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‘Batgirl’ Star Leslie Grace Responds After Film Is Shelved, Calls Herself “My Own Damn Hero”

Leslie Grace is speaking out after the announcement that HBO Max’s Batgirl will no longer get a release. The actress took to Instagram on Wednesday to share her thoughts after news broke the day prior that Warner Bros. Discovery is shelving the $90 million film. The social media post from Grace, who plays Barbara Gordon, […]

Behind the Cancellation of ‘Batgirl’

On Tuesday, Batgirl filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah were in Morocco, where they had recently celebrated El Arbi’s wedding at a bash attended by guests such as their Bad Boys for Life star Will Smith. In the afterglow of the happy occasion, they received the stunning news that their upcoming DC film Batgirl […]

Warner Bros. Discovery Taps TelevisaUnivision Exec Luis Silberwasser as CEO of Sports Business

Warner Bros. Discovery has found its global sports chief. The company has tapped Luis Silberwasser, currently president of U.S. networks for TelevisaUnivision, to serve as chairman and and CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery Sports. The new role instantly makes Silberwasser one of the most powerful executives in the world of sports, and one of the […]

J.J. Abrams’ ‘Demimonde’ Dead at HBO

As expected, Demimonde will not be moving forward at HBO. The series, which marked the first original created by J.J. Abrams since Fringe in 2008, has officially been passed over by the premium cable network following issues surrounding the show’s sprawling budget. Sources tell THR that Abrams made a last-ditch plea to HBO/HBO Max boss […]

‘Demimonde’ on the Bubble as Warner Bros. Discovery Puts Pressure on J.J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams’ Demimonde, the first show the prolific producer has written since Fringe in 2008, is on the bubble at HBO as sources say Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav is frustrated by the lack of output from Bad Robot’s $250 million overall deal. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the budget for HBO’s Demimonde […]

Nathaniel Brown Named Chief Corporate Communications Officer of Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery has tapped Nathaniel Brown to be its chief corporate communications officer, serving as the company’s lead spokesperson, and overseeing all global communications and media relations. Brown had previously led corporate communications for Discovery Inc., before it merged with WarnerMedia earlier this year. Before joining Discovery in 2019, Brown was senior vp of […]

Upfront Dispatches: Zaslav and Oprah Bet on CNN, Lizzo Can’t Be Censored

Succession and Shark Week are together at last. Exactly 366 days after closing a blockbuster deal to marry Warner Bros. and Discovery, David Zaslav took the upfront stage Wednesday morning for the first time as CEO of the newly merged media behemoth. And he did not mince words. Referencing Rupert Murdoch’s 1980s power play to […]

American Cinematheque Adds Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav as New Board Member

The American Cinematheque has tapped Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav as its newest board member. “We are so pleased to have David join the Board of Directors. He brings a strategic perspective that will add to the growth of our film programming and especially with the AC’s expansion into educational initiatives and archive content […]

Warner Bros. Discovery Upgraded By Wall Street Analysts on Spending Strategy

Warner Bros. Discovery’s content spending strategy has already won over some Wall Street analysts.  Cowen analysts upgraded Warner Bros. Discovery to outperform from market performance Thursday, calling CEO David Zaslav’s plan to not outspend competitors such as Netflix a “relief.” Warner Bros. Discovery has a robust content library, with film franchises such as Batman and […]

Warner Bros. Discovery’s Return-to-Office Plan Has Some Staffers Stressed

After closing a $43 billion merger in April to create Warner Bros. Discovery, CEO David Zaslav had a request for staff as he oversees the transition. “Be patient with us,” he told Oprah Winfrey, who interviewed him during a town hall in Burbank, per a source. (Discovery is majority owner of Winfrey’s OWN.) “It’s going […]

Julia Louis-Dreyfus to Be Honored at Natural Resources Defense Council’s L.A. Comedy Benefit

Get ready for a Night of Comedy, L.A. The Natural Resources Defense Council is set to host its first L.A.-based fundraising comedy event. Scheduled for June 7 at NeueHouse Hollywood, Night of Comedy will fete Julia Louis-Dreyfus for her “extraordinary commitment and service to the planet,” as an activist and NRDC trustee. Presented in partnership […]

David Zaslav Buys $1M in Warner Bros. Discovery Shares

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav is doubling down on his faith in the newly merged media conglomerate.  According to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Zaslav purchased about $1 million in the company’s stock Wednesday for $19.49 to $19.53 a share. The purchase comes a day after Zaslav touted Warner Bros. Discovery’s position […]