🎧 The Rapid-Fire News Out of Netflix
An exec exit and a surprise WWE deal portend change — and leave Hollywood heads spinning
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Netflix’s head of film, Scott Stuber, stepped down from his post after seven years in a perfect ankling (meaning, it was unclear who left whom and why). That shocker was followed by one bombshell after another: a massive 10-year, $5 billion deal for WWE Raw in its first move into live sports, the most Oscar nominations out of any studio, and a record subscriber count reported on its earnings call. All of it portends a different Netflix than the one we’ve known. “Who else is making giant moves like this right now?” asks Richard Rushfield, who earlier examined the Stuber departure. Also: Claire Atkinson joins to break down her buzzy story on Hollywood’s overworked, often abused PR chiefs to the CEOs.