Hollywood has a history of taking money from shady sources and not asking questions, but the apparent murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi by the order of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman may be a tipping point. Endeavor is now working to get itself out of a massive $400 million deal it had made with the Saudi government.
More details emerge about what the film leadership will look like under a newly merged Disney and Fox. Almost all the Fox film executives will be moving over to Disney, except for the top one, Stacey Snider. It looks like Fox Searchlight will survive, but now the question is, how many of their films will make it to theaters, and how many will go straight to Disney’s forthcoming streaming service?