Hollywood news banter

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Matt Belloni of the Hollywood Reporter and Michael Schneider of IndieWire and Variety join Kim Masters to discuss the big entertainment stories we'll be keeping an eye on in 2017.

  • The AT&T Time Warner merger still has a lot of hoops to jump through, but it looks very likely that it will happen. If it does go through, Peter Chernin may be poised for a top role
  • Another proposed merger, the recombining of CBS and Viacom, will not be going through, however -- at least at the moment. Can Viacom make its properties strong enough to garner a price that would please CBS shareholders?
  • Keep an eye on what's happening at HBO. They've only got two seasons left of their hit Game of Thrones, and Westworld isn't coming back until 2018. It's likely they've been kept on a short leash to make the company more appealing to be purchased (by someone like AT&T).




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