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Town Hall: Tom Cruise’s Pay Day, ‘LOTR’ Buzz, and HBO’s Secrets

Matt Belloni takes questions from the audience about the business of Hollywood

“Top Gun: Maverick” Japan Premiere Red Carpet Photo by Ken Ishii/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures

In our first ever Town Hall, Matt and Craig field questions from the audience, covering topics about Disney’s Star Wars movie struggles, Amazon’s expensive bet on its Lord of the Rings series, the process behind green-lighting and renewing shows and why HBO is so good at it, Tom Cruise’s potential nine-figure payday from Top Gun: Maverick, and the business behind how actors and writers get paid.

Host: Matt Belloni
Producer: Craig Horlbeck
Theme Song: Devon Renaldo