The Hollywood Reporter September 8, 2021

The all-new Hollywood Reporter offers unprecedented access to the people, studios, networks and agencies that create the magic in Hollywood. Published weekly, the oversized format includes exceptional photography and rich features.

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Simu Liu The Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star boosts the Marvel title to smash the record for Labor Day openings with a four-day haul of $90 million stateside. Monifa Bandele As Shonda Rhimes, Eva Longoria, Jurnee Smollett and more board members exit Time’s Up amid a Gov. Andrew Cuomo scandal, the new interim CEO faces a crisis. Fran Drescher The Unite for Strength candidate is elected, by a narrow margin, to SAGAFTRA’s top job as national president for a two-year term, succeeding Gabrielle Carteris. Jeffrey Paul King The CW cancels the creator’s first-year drama series The Republic of Sarah after the show averages 450,000 viewers throughout the summer. Showbiz Stocks $108.36 (+5.2%) SONY CORP. (SONY) Strong PlayStation performance, a growing music business and the Venom sequel’s move from Oct. 15 to Oct. 1 helped the share…

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substack’s move on hollywood: top marvel, dc writers targeted

On Aug. 9, a shot across the bow was fired at DC Comics as star Batman writer James Tynion left his longtime publishing home at the WarnerMedia division for the upstart newsletter platform Substack Pro. To hear Tynion tell it — which he did, on Substack — the writer had a choice: Sign a new three-year exclusive contract with DC or a contract with the San Francisco-based platform. “I remember sending it to my lawyer asking if it could be real because it was exactly the kind of offer I was dreaming would fall out of the sky and into my lap,” he wrote of Substack’s offer. Sources tell THR that Tynion nabbed around $500,000 for an upfront fee, with, importantly, Substack making no claim to the intellectual property created…

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writers ask whose priorities matter most

After Gawker became the first major digital newsroom to form a union in 2015, affiliating with the WGA East, a wave of online journalism organizing ensued. Now, six years later, with dozens more digital media shops welcomed into the fold, the union’s council is split over its next move. Namely, does the Writers Guild East prioritize issues most important to the television, film and broadcast news writers who traditionally have been its constituency, or keep growing its burgeoning online media membership in the same way? That question is at the center of this year’s council election — voting began Aug. 26 and will conclude Sept. 14 — as two candidate slates with different visions of how to move the WGA East forward vie for power. The Inclusion & Experience slate, which…

4 min.
from battlefield to tv: a veteran’s call to action

When I left the military after three tours in Iraq, I thought my last battle was over. But in August, as the Taliban took over Afghanistan, I went to war again, coordinating with fellow veterans to get Afghans out of their country. I’m a military consultant and writer on CBS’ United States of Al. Over the past month, my two worlds collided in a way I never anticipated. Our show is about the deep friendship between a U.S. Marine (Riley, portrayed by Parker Young) and his Afghan interpreter (Al, played by Adhir Kalyan), who comes to Ohio to live with Riley and his family on a special immigrant visa (SIV). Together, Al and Riley navigate many of the challenges facing vets and refugees: the difficulty of reentering society after war,…

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college athletes start cashing in on media deals

On Saturdays this fall, University of Alabama quarterback Bryce Young will lead the Crimson Tide as they vie for yet another national title. But on Tuesdays this season, Young will have another role: podcast host. As part of a deal the quarterback signed with Colin Cowherd and iHeartRadio’s The Volume podcast network, Young will talk college football on The Bryce Young Podcast alongside Jake Crain, host of The Volume’s Jboy Show. While there is a long tradition of pro football players jumping to media, both in the broadcast booth (CBS’ Tony Romo and Fox’s Greg Olsen are among the more recent examples) and in news and entertainment (CBS Mornings’ Nate Burleson), Young’s deal is one of the first instances of a football player kicking off his career in media while still…

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hulu’s grand plan? it’s ‘very confusing’

On Aug. 31, Disney said it would sunset its Indian service Hotstar brand in the U.S. next year and migrate content to Hulu and ESPN+. The move is a way for the Hollywood giant to grow its subscriber base for its streaming bundle (Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+), which starts at $13.99 a month. But the move arrives as Hulu’s strategy, led by president Kelly Campbell, may pivot when its partners NBCUniversal, ViacomCBS and Fox Corp. begin to pull their programs from Hulu to place on their own streaming platforms. In early 2020, then-Disney CEO Bob Iger said Hulu would have a global rollout in 2021, but the decision was scrapped amid the pandemic, when Disney had to offset revenue losses following the shutdown of many of its businesses. Instead, Disney moved…