Finance

Disney TV Promotes Trisha Husson to Head of Strategy, Business Operations and Finance

Trisha Husson has been promoted to head of strategy of business operations and finance for Disney General Entertainment, the TV creative unit of The Walt Disney Company. Following…

XYZ Films Strikes First-Look Production Deal With ‘Dual’ Producer Lee Kim’s Resolute Films and Entertainment

XYZ Films has struck a first-look production deal with Toronto- and Los Angeles-based producer Lee Kim, who produced Sundance sci-fi title “Dual” and oversees Resolute Films and Entertainment.…

HanWay Films Boards Comedy Drama ‘Sweet Sue’ Starring ‘White Line’s’ Maggie O’Neill, ‘Rogue One’s’ Tony Pitts

HanWay Films have picked up comedy drama “Sweet Sue” from newcomer Leo Leigh with sales set to commence at the European Film Market in Berlin. Buyers will also…

China Orders Entertainment and Tech Firms to Stay in Their Lane

Chinese regulators teamed up on Wednesday to issue a volley of orders that will crimp the expansion of the country’s entertainment and tech giants, including Alibaba, Tencent and…

Sony Shares Rebound After Plunging in Response to Microsoft’s Acquisition of Activision Blizzard

Sony shares staged a recovery on Thursday in Japan after previously plunging on news of Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of games giant Activision Blizzard. At the Thursday lunchtime trading…

WIF Study Finds Women-Led Companies Receive Less Funding Than Male Counterparts

When Amy Baer left her job as president and CEO of CBS Films in 2011, she decided to go into business for herself. Though Baer had built an…

Korea’s CJ ENM Completes Acquisition of Endeavor Content

South Korea’s CJ ENM Wednesday announced that it had completed the acquisition of an 80% stake in the scripted business of U.S.-based global premium content studio Endeavor Content.…

Atlantic Records Promotes Lanre Gaba to Co-President of Black Music

Lanre Gaba has been promoted to co-president of Black music for Atlantic Records, the company announced on Tuesday. Gaba, who celebrates her 20 th anniversary with the label this…

Universal Revs up ‘Ford vs Holden’ Australian Auto Documentary

“Ford vs Holden,” a feature documentary tracking Australian rivalry between car brands, will take to the road in April. The film, which is targeting a cinema release, is…

DAZN Rejigs Leadership, Appoints Shay Segev as Sole CEO

DAZN Group has rejigged its leadership structure, appointing Shay Segev as its sole CEO. Segev joined the sports streamer in June 2021. Prior to DAZN, he was the…

Streamers Help Reignite Big Battles Over Film and TV Profit Participation

The battle over how Hollywood studios share profit with talent and creatives has been raging since the invention of movies. The current tensions have ratcheted upward due to…

Maya Vander may leave ‘Selling Sunset’ after her son’s tragic death

The real estate agent turned reality star from the Netflix series “Selling Sunset” is now on a mission to build her own brand following the loss of her third child.