☀️DON'T WORRY DARLING (mostly) hits targets, gets tepid audience response
OPRAH and APPLE TV break up / PAR & NLC look to revive 2000s franchises / AMAZON makes employee bonus payment error
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on MONDAY September 26, 2022.
Where Greetings from Singapore! Did you know this place has a UNIVERSAL STUDIOS?? I really shoulda worked out a sponsorship.
And never let it be said I don’t do pizza research wherever I go in the world.
ALSO: I finally watched “Crazy Rich Asians” on the plane over here (I’m nothing if not cliche) - really good! As… pretty much everyone told me in 2018. Now even more baffling to me - how is there not a sequel already in production??
Let’s hope Amy Wang is a fast writer… she was brought on 6 months ago after the pay-disparity fiasco with the 2 writers on the original. But seriously 2024 (at the earliest) seems way too long for a slam dunk sequel like this no?
AND: As I was on a 19 hour flight this weekend… gonna hand it over toVariety’s roundup of every trailer link from NETFLIX’s Tudum thing on Saturday. Actually I probably woulda done that anyway but gonna blame the flight.
PLUS: Q3 ends on Friday… still no sign of a STARZ deal from LIONSGATE.
&: RIHANNA is your first-ever APPLE MUSIC SUPERBOWL HALFTIME SHOW performer on FOX this February, so between this year and last - JAY-Z hasn’t even left his “close friends” contact list to book this thing. Then again when you’re JAY-Z…
OH THIS 👎: TIKTOK is adding one of those. Sure that’ll help (although this sounds like it may be used to help police trolling or spam comments… mostly).
IN THIS EDITION:
A look at Oprah’s APPLE TV+ output in 4 years as her deal is not renewed
The full weekend BOX OFFICE breakdown
AMAZON taking back erroneous bonuses to promoted employees
APPLE keeps it streaming (mostly) with big Holiday pic
NEW LINE & PARAMOUNT set director talent for reboots of 2000s franchises
Robert Kyncl’s upcoming payday at WARNER MUSIC and more.