☀️ Ryan Reynolds sets his next APPLE / SKYDANCE film
Ruffalo doing HBO series from MARE creator / NBA Finals Ratings update / DIS makes bold Sports move in INDIA
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty (connect here on LINKED-IN if ya like) and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on FRIDAY June 9, 2023.
Where I think this about sums up NYC today:
ALSO: The real winner of the ongoing PGA-LIV Golf fiasco - NETFLIX. The Full Swing docuseries cameras were rolling on Tuesday when the shocking news came out. Season 2 should drop early next year just before… well, whatever kind of Frankenstein of a 2024 Golf season begins.
AND: According to Page Six, a couple of top CNN PR/Comms execs are also out, including SVP Matt Dornic who had a decent presence in The Atlantic piece.
WAKEUP BOX OFFICE POLL RESULTS
Da bears are back… as 59% of you are taking the Under $55 Million on Transformers this weekend.
IN TODAY’S EDITION:
TV & Film project news is also back! It’s amazing what a DGA deal will do to encourage cast announcements for projects where “the scripts were done before May 1.”
Of course with a SAG strike looming… no one is putting a production date on anything.
But, a subtle nudge from Studios/Streamers… if SAG strikes a deal - we will shoot without you, writers. Just probably not in NY or LA I’m guessing.
Get the latest snapshot of how US content is fairing in popularity on the other side of the globe.
DISNEY makes bold sports move in INDIA to reinvigorate DIS+HOTSTAR.
As Ryan Reynolds sets his next movie, a look at his Streaming vs. Theatrical approach in this new era we live in.
ROKU’s curious new board member, NBA Finals numbers updates, the Weekend preview of the new TV & Movies to watch this weekend and more.
🪧 STRIKE UPDATES
AMAZON’s new Amy Sherman-Palladino / Dan Palladino ballet series Etoile will not shoot until after the strike, despite plans at one point to begin shooting later this month in Paris. /Deadline
A friendly SAG-AFTRA reminder (more for myself): a strike not only means no shooting, it means no actors promoting projects anywhere either. Have fun at Comic-Con ya’ll!