How Will Amazon Uncage Its New Lion as the Tech Giant Goes Hol...
Streaming - Tech - Theatrical

Hollywood has spent the past week trying to imagine how Amazon will integrate MGM after its $8.5 billion acquisition of the legendary studio is complete. Did Amazon overpay? What is the fate of MGM f...

June 2, 2021

Recent Mergers Put Pressure on Netflix
Streaming - Tech

Amazon Will Buy MGM for Over $8 Billion. Your Move, Netflix. The move is the latest, and greatest, in a new wave of media consolidation sparked by the streaming wars. It's an inevitable progression, ...

May 27, 2021

Executive Team In Play As Amazon Set To Absorb MGM

With the $8.75 billion Amazon-MGM deal wrapped, the question around Hollywood now is who will run it and whether MGM execs will cash big checks and head for the exits. The acquisition announced Wedne...

May 27, 2021

How Will Amazon Run MGM?
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

Is the tech giant buying the venerable studio mostly for its vast library or does it want to supercharge the studio's production capabilities? The blockbuster acquisition, assuming it passes regulato...

Hollywood Reporter
May 26, 2021

Amazon Buys MGM for $8.45 Billion
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

James Bond has a new home: Amazon and MGM announced a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire MGM for $8.45 billion. MGM, founded in 1924, complements Amazon Studios, which has pr...

May 26, 2021

Amazon Reportedly in Talks to Buy MGM as Streaming Wars Intens...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

Amazon is reportedly in talks to buy MGM, the vaunted film studio that was a staple of Hollywood's Golden Age. A tie-up would give the tech firm a big brand to wield as competition in streaming grows ...

May 18, 2021

After WarnerMedia-Discovery Merger, Who Will Be Next?
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

MGM, Lionsgate and AMC Networks have all been subject to takeover chatter on Wall Street. Will more media dominos start falling in a new media M&A merry-go-round? That is a question Wall Street i...

Hollywood Reporter
May 18, 2021

NHL Gets Equity Stake in PointsBet as Part of Sports Betting D...
Branding - Gaming - Sports - Television

The National Hockey League (NHL) has secured an equity stake in PointsBet as part of a broader partnership with the Australian sports betting operator. The wider deal sees PointsBet become the fourth...

Sports Pro
February 10, 2021

New Wave of Film Delays
Streaming - Theatrical

James Bond’s latest adventure has hit another speed bump. “No Time to Die,” the upcoming installment in the British spy series, has been postponed yet again. The movie will now release in theat...

January 22, 2021

Buyer or Seller? How Each Film Studio Tackled Dealmaking Amid ...
Streaming - Tech - Theatrical

Each studio is in deal-making mode during the pandemic. As COVID-19 shuttered productions, Paramount had no movies shooting, but Disney had a half-dozen. Apple and Amazon went on buying sprees, while ...

The Hollywood Reporter
December 29, 2020

New Jersey trending to approve esports gambling

The esports and betting industries have become closer than ever throughout the course of this year. A great number of betting companies, as well as bettors themselves, turned to esports after the pand...

Esports Insider
December 7, 2020

Genius Brands International promotes Michael Jaffa to COO
Streaming - Television - Toys

Jaffa will be responsible for overseeing the business operations of production, consumer products, global distribution, as well as legal, human resources and the diversity divisions. Additionally, he ...

December 4, 2020

At James Bond studio MGM, questions mount about company direct...

After Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios' exit from bankruptcy a decade ago, the storied film and television company made strides toward regaining its status as a Hollywood player. But growing questions loo...

LA Times
November 27, 2020

Bond May Be Delayed, but Wristwatches Are Available Now
Electronics - Fashion - Theatrical

The release of the latest 007 movie, No Time to Die, already delayed to what would have been Wednesday, was pushed back yet again, to April 2021, a full year from its originally scheduled debut. But ...

November 27, 2020

Sinclair partnership with Bally’s for naming rights to Fox S...
Sports - Television

For casino operator Bally’s, the intent is not only to push their brand to prospective sports gamblers but also to eventually feature an online gaming tool that allows betting televisions. Tags: S...

Awful Announcing
November 20, 2020

Inside Mark Burnett’s disruptive reign at MGM

Five years after joining the studio as chairman of worldwide television, the reality uber-producer has not only failed to deliver a hit, he has become an agent of chaos at a leaderless company in sear...

Hollywood Reporter
November 19, 2020

Las Vegas will lead post COVID-19 live entertainment recovery:...

Live entertainment and tourists are slowly returning to Las Vegas despite spikes in coronavirus infections nationwide. Full Story: Yahoo (11/16)  For the full story, visit Yahoo!  -  https://fin...

November 16, 2020

How COVID-19 Rocked Hollywood’s $125 Billion Licensing and C...

In late August, DC Comics and Warner Bros. held a virtual convention to showcase superhero content for fans across the globe, all presented by live-stream due to the coronavirus. One of the event’s ...

November 12, 2020

Fan Engagement, Media Partnerships Will Drive Sports Betting D...

Activity is expected to remain hotly competitive in the media space in light of mega-deals between PointsBet and NBC Universal, FanDuel and Turner Sports For the full story, visit Sports Handle  -...

Sports Handle
October 28, 2020

‘Addams Family’ live-action TV series from Tim Burton

In what would mark his first major live-action TV series, Tim Burton is setting his sights on The Addams Family. For the full story, visit Deadline  -

October 23, 2020

As Quibi shutters, so goes nearly $2 billion in investments

The mobile streaming startup led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman has closed just six months after launching. For the full story, visit Variety  -

October 22, 2020

‘Legally Blonde 3’ delays release date to 2022

Everyone’s favorite Gemini vegetarian is postponing her return to the big screen. For the full story, visit Variety  -

October 21, 2020

Is MGM Up for sale again.

Hedge-fund manager Kevin Ulrich has a lot riding on the latest James Bond film. But after the coronavirus pandemic destroyed movie-theater attendance and pushed “No Time to Die” out to next year, ...

Wall Street Journal
October 12, 2020

It’s No Time to Die for James Bond Merchandising Tie-Ins

The movie might be delayed, but the $52,000 commemorative watches are right on time. For the full story, visit Bloomberg  -

October 8, 2020

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