The movie business is breathing a provisional sigh of relief today after weekend box office numbers show "Godzilla vs. Kong" broke several pandemic-era records. But Hollywood still has reason to worry.
In its debut domestic weekend, the Warner Bros. film played on over 3,000 screens and raked in $32.2 million, both highs since lockdowns began. None of these figures would represent big wins in normal times, though this is hardly normal.
Endeavor, the entertainment conglomerate helmed by Hollywood super-agent Ari Emanuel, filed again to go public on Wednesday.
The move is a reprise of the company's plan to IPO in 2019, which it abandoned at the last minute, citing poor performance of other recently-IPO'd firms like Uber, Lyft and Peloton.
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Streaming is sidelining TV pilots. That's one of the findings in a pair of new reports released Wednesday by the nonprofit that manages most of L.A. County's film-permitting process.
The reports document the pandemic and how the rise in streaming services is changing the film-production world and challenging California's place in it.
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