Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Buys Out Four Seasons Hotel for Hollywood Visit (Exclusive)

Graphic: Otavio Rabelo Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammad bin Salman will have plenty of room to unwind after his meetings this week with Hollywood executives — he’s rented out the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills for the duration of his visit. That should buy him respite from the honking horns of Los Angeles, and … Read more

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to Meet With Hollywood Executives, But Protesters Aren’t Impressed

Getty Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will meet with plenty of Hollywood heavy hitters next week — but protesters also hope to make a big impression. One person familiar with the crown prince’s schedule told TheWrap he plans to dine at the home of producer Brian Grazer, whose credits include “A Beautiful Mind” and “Apollo … Read more

Disney Expected to Lose $250 Million on Hulu in 2018

Getty Images The content business is an expensive game. This was evident on Disney’s latest earnings call, when CEO Bob Iger shared the entertainment giant expects more than $250 million in equity losses on Hulu — a major jump from the $100 million in losses the company had previously forecasted. Disney CFO Christine McCarthy pointed … Read more

Why Fox Just Paid $3.3 Billion for ‘Thursday Night Football’ – Despite Sagging NFL Ratings

Fox TNF If “New Fox” is going down, it’s doing so with a (10-yard) fight. Assuming the government doesn’t intervene, Disney should take over most of 21st Century Fox’s assets in about a year. But the Mouse House won’t get Fox’s news and sports — the latter of which is now the new home to NFL’s … Read more

Sundance: Every Movie Sold So Far – And It Ain’t Much

Content quality might be especially high for diverse filmmakers at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, but wallets have been frozen shut when it comes to dealmaking. Indie distributors have barely moved on several buzzy titles up for acquisition, though TheWrap has exclusively reported on a few big deals and two hot bidding wars. “No one … Read more

9 Takeaways From CES 2018, From Robots to “The Blackout”

Three days in Las Vegas will have anyone aging like a president by the time they leave — especially when you’re schlepping past thousands of electronic booths in a convention center for CES 2018. But it had to be done, with more than 4,000 exhibitors landing in the desert from across the world to show … Read more

Hollywood in 2018: The Old Order Ends, a New One Rises

Three months ago, I wrote that the change that has been years in coming to the entertainment industry was upon us. “The new world has been a long time coming, but it seems to be here,” I wrote at the opening of TheWrap’s annual Grill conference on October 1. “The outlines of the new entertainment … Read more

Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ Movies Have Already Earned Back $4 Billion Lucasfilm Investment at Box Office

Disney/Lucasfilm The “Star Wars” acquisition keeps getting better and better for Disney. With “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” pushing $950 million at the global box office, Disney, after three releases, has officially made back the $4.06 billion it paid George Lucas for his company in 2012. The Mouse House has surpassed $4 billion in worldwide … Read more

NASA Astronauts Watch ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ on Space Station

A whole 240 miles above Earth, NASA astronauts had the ultimate movie night as the crew of the International Space Station watched “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” NASA astronaut Mar. T. Vande Hei  tweeted, “Space Station movie night, complete with “bungee cord chairs”, drink bags, and a science fiction flick!” Space Station movie night, complete with … Read more