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The Hollywood Reporter

May 12, 2021
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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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United States
MRC Media, LLC
48 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
a sea change in hollywood

The definition of “power” is open to interpretation. For some, power is the reputation of great strength; for others, it represents the ability to get things done. And for others, it’s all about the title. As The Hollywood Reporter takes stock of the women who comprise the industry’s power players, those benchmarks can be integral to determining who are among the most influential. But there are other measurements of power that are important to note as we highlight the voices of key women for our annual Women in Entertainment issue — trailblazers like Charlotte Brown, the first female showrunner on network TV with Rhoda in the 1970s. One can only imagine the strength required to thrive in all-male writers rooms, to navigate and negotiate in male-dominated spaces, to create spaces for…

1 min.
tune in to the women in entertainment special broadcast

On May 24, Lifetime will broadcast Lifetime and The Hollywood Reporter Present Women in Entertainment: The Next Generation, a special celebrating female pioneers, industry leaders and potential future power players. Gillian Anderson, Lana Condor, Emma Corrin, Kathryn Hahn, Anna Kendrick, Padma Lakshmi, Elizabeth Olsen and Jurnee Smollett are guest stars in the program that will spotlight five mentees from THR’s Women in Entertainment mentorship program, in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, which awards nearly $1 million in scholarships to L.A. high school seniors from underserved communities. WIE: STEFANIE KEENAN/GETTY IMAGES FOR THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.…

2 min.

PETER CURY and KELSEY STEFANSON THR just relaunched its website, a feat led by creative director Peter Cury and deputy design director Kelsey Stefanson. Cury says the project was “a challenge that deepened my connection to THR as well as broadened my vision for the brand.” Adds Stefanson, “I’m thrilled that the look and experience of THR.com finally matches the quality of work my colleagues publish every day.” KELI GOFF Journalist, playwright, screenwriter and author Keli Goff, who will write and produce HBO’s Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That, spoke with female writers of color about how they processed the past year (page 56). “For some of us,” she writes, “the most powerful political act we can undertake is to simply keep writing.” NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES and BARRY JENKINS Pulitzer Prize-winning New York…

1 min.
heat index

Sally Buzbee After meeting with Jeff Bezos, Buzbee, executive editor at The Associated Press, nabs one of the most high-profile jobs in journalism and will lead The Washington Post. Mark Zoradi The Cinemark CEO sees losses widen at the movie theater chain from nearly $60 million a year ago to $208 million in its latest quarter. Bob Bakish The ViacomCBS chief exceeds Wall Street expectations for ad revenue gains in its latest quarter and crosses 36 million global subs to services like Paramount+ and Showtime. Michael Rapino The Live Nation CEO leads the music and events venue giant to a $303 million loss in its latest quarter but forecasts pent-up demand for concerts as COVID-19 vaccinations rise. Showbiz Stocks $10.05 (+6.8%) AMC ENT. (AMC) In its latest earnings report, the exhibition giant embraced its status as a “meme stock” and touted…

4 min.
globes go dark: are they done for?

If the Hollywood Foreign Press Association had paid attention to the #OscarsSoWhite scandal that engulfed the Academy Awards and gotten its house in order over the five years since, it might have dodged the bullets that felled its 2022 Golden Globe Awards telecast. Instead, on May 10, less than three months after a Feb. 21 Los Angeles Times article caused an uproar by revealing that there are zero Black journalists among the HFPA’s 87 (now 86) members, and alleging that in recent years the 78-year-old organization — made up of Southern California journalists for foreign outlets — conducted itself in ethically and financially shady ways for a nonprofit, NBC, the HFPA’s long-time broadcasting partner on the Globes, announced that it will not air the Globes ceremony — if there even is…

4 min.
is the press the new hr?

Guest Column “Is the media the new HR?” This is the sentiment we’ve seen posed on social media by co-workers and friends in light of the Scott Rudin fallout from THR’s cover story, the L.A. Times’ story on ICM and, most recently, Gal Gadot’s public reveal that Joss Whedon threatened her career. It’s a fair question; the open secret of Hollywood is that human resources exists to protect not the employees but the corporations. Studios have kept employing powerful showrunners with complaints against them until they get wind that a press exposé is on the horizon. It’s only then that these employers suddenly condemn abuse in the workplace. Certainly not before. But to answer the question, “Is the press the new HR?” — we cannot let it be. By definition, media…