The "Dear White People" creator launched a GoFundMe to help his employees after his company's overall deal was suspended.
Tug O' War
A valuation that's tens of billions of dollars apart, behind-the-scenes power plays, and something called "Project Hulk." Jesse Armstrong, are you taking notes?
The distributor is aiming to keep its Palme d'Or streak alive and has already bought "Anatomy of a Fall" and the animated "Robot Dreams."
Summer Coupling
Well, anyone other than your average Apple TV subscriber with Showtime.
IndieWire speaks with the folks who made sure no one had a good time this week — the Writers Guild of America.
Speaking to advertisers, Netflix co-CEO Greg Peters said: "To be 'the one to watch,' you need everyone watching. And that’s what sets Netflix apart."
There was also a samurai sword fight in the aisles, and a half-dozen teasers for Marvel and Lucasfilm series.
Writers Strike
According the writers, striking is so much more expensive than, you know, paying them.
But at least we (finally) have "The Golden Bachelor."
Not a Good Look
The 2023 upfronts lost their star power, comedy, and Netflix when the WGA went on strike.
What Strike?
Jeff Bader, NBCUniversal's president of program planning, told IndieWire they buttoned up September well before the WGA went on strike.
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