Hollywood news banter: Disney continues to obliterate Fox

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  • Emma Watts is stepping down from her role as chief of 20th Century Studios, less than a year after Disney completed its merger with Fox. The respected executive oversaw film production at the famous Fox studio, but now that it’s been absorbed by Disney, there’s less of a market for the adult dramas that Watts spearheaded. Watts was also one of the few top female executives at a major studio, and her departure leaves Disney without any women in top executive roles. 
  • The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the film industry in China. Lunar New Year is the most popular movie-going weekend in China, but this year, it brought in only $2 million compared to $500 million in 2019. 

Credits

Guest:
Matthew Belloni - Editor - @MattBelloni

Host:
Kim Masters

Producer:
Kaitlin Parker