What Netflix’s Nancy Meyers drama says about the state of the Hollywood rom-com
Wendy Lee and Josh Rottenberg, Los Angeles Times
On paper, Nancy Meyers’ ambitious in-the-works Netflix movie seemed to have all the ingredients of a classic Hollywood romantic comedy.
Behind Paramount’s Ecommerce Push: A Chat With Consumer Products Chief Pam Kaufman
Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter
In unveiling a unified store, the exec wants to become a top 3 market player and sees upside in cross-promotions between the new company platform and Paramount+: “I’m really excited about that synergy.”
Climate Activists Are Turning Their Attention to Hollywood
Katharine Gammon, The Atlantic
If TV can change Americans’ views on gay marriage, why not the environment?
Why Did This Oscar Season Feel So Good?
Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson, IndieWire
It may have been a predictable awards show, but the vibe in the aftermath of this long season has been positive. Here’s what turned things around.
Will Comcast Sell Off Parts of Sky?
Scott Roxborough and Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter
The U.S. media giant paid $39 billion for the European TV giant group back in 2018, but chatter about possible deals keeps coming up amid some challenges in its Italian and German divisions.
The Zaz in CNN
Dylan Byers, Puck News
A scholarly perusal of the WBD C.E.O.’s arrival at CNN HQ. Plus, news and notes on Zucker’s media rollup and Mad Dog Beckman.
How Raising TV’s Flat-Rate Residuals Could Backfire
Entertainment Strategy Guy, The Ankler
One of the WGA’s demands is rife with possible unintended consequences.
Why ‘The Last of Us’ Succeeded—and What Other Video Game Adaptations Can Take From It
Justin Charity, The Ringer
The hit HBO series was uniquely suited to thrive, but there are a few lessons for any show looking to follow in its footsteps.
Ben Affleck on ‘Air,’ New CEO Gig and Those Memes: “I Am Who I Am”
Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter
The actor, filmmaker and budding mogul on the disruptive production company he launched with Matt Damon, why he’s done with D.C., getting Michael Jordan’s blessing for his new film and the advice wife Jennifer Lopez gave him for this interview.
Lucy Liu Is the Least-Bothered Person You Know
Mary H.K. Choi, New York magazine
“I’m sure there are tons of people who don’t like my work or my career or me. I’m not here to change somebody’s mind.”
Dominique Fishback Knows You Think She’s Sweet. ‘Swarm’ May Confuse That
Leigh-Ann Jackson, The New York Times
In a new Amazon series cocreated by Donald Glover, Fishback plays the crazed fan of a Beyoncé-like pop star. Who knew she could be so terrifying?