Hollywood news banter

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  • Cannes tells Netflix its films can’t compete, so Netflix says au revoir to the film festival. The spat is indicative of a larger fight in the industry over theatrical windows
  • Disney dips a toe into the streaming game with the launch of ESPN+. True sports fanatics might be into the over the top offerings, but there’s not a ton of content to lure the general sports fan who already gets their fill on the ESPN cable channel.
  • A Canadian court has ruled that Disney cannot keep its employment agreements from the 1990s with Harvey Weinstein sealed. This comes after a Toronto actress brought a lawsuit alleging she was twice victimized by Weinstein in 2000. The unsealing could be bad for Disney if it shows that the company knew at all about Weinstein’s behavior when he was running Miramax.
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Guest:
Matthew Belloni - Editor - @MattBelloni

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Kim Masters

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Kaitlin Parker