Emma Thompson explains her John Lasseter letter
EMMA THOMPSON WALKS HER TALK
(Starts at 7:45)
When Emma Thompson learned Skydance Animation hired the disgraced Pixar CEO John Lasseter despite sexual misconduct allegation, she backed out of a project with the company. But Thompson didn’t stop there. She penned a powerful letter calling out Skydance for placing Lasseter in leadership. When Thompson was met with silence, she then decided to publish the letter in the LA Times. It became a landmark moment echoing the momentum of #MeToo and TimesUp. John Horn talks with Thompson about the letter and what kind of progress still needs to be made.
WHAT HAPPENS IF WRITERS FIRE THEIR AGENTS?
(Starts at :45)
John Horn talks with Variety's Cynthia Littleton about where we are in the ongoing war between the Writers Guild and the organization repping top talent agencies. Their contract is set to expire imminently and the writers are threatening to fire their agents.
NEW MOVIE THEATER TREATS
(Starts at 18:20)
At CinemaCon, John Horn walked the trade floor to sample new concessions and souped up seating and sound all designed to lure people away from their TV and out to the movie theaters.