The Radice Files — Issue #119 “What’s a hit?”

We don’t really know the analytics of content in the stream, but the studios do. That kind of secrecy is starting to come back to haunt them. You can bet Scar-Jo won’t be the last talent retaliation.

Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow lawsuit has unearthed a huge problem with streaming — The Verge

Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney, but one specific lawsuit’s resolution is less important than this: Streaming services are being intentionally obtuse about how owning every single element of production, including releases, and an insatiable appetite for streaming influence is impacting the entertainment industry.

www.theverge.com

Los Angeles Film Shoots Rebound to Pre-Pandemic Levels, FilmLA Reports

Film and TV shoot days are the highest seen since the end of 2019

www.thewrap.com

Los Angeles Film Shoots Rebound to Pre-Pandemic Levels, FilmLA Reports

Film and TV shoot days are the highest seen since the end of 2019

www.thewrap.com

Facebook Settings Redesign Removes the Privacy Category

Facebook now has 6 different categories of settings with privacy options scattered throughout them.

uk.pcmag.com

Taco Bell picks Cashmere as first-ever ‘culture agency of record’ | Ad Age

The Mexican-inspired fast-food chain expands its agency roster.

adage.com

Roku on Its Google Standoff: ‘We’re not Seeking More Money’ | Next TV

Roku reports no new negotiating progress over the blacked out YouTube TV app, as an all-out tech war with Google to start 2022 awaits

www.nexttv.com

Former Condé Nast Editor Plans a Vanity Fair for the Substack Era — The New York Times

A new publication from a Vanity Fair veteran aims to attract writers with a revenue-sharing plan. The project has private equity backing.

www.nytimes.com

Apple confirms it will begin scanning iCloud Photos for child abuse images — TechCrunch

The feature lands later this year, but already faces resistance from security and privacy experts.

techcrunch.com

Nielsen Plans To Roll Out 3,000 Wearable Portable People Meters | Broadcasting+Cable

Nielsen said about 3,000 of its nearly 60,000 portable people meter panelists will be getting new Portable People Meter wearables, starting in September.

www.nexttv.com

14 ‘South Park’ Movies Ordered at Paramount+, Comedy Central Renews Show Through Season 30

Co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have signed a new $900 million deal with ViacomCBS’ MTV Entertainment Studios

www.thewrap.com

UK universities’ 6G research hub |

What its originators describe as a “pioneering” centre is being launched to take mobile technology to the next level and put the UK at the global forefront

advanced-television.com

Ken Burns Responds to Criticism Around Diversity in Documentary and PBS’ Reliance on the Director

Ken Burns responded to a letter sent to PBS in March criticizing his relationship with the public broadcaster and its hiring diversity.

www.hollywoodreporter.com

‘Jeopardy!’: Permanent Host Revealed Nearly 9 Months After Alex Trebek’s Death

After months of having guests host Jeopardy, the production is nearing a deal to name Alex Trebek’s permanent replacement. According to Variety, Mike Richards is in advanced negotiations to host Jeopardy permanently. Richards was one of the guest hosts of the program earlier this year and earned […]

popculture.com

HBO Max’s Biggest Signup Driver Yet? ‘Sopranos’ Movie Prequel Taxies for Oct. 1 Premiere | Next TV

Trailer and first review emerge for David Chase’s highly anticipated ‘The Many Saints of Newark’

www.nexttv.com

And finally…

Security footage reveals who has been opening family’s front door nightly: ‘I’ve been grounding the kids’

This mom had been grounding her kids for months for leaving the front door open — only to later discover the true culprit…

www.yahoo.com

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