin Huston

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav is declining to publicly take sides ahead of the upcoming presidential election.  Rather than backing political parties or individual candidates, wha…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:03PM

Rachel Bloom’s ‘Death, Let Me Do My Show’ Slated for Netflix Special by Caitlin Huston

Rachel Bloom’s one-woman stage show Death, Let Me Do My Show is slated to come to Netflix in the early fall.  Bloom is currently performing the show at the Williamstown Theater Festival a…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:00PM

Paramount+ to Launch ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Campaign on Roku by Caitlin Huston

Paramount+ is buying up more real estate in Roku City to promote SpongeBob SquarePants ahead of the popular series’ 25th anniversary.  Paramount and Roku have partnered on an immersive ca…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00AM
Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Broadway Box Office: ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ Ends Run On New High by Caitlin Huston

Merrily We Roll Along closed out its Broadway run with a new high of $2.77 million, which the production says is the highest grossing week ever for any Stephen Sondheim musical on Broadway. …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:56PM

Harvey Weinstein Appears In Court as Prosecutors Investigate New Claims With Fall Trial In Mind by Caitlin Huston

Prosecutors in the Harvey Weinstein case are investigating sexual assault claims from additional women who have come forward as they look to a possible new indictment against the former Holl…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:09AM
Monday, July 8, 2024

ABC News Names Rick Klein as Washington Bureau Chief by Caitlin Huston

ABC News’ political director Rick Klein has been named vice president and Washington D.C. bureau chief for the network.  Klein has been a member of the ABC’s team in Washington D.C. sin…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 03:01PM

Skydance Team Would “Be Supportive Of” Paramount Selling Off Some Assets by Caitlin Huston

As Skydance and Paramount chart out their strategy as a merged company, its new leaders say they would still be open to selling assets.  On a call with investors Monday morning, after the a…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:06AM
Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Bob Iger and Willow Bay In Talks to Buy Majority Stake in Angel City Soccer Club by Caitlin Huston

Disney CEO Bob Iger and his wife Willow Bay are in talks to buy a majority stake in Angel City FC, the professional women’s soccer club based in Los Angeles, a source confirms to The Holly…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:26PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Broadway Box Office: ‘Appropriate’ Ends Run On High by Caitlin Huston

Broadway grosses came down from their Tony Awards highs last week, though Merrily We Roll Along and Appropriate kept powering through the ends of their runs.  Appropriate, starring newly mi…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:50PM

Former Disney CFO Christine McCarthy Joins Board of Online Gambling Company Flutter by Caitlin Huston

Former Disney CFO Christine McCarthy has joined the board of directors of online gambling company Flutter Entertainment.  McCarthy has been the Disney CFO from 2015 through June 2023 and th…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:19PM

TKO Invests In NFL, RedBird Joint Venture As It Inks Sunday Ticket Deal by Caitlin Huston

TKO Group Holdings, the parent company of UFC and the WWE, which is controlled by Endeavor, has made a strategic investment in EverPass Media as the media platform gains the ability to strea…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:54AM
Thursday, June 27, 2024

Evan Cabnet Named Artistic Director of Second Stage Theater by Caitlin Huston

Evan Cabnet will take over as artistic director of Second Stage Theater, one of Broadway’s major nonprofit theater companies. Cabnet, currently artistic director of Lincoln Center Theater�…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:44AM

Betty Boop Musical Set for Broadway This Spring by Caitlin Huston

A musical about Betty Boop is the latest to join Broadway’s 2024-2025 season. Helmed by director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical will open on Broadway in Apr…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:07AM
Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Christian Borle Takes Over Role in ‘Tammy Faye’ on Broadway After Andrew Rannells’ Exit by Caitlin Huston

Christian Borle will star in the Tammy Faye musical on Broadway, replacing the previously announced Andrew Rannells.  Borle, a two-time Tony Award winner for playing Shakespeare in Somethin…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 05:00PM

Streaming Innovation Alliance Adds New Members to Its Ranks by Caitlin Huston

The Streaming Innovation Alliance, which counts most major direct-to-consumer services as members, has added six new platforms to its ranks. The alliance was initially formed in September 20…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:20AM

