☀️AMAZON bumps up planned 2023 layoff count about 80%
NETFLIX eyes Cumberbatch for series / ESPN-ABC get record MNF audience for BILLS tragedy / Podcast $$ austerity hitting majors
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 5, 2023.
Where… are ya’ll still on vacation in LA? This week is about as slow as last week in Hollywood deals 😳… but the Media Biz and Silicon Valley definitely didn’t take the full holiday break. Sadly it’s mostly with new layoff news.
CORRECTION: It has been
2 0 days since The Wakeup’s last 2023 name spelling error. My apologies to Tracee Ellis Ross yesterday.
ALSO: Jillian Bell has also joined Tracee in the AMAZON holiday comedy “Candy Cane Lane” with Eddie Murphy.
AND: SUNDANCE added Irish John Carney pic “Flora and Son” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Eve Hewson to the festival. A Steph Curry docu special screening, and a few other pics were also added to the fest, which starts in 2 weeks. /THR
IN TODAY’S EDITION:
AMAZON, VIMEO and SALESFORCE waste no time in resuming layoff news
Ratings are in for ESPN / ABC tragic MNF game, setting a new record, as AMAZON’s TNF ends the season on an OK but still below expectations note
Austerity hitting Podcast deal spending at some previously big spenders
ROKU is now making their own branded TVs - why?
TIKTOK allows “adults-only” posts and more.