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A War Is Coming Over Hollywood Pay

Matt is joined by Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw to discuss why Netflix, Apple, and other streaming platforms are looking to change how they pay actors (03:25). After years of paying big up-front checks with no back end, streamers are looking to balance out their ballooning budgets by better aligning pay with performance. They debate why this change is happening now, how advertisements on these platforms could bring about more transparency, and whether this new model could actually work. Matt finishes the show with predictions on Kevin Costner’s Horizon: An American Saga and Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis (24:36).

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Host: Matt Belloni
Guest: Lucas Shaw
Producer: Jessie Lopez
Theme Song: Devon Renaldo

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