☀️AMSTERDAM is DOA as SMILE is the Fall Box Office surprise
How INDIA's Streaming importance is only beginning / CBS gets biggest debut of 2022 season / Finding Nemo director sets SEARCHLIGHT pic
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on MONDAY October 10, 2022.
Where a film originally intended for streaming is turning into the Box Office hit of the Fall, nearing $100 Million in global box office in just 2 weeks… and the GIANTS are 4-1 for the first time since - well, there was no Streaming. #2009
Ok yes your 401k is still in the basement and NY METS fans may feel differently this morning… but can’t help but feel a little optimism starting the week.
PLUS: Nikki Finke died this weekend at the age of 68 in FL after a prolonged illness, and gotta love this line from the obit piece on the site she created: “Finke sometimes butted heads with PMC founder and chairman Penske, and she left Deadline in 2013.” Sure that’s one way to put it.
IN TODAY’S EDITION:
“Finding Nemo” director sets SEARCHLIGHT live-action pic
CBS’s “Fire Country” debuts to impressive #s
Kaley Cuoco gets co-star at PEACOCK
Nicholas Hoult in the mix for next pic from “Northman” director
AND: We’re now 2 weeks out from the start of Q3 Earnings season, where INDIA’s importance will only keep increasing.
So I sat down for a podcast conversation at the APOS conference with Sameer Nair - head of one of INDIA’s leading TV & Movie production outfits, APPLAUSE ENTERTAINMENT. Sameer was also the former head of Rupert Murdoch’s STAR TV business (nee HOTSTAR) in INDIA during its formative years in the 2000s.
Sameer’s had a front row seat to the evolution of the INDIA TV market from the 90s to today, and produces series with all the major services (DISNEY+HOTSTAR, AMAZON PRIME, ZEE, NETFLIX and more), and also has a film that’s created quite a bit of buzz at TIFF and BUSAN this Fall.
Things you’ll learn:
Understand just how new the ‘premium TV’ market is to the region, and NETFLIX’s role in essentially ‘making the market’
The key role that US TV Crime Procedurals play in developing the market
The budgets and financial costs for TV Series production in a market with #ARPU’s of $1 to $2 a subscriber (vs. the $11 to $13+ developed markets like the US and EUROPE have)
The immense change on INDIA’s horizon in 2023… which could & will very likely kick the whole market into overdrive next year, and much more.