☀️Why LIONSGATE is pivoting to spin-off part of the Studio instead of STARZ
AMAZON keeping EPIX, under diff name / Lisa Kudrow leading APPLE TV+ series / GLOBES set 4 new categories, deadline dates
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on THURSDAY September 29, 2022.
Where I gotta say, the folks here in Singapore are super friendly… they let me park my rental right there in the lobby! What? Too Much? Richard just told me to do what he would do at the rental place. 🤷♂️
OK FINE: Yes… that’s there (I think?) in celebration of the big F1 race in SINGAPORE this weekend. 🏎️
AND: Tomorrow we’ll be launching our first podcast recorded here at APOS with Ian Holmes of F1, aka the exec behind your favorite NETFLIX sports show “F1: Drive to Survive” as their Director of Media Rights.
We’ll also have podcast chats coming up with:
WBD’s Head of International, Gerhard Zeiler
The CEO of APPLAUSE ENTERTAINMENT, Sameer Nair - one of the leading Series producers in INDIA, who works with all the major streamers there
AND one of the smartest people I’ve met in the Streaming & the Video biz throughout the ASIA PACIFIC region - Vivek Cuoto of MEDIA PARTNERS ASIA. All for subscribers only.
D’OH: Thanks to reader Jeff who pointed out that it’s Aaron Judge who’s gunning for the YANKEES 61 homer record… not former YANKEES manager Aaron Boone - who hit a total of 126 dingers in his uh, entire career. ⚾️
ALSO: Tomorrow’s edition will come out super early as I’ll be heading back to Fall in NYC.
IN THIS EDITION:
LIONSGATE was trying to sell a stake / spin-off STARZ. Word came back from investors that they were trying to sell the wrong thing.
AMAZON looks to be keeping EPIX… but they want to make that $8.4 Billion of MGM purchase cash be put to more use.
Kevin Bacon joins Eddie for “BH Cop 4”
NFL ratings hits keep coming
Talent Management biz sale looks imminent and more