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Disney CEO Bob Chapek acknowledged the ongoing tensions developing among high-profile talent and studios that have put their blockbusters on streaming channels instead of releasing them first in theaters.

"The talent deals going forward will have to reflect the fact that the world's changing," Chapek said, speaking virtually at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference. "There's a bit of a reset going on right now."

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Filming activity in L.A. has returned to pre-pandemic levels, driven by television dramas like Netflix's two new series "Lincoln Lawyer" and "Monster", but it's unclear if it will last.

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The women-focused media company run by Reese Witherspoon, Hello Sunshine, is being sold to former Disney executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs' media startup. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed but according to the Wall Street Journal, it's valued at $900 million.
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