☀️DISNEY's 167 D23 news alerts from this weekend distilled in one newsletter
Box Office has 2nd worst weekend of 2022 / Chapek meets the press in rebrand push / TIFF's big weekend as OSCAR season resets
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on MONDAY September 12, 2022.
Where I’m trying out the new polling feature here! How is everyone feeling about the attention on the EMMYS tonight?
AND: Here are your VENICE FILM FEST winners, with HBO PURDUE PHARMA docu “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” winning the Gold Lion, and Blanchett & Farrell taking the lead actor awards.
ALSO: Fun to hear FOX Marketing literally calling their new “Monarch” series - “It’s‘Nashville’ meets ‘Succession’” in their NFL announcer promo reads yesterday, going with the coastal NYC Media series to promote their show to the NFL crowd instead of … I dunno - “Yellowstone”?
ALSO: So pleasant to listen to Chris Collinsworth literally lose his voice on-air throughout last night’s NBC “Sunday Night Football” game. Even bigger Advantage AMAZON picking up Al Michaels to do “Thursday Night Football” when NBC let him go.
IN TODAY’S EDITION:
Links to all the (publicly released) DISNEY universe trailers dropped this weekend, and roundup of all the big talent news headlines.
makesgives opportunity for Bob Chapek to give interviews to the trades - a roundup of quotes to note.
TIFF’s big weekend, as the early film festival season produces many Acting award candidates from Streamers… but a few Studio pics (hello Fabelmans) are in strong Best Picture position, with many still-to-be-seen Studio OSCAR pics to come that will encounter a good amount of Best Picture nom white space - if they can deliver the goods.
NFL gets off to a so-so start on Thurs (mostly thanks to a bad game #thanksRAMS), and more