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Get the latest Hollywood, Media Biz and Social Platform stories to know each weekday morning in under 10 minutes (ish).
FRI 10/30/20: NETFLIX raises prices / Judge Judy to...IMDB TV / NBCU sets $500 mil for layoff costs / MORNING BREW sold for $75 mil / Awkwafina + Sanda Oh at NETFLIX / New TV + Movies this weekend
NETFLIX raises prices, adds David Beckham? MORNING BREW sold for $75 milJudge Judy to... IMDB TV (?)Awkwafina + Sandra Oh movie at NETFLIX NBCU sets $500 mil for Layoff costs NETFLIX drops THE CROWN season 4 trailerNew TV + Movies to watch this weeekend TRAILER HOUSE:NETFLIX “The Crown” Season 4 trailerSTX “Songbird” trailer LISTEN TO:HARRY STYLES “Golden” music video BUY NON ALCOHOLIC BEER!  100% Wakeup approved.Order ATHLETIC Brewing here  -  free shipping when you buy just 2 six packs! CONTACT + FOLLOW The Wakeup:On Instagram Here for an early AM podcast preview.Follow on LinkedIn here.Email at Wakeupodcast@gmail.com
Oct 30
12 min
THU 10/29/20: NBCU layoffs loom in Nov + Dec / Mindy Kaling + GOOD IN BED / New PEACOCK user #s / Big TED LASSO renewal / COMCAST cord cutter update / SPOTIFY user # update
Today’s HEADLINES:NBCU TV layoffs looming in Nov + Dec Mindy Kaling + GOOD IN BED movie + HBOMaxNicole Kidman + new AMAZON Prime TV seriesAPPLE TV gives Ted Lasso 2 more seasonsCOMCAST cord cutter updateNew PEACOCK account #sSPOTIFY hits pay subscriber highPINTEREST growth still boomingTon of TV Series renewals + Casting news, plus moves in the Executive SuiteTRAILER HOUSE:NETFLIX “The White Tiger” movie trailer LISTEN TO/READ:H.E.R. “Damage” on SpotifyKim Masters THR read on Jeffrey Katzenberg/QUIBI BUY COFFEE!  Fresh from Colombia and delicious.Order DEVOCION COFFEE here  -  use code WAKEUP for 20% off CONTACT + FOLLOW The Wakeup:On Instagram Here for an early AM podcast preview.Follow on LinkedIn here.Email at Wakeupodcast@gmail.com
Oct 29
12 min
WED 10/28/20: Jon Stewart + APPLE TV series / NETFLIX Programming Re-Org / JLO + Armie for Lionsgate movie / SONY PICS Marketing Re-Org / MGM delays more movies
Today’s HEADLINES:Jon Stewart + APPLE TV series Seth Rogan + Rose Byrne + APPLETV seriesJLO + Armie Hammer for Lionsgate movieJohn David Washington + Alicia Vikander + Netflix movieMGM delays more movies NETFLIX Programming Re-Org executive changesSONY PICTURES Marketing Re-Org executive changes TRAILER HOUSE:PEACOCK SBTB Trailer LISTEN TO:“Drink on It” by BLAKE SHELTON on Spotify BUY COFFEE!  Fresh from Colombia and delicious.Order DEVOCION COFFEE here  -  use code WAKEUP for 20% off CONTACT + FOLLOW The Wakeup:On Instagram Here for an early AM podcast preview.Follow on LinkedIn here.Email at Wakeupodcast@gmail.com
Oct 28
11 min
TUE 10/20/20: MARVEL + Oscar Isaac / MGM + Richard Pryor biopic / Sandler joins NETFLIX space drama / Lebron producing doc @CNN / 60 MINUTES hits ratings high / BUZZFEED out of the red..sorta
Today’s HEADLINES:Sandler + NETFLIX astronaut dramaOscar Issac + Marvel + Disney+ TV seriesKenya Barris + Richard Pryor biopic + MGMLebron + CNN / HBOMax for 1921 Tulsa docuHBO + Chris Paul, Antoine Fuqua 2020 sports docu60 MINUTES hits ratings high on SundayBUZZFEED not losing money this year TRAILER HOUSE:NETFLIX “Selena: The Series” trailerNETFLIX “The Midnight Sky” movie trailer LISTEN TO/WATCH:VAN HALEN “Panama” on SpotifySUPERBAD cast watch party tonight at 9pm BUY COFFEE!  Fresh from Colombia and delicious.Order DEVOCION COFFEE here  -  use code WAKEUP for 20% off CONTACT + FOLLOW The Wakeup:On Instagram Here for an early AM podcast preview.Follow on LinkedIn here.Email at Wakeupodcast@gmail.com
Oct 27
8 min
MON 10/26/20: WARNER MAX division RIP /  CableTV to lose 25 mil subs by 2025 / New ARIANA GRANDE / Jessica Chastain joins HBO mini /  THE MEG 2 gets director
Today’s HEADLINES:WARNER MAX division RIP Jessica Chastain joins HBO mini THE MEG 2 gets director CableTV to lose 25 mil by 2025New Ariana Grande coming this weekBox Office report LISTEN TO/READ:ARIANA GRANDE “Positions” on SpotifyVICE MEDIA dive from Air MailCable bundle dive from CNBCPMC/Jay Penske dive from BI CONTACT + FOLLOW The Wakeup:On Instagram Here for an early AM podcast preview.Follow on LinkedIn here.Email at Wakeupodcast@gmail.com
