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Caitlin Huston

Business Writer

Caitlin Huston is a Business Writer at The Hollywood Reporter, where she has covered the streaming wars, major mergers, acquisitions and hires at entertainment companies, the business of Broadway and more. Before joining THR, Huston was Editor-in-Chief of Broadway News, and she has previously worked at MarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal. Huston graduated from the University of Michigan.

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‘Shucked’ Set to Vacate the Nederlander Theatre, but Looks to Move to Different Broadway House

Shucked, a best musical nominee at last season’s Tony Awards, will end its run at the Nederlander Theatre on Jan. 13.  However, the show’s producing team, led by Mike Bosner, is looking to move to another Broadway theater, if one becomes available after that date. That may be a tough proposition, given the many spring […]

Ted Sarandos: SAG-AFTRA Talks Fell Apart After Proposal of Levy on Each Streaming Subscriber

Ted Sarandos, co-CEO of Netflix, said the talks between SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP fell apart Wednesday because of an additional “levy” the actors union was proposing to put on every streaming subscriber.  Sarandos has been one of the four CEOs, alongside Bob Iger, David Zaslav and Donna Langley, who sat in on negotiations with the […]

Spotify Partners With Alex Cooper’s The Unwell Network

Spotify is launching a partnership with Alex Cooper’s The Unwell Network. As part of the pact, Spotify’s enterprise platform, Megaphone, will host and distribute the popular podcasts, Hot Mess with Alix Earle and Pretty Lonesome with Madeline Argy. Spotify will also serve as the sales partner for the Unwell Network, a subsidiary of Trending, the […]

European Union Sends Warning Letter to X Over “Violent and Terrorist Content” On Platform

The European Union is sending letters to top social media platforms, urging clearer policies and content moderation around videos and images related to the Hamas attacks on Israel last weekend.  Thierry Breton, EU commissioner for internal market, posted a letter Tuesday to Elon Musk, the owner of X, formerly known as Twitter, saying the EU […]

The End of Junk Fees? FTC Proposes New Rule

The Federal Trade Commission is proposing a new rule that would require businesses, such as ticket sellers or hotels, to show the total price, inclusive of fees, to customers upfront. The rule would not set a limit on the fees, but rather would require broader disclosures, including detailing the purpose of the fees and whether […]

Roku Channel Acquires ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ After Disney+ Cancellation

Roku has acquired the exclusive, premiere U.S. rights to The Spiderwick Chronicles after Disney+ declined to pick up the completed series.  The eight-episode series, based on the best-selling book series by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, will premiere on the Roku Channel in early 2024. The series is produced by Paramount Television Studios & 20th […]

Longtime Actors’ Equity Leader Alan Eisenberg Dies at 88

Alan Eisenberg, the former longtime executive director of Actors’ Equity, died Oct. 7 in Rhinebeck, New York. He was 88. Eisenberg oversaw the union for actors and stage managers from 1981 to 2006, during which time he grew membership numbers, dealt with controversies such as the Miss Saigon casting and guided membership through the aftermath […]

Anti-Defamation League Director Criticizes MSNBC Coverage of Attacks on Israel While On Network

Amid the flurry of breaking news coverage of the attacks on Israel, Jonathan Greenblatt, national director and CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, appeared on MSNBC to critique the way the network, as well as some others in media, have depicted the conflict.  Appearing on Morning Joe on Monday, Greenblatt — a frequent guest on cable […]

Jason T. Reed Named Head of Skydance Sports

Film executive Jason T. Reed has been named the head of Skydance Sports, the joint studio venture formed by Skydance Media and the NFL.  Reed most recently ran his own film and television production company and will now lead the development and production of Skydance Sports’ sport-driven scripted and unscripted content, documentaries, and events. He […]

Chef Alison Roman Launches New Podcast ‘Solicited Advice’

Best-selling author and cook Alison Roman is launching a new podcast, Solicited Advice, with Talkhouse.  The podcast, which will air every Thursday, will see Roman paired with a celebrity guest and giving advice to live and recorded callers on everything from dating and other social interactions to cooking. The series premiere launched Thursday, and the […]

Behind the ‘Only Murders in the Building’ Musical: The Broadway Songwriters Who Created It

In season three of Only Murders in the Building, Broadway director Oliver Putnam, played by Martin Short, lands on the idea of turning his murder mystery play Death Rattle into a musical after the shocking death of his leading man.  The musical, in which a detective investigates the murder of a woman in a lighthouse […]

Tony Awards Will Move to Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater For 2023-2024 Ceremony

The Tony Awards are moving locations again and will take place in June 2024 at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center. The 77th Tony Awards will air live on June 16 from the new location, which is typically home to the New York City Ballet. This comes after the awards show moved […]