☀️Harrison Ford joins MARVEL Cinematic Universe
TWISTER sequel on way at UNI / LA CLIPPERS cut the cord, go DtoC Streaming / Meghan & Harry NFLX docuseries bumped to 2023
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on TUESDAY October 18, 2022.
Where I think at this point DRAFT KINGS is really missing out on some business by not taking any action on NETFLIX Q3 subscriber numbers later today. Then again I guess that’s what the Stock Market is for.
But of course I’m sure we’re all mostly excited to find out what Ted, Reed & Greg are currently watching on NETFLIX when they’re uh, grilled on the NFLX 0.00 “earnings call” end of day. Place your bets who goes “Dahmer”…
PLUS: SONY moved their Tom Hanks movie “A Man Named Otto” to CHRISTMAS. Wait - something I said yesterday? Although it’s just NY/LA so doing a Hanks Family Christmas will be limited… everyone else needs to wait for MLK weekend Jan 13 (“House Party” and “M3GAN” is the competition).
Either way - December just lost another wide release pic.
AND: In news very relevant to this newsletter… a UK regulator has ruled FACEBOOK / META must sell GIPHY.
IN TODAY’S EDITION:
The NBA’s LA CLIPPERS are about to nudge sports streaming into the future. As I often say, it’s aways the last place ya look… As the NBA Season launches today, they’re launching their own DtoC streaming service in LA for pretty much all of their regular season games:
No cable subscription necessary. Run by the team itself, directly to their fans.
Take a look inside how this is the next big step in Sports Streaming cutting the cord, especially as the Regional Sports Network model which a core that NBA, NHL and MLB teams still rely on… is dying fast from cord-cutting.
ALSO IN SPORTS MEDIA:
FUBO throws in gambling towel
WBD makes move indicating Sports $$ commitment
AMAZON PRIME gets in business with the NBA to stream games in a big global market
WME MP Talent Partner departs
Dan Levy sets cast for NETFLIX directorial debut pic
IMAX sets additional CHINA theaters and more