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FACEBOOK spent just 13% of content moderation resources outside the U.S in 2020
Bradley Cooper + Guillermo Del Toro trailer drop / JEOPARDY's 2 host plan thru 2021 / Weekend TV & Movie preview
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on FRIDAY September 17, 2021.
Where yup, the GIANTS lost. At least it’s good to know how GIANTS fans also likely felt back in the early 80’s… important to be in touch with one’s roots.
ALSO: As expected, Yom Kippur proved to be a very quiet day, so this’ll be quick.
📽 THE SILVER SCREEN
📺 THE TV SET
The series will span over 2 decades, all leading up to the heist which is somewhat-inspired by a true story. Paz Vega & Rufus Sewell are co-starring.
But each episode will be kinda self contained and jump around chronologically, so you can watch them in any order you want leading up to the finale. CBS ALL ACCESS/PAR+ recently did this with their Peter Sarsgaard show “Interrogation” as well, which was cancelled after the 1st season.
Currently shooting at the brand new NETFLIX STUDIOS in Bushwick, Brooklyn, José Padilha (“Narcos”) is the lead director. /THR
Mayim’s up first starting on Monday. So we can all thankfully now stop talking about this. For 2 months. /Variety
ALSO IN TV
Piers Morgan signs UK, US, and AUS deal with Rupert Murdoch’s NEWS CORP. He’ll have a show here in the US on FOX NEWS’s… pay streaming service FOX NATION. “You have a pool over there?” “Pool.. and a pond - pond would be good for you.” /Variety
CAA promotes 5 folks to Agent across scripted, alternative and int’l departments. /Variety
💻 THE MEDIA BIZ
The WSJ strikes again at surfacing FACEBOOK emails & data exposing… pretty much everything we think FACEBOOK is likely doing (or not doing), but had no actual evidence of prior.
FB operates in countries where it has… no employees that speak the local language, and their content moderators spent just 13% of their total hours working on content outside the US in 2020.
Plus many other FB fun facts. But ya know, it’s fine… FACEBOOK is like cars. Or something. /WSJ (subscription only).
Update drops on Monday, so… yeah I may be in store for a depressing week ahead. As will the online advertising business once again. /Ad Age
ALSO: Looks like MAILCHIMP sold for $12 Billion to INTUIT just in time this week.
🏦 STOCK NOTES:
👩💻 THE FSS FEED:
(new Stuff to Watch this weekend, Friday - Saturday - Sunday)
SEARCHLIGHT “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” - Andrew Garfield & Jessica Chastain as “Jim & Tammy Faye” 👀.
WB/HBOMAX “Cry Macho” - Clint Eastwood movie. Or stream here at home instead.
OPEN ROAD “Copshop” - Gerard Butler, Frank Grillo, Joe Carnahan. Be sure to bring the earplugs. 💥 Also this actually looks to be the best reviewed movie of the 3.
NETFLIX “The Starling” - Melissa McCarthy and Chris O’Dowd dramedy that just premiered at TIFF hits some theaters.
FOCUS “Blue Bayou” - Louisiana-set indie film written / directed / starring Justin Chon (his IMDB here) and Alicia Vikander, getting some decent buzz, played at CANNES this year - Trailer is here if up for a look. Also in limited theaters.
AMAZON PRIME “My Name is Pauli Murray” - Docu on the civil & gender rights pioneer hits theaters.
“Dune” is also opening in major Euro markets of FRANCE, GERMANY, SPAIN, and ITALY as well as RUSSIA movie theaters.
AMAZON PRIME “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” - Based on the popular UK Musical. Click Here to Watch or Add to Your List
APPLE TV+ “The Morning Show” season 2 - Click Here to Watch or Add to Your List
NETFLIX “Sex Education” Season 3 - Click here to Watch or Add to your List
NETFLIX “Chicago Party Aunt” - 8 episode animated show about… well see title. Click here to Watch or Add to your List
FX “NY TIMES Presents: Move Fast & Vape Things” docu. About the rise of JUUL among others in the e-cig biz. Sure they’ll come off on the up & up. Premieres at 10p
COMEDY CENTRAL “Tha God’s Honest Truth” - New weekly late night show with Charlamagne Tha God, Premieres at 10p
I’m going out to enjoy the kickoff of OKTOBERFEST Season in NYC… so you’re on your own.
Or come join! Uh not you Klaus. You know what happened last year.
PBS “Muhammad Ali” - 4 part Ken Burns docu on the legend - the other 3 parts air each night this week. Premieres at 8p
CBS “The Emmys” at 8p
HBO “Last Week Tonight” season premiere - John Oliver returns to his studio at 11pm
SHOWTIME “The Circus” - New season of the weekly political show. Premieres at 8p
If you were sent this newsletter or… just kinda found it:
🎥 TRAILER HOUSE
SEARCHLIGHT “Nightmare Alley” teaser trailer. Director Guillermo Del Toro + Bradley Cooper and many others… Once again a lot of stunning cinematography here that feels wrong watching in a small frame. In theaters (only) on Fri Dec 17.
🎧 PLAYING ME OFF
YEBBA “October Sky” - Feels like this will be an album a lot of music critics will be talking about this Fall. Super talented vocalist, though I’m still a bit on the fence on the album - but also seems like one that could kinda grow on ya.
If you need new tunes:
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