Matt Belloni

Former Editorial Director of The Hollywood Reporter

Editorial Director of The Hollywood Reporter

Matt Belloni on KCRW

Today Amazon announced its plan to purchase movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for nearly $8.45 billion.

Amazon to acquire MGM. How will the merger impact Hollywood?

Today Amazon announced its plan to purchase movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for nearly $8.45 billion.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Tenet” and “Mulan” had disappointing openings, despite having very different release strategies. Now the release of “Wonder Woman 1984” is pushed.

Why Hollywood’s 2 biggest releases flopped financially, and how that’s affecting fall releases

“Tenet” and “Mulan” had disappointing openings, despite having very different release strategies. Now the release of “Wonder Woman 1984” is pushed.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Part of the  streaming wars  is figured out how to release episodes--all at once, weekly, or some combination of the two?

Hollywood news banter: To binge or not to binge?

Part of the streaming wars is figured out how to release episodes--all at once, weekly, or some combination of the two?

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