Andy Richter to Launch New SiriusXM Call-In Show by Caitlin Huston

Comedian and actor Andy Richter is launching a new call-in show on SiriusXM.  The Andy Richter Call-In Show will see Richter, well-known for his role as Conan O’Brien’s sidekick on his …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:00AM
Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Broadway Box Office: ‘Merrily We Roll Along,’ ‘The Outsiders,’ ‘Stereophonic’ and More Hit Post-Tony Awards Highs by Caitlin Huston

The big winners of the Tony Awards saw their grosses soar in the week following the June 16 ceremony, with Merrily We Roll Along, The Outsiders, Stereophonic and An Enemy of the People hitti…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:12PM

Leslye Headland to Make Broadway Debut This Fall With ‘Cult of Love’ by Caitlin Huston

Leslye Headland, the creator of Star Wars: The Acolyte, will make her Broadway debut this fall. Her play, Cult of Love, follows four adult children returning to their childhood home with the…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:10AM
Monday, June 24, 2024

Motion Picture Association Hires FBI Official to Lead Anti-Piracy Efforts by Caitlin Huston

The Motion Picture Association has hired former FBI official Larissa Knapp to lead its content protection services.  Knapp, who was the fourth highest ranking FBI official, will serve as ex…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:40PM

Paramount+ Raises Prices for Ad-Tier and Premium Plan by Caitlin Huston

The Paramount+ essential plan and the Paramount+ with Showtime plan will both increase their prices in the coming months.  The Paramount+ essential plan will increase by $2 per month to $7.…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:30PM
Sunday, June 23, 2024

MrBallen Launches First Live Tour This Fall by Caitlin Huston

Popular YouTuber and podcaster MrBallen will embark on his first live tour this fall. The tour, which kicks off Sept. 26 in Dallas, will see John Allen, aka MrBallen, share some of the true …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:30PM
Saturday, June 22, 2024

The 25 Best Drama Schools in the World by Caitlin Huston

“Tuition-free” is becoming the new buzzword, as several of the world’s top drama schools plan to adopt that policy starting this fall, including the graduate programs at Juilliard and …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:30PM
Thursday, June 20, 2024

MoviePass Gets Investment From Comcast’s Forecast Labs by Caitlin Huston

MoviePass, the movie subscription service, has received a new equity investment from Comcast’s Forecast Labs.  The investment from Forecast Labs, which is the consumer venture group withi…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:09PM
Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Megan Rapinoe, Sue Bird to Relaunch Podcast ‘A Touch More Live’ With Vox Media by Caitlin Huston

Former pro athletes Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe are relaunching their sports and pop culture podcast A Touch More Live with Vox Media.  The podcast was originally launched on Instagram by th…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 07:30AM
Tuesday, June 18, 2024

CAA Hires Elizabeth A. Morrison As Global Head of Inclusion, Recruiting and Development by Caitlin Huston

CAA has hired Elizabeth A. Morrison as its new global head of inclusion, recruiting and development.  Morrison was previously chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer and vice presiden…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:30PM

Avett Brothers’ Musical ‘Swept Away’ Sets Broadway Opening Dates by Caitlin Huston

Swept Away, a musical with a score by the Avett Brothers, will come to Broadway’s Longacre Theatre this fall.  The musical, which follows four survivors of a shipwreck in 1888 trying to s…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:20AM

‘The Heart of Rock and Roll’ to End Its Broadway Run by Caitlin Huston

The Heart of Rock and Roll, a musical featuring a score by Huey Lewis, will abruptly end its run this Sunday.  The musical includes pre-existing songs from Huey Lewis and the News but tells…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:06AM
Monday, June 17, 2024

Alicia Keys, Jay-Z Segment Pre-Taped at Tony Awards by Caitlin Huston

While Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ performance of “Empire State of Mind” at the Tony Awards Sunday was one of the ceremony’s buzzy moments, it also sparked rumblings that their performance…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 06:29PM

Actors’ Equity Goes On Strike Against Developmental Work by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity will stop issuing contracts for work on projects in development, effective immediately, as negotiations for a new contract have stalled.  The union of actors and stage mana…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 04:54PM

Phylicia Rashad, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Victoria Clark Join Season 3 of ‘The Gilded Age’ by Caitlin Huston

Phylicia Rashad is joining the cast of HBO’s The Gilded Age for season three, alongside several other Broadway stars.  Rashad, a two-time Tony Award winner and Emmy winner for her role on…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 03:00PM

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