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Jeffrey Katzenberg Sells $125 Million Beverly Hills Mansion to WhatsApp Co-Founder

Last month, former Dreamworks CEO-turned-founder of the struggling Quibi venture Jeffrey Katzenberg electrified L.A.’s luxury real estate market by inking a deal to sell his custom-built Beverly Hills home for $125 million in cash. That figure represents the third-largest residential transaction ever closed in California, behind only David Geffen’s $165 million Beverly Hills sale to […]
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Tech, Beverly Hills, Dreamworks, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Moguls, David Geffen, Beverly Hills Mansion, Westside Estate Agency


Quibi Reportedly Weighs Selling Itself Less Than 6 Months After Launching

According to The Wall Street Journal, the mobile streaming service Quibi is exploring strategic options including a possible sale. "It is also considering raising more money or going public through a merger with a specially formed company that could help it fund deals," adds CNET. From the report: It declined to comment directly on the report, but Quibi said in a statement that it "has successfully launched a new business and pioneered a new form of storytelling and state-of-the-art platform." I...
Tags: Tech, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Wall Street Journal, Cnet, Meg Whitman, Quibi


Quibi Exploring “Strategic Options” For Its Future, Including a Possible Sale

Quibi, the short-form streaming service that was met with extreme skepticism from its inception, is facing an uncertain future. A new report indicates that the service is exploring “strategic options” including a potential sale. Who would buy Quibi at this point? I don’t know – maybe if we all start a GoFundMe page we could all go in on it together. Just a thought. Per a report in the Wall Street Journal: Streaming service Quibi is exploring several strategic options including a possible sal...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, United States, Jeffrey Katzenberg, WSJ, SPAC, Meg Whitman, Katzenberg, Quibi


Amazon's e-commerce advertising dominance is under threat from Walmart and Instacart

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for September 22. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]'s news: Walmart and Instacart chip away at Amazon's ad dominance, Quibi mulls a sale, and Suzy raises $34 million. Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images Ad insiders say retailers like Walmart, CV...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Washington Post, Trends, Walmart, Netflix, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Nielsen, Suzy, Instacart, Wall Street Journal, Cvs, Phoenix, BGZ Brands, Matt Britton, Walmart Amazon


Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi Is Looking to Sell Itself, Among Other Possible Options (Report)

Quibi, the mobile subscription TV startup founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg, is exploring “strategic options” including a potential sale, the Wall Street Journal reported. Launched in April 2020, Quibi has raised about $1.75 billion from major studios and other investors and has banked dozens of original series from Hollywood A-listers. The major question is who, exactly, […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Wall Street Journal, Quibi


Quibi is reportedly exploring strategic options including a possible sale

Jeffrey Katzenberg. Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Quibi The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Jeffrey Katzenberg's mobile-video startup, Quibi, which raised $1.75 billion but has struggled to sign up subscribers, is considering a possible sale.  A possible sale is one of a few strategic options the company is reportedly considering, including raising more money, and going public through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Media, Trends, Netflix, Streaming, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Streaming Video, Wall Street Journal, Journal, SPAC, Meg Whitman, Ashley Rodriguez, Katzenberg, Tech Insider, Quibi


Evening Before: Billy Porter, Jeremy Strong, Octavia Spencer, Seth McFarlane Drive Virtual Quarantunes MPTF Bash

Jeffrey Katzenberg and the Motion Picture and Television Fund turned to Richard and Demi Weitz’s Quarantunes Zoom concert fundraising franchise to save this year’s edition of the Evening Before fundraiser tied to the annual Primetime Emmy Awards fete. “Succession’s” Jeremy Strong, George Clooney, Rachel Brosnahan of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Schitt’s Creek’s” Dan Levy, Octavia […]
Tags: News, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Motion Picture and Television Fund, Richard, Josh Gad, Billy Porter, MPTF, Richard Weitz, Seth McFarlane, Demi Weitz, Quarantunes, Jeremy Strong George Clooney Rachel Brosnahan, Dan Levy Octavia


Evening Before: Billy Porter, Jeremy Strong, Octavia Spencer Drive Virtual Quarantunes MPTF Bash

Jeffrey Katzenberg and the Motion Picture and Television Fund turned to Richard and Demi Weitz’s Quarantunes Zoom concert fundraising franchise to save this year’s edition of the Evening Before fundraiser tied to the annual Primetime Emmy Awards fete. “Succession’s” Jeremy Strong, George Clooney, “Schitt’s Creek’s” Dan Levy, “Pose’s” Billy Porter, Octavia Spencer, Sherry Lansing, Josh […]
Tags: News, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Motion Picture and Television Fund, Richard, Creek, Dan Levy, Billy Porter, MPTF, Seth McFarlane, Demi Weitz, Quarantunes, Billy Porter Jeremy, Jeremy Strong George Clooney Schitt, Billy Porter Octavia Spencer Sherry Lansing Josh


