☀️A NETFLIX Q4 Narratives Guide, plus Bev Hills Cop 4 is not a 2023 thing
YOUTUBE & NETFLIX set dueling Upfronts / APPLE's Q1 new series barrage / DISH drops new cord-cutting numbers
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty (connect with me on LinkedIn here if ya like), and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on THURSDAY January 19, 2023.
Where in a move that couldn’t be better thematically timed with the NFL Playoffs competition… the big Q4 earnings season kicks off later today with NETFLIX.
A quick handy refresher, and things to expect on the not live-stream executive “call” later today are down in THE MEDIA BIZ section.
ALTHOUGH HUH… Where was “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley” on NETFLIX’s 2023 Films docket yesterday? 🤔. While a date was never officially stated, the film was already in production in Fall/late 2022 with Kevin Bacon and Joseph Gordon Levitt, but according to a NETFLIX source - “Beverly Hills Cop 4” will not come out in 2023.
ALSO: Keep in mind, that 49 NETFLIX Films in 2023 number is just the English language slate. Granted - they provide the vast majority of NETFLIX Films viewership… but the overall 2023 NETFLIX Film spend / title count will be much higher.
AND: SUNDANCE begins tonight.
PLUS: Your MET GALA co-chairs are… Richard and I! This year’s theme is “The Regular Guy look” (sorry that’s a deep cut for any fellow “Easy Money” fans).
Ok yes, it’s DUA LIPA, Micaela Coel, Penelope Cruz and Roger Federer. Richard and I will just live-stream on YOUTUBE as we always do.
SPEAKING OF EASY MONEY: Chapek’s Comms head who lasted less than 4 months at DISNEY - Geoff Morell, walked away with $8 Million for his troubles #jobwelldone🤝. Plus another $1 Million to move his family to LA… and then out of LA.
All of these paydays are gonna look real great
ifwhen the DISNEY layoffs that Chapek alluded to in November arrive… though funny I don’t recall “Executive Compensation” as being on Nelson Peltz’s list of spending problems with you people.
REST IN PEACE: Goes out to film producer Edward Pressman (“Wall Street”, “American Psycho” and too many to really mention), who died at 79 years old on Tuesday.
Cory Matthews Ben Savage is running for Congress! He filed papers to run as a Democratic candidate in the district expected to be vacated if/when Adam Schiff runs for Senator.
CORRECTION: The dates for the NETFLIX Box Office chart yesterday were Jan 9 to Jan 15, my apologies for not updating my calendar notes properly.
IN TODAY’S EDITION:
DISH’s Q4 cord cutting numbers come in early, as they rush to build their 5G network
LIONSGATE sets director for MJ biopic
New TWITTER Q4 loss numbers
“Night Court” scores big for NBC, but NFL Wild Card weekend… not so much
IMAX expanding in JAPAN (their 3rd largest market)
A look at the topics likely to dominate the NETFLIX call later today (one day we’ll get excited about NETFLIX gaming right?)
APPLE TV drops trailers indicating they’ll be releasing… more or less a new series almost every week for the next month (this amount of volume is new). Let the 2022 production spending cavalcade begin, and more.