Checking in on the broadcast TV upfronts in the age of streaming
While ratings for broadcast television continue to plummet, the annual ritual known as the upfronts soldiers on in New York. And despite the streaming takeover, the broadcast networks still do several billion dollars worth of business selling slots to advertisers. Old school broadcast TV remains one of the few safe places advertisers can reach millions of people.
CBS censors itself
A recent episode of 'The Good Fight,' the spinoff of 'The Good Wife' which runs on the streaming service CBS All Access, featured a short musical, animated interlude about China. Or that was what the show's creators hoped to air, anyway. What ran instead was a placard that said "CBS has censored this content."
With 'Avengers: Endgame,' Iron Man is now Platinum Man
With 'Avengers: Endgame' blasting through nearly every box office record, one of the biggest beneficiaries is Iron Man himself. Way back in 2008, Robert Downey Jr. negotiated a unique deal that means he'll be getting a truly superhero-sized payday following 'Avengers' success.
Abigail Disney calls out Disney CEO Robert Iger's astounding pay
Following a well-received Twitter thread, Abigail Disney wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post highlighting just how much more Bob Iger takes home compared to the median pay of a Disney worker.
WGA files suit against major talent agencies
The battle between the Writers Guild and the talent agencies is going to court. The lawsuit filed by the WGA alleges that TV packaging fees are a breach of fiduciary duty and illegal under state and federal law.