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Studio Ghibli Theme Park Readies for Launch in November, Details Revealed

The forthcoming theme park based on the much-beloved films of Hayao Miyazaki’s legendary Studio Ghibli will throw open its door to the world on Nov. 1, the company and Japanese officials…

WarnerMedia Makes Key Content, Production Hires in Asia Ahead of HBO Max Launch

WarnerMedia has made three senior content hires in Asia to bolster its original productions teams in advance of the launch of HBO Max in the region later this year. At the company’s…

Apple Looks to David Ellison’s Skydance in Search of Tentpole Films

David Ellison is taking a bite out of Hollywood’s shiny apple — literally and figuratively. The ambitious producer and flush founder of Skydance Media has ended his decade-long deal with…

Nick Stahl Signs With APA (Exclusive)

Nick Stahl has signed with APA for representation in all areas. The actor made his mark in the early 2000s starring as John Connor in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, In the Bedroom…

Bob Iger: COVID Dealt Movie Theaters a “Severe Injury That Maybe Doesn’t Heal”

Former Disney CEO Bob Iger, in his first interview since stepping away as executive chairman of the company, discussed the fate of movie theaters, competing with Netflix and yes, the metaverse, in a<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/27/opinion/sway-kara-swisher-bob-iger.html?smid=tw-nytopinion&smtyp=cur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"…

‘Jeopardy!’ Record Breaker Amy Schneider Signs With CAA (Exclusive)

Record-breaking Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider wrapped up her historic 40-game winning streak Wednesday evening. And while her gameplay has come to an end for now, The Hollywood…

Dany Garcia, Lindsey Vonn, Robin Roberts Join IMG Academy’s Women In Sports Committee

Endeavor’s IMG Academy has created a Women in Sports Committee to improve accessibility and participation of young women in sports. The IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida has named as…

BAFTA to “Supercharge” Support for Underrepresented Groups, Launch Prince William Bursary Fund

BAFTA said on Thursday that it plans to “supercharge its support of talented individuals from underrepresented groups wishing to pursue a career in the film, games and television…

Peacock Hits 9M Paid Subs, Break-Even Date Delayed Amid Higher Content Spending

Comcast’s entertainment arm, NBCUniversal, is updating its strategic focus for its streaming service Peacock. “The most valuable end stage for Peacock is to have two revenue streams,&#8221…

NBCU’s Peacock Reaches 24.5M U.S. Monthly Active Accounts, Quarterly Loss Hits $559M

Peacock, the streaming service of Comcast’s entertainment unit NBCUniversal, reached 24.5 million monthly active accounts in the U.S. as of the end of 2021, Comcast disclosed in its…

Hedge Fund Titan Bill Ackman Buys $1.1B in Netflix Stock: “We Are All-In on Streaming”

Pershing Square Capital Management founder Bill Ackman told shareholders Wednesday that his firm has been scooping up shares in streaming giant Netflix, making his firm one of the top 20…

Concerns for Hollywood Megadeals Emerge Amid Justice Dept. Posturing

After decades of lenient enforcement, federal antitrust enforcers under the Biden administration are signaling they will increasingly challenge mergers as part of an effort to address the