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Josh Richards to Create and Produce TV Shows for Amazon Studios Under First-Look Deal

Josh Richards, the TikTok star and co-founder of CrossCheck Studios, will create and produce TV content exclusively for Amazon Studios under a first-look deal, the company said on Thursday. It’s not immediately clear what kind of shows Richards will be creating and producing for the studio, but an Amazon Studios spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter that the […]

Netflix Cuts 300 Employees in New Round of Layoffs

Netflix has cut an additional 300 employees — around 3 percent of its workforce — marking the latest round of major layoffs at the beleaguered streaming giant. “Both Ted and I regret not seeing our slowing revenue growth earlier so we could have ensured a more gradual readjustment of the business,” read a note sent […]

Instagram, Facebook to Delay Taking Commission From Creators to 2024

Instagram and Facebook will begin taking a cut of creators’ revenues in 2024, a year later than originally planned, according to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The two social platforms will take a commission from offerings like fan subscriptions, paid events, badges and the company’s newsletter platform and Substack competitor Bulletin, where creators currently get to […]

The Obamas’ Higher Ground Leaves Spotify for Audible Multiyear Deal

The Obamas’ Higher Ground has struck an exclusive, multiyear first-look deal with Audible, marking a major win for the Amazon-owned audio company as it continues on a streak of production deals with high-profile talent in Hollywood. The move to Audible follows Higher Ground’s exit from Spotify, where the production company — founded by Barack and […]

N.Y. Times Podcast Host Lulu Garcia-Navarro Signs With CAA

Lulu Garcia-Navarro, formerly the host of NPR’s Weekend Edition and now a podcast host at The New York Times, has signed with CAA. The journalist and on-air talent spent 17 years at NPR, where she was the first Latina to host a flagship show for public broadcaster. In addition to Weekend Edition, Garcia-Navarro also co-hosted NPR’s Up First and served as […]

Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac to Star in English Adaptation of Spotify’s ‘Caso 63’

Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac will voice star in the English adaptation of the Spotify original podcast Caso 63. Renamed Case 63, the adaptation features Moore as the psychiatrist Eliza Knight and Isaac as her patient, registered as Case 63, who claims to be a time traveler. In the original version of Caso 63, each episode of […]

YouTube Shorts, Taking Aim at TikTok, Hits 1.5B Monthly Viewers

As YouTube’s shortform video platform gains momentum against competitors like TikTok and Reels, more than 1.5 billion users view Shorts content every month, the company said Wednesday. Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai last shared in April that YouTube had 2 billion logged-in users each month, while YouTube Shorts averaged more than 30 billion daily views. The Shorts monthly […]

‘Batman Unburied’: Winston Duke, Hasan Minhaj to Lead Spotify Cannes Lions Panel

Spotify is bringing Winston Duke and Hasan Minhaj to Cannes next week for a panel conversation about Spotify and Warner Bros./DC’s podcast Batman Unburied. During the event, which takes place June 22 at the audio giant’s Spotify Beach headquarters on the Croisette, Duke and Minhaj will be joined by Peter Girardi, Warner Bros. Animation’s evp alternative […]

Makeup Artist Tati Westbrook and TikTok Star Sandra Kwon Sign With Underscore Talent

Underscore Talent has signed a group of creators across beauty, comedy, gaming and dance, including beauty YouTuber and makeup artist Tati Westbrook and TikTok star Sandra Kwon (known as @jeenie.weenie). Included in the recent round of signing are the dancers Trechelle and Treona Andino, known as the Splash Twinz, and Twitch streamer Becca “JustaMinx.” “Tati, […]

The ‘WeCrashed’ Team on Jared Leto’s Private Meeting With Adam Neumann and the Real Meaning of Scammer Culture

This feature was produced and curated by THR editors and is presented by Apple TV+. In the final minutes of Apple TV+’s WeCrashed, the ousted co-founders of WeWork, Adam and Rebekah Neumann (played by Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway), appear to have landed on top even after leading their company to a failed IPO. They’re […]

Spotify to Reduce Hiring Growth by 25 Percent, CEO Daniel Ek Says

Spotify will “reduce hiring growth by 25 percent” over the next few quarters, according to an email sent by CEO Daniel Ek to employees on Wednesday. Though Ek said the company will continue to hire new staff, he cautioned that Spotify will “slow that pace and be a bit more prudent with the absolute level […]

Pinterest Expands Content Efforts With Multiyear Tastemade Deal

Pinterest and Tastemade have inked a multiyear content deal that will see the food and lifestyle company produce 50 new shows, events and live programming for the social platform. Programming under the multimillion-dollar deal will begin to launch later this year and through 2023, according to a Tuesday announcement from the companies. The new shows, […]