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The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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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2 min.
secret weapons of the town’s best dressed

1 REGINA KING, KIKI LAYNE, WAYMAN BANNERMAN & MICAH MCDONALD Photographed by Sami Drasin on Feb. 20 at the Paramour Mansion in Silver Lake. Wayman & Micah dressed both stars of If Beale Street Could Talk this awards season. Says King, “They push me to be more comfortable in my own moment.” On King: Prabal Gurung gown, Irene Neuwirth earrings. On Layne: Christian Siriano gown, Henri Sillam earrings and ring, Coomi ring. On McDonald: Calvin Klein suit and shirt. On Bannerman: Grayscale suit, Dries Van Noten shirt. 2 JESSICA PASTER & EMILY BLUNT Photographed by David Needleman on Feb. 17 at Milk Studios in New York City. Paster aimed for whimsy while dressing Blunt for her many Mary Poppins Returns appearances. “I don’t wear pink in my everyday life,” says Blunt. “I dress like a teenage…

1 min.
heat index

Legal Bones Fallout A $179 million ruling may alter streaming rights p. 24 Television Zucker’s Pitch Will Turner bet on niche sports next? p. 26 Brie Larson The Captain Marvel star opens Disney’s first female-fronted superhero franchise to $153 million stateside and $455 million worldwide. Felicity Huffman/Lori Loughlin The actresses and TPG Growth’s Bill McGlashan are among 50 charged in connection with a nationwide cheating scheme intended to get their kids into top schools. Gayle King The CBS News host lands newsmaking interviews with R. Kelly, which topped primetime ratings March 8, as well as Michael Jackson accusers and the late singer’s family amid her contract talks. Frankie Shaw Amid a probe into the SMILF creator’s alleged misconduct, Showtime cancels the show and ABC Studios suspends her overall deal without pay “while we review our options.” Showbiz Stocks ↑ $72.13 (+11%) ROKU INC. (ROKU) Guggenheim adds…

4 min.
warnermedia’s big question: how many jobs will be lost?

When President Trump passed a tax-reform bill in December that lowered the corporate rate, AT&T celebrated by issuing $1,000 bonuses to 200,000 employees and by increasing capital expenditures by $1 billion domestically. Brass told employees the move would lead to “7,000 good-paying jobs for American workers.” Three weeks later the telecom giant — still fighting a Justice Department lawsuit to undo its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner — made it clear that those additional jobs would not be at AT&T but in the sector at large, and, in fact, layoffs were afoot. “To win in this new world, we must continue to lower costs and keep getting faster, leaner and more agile,” AT&T technology and operations president Jeff McElfresh told employees in a memo in early January. AT&T won its…

3 min.
bones $179m ruling: a ‘watershed case’

The February decision by an arbitrator to award a jaw-dropping $179 million in damages to the stars and producers of the Fox drama Bones is shining a new spotlight on the value of a show’s streaming rights. The ruling, made public Feb. 27, found that executives at 21st Century Fox defrauded Bones stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel and producers Barry Josephson and Kathy Reichs of their profit participation on the long-running series. Among the findings was a so-called sweetheart deal between Fox and Hulu, in which the studio owns a 30 percent stake, to license the current-season stacking rights to the show at what arbitrator Peter Lichtman determined was a “low cost to build up the value” of Hulu. (Fox is appealing the $128 million in punitive damages.) As studios launch…

1 min.
pay tv’s record-setting 2018 (in all the wrong ways)

The U.S. pay TV industry set a record last year, but no one is breaking out champagne. The largest pay TV providers saw their subscriber count fall by nearly 2.9 million in 2018, and that includes gains for Sling TV and DirecTV Now, the latest earnings reports show. Leichtman Research Group president Bruce Leichtman says cablers are focusing on subscribers who are profitable instead of boosting numbers via promotions, and analyst Craig Moffett notes that “the pay TV business as we know it is beginning to unravel.” DirecTV and Dish alone lost about 2.36 million subscribers in 2018, compared with 1.55 million in 2017, Leichtman estimates. Internet-delivered Sling TV and DirecTV Now, meanwhile, added only 640,000 subs last year. Source: Leichtman Research Group…

1 min.
what they made at fox news

POSITION Government Fox John Bolton National Security Advisor Ex-contributor $569,423 Heather Nauert Ex-Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs (State) Ex-anchor $485,000 Scott Brown Ambassador, New Zealand & Samoa Ex-contributor $175,000 Anthony Scaramucci Ex-White House Communications Director Ex-contributor $88,461 Richard Grenell Ambassador, Germany Ex-contributor $80,000 Tony Sayegh Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (Treasury) Ex-contributor $72,851 K.T. McFarland Ex-deputy national security adviser Ex-contributor $63,518 Sebastian Gorka Ex-White House Strategic Initatives Group Ex-strategist $4,320 (one month) Georgette Mosbacher Ambassador, Poland Ex-contributor $31,336 Source: U.S. Office of Government Ethics disclosures (2017-2018) BROWN: DAVID L. RYAN/THE BOSTON GLOBE VIA GETTY IMAGES.…