☀️The Cliffs Notes guide to the WBD MAX presentation
Jon M. Chu sets next musical movie / Stallone sets home at... AMAZON / JIO goes big in Originals in India
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty (connect with me on LinkedIn here if ya like), and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on THURSDAY April 13, 2023.
Where if reading through 26 different stories on the WBD Max presentation yesterday just to try and get a real quick overview of what went on didn’t sound like a good use of your time, well … I did it for you.
Or hey if you just want it in gif form, you’ve come to the right place.
PLUS: Ariana DeBose is your TONY AWARDS host this June.
AND: Here is your CANNES 2023 lineup.
Wakeup Box Office Poll:
Renfield and Pope’s Exorcist are tracking at $10 Million, and each is led by a guy who led the Box Office often 20+ years ago, so let’s just call it - Who will be the victor on Monday?
IN TODAY’S EDITION:
CliffsSean’s Notes on the Max presentation. Aka the bulletpoint version.
Jon M. Chu sets new movie at AMAZON, as Stallone packs up his bags to head there as well.
JIO sets huge INDIA Production slate, as SPOTIFY’s MEGAPHONE introduces new tool to court Radio folks to the platform.
Elaine Low and I also did a podcast last night to share thoughts from in the room (Elaine) and watching on the couch (Me) on Zaz’s “rendezvous with destiny” including what was said… and not said on the Warner lot, and why the name change opens things up for the service globally in a good way - in case you’ve had enough of my writing (hey I hear ya).
Link to listen is in Elaine’s coverage here 👇 (free to all!) or wherever you currently listen to The Ankler pod.
AND: If you have any feedback - Elaine and I enjoyed doing it and may do more during the week in the future… Drop me a note with candid thoughts (seriously) as always email@example.com or on LinkedIn here.
PLUS: You’ll get our review of the new Love and Translation ‘dating’ series trailer. Elaine and I had no idea Jack Donaghy got a job at WBD… but it kinda tracks no?