☀️COMCAST seeks to cut near $1 Billion from TV division in 2023
AMAZON's Russo Bros series budget blows up / THE CROWN sets William & Kate at NFLX / ONLY FANS beat SNAP revenue in 2021
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on FRIDAY September 2, 2022.
Where I’ll send our Friday Morning Coffee out to The Wakeup readers who reached out this week to take me up on my invitation for a pint in NYC, even if… yeah I was 0 for 5 on actually doing a vacation day. Great to meet you all and hear what you’re up to, thanks for making the time.
And what better way to meet up with new people than at AC Slater’s house in Glendale? #You’reDriving
That’s right preppie, for a nice $6.5 Million you can work out in Mario Lopez’s gym and, well, do whatever else you want there really. But if you wanna take it for a test run first, you can rent it for $25k a month.
AND: In good news for TWITTER & TIK TOK users, Nicole Kidman & AMC Theaters are going to team up for a new Ad. Can’t wait to see how they work in their NFT-inspired APE
stock split dividend.
Richard has sent me a few of his favorite social media parodies (I enjoyed this one below), but if you have your own favorite parody or even one of your own - email me a link firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet us @theankler and we can put the new Polling feature here to use, and vote for the best late next week.
AND: A new ANKLER HOT SEAT pod is up today with Janice, Richard and yours truly discussing GenX’s final ascent into the upper levels of HOLLYWOOD executive power, the ramifications of the great Streaming Discount movement of Fall 2022, and a pop quiz on NETFLIX’s top films of the Summer.
NOTE: My NETFLIX Summer 2022 Movie rankings & analysis we mention in it will be fully outlined in Tuesday’s WAKEUP.
IN THIS EDITION:
The budget for AMAZON’s upcoming global spy series from the Russo Bros (seriously guys, what’s with all the spies?) is going almost 50% over-budget
ONLY FANS biz is booming
NETFLIX doubles down on Lindsay Lohan, and casts their “William & Kate” for “The Crown”
More SNL cast members follow Pete & Kate out the door
COMCAST joins media business’s Q3/Q4 hunt for more cash, and more
📽 THE SILVER SCREEN
The Sam Mendes SEARCHLIGHT pic “Empire of Light” (in theaters in Dec)
James Gray’s FOCUS pic “Armageddon Time” (in theaters in Nov)
Inarritu’s NETFLIX pic “Bardo”
Luca Guadagnino’s “Bones and All”
Hot off of VENICE’s “Tar” from Todd Field
Sarah Polley’s “Women Talking”