There are only 6 billionaires in Hollywood — here's how they became so much richer than other celebrities

Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry at the Los Angeles premiere of "Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire" in November 2009. Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic Actor, writer, and producer Tyler Perry is Hollywood's newest billionaire. Film directors and television personalities dominate the list of Tinseltown's wealthiest — but it doesn't contain anyone who has built a career solely off acting. Hollywood's three comma club is significantly more diverse than the billionaire population as a whole; fou...
Tags: Hollywood, Jay Z, Disney, Los Angeles, Trends, Atlanta, Bloomberg, Kanye West, West, Selma, New York Times, Dreamworks Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Oprah Winfrey, Lucasfilm, Indiana Jones


Justin Bieber buys Beverly Hills home for $25.8M at steep discount

Overlooking Beverly Hills in Beverly Park, the 2.5-acre home has gone on and off the market since 2018 and was originally listed for $42 million.
Tags: Lifestyle, Radio, Justin Bieber, Beverly Hills, Khloe Kardashian, Dreamworks, Agent, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hailey Baldwin, David Geffen, Douglas Elliman, Beverly Park, Josh Altman, Select, News Brief, Matt Altman


CS Video: Maika Monroe & Dane DeHaan on Quibi Thriller The Stranger

CS Video: Maika Monroe & Dane DeHaan on Quibi thriller The Stranger ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with stars Maika Monroe (Honey Boy) and Dane DeHaan (Metallica: Through the Never) to discuss their roles in the Quibi thriller series The Stranger, which is now available to stream in its entirety! Our interview can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Exclusive: Maika Monroe on It Follows’ Fifth Anniversary & Possible Sequel PB = PB || {}; P...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Interview, Los Angeles, Features, TV News, Cbs, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Monroe, Hollywood Hills, Meg Whitman, Dane DeHaan, ComingSoon, Maika Monroe, The Stranger


Katzenberg-Clooney Fundraiser Nets $7 Million for Joe Biden

A virtual fundraiser co-hosted by Jeffrey Katzenberg and George Clooney netted $7 million for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign on Friday, according to the organizers. The fundraiser featured appearances from Biden, running mate Kamala Harris, and their spouses, according to a release. About 25 donors participated in an “intimate virtual setting.” Katzenberg, the chairman of Quibi, […]
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Jeffrey Katzenberg, George Clooney, Biden, Kamala Harris, Katzenberg, Ellen Bronfman Hauptman, Katzenberg Clooney


Data reveals how Quibi has boosted its TV advertising and leaned into YouTube to promote its new wave of programming

Quibi ramped up TV advertising and used YouTube more starting in June, as it readied its second wave of programming and tried to win over subscribers, new data shared with Business Insider showed. Quibi used its official YouTube account more to promote its original programming, and spent more on TV ads, according to data from Tubular Labs, which tracks social-media activity, and ad-tracking firm iSpot.tv.  The ad push comes as Quibi has been retooling its platform and approach following a roug...
Tags: Trends, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Signal, Netflix Hulu, Tubular Labs, Quibi


Joe Biden's VP pick Kamala Harris has held prominent roles in California politics since 2004. Here are the tech moguls and A-list Hollywood bigwigs who have supported her over the years.

On August 11, Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris as his choice for vice president on his 2020 ticket. Harris, a Democratic senator for California, has also held positions as district attorney for San Francisco and attorney general for the state. She has homes in both LA and San Francisco. California Gov. Gavin Newsom campaigned for Harris in Iowa in December 2019. Forbes reported that an overwhelming majority of her 2019 donors came from California and she unsurprisingly has a fan base in the two...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, Jobs, Instagram, Nbc, California, Steve Jobs, Ebay, Aaron Sorkin, La, Stanford, Senate, Massachusetts, Politico


Quibi has ramped up its TV and digital marketing efforts in the last few months as it's rolled out a second wave of originals, new data shows

Quibi ramped up TV advertising and used YouTube more starting in June, as it readied its second wave of programming and tried to win over subscribers, new data shared with Business Insider showed. Quibi used its official YouTube account more to promote its original programming, and spent more on TV ads, according to data from Tubular Labs, which tracks social-media activity, and ad-tracking firm iSpot.tv.  The ad push comes as Quibi has been retooling its platform and approach following a roug...
Tags: Trends, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Signal, Netflix Hulu, Tubular Labs, Quibi


