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The DGA Signs a Deal While We Wait For Everyone Else…

(Welcome to the “Most Important Story of the Week”, my bi-weekly strategy column analyzing the most important (but often not buzziest) news story of the last two weeks. I’m the Entertainment Strategy Guy, a former streaming executive who now analyzes business strategy in the entertainment industry.)  Well, we’re in the

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To Bundle or Not To Bundle?

If you thought that February was a great month—and based on my traffic, you did—well, I’ve got a very big March coming up for you.  Looking ahead, I can give you two heads up for what I’ll be writing about. Normally I don’t do this, since my writing process can

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Theaters Are (Still) Dying, But Theme Parks Aren’t

Every so often, I start hoarding news stories like that damn squirrel in Dug Days. (How’s that for an obscure reference for non-Disney+ parents?) I collect story after story on the same topic, but then don’t pull the trigger and write the damn article. Why not?  Because…I don’t want to.

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Greg Berlanti’s New Overall Deal is a Big Deal for WBD

Back in December, I wondered out loud if the time for “giant overall” deals had passed. With cost cutting hitting all entertainment companies, it seemed likely. Well, apparently not! Earlier this month, Warner Bros Discovery signed a big new overall TV deal with Greg Berlanti, the most prolific showrunner/producer of

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