ICYMI: Stuber Succession Names, L.A. Private School Wars
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So grab a blanket and enjoy then best of the week, ICYMI:
Netflix in the News
Netflix was the tail wagging the dog this week as one headline after another from the top streamer owned the week’s narrative. Richard named names as meetings begin in the Stuber succession games, and Elaine unpacked the unspoken (potential) effect on reality TV in the wake of the streamer’s WWE deal in her new every-Monday Series Business column. And wait — not so fast Netflix, what is this about YouTube? Make sure to check out the smart story from Entertainment Strategy Guy:
An Historic Theater Finds a Lifeline
As Westwood theaters come and go in L.A., Peter Kiefer broke the big news that Oscar-nominated director Jason Reitman is leading an ownership group set to buy the legendary Fox Village Theater:
The BTS of the Film World
From K-pop to TV juggernauts, Korean pop culture has dominated globally over the last several years. And when it comes to film, one Korean company — CJ ENM — seems to have mastered the art of creating and promoting Oscar bait. Gregg Kilday takes an inside look at the force behind Parasite, Past Lives, and Decision to Leave:
L.A.’s Private School Wars
Amid demographic shifts, angry parents, a mental health crisis and college confusion, Hollywood’s favorite private schools are in a battle to stay competitive. Peter Kiefer dives into the escalating situation:
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Netflix's Search for the Most Powerful Job in Film The pros and cons of the role — and the candidates in contention:
IP Picks🔎: A Prep School #Metoo Revenge Drama Plus, a chance encounter gone awry and badly-behaving moms
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