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Writers Strike Takes the Wind out of Upfronts
Big Paydays for Media’s Big Chiefs • CEO compensation stays high even in hard times
Showrunners Stuck in the Middle • WGA strike forces hard questions about how to separate writing and producing duties
Too Toxic for Twitter? • Tucker Carlson wants to join Elon Musk’s bandwagon, but Fox News may get in the way
FOX NEWS FADEOUTS • Opinion hosts who have left the news cabler found other business opportunities, but with diminished mainstream influence.
Endurance Acts • Martin Scorsese makes great movies. But don’t try to rush that greatness.
Hollywood Scribe Tribe Makes Room for Authors • Novelists play bigger role in film and TV adaptations of their work
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Still Here • In Davis Guggenheim’s new documentary, Michael J. Fox looks back at a life of being a funny, quick-witted, physically gifted man in a body that won’t cooperate
Next Level Netflix • Once the upstart, the streamer looks inward after years of rapid growth to harness the power of its platform with advertising, live events and video games
THE FRONT LINE • Netflix seeks top dollar for advertising, but Madison Avenue isn’t too impressed — yet
THE SPICE GIRL • With 13 Emmy nominations, Robin Thede adds a dash of flavor to the comedy landscape with ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’
Strike Forces a Rewrite of FYC Season • The scribe tribe’s work stoppage has thrown a wrench into the best-laid Emmy campaign plans
Hustle, Meet Flow • Ahead of his Hollywood Walk of Fame star dedication, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges reflects on the rap game and the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise
LIGHTS! LUDA! ACTION! • From the ‘Fast’ franchise to the Oscar-winning ‘Crash’ to family fare like ‘Karma’s World’ and ‘Dashing Through the Snow,’ Bridges’ screen credits display range