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ICYMI: Brush Fires Still Burn
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One week ago today, where were you when you heard the WGA and AMPTP had reached a tentative agreement?
That night cheer swept across the industry. One down, one to go.
The Ankler immediately after relayed history’s first draft of what happened, including Richard’s first stab at finger-pointing, a look inside the room with a member of the WGA negotiating committee, and breaking coverage from our Strikegeist newsletter. Our team also took to the airwaves: Janice on PBS NewsHour; Elaine Low on CNBC’s Power Lunch and CBS; Sean McNulty on KTLA and Reuters; and Peter Kiefer on ABC7 LA, to name just a few appearances.
But anyone looking for lasting peace in entertainment… well, that’s for another day.
Agents: Just Like Us!
Top CAA agents are frantically attempting to negotiate for a bigger slice of their pie too. Peter Kiefer reports on anger brewing at the agency, about to close on a majority sale that values it at $7 billion:
Private Equity’s ProdCo Cliff
Splashy valuations achieved by the likes of LeBron James’ and Reese Witherspoon’s production companies from private equity investments already had heads scratching, but now seem even iffier following the discount sale of EOne to Lionsgate, reports Entertainment Strategy Guy:
Cableocalypse and Q4 Warning Signs
Sean McNulty dives into more messy details of the our Great Cable Rebundling, while also sharing a not-so-rosy economic outlook:
Lastly.. So Why Did This Take 5 Months?
Richard asks questions of our industry leaders as we “lurch from disaster to disaster with no vision to guide us in between”:
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