AMC Networks Hits 10.8M Streaming Subs, U.S. Ad Revenue Drops in Second Quarter
Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter
AMC Networks, the cable networks and streaming company that operates the likes of AMC, AMC+, IFC, BBC America, Acorn TV and Shudder, reported a 5 percent drop in U.S. advertising revenue in the second quarter, but said it grew its streaming subscribers in the period to end June with 10.8 million, up from 9.5 million as of the end of March.
Christina Spade Will Take Over as AMC Networks’ CEO
Brian Steinberg, Variety
Christina Spade, a veteran media executive who was previously chief financial officer of the former ViacomCBS, has been named the new chief executive of AMC Networks, tasked with leading the small but influential media company through a tricky time in the media business.
Arbitrator rules in favor of WGA, Netflix pays millions more in residuals
Wendy Lee, Los Angeles Times
The Writers Guild of America West said Thursday that 216 writers who worked on Netflix theatrical films received an additional $42 million in unpaid residuals thanks to a recent arbitration ruling.
U.S. Streamers and Studios More Flexible in Engaging With European Producers
Nick Vivarelli, Variety
The rules of engagement between U.S. studios and streamers and European producers are starting to change.
Judge: Kevin Spacey must pay $30M to ‘House of Cards’ makers
Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press
A judge on Thursday ruled that Kevin Spacey and his production companies must pay the makers of “House of Cards” nearly $31 million because of losses brought on by his 2017 firing for the sexual harassment of crew members.
Ezra Miller Accused of More Harassment, Grooming: ‘I Was Misled by an Extremely Manipulative Actor’
Ryan Lattanzio, IndieWire
A new report also sheds more light on their relationship with Tokata Iron Eyes and Miller’s erratic behavior in Iceland, where they were filmed choking a fan.
‘Pose’ Star Angelica Ross Will Make Broadway Debut in Chicago
Andrew Gans, Playbill
The openly trans actor will join the Tony-winning revival in September.
Man charged in the shooting and robbery of Lady Gaga’s dog walker was sentenced to 4 years in prison
Cheri Mossburg, CNN
One of the people charged in the shooting and robbery of Lady Gaga’s dog walker in Los Angeles was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison, authorities said.