Oct 26
6 min
Writer JOEL STEIN on the 2020 Magazine business, Selling scripts without Agents, and his new Digital Series
My latest interview, with Writer, Columnist and now Digital Video mogul JOEL STEIN.Catch his new FUNNY OR DIE series BEST PRESIDENCY EVER hereand SOUL PANCAKE author interview series SHOW YOUR SHELF hereand Joel on TWITTER here
Oct 26
28 min
FRI 10/23/20: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA movie set at UNI / Scarlett Johansson gets AppleTV movie / QUIBI sets end date / New TV + Movies to watch this weekend
Today’s HEADLINES: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA movie set at UNI Scarlett Johansson + AppleTV movie QUIBI sets end dateMore top WARNER MEDIA Exec exitsTBS renews MIRACLE WORKERSLinks to a lotta New TrailersNew TV + Movies to watch this weekendTRAILER HOUSE:UNIVERSAL  “News of the World” trailerSHOWTIME “The Reagans” trailerNETFLIX “Prom” trailer LISTEN TO/WATCH:Billie Elilish concert link Saturday 6pmSEINFELD reunion link Friday at 8pmHAPPY DAYS reunion link SundayBRUCE SPRINGSTEEN “I’ll See You In My Dreams” on Spotify BUY NON ALCOHOLIC BEER!  100% Wakeup approved.Order ATHLETIC Brewing here  -  free shipping when you buy just 2 six packs! CONTACT + FOLLOW The Wakeup:On Instagram Here for an early AM podcast preview.Follow on LinkedIn here.Email at Wakeupodcast@gmail.com
Oct 23
9 min
THU 10/22/20: JUSTICE LEAGUE brings back Leto / HBOMAX updates Subscriber #s / CRAWDADS gets a lead actress / GHOSTBUSTERS moves again / DIRECTV loses more TV subs / VARIETY EIC returning
Today’s HEADLINES:Jared Leto returning for JUSTICE LEAGUEWHERE THE CRAWDADS SING gets lead actressGHOSTBUSTERS & CANDYMAN get new release datesSMOKEY & THE BANDIT getting TV treatmentCBS sets more Fall premiere datesFIOS loses another 61k TV subsUTA has new Unscripted TV headsVariety EIC returning after leave of absence TRAILER HOUSE:NETFLIX “Mank” trailerDISNEY’S “Raya and the Last Dragon” teaser LISTEN TO:CXLOE ‘Heavy’ on Spotify BUY COFFEE!  Fresh from Colombia and delicious.Order DEVOCION COFFEE here  -  use code WAKEUP for 20% off CONTACT + FOLLOW The Wakeup:On Instagram Here for an early AM podcast preview.Follow on LinkedIn here.Email at Wakeupodcast@gmail.com
Oct 22
12 min
WED 10/21/20: FAST & FURIOUS sets end plan / DISNEY+ orders WILLOW TV series / HBO orders Jake Gyllenhaal limited series / SNAP hits new daily user record / NETFLIX subscriber growth update
Today’s HEADLINES:NETFLIX subscriber growth updatesFAST & FURIOUS sets end planDISNEY+ orders WILLOW TV seriesWICKED movie director departsHBO orders Jake Gyllenhaal limited seriesSNAP hits new daily user record + Stories usageUniversal Music streaming $$ +22% in 3QNetflix top “viewership” report listTRAILER HOUSE:HBO Max “The Flight Attendant” trailer LISTEN TO:ASHLEY MCBRYDE “Martha Divine” on SpotifyBUY COFFEE!  Fresh from Colombia and delicious.Order DEVOCION COFFEE here  -  use code WAKEUP for 20% off CONTACT + FOLLOW The Wakeup:On Instagram Here for an early AM podcast preview.Follow on LinkedIn here.Email at Wakeupodcast@gmail.com
Oct 21
14 min
TUE 10/20/20: Bradley Cooper adds Jeremy Strong to NETFLIX movie / EUPHORIA adds 2 new eps / New head of WB Television / APPLE MUSIC launches 2020 version of MTV / TNT sets Nov Celebrity Golf faceoff
Today’s HEADLINES:Bradley Cooper adds Jeremy Strong to his NETFLIX movieEd Helms + Harrison Ford for STX comedyChanning Dungey to become WB TV ChairwomanTNT sets another Celebrity Golf matchLEGALLY BLONDE livesteream reunion tonightAPPLE MUSIC launches 24 hour video channelNetflix drops MA RAINEY/Chadwick Boseman trailerDIGIDAY gets new EIC TRAILER HOUSE:NETFLIX “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” trailer LISTEN TO:BEABADOOBIE “Worth It” on Spotify BUY COFFEE!  Fresh from Colombia and delicious.Order DEVOCION COFFEE here  -  use code WAKEUP for 20% off CONTACT + FOLLOW The Wakeup:On Instagram Here for an early AM podcast preview.Follow on LinkedIn here.Email at Wakeupodcast@gmail.com
Oct 20
10 min
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