Partner News 4/25/2022

Posted by on May 10, 2022

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US Hispanic Showcase 

Courtesy of FilmarketHub


The Filmarket Hub platform has launched its first US Hispanic Showcase, a two-day virtual pitch event dedicated to feature films and scripted series in development for the US Hispanic market. This brand new initiative aims to discover emerging LatinX talents with high-quality stories targeted to US Hispanic audiences, and connect them with top tier companies in the industry. The selected projects will have the opportunity to pitch and meet each of the participating executives in 1-to-1 meetings. Submissions are now open and the deadline will be this 27th of April. 

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The GLAAD List: Best Unproduced LGBTQ Screenplays of 2022 Unveiled (EXCLUSIVE)

Courtesy of Variety

In an exclusive with Variety, GLAAD has officially released their specialty report celebrating LGBTQ+ inclusive stories. The lineup includes eight television pilots and 12 notable out creators in film. GLAAD has also teamed up with The Black List the identify and uplift underrepresented queer voices. 

To learn more about GLAAD and The Black List had, click here!


HBO Max, HBO Hit 76.8M Global Subs In Q1, Up 3M From Year End; WarnerMedia Profit Squeezed By CNN+, Streaming Spend

Courtesy of Deadline

HBO Max and HBO are up 3 million subscribers from their previous quarter and overall in the past year have gained 12.8 million new members. Also in the past year, revenue has increased 8.7 billion dollars for WarnerMedia Discovery as well. This was due to much higher subscription and content revenues, while also offsetting lower ad sales. 

To learn more about WarnerMedia's past years' success, click here

Disney and Native Shoes’ Latest Collection Is Ready for Your Next Park Adventure

Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter

Native Shoes, a shoemaking company known for their lightweight and comfy kicks, has yet again partnered with Disney to make a print-happy collection for kids and adults! The shoes are priced between $30-$60 and will feature water-resistant and odor-resistant qualities as well. With respect to Disney, the style of the shoes will offer playful pastel prints that are wonderfully eye-catching. 

To view the entire catalog of shoes on sale now, click here!  

CAA Acquires Full Ownership of CAA-GBG Global Brand Management Group

Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter

CAA has officially acquired full ownership of CAA-GBG Global Brand Management Group, and renaming it; CAA Brand Management. With this latest deal, CAA will have direct say in managing brand extension and licensing programs for CAA-GBG's clients, like Coca-Cola, Netflix, Budweiser, etc,. Prior to this acquisition, CAA has also showed fierce and hungry expansion with their ICM Partners deal as well. 

To read more about CAA's past acquisitions and plans for rapid growth, click here

Comedy Writer Brittany Miller Inks Overall Deal With Sony Pictures Television

In an exclusive with Deadline, writer Brittany Miller (represented by UTA) has signed a deal with Sony Pictures Television to focus on comedy development for scripted series across streaming and cable. In her prior work, Miller worked as a co-producer for Blindspotting (season two), and an executive story editor on Woke and Platonic for Apple TV+. Adilman, EVP Comedy Development at Sony Pictures Television stated "having been a rock star on staff for us on multiple shows – both live-action and animation – Brittany has become an invaluable contributor and brilliant comic voice for us.

To hear more about Miller's upcoming role at Sony, click here

AT&T Chief John Stankey Bids Farewell to WarnerMedia Staff as Discovery Deal Closes

Courtesy of Variety

With Discovery and WarnerMedia's partnership coming to a final close, AT&T chief, john Stankey shared some thoughts to his WarnerMedia colleagues. “My respect and appreciation for those I have worked closely with is enduring, and I will miss continuing to learn and problem solve with you,” Stankey wrote. “I especially will miss marveling at the work behind the scenes to develop remarkable stories and executions that come from your daily passion. Your friendship and support when it wasn’t required will always be remembered.” The $43 billion dollar acquisition rechristened WarnerMedia into Warner Bros. Discovery.  

To read Stankey's full goodbye note, click here

George Lopez Comedy Pilot at NBC Casts Laci Mosley and Kiran Deol; Kelly Park to Direct (EXCLUSIVE)

Courtesy of Variety

NBC comedy pilot. "Lopez vs. Lopez" created by George Lopez and Mayan Lopez has cast Laci Mosley and Kiran Deol in recurring roles with Kelly Park set to direct! The story approaches a work-class family with comedy about their dysfunction and reconnection through their shared pain and joy between. Mosley will play Brookie, Mayan's best-friend and co-worker. Mosley also stars in Paramount+'s "iCarly" reboot as Harper. 

To catch up to date with Mosley and the "Lopez vs. Lopez" show, click here

Becky G & Banijay Mexico & U.S. Hispanic Team On Angel22 Reality Series As Marie Leguizamo Sets First Slate

Courtesy of Deadline

Becky G has teamed up with Benijay Mexico & Hispanic to develop an unscripted docu-series following an upcoming latino group, Angel22, featuring an all-female lead. The project will also be co-produced by Becky G and 2WS Films. More good news; Banijay Mexico & U.S Hispanic will open its offices in Mexico City's Polanco district. 

To check out more about Becky G's latest project, click here

Jon Huertas, Fellow ‘This Is Us’ Stars & Creator Dan Fogelman To Launch Latinx-Focused Fund


As NBC’s "This Is Us" prepares to say its final goodbye on May 24, the cast and creator are leaving behind a legacy that will include a scholarship fund supporting Latinx students with big Hollywood dreams. Jon Huertas, his costars Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Chris Sullivan, and Susan Kelechi Watson, as well as series creator Dan Fogelman, have partnered with the art advocacy group Nosotros on the creation of the Somos Nosotros Fund (that’s Spanish for This Is Us). It will be used to bolster the quality of inclusion from a creative perspective. Read more here.