Jeffrey Katzenberg wins big in $125M Beverly Hills sale

Jeffrey Katzenberg, former CEO of DreamWorks Animation, has sold his Beverly Hills home for $125 million in one of the biggest deals ever closed in the Los Angeles area.
Tags: Los Angeles, Radio, Beverly Hills, Dreamworks Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg


LA Mayor’s Fund raises $56 million to help those hit by coronavirus outbreak

The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, a philanthropic organization that is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, has raised more than $56 million to help about 105,000 Angelenos with direct financial assistance, it was announced Wednesday, Aug. 12. The funds will also provide home meal delivery for seniors, childcare for hospital workers and shelter and services for domestic violence survivors, Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “When COVID-19 emerged, Los Angeles stepped up to the plate with innovative and c...
Tags: Business, Hbo, News, Rihanna, California, La, Government, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Steve Ballmer, Community, Mlb, Fund, Jeffrey Katzenberg


Waking Sleeping Beauty – Disney Animation Renaissance – Up The Waterfall Episode 34

Eleven years may have passed since the 2009 Don Hahn directed documentary release, Waking Sleeping Beauty. Don Hahn has another documentary coming out in just a couple of days on Disney+. Howard, which premiers on Disney+ August 7 and tells the story of Howard Ashman. Howard is of course half of the Ashman/Menken duo that […] The post Waking Sleeping Beauty – Disney Animation Renaissance – Up The Waterfall Episode 34 appeared first on ZANNALAND!.
Tags: Parenting, Disney, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Movies & Books, Disney Past, Disney Movie News & Reviews, Don Hahn, Disney Animation Renaissance, Disney Renaissance, Up the Waterfall, Up the Waterfall podcast, Waking Sleeping Beauty, Disney Howard, Disney animation Walt Disney Animation


‘Howard’ Review: A Soulful Tribute to the Man Behind Disney’s Most Beloved Animated Classics

“To our friend Howard, who gave a mermaid her voice and a beast his soul, we will be forever grateful.” The dedication to the lyricist behind some of Disney’s most beloved animated hits that runs in the closing credits of Beauty and the Beast is brief but beautiful — which is a fitting description of the life of Howard Ashman, whose amazing life was cut short by AIDS in 1991, right on the cusp of what would be his greatest and most lasting achievement. It’s a fitting description too for Howard,...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, New York City, Disney, Features, Movie Reviews, Beauty, Broadway, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Little Mermaid, Bill, Ken Burns, Angela Lansbury, Baltimore, Belle, White


Quibi Patent Suit Moves Forward, as Judge Drops Three Claims

A judge on Tuesday allowed Eko to proceed with its patent infringement lawsuit against Quibi, though she dismissed three of Eko’s nine claims against the streaming startup. U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder dismissed a claim involving Quibi Chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg, finding no evidence that Katzenberg entered into an “implied contract” when he took a […]
Tags: News, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Katzenberg, Eko, U S District Judge Christina A Snyder, Quibi


Quibi Earns 10 Emmy Nominations in Rare Bright Spot for Struggling Streamer

The fat wad of cash Quibi has spent on high-end programming paid dividends in one area, at least: Jeffrey Katzenberg’s streamer picked up 10 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations in short form categories. Of course, there’s no guarantee that Emmys nods (or even wins) can move the needle for Quibi, which has had a tough time […]
Tags: News, Awards, Anna Kendrick, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Emmys, Laurence Fishburne, Quibi


19 media startups that top VCs say are poised to take off in 2020, as the pandemic reshapes the industry

Business Insider asked 11 top venture-capital investors which media startups they thought would thrive in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic — and why. We asked each VC to pick two companies, including one they weren't invested in. VC firms are eyeing startups that work on a variety of hot topics in media including livestreaming, short-form video, podcasting, and esports.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. 2020 has been a whirlwind of a year for media companies. The shutteri...
Tags: Spotify, Hollywood, Instagram, Youtube, China, Germany, India, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Eminem, Michael Brown, Jesus, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Kevin Hart


NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock officially launches tomorrow

The next big media streaming service arrives tomorrow, as NBCUniversal launches Peacock. The service has already been available to parent company Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex cable customers since April, but tomorrow marks the launch to a general audience, with anyone in the United States able to sign up and access Peacock on a range of devices including iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, Android and Android TV devices, Chromecