The Radice Files — Episode 163: “Split Decision”

How do creators and businesses determine what the split should be? Is it based on an estimate of the box office, a guess about the ratings, a percentage of the cost? What is the real back end these days? And now with the stream being a major player, it’s all just so much codswallop. And the lawsuits have just started. It really is the wild, wild west out there.

Hollywood Profit Participation Lawsuits: Top 5 Misconceptions — The Hollywood Reporter

Even those closest to Hollywood deals — talent, talent lawyers, and other dealmakers — don’t always have a clear picture about profit participation cases.

www.hollywoodreporter.com

No Time To Die Will Do Something No Other James Bond Movie Has Ever Done — CINEMABLEND

Your options to enjoy No Time To Die just got a lot more exciting.

www.cinemablend.com

‘Shang-Chi’ On Verge of Passing ‘Black Widow’ at Domestic Box Office

Theatrically exclusive MCU film will pass its day-and-date predecessor this coming week

www.thewrap.com

‘Belfast’ Wins Toronto Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award

Toronto 2021: 12 of the last 13 films to win the award have been nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, and five have won it

www.thewrap.com

UK’s Virgin Media-O2 to launch IPTV by end of the year | Euronews

CAMBRIDGE, England -British broadband and mobile company Virgin Media-O2 will

www.euronews.com

Vice TV to Air ‘MLW Fightland,’ Channel’s First-Ever Pro-Wrestling Event (Exclusive)

Vice TV just signed a deal for its first-ever professional wrestling event: MLW Fightland, TheWrap has learned exclusively

www.thewrap.com

‘Just Plain False’: Facebook Responds to WSJ Reporting on Its Research

Facebook issued another response to WSJ reporting that the company studied the effects of Instagram on teen girls and downplayed the findings

www.thewrap.com

Troll farms reached 140 million Americans a month on Facebook before 2020 election | MIT Technology Review

“This is not normal. This is not healthy.”

www.technologyreview.com

HBO Max Slashes Price In Half After HBO Leaves Amazon Channels, In Bid To Stem Expected Subscriber Losses — Deadline

WarnerMedia is offering a half-off discount on HBO Max now that the streaming service is no longer available on Amazon Prime Video Channels.

deadline.com

Bravo Scraps ‘Real Housewives of New York City’ Reunion Due to ‘Scheduling Challenges’

Season 13 of the reality TV show ended last month

www.thewrap.com

Tesla Wanted $22,500 to Replace a Battery. An Independent Repair Shop Fixed It for $5,000.

A repair bill that costs as much as the car itself is a case study in why we need national right-to-repair legislation.

www.vice.com

Submarine Deal Gives Post-Brexit Britain Its Moment on the Global Stage — The New York Times

The British government played an early role in brokering the alliance with the U.S. and Australia to deploy nuclear-powered submarines in the Pacific, officials in London and Washington said.

www.nytimes.com

The Promise of Carbon-Neutral Steel | The New Yorker

A new manufacturing technique could drastically reduce the footprint of one of our dirtiest materials.

www.newyorker.com

SpaceX capsule with world’s first all-civilian orbital crew returns safely | Reuters

The quartet of newly minted citizen astronauts comprising the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission safely splashed down in the Atlantic off Florida’s coast on Saturday, completing a three-day flight of the first all-civilian crew ever sent into Earth orbit.

www.reuters.com

Traffic light system scrapped and testing simplified for UK travel — The Points Guy UK

The U.K. travel industry received a huge boost today with significant changes to the traffic light system and rigorous COVID-19 testing requirements for

thepointsguy.co.uk

And finally…

A Rare Look at Bob Dylan in the Studio, and 13 More New Songs — The New York Times

Hear tracks by Tems, Adia Victoria, Cuco and others.

www.nytimes.com

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Emmy winning journalist, producer, director, composer, and author. Sharing content about tech, politics, media, and culture.