☀️SONY buys GAME STOP pic from PAM & TOMMY director
WBD layoffs hitting Marketing groups next / TIKTOK adds movie ticket buying feature / Brad Pitt looks for investors
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on THURSDAY October 13, 2022.
Where NETFLIX is one big step closer to being the biggest deal in my hometown since I left for college. Eh ok fine, it was worth a shot. Sadly I was kind of a #medianerd back then too.
Their bid was accepted to establish NETFLIX’s 2nd biggest soundstage / production facility in the world (289 acres) at an old military base in Monmouth County, NJ (a little over an hour south of Manhattan near the Shore).
Still some stages to go here (state/county approvals, finalized deal terms etc) - but if any NETFLIX folks need local tips on where to eat and get good beer, my email address is at the bottom of every newsletter.
PLUS: The PEANUTS holiday specials will stream for free on APPLE TV+ this year in the days around the respective holidays (and yes, I’ll include in the NEW TO WATCH section here when each goes up).
IN TODAY’S EDITION:
Another day, another Sydney Sweeney studio movie deal
WBD layoffs hitting Streaming Marketing divisions next
Brad Pitt explores sale of his production co
ROKU enters the… home security market
SONY takes GAME STOP stock movie
TIKTOK rolling out feature for people to buy movie tickets via the platform (through a Studio Ad buy of course).
GANNETT financial situation looks to be getting dire, and more