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Hollywood’s (Still) Embarrassing Gender Gap

CNBC’s Julia Boorstin joins to discuss her new book ‘When Women Lead’ and the impact of the #MeToo movement

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Millions Are Watching the NFL on Amazon Prime. Is This the Future?

Matt is joined by Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand to discuss Amazon’s impressive start as an exclusive NFL streamer for ‘Thursday Night Football’

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Town Hall: ‘Star Wars’ Missteps, ‘Top Gun’ Oscar Potential, and Where Is James Bond?

Also, Matt and Craig discuss Paramount’s stellar summer and who is responsible, Hollywood’s biggest bets in 2023, the future of the live award show, and Apple TV+’s ambitions

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‘Don’t Worry Darling’ and How Controversy Impacts the Box Office

Plus, Matt looks back on past films wrapped up in controversy and determine whether publicity leads to success or failure

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Did a $200M Direct-to-Streaming Movie Ever Make Sense?

Matt is joined by Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw to discuss how much money streaming services should spend on movies that skip a theatrical release

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Is TV Saving or Killing College Football?

Matt and Bryan also discuss the recent conference realignment in college football

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HBO’s Reassertion, Quinta Brunson’s Breakout, and More Emmy Takeaways

Matt and Craig give out their own awards for the winner of the night, the biggest snub, and the best and worst moment of the night, and discuss who has the brightest future after Monday night’s results

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A Status Check on Disney and CEO Bob Chapek

Lucas Shaw joins to check in on the House of Mouse after the D23 Expo

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The Summer Box Office Reckoning

Forbes’ Scott Mendelson joins Matt to discuss the surprise hits, flops, and everything in between, and provide takeaways for each movie franchise

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The Biggest Threat to YouTube’s World Domination

Bloomberg’s Mark Bergen joins Matt to discuss whether TikTok or any other digital platform can dethrone YouTube, the company’s long and winding path to paying its creators, and its relationship with traditional Hollywood

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Florence Pugh or Pete Davidson? Buying or Selling Hollywood’s Biggest Stars Under 30, Part 2.

Matt and Deadline’s Justin Knoll make their picks in the Young Hollywood Stock Exchange

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Chalamet or Holland? Buying or Selling Hollywood’s Biggest Stars Under 30

Deadline senior reporter Justin Kroll joins Matt to decide whether they are buying or selling the movie-star potential of the biggest actors under 30 years old in Hollywood

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The Troubled Coexistence of Movie Theaters and Streaming

National Association of Theater Owners CEO John Fithian joins Matt to discuss the film business

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Who Wins and Who Loses If NBC Axes an Hour of Prime-Time TV?

Matt and Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw discuss the future of broadcast networks

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MoviePass CEO Stacy Spikes on Reinventing Moviegoing (Again)

Matt is joined by CEO and co-founder of MoviePass Stacy Spikes to talk about the upcoming relaunch of MoviePass

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David Zaslav Doesn’t Care About Your Favorite HBO Shows

Matt and Julia Alexander discuss Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav’s quest to save and make as much money as possible, what we can expect from HBO moving forward, and the expectation of consumers

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The 2022 Showrunner Draft

Matt and Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw participate in the very first showrunner draft. Each will draft five showrunners and a sleeper pick to dominate the industry over the next 15 years.

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The Wackiest CEO in Entertainment

Matt and Bloomberg’s Felix Gillette discuss how far AMC Entertainment’s Adam Aron will go to keep his company relevant

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The Lawsuit Striking Fear Into Fox News (Plus ‘LOTR’ Predictions)

Puck’s legal expert, Eriq Gardner, joins Matt to discuss Dominion Voting Systems’ lawsuit against Fox News, which states that Fox aired false, far-fetched, and exaggerated claims about Dominion and its supposed role in helping steal votes from Donald Trump

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Should Disney Sell ESPN?

Cord cutting and the shift to streaming threaten the financial value of ESPN for Disney—the subscriber base is going down and costs are going up. So should Disney sell ESPN?

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Disney+ and the Streaming Price Hike

Plus, Matt and Jessica Reif Ehrlich discuss whether streaming is becoming more like television, how viewers will tolerate an advertising tier, and why Warner Bros. Discovery may be set up for success

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TikTok’s Dominance and Hollywood’s Place in the Creator Economy

Matt is joined by The Washington Post’s Taylor Lorenz to talk about how influencers make money, Triller’s attempt to rival TikTok, and more

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Can the Concert Ticket Price Boom Be Stopped?

Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw joins Matt to discuss the demand-driven dynamic pricing system that recently set prices as high as $5,000 for Bruce Springsteen tickets

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Who Will Survive the Cord-Cutting Epidemic?

Tom Rodgers joins Matt to talk about streaming, cable, and the ideal bundle

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Why Warner Bros. Just Made the $90M ‘Batgirl’ Movie Disappear

The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit joins Matt to find an explanation for Warner Bros. Discovery’s confounding decision to completely kill the release of the upcoming DC film ‘Batgirl’ and discuss the potential repercussions

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Will Smith’s Apology and Apple’s Predicament

Matt is joined by Lucas Shaw and Juliet Litman to talk about the sincerity of Will Smith’s apology, the aftermath of the Slap, and more

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Town Hall: Writers vs. Hollywood, an ‘E.T.’ Legacy Sequel, and Apple’s Animation Bet

Matt and Craig field listener questions ranging from the future of the WWE, a potential WGA strike, and more

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The 2022 Intellectual Property Draft

Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw joins Matt to discuss intellectual property and draft their way through what they believe is the most highly coveted IP in entertainment

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How the Metaverse Could Transform the Entertainment Industry

Matt is joined by author Matthew Ball to discuss his new book on the Metaverse and how it will alter the future of the content and entertainment industry

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Release the Snyder Article

Matt is joined by Rolling Stone’s Tatiana Siegel to discuss her latest article, which outlines the influence and effect of online bots in the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut campaign

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‘The Gray Man’ and Netflix’s Broken Movie Model

With the release of ‘The Gray Man’ this past weekend, Matt and Lucas Shaw discuss Netflix’s movie and marketing strategy, as well as what the streamer needs to do to be competitive

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The Uncertain Futures of Netflix, Hulu, and Apple

Matt is joined by LightShed’s Rich Greenfield to discuss the misperceptions of Netflix, Apple, and Hulu in the streaming ecosystem