☀️FOCUS buys Alexander Payne pic for $30 Mil at TIFF
A24's Sofia Coppola PRISCILLA PRESLEY pic / NFL returns big on Sunday night / EMMYS repeat Series winners, but show SQUID love
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on TUESDAY September 13, 2022.
Where how about that competition last night? Yeah the SEAHAWKS / BRONCOS Monday Night Football game was a real nailbiter… oh right! The EMMYS. Your winners are here. And more importantly of course, which outlets won how many, is here. (hint: HBOMAX 37, NETFLIX 26)
And if there’s any way we can implement a rule that all presenter shtick has to be kept to certified comedy professionals, that’d be great. It just looks more painful when you following something like this… with a way-too-long “Law & Order” uh, ‘sketch’.
AS FOR THE RATINGS: We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see if you
cynical realist 75% of respondents were correct on your prediction of an EMMYS audience below 7.5 Million from my Wakeup poll yesterday.
JUST IN TIME: iOS 16 dropped today in case you want upgrade your iPhone software - which now allows you to edit an iMessage text (EMMY related or not) within 15 mins of sending, or delete it I think within a minute or so. Because as we all know… no one in HOLLYWOOD is on their phones all the time, immediately looking at things as soon as they come in 😳.
ALSO: SNL will return on Oct 1, no host or music guest info avail yet. Lorne is expecting to add at least 4 new members to the cast in the next 2 weeks.
AND: Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan, Kane Brown and frankly a bunch of other dudes will headline CA’s STAGECOACH festival this April. Tix go on sale this Friday.
PLUS: MORGAN WALLEN set a new Billboard record for consecutive weeks in the Top 10 Albums chart by an artist at… 86 weeks. It’s actually back up to #2 this week. #cancelculture? However it falls far short of the all-time record for any album, as 6 soundtrack or cast albums had longer runs. You go “My Fair Lady” cast album! #173Weeks
IN THIS EDITION:
FOX gets… OK “Monarch” launch post-NFL on Sunday while NBC NFL ratings boom to make up for Thursday.
Sophia Coppola casts “Euphoria” star to play Elvis in her new A24 pic.
Internal FB data shows just how much TIKTOK is crushing Reels.
PAR+ putting Sanaa Lathan directed pic in theaters this month.
UTA partner departs for PARADIGM, and more
AND: The Ankler will have a new Hot Seat podcast up today with Richard & Janice breaking down the EMMYS while I probably offer some additional
unwanted NFL commentary from Monday Night Football (which I would argue was more exciting #17-16!), and Richard will further detail his key takeaways from his experiences outlined in his column on the big TIFF 4-day launch weekend.