☀️ Jeff Shell in talks for Private Equity return
UTAH JAZZ #s show trouble for new sports $ economy / record T'giving TV audiences / Taylor goes PVOD in 2 weeks
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty (connect with me on LinkedIn here if ya like), and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on TUESDAY, November 28 2023.
Where apologies if this is a little late today - I was up watching the BEARS kick a… resounding four field goals to win their game over the VIKINGS last night on MNF 🙄
ALSO: This is just a fun story about an ARIZONA CARDINALS football player who got a flat tire on his way to the game Sunday, and hitched a ride with a family going to the stadium so he could make it on time.
AND: Here are your GOTHAM AWARD winners.
PLUS: If you’re a frequent UNITED flyer - ads may start following you around as they do on social platforms, as UNITED considers selling your data to advertisers… including potentially ads ‘customized’ to your in-flight screen. What’s that? No the cheese plate will still cost you $15.
Note: MARRIOTT already does a version of this with loyalty members and ads on the TV screen in your room, and UBER of course does this… all the time.
OH: Add more failing college football 🏈 coaches to the list of folks getting multi-million dollar 💰 payouts from tuition money… for essentially getting fired after being terrible at their jobs this year. Next stop - the streaming business!
U OF INDIANA’s Tom Allen: $15.5 Million (2023 record: 3-9)
U OF HOUSTON’s Dana Holgorsen: $14.8 Million (2023 record: 4-8)
MISSISSIPPI STATE’s Zach Arnett: $4.5 Million (2023 record: 5-7, 1-7 in SEC)
SYRACUSE’s Dino Babers: $4 Million estimate (2023 record: 6-6, 2-6 in ACC)
College player salaries? Just doing it for the love of the game man .
THEN: Studios have not only stopped advertising on X, they’ve apparently stopped posting on X, according to CNN. Which I would probably know if… I visited my X feed for more than 20 seconds a day. I’m sure Elon’s totally already long-ago planned trip to ISRAEL will solve everything.
Note: Stephen Colbert posted on… THREADS that his show is going dark this week as he recovers from appendicitis.
OH: Happy DISNEY Employee Town Hall day with the company leadership! (9a PT).
IN TODAY’S EDITION:
The NBA’s UTAH JAZZ released some great numbers in a new Bloomberg story about the new math in the post-RSN local sports world… so I broke out a fresh napkin for Sports #medianerd🤓 dive into the troubling 💰 reality facing most pro sports teams not belonging to the NFL.
Jeff Shell is in talks for a new home, Avengers gets a new-ish writer and much more.