Janice Min: What's Coming in Sept.
A survey assessing the town's power; reporting from Toronto to Singapore; and a deep dive into the American audience
Dear Ankler Subscribers:
For those of you recently new to The Ankler, welcome! And to longtime subscribers, always, thank you.
I’m alerting you today to some big happenings this month for our subscribers. (If you aren’t one yet, we’d love to have you. Here is the link).
Next week, The Ankler will produce a series of stories about audience under the theme of “What America Really Watches” from our analyst, Entertainment Strategy Guy. What are our presumptions, wrong and right, about viewers, and how is the audience being served? ESG intends to answer those questions through four stories, the first one beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6th, followed by one every day next week. First up? “The ‘Average’ American Viewer: Part 1”, a deep dive into demographic data. Remember, the stories are for paid subscribers only.
Meanwhile, Richard Rushfield and Tatiana Siegel head to Canada soon for the Toronto Film Festival. Please say hi! And stay tuned for their reporting and podcasts with some very special guests. But before that, Richard will send to subscribers, on Tuesday, Sept. 6th, a poll where he’ll attempt to answer an increasingly fuzzy question: Who holds the power today in entertainment? We are surveying subscribers to create the first post-pandemic look at how the tides have shifted in this age of insecurity (and, really, whose call you are returning first these days). Remember to sign-up to receive the survey.
Lastly, at month’s end, thanks to Google and Media Partners Asia’s APOS, I’ll be heading to Singapore with Sean McNulty of The Wakeup to attend APOS, the premiere event for the media, telecoms and entertainment industries that brings together top leaders from the Asia-Pacific region (a.k.a. the region still posting subscriber growth for our media behemoths. Cricket anyone?). This year’s APOS speakers include Kevin Mayer, Uday Shankar, Gerhard Zeiler, president of international at Warner Bros. Discovery, Netflix’s Kim Minyoiung, Joe Ravitch from Raine Capital and Michael Nathanson from MoffetNathanson. Under the theme of “Entertainment’s Asia Opportunity”, Sean and I also will interview top leaders in the region in a series of podcasts, plus Sean’s Wakeup newsletter will come to you straight out of Singapore that week (we’ll figure out the time difference somehow!). We hope to provide valuable insights for you from the region and highlight some people to know.
Lastly, please enjoy your final hurrah of summer this weekend. Don’t forget to subscribe to take part in all the stories and the survey above, and a heartfelt thanks, always, for being part of The Ankler.