☀️NETFLIX + Amy Schumer makes 2nd Comedy pic buy this week
Joel Silver replaced on AMAZON project / NBA CUP ratings 🤷♂️ at halfway point / FX sets Michelle Williams for new series
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty (connect here on LINKED-IN if ya like) and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on FRIDAY Dec. 1, 2023.
Where the OSCARS are moving up to start at… 7 p.m. ET on Sunday March 10. A new Abbott Elementary will follow the show on ABC before the local news.
So, let the conversation begin about which awards and show elements will be in the first hour... I mean, 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon is primetime in LA no? Hey it works for the NFL on the East Coast!
PLUS: Aidy Bryant is your INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS host on Feb. 25, streaming on YOUTUBE.
ALSO: Happy December! #SadFact - CENTRAL PARK hasn’t had more than an inch of snow in over 655 days ☃️😢. Enjoy tomorrow’s… 59-degree high temp in NYC everyone! #wtf
THEN: The Cinerama Dome in LA won’t reopen until… Q2 2025 😳, so take in the views of the #SadnessOnSunset for another 18+ months!
NEW DOME, WHO DIS? Wanna buy the Vegas SPHERE advertising for a day? That’ll be $450k according to Business Insider. Just make the check directly out to C. Dolan.
AND: Include Will Smith, Johnny Depp, Michelle Williams, Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara, Freida Pinto and Baz Luhrmann on the talent list attending the RED SEA FESTIVAL in Jeddah this week, where Deadline has also set up its own special interview studio. I’m sure everyone flew coach over to SAUDI ARABIA. Johnny’s Jeanne du Barry opened the festival.
NEW ANKLER PODCAST EPISODE
I had a conversation with movie audience data & test screening guru Kevin Goetz from SCREEN ENGINE/ASI to hear what he’s expecting from the holiday movie season this month, and what audiences are telling him about what gets them to show up to a movie as we enter 2024.
Plus - get Kevin’s POV on the state of the superhero genre with audiences, Rotten Tomatoes and more… and The Ankler’s Peter Kiefer gives us the inside POV on his big Hollywood WHATSAPP piece this week.
THE WAKEUP BOX OFFICE POLL RESULTS
Even though all current indicators from tracking and pre-sales are saying otherwise… I’m actually gonna go with the bulls minority this week. It’s the beginning of the last month of the year, start positive!
AND: Just a shout out to Eddie Murphy, the king of random 80s pop culture stories. This was really great.