☀️APPLE gets Keanu & Jonah dark comedy with industry undercurrents
Late 2023 Theatrical sched shuffling / DIS Streaming gets new head / SHO cancels another series as shifts continue
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 April 6, 2023.
Where as of Monday, baseball games this season are averaging a full 25 minutes shorter than they were last year since MLB instituted the new pitching clock (pitchers essentially now only have 15 to 20 seconds to throw their next pitch).
In fact a MINNESOTA vs. MIAMI game this week came in under 2 hours according to The Athletic (games previously often drifted close to, or over the 3-hour mark).
Still to be seen how this affects TV ratings, but Awards shows - maybe something to learn here. I mean they’ve had a clock on speeches for years (thankfully you don’t lose your award for going over it), but maybe it’s time to thematically apply it to other parts of the shows?
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We’re up against a publication called Old Goats which somehow is not HOLLYWOOD related 🥁. Ok yeah honestly it’s a tough call… but my Linked-In could really use this addition, so give a click if you would 🙏.
IN TODAY’S EDITION:
SHO makes another cancellation, takes a pic from PAR+ and orders another Mandy Patinkin series… a roundup of the latest moves.
Iger makes a shift in exec atop DISNEY Streaming as Ike Perlmutter speaks.
How the big 2023 TV events stack up so far in how many Americans showed up to watch them.
Priyanka Chopra joins action pic at AMAZON.
BALLYS SPORTS stiffs 💰 more MLB teams as bankruptcy proceeds.
Keanu’s playing a movie star at APPLE.
Late 2023 Studio movie date shuffling + new adds to the Theatrical calendar, and more.