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Category: Lesson 3.3 – Entertainment Biz Fundamentals

Product Placement, Now Starring in the Streaming Era

Hiram Lodge, the manipulative crime lord who targets the fictional town of Riverdale, sits back in his office chair. After plotting his latest scheme with a cohort over submarine sandwiches, he takes a bite of a Doritos chip, holding the bag in clear view of the camera while looking away

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The High Cost of Chasing Netflix for NBCU and WarnerMedia

After two months of fielding criticism from some of Hollywood’s top filmmakers, WarnerMedia executives finally had something to crow about when AT&T CEO John Stankey revealed Jan. 27 that the much-maligned plan to release its films in theaters and on HBO Max had helped to double the streamer’s audience to

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ To Debut Christmas Day On HBO Max, Theaters In Major Hollywood Shift

In a potentially transformative experiment in the way Hollywood distributes its movies, WarnerMedia said it will debut its blockbuster sequel Wonder Woman 1984 Christmas Day simultaneously in theaters and on its subscription streaming service HBO Max. In announcing the Wonder Woman decision, WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar positioned the move as a fan-friendly experiment in an

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Farewell to the $60 Video Game

Like a lot of video game sequels, Call of Duty 2 was bigger and better looking than its predecessor. The 2005 follow-up to Infinity Ward’s franchise-spawning 2003 first-person shooter expanded on the original’s formula in a few different ways. Regenerating health replaced a finite health bar, and a new icon indicated the

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Broadway Extends Shutdown Through May 2021

Broadway will remain dark through May 2021, extending the prolonged shutdown that began in spring due to the pandemic. The Broadway League announced Friday that tickets for shows through March 30, 2021 will be refunded. Click here to read the story at variety.com. Discussion Questions: What is revenue? Why is

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