☀️ NETFLIX 'Leo' Animation record not quite what it seems
Paul Greengrass signs onto hot WB project / Amazon #BlackFriday NFL #s a bit low / Cuban selling MAVERICKS majority - why now?
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty (connect with me on LinkedIn here if ya like), and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on WEDNESDAY Nov. 29, 2023.
Where let’s have our morning coffee ☕️ with Aitana Lopez, although perhaps we should brew it because… she’s not real.
Yes, meet the entirely AI generated Spanish influencer model earning $3,000 to $10,000 a month on social media… with her “managers” (aka AI Model-creating agency THE CLUELESS) not having to worry about talent relations, being late for shoots or, uh ya know, paying her.
But bigger picture, let agency founder Ruben Cruz lay it out:
"We did it so that we could make a better living and not be dependent on other people who have egos, who have manias, or who just want to make a lot of money by posing."
So, if you thought your social media feeds were full of fake crap now… wait til you look at Reels or Shorts a year from now (Aitana already has over 165k IG followers btw), and good luck with that unionization movement, Creator economy.
ALSO OF NOTE TODAY: The Jonathan Majors assault trial begins in NYC.
IN TODAY’S EDITION
Mark Cuban is parting with his majority ownership stake in his most public (and loved) investment, his NBA team. Why is he selling now? Some thoughts to consider.
Also some numbers and comps to keep in mind re: the Sandler Leo pic headlines at NETFLIX yesterday, in this week’s Film Chart breakdown.
Paul Greengrass sets a new WB project, NETFLIX picks up a (R-rated?) comedy pic, plus more Sports ratings, including AMAZON Black Friday NFL, latest NBA Cup numbers and more.