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Netflix Shareholders Reject Exec Pay Packages, Days After Writers Guild Urged “No” Vote

In a rare rebuke of corporate executive compensation, Netflix shareholders rejected the pay packages for top executives at the company, including co-CEO Ted Sarandos, former co-CEO Reed Hastings, and Greg Peters, who was COO of the company last year and was elevated to the co-CEO role earlier this year. The “no” vote on the “Say […]

Ted Sarandos Cancels Appearance at PEN America Gala Event Amid Writers Strike

As the writers strike continues to dominate Hollywood discourse, Ted Sarandos has exited a planned appearance at a PEN America event next week that was set to honor him. The literary organization announced Wednesday that the Netflix co-CEO will no longer attend their annual gala to accept the PEN America Business Visionary Award. The event […]

“No One’s Budging”: Cynthia Nixon, Ilana Glazer and More Picket Netflix in NYC Amid Writers Strike

On the company’s earnings call April 18, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos said the streaming giant could weather a writers strike better than others due to its large library of content.  “If there is one, we have a large base of upcoming shows and films from around the world. We could probably serve our members better […]

Writers Guild Warns of Impact on Streamers, Legacy Networks as Potential Strike Looms

The Writers Guild of America is warning investors about the impact on legacy networks and streaming services if a writers strike were to take place.  The guild, which represents more than 11,500 writers of film, television and streaming media, is currently in active negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, but the […]

Oscars: Complete Guide to 2023 Red Carpet Events and Parties (Updating)

Event producers are gearing up to roll out miles of red carpet in Los Angeles this week for what is shaping up to be a packed schedule of starry parties and gatherings to celebrate the 95th annual Academy Awards. The Hollywood Reporter has gathered intel on all the events below. Monday, March 6 International Women’s Day SummitWaldorf Astoria […]

Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos in Line for $35M and $40M Netflix Paydays in 2023

In what is shaping up to be a critical year for the streaming giant, Netflix says that co-CEOs Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos will have 2023 pay packages valued at $34.65 million and $40 million, respectively. That is in line with their 2022 pay packages of $40 million for Sarandos and $34.6 million for Hastings; […]

Cinema Owners Blindsided by Ted Sarandos Comments Diminishing Netflix’s Theatrical Ambitions

Just when relations were improving between Netflix and theater owners, knives are being sharpened again. The country’s biggest cinema circuits were blindsided Oct. 18 when Netflix co-chief and chief content officer Ted Sarandos threw cold water on the significance of an unprecedented deal to play Rian Johnson’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery for one […]

Why Shelli Azoff Missed Her Own Tribute Event in Beverly Hills

It seemed as if everyone was at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 21 to celebrate Irving and Shelli Azoff. Ted Sarandos, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, Kris Jenner, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, Debbie Allen and Norm Nixon, Rita Wilson and Gwen Stefani feted the couple in person while Judd […]

Dwyane Wade Recalls Thrill of Linking Arms With Kobe Bryant During 2008 Gold Medal Ceremony: “We Were Just Two Kids Who Love Playing the Game”

There was a moment late in the 2008 men’s basketball gold medal match in Beijing — a tense matchup between a superstar-filled United States team and reigning world champions Spain — when Dwyane Wade drives with the ball past a defender, stopping short just as his feet hit the paint. Wade then kicks the ball out to […]

Emmys: 10 Things the TV Cameras Missed 

On Monday evening, the biggest names in television gathered at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater for the 74th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony. With so many A-listers in one room, most of the best moments — from star interactions to standing ovations — often go unseen on the live telecast. The Hollywood Reporter was on the […]

Inside ‘Cobra Kai’ Premiere Where Ralph Macchio and Cast Tease “Huge” Season 5 and “Life or Death” Situations to Come

It’s a good rule of thumb that if you see Netflix boss Ted Sarandos whip out his phone and press record, a worthy spectacle is about to unfold. That’s exactly what happened Wednesday night on the expansive lawn of L.A. State Historic Park in Downtown Los Angeles at precisely 7:30 p.m. when a pair of […]

Ted Sarandos Explains Why Netflix Will Add New Ad-Supported Tier to Streaming Service

It’s official: ads are coming to Netflix. Netflix’s Co-CEO Ted Sarandos, speaking at the Cannes Lions advertising festival on Thursday, confirmed that the future of the streaming giant will include ads, explaining the about face. Netflix had long been averse to advertising on its subscription service but after posting disappointing figures last quarter, showing it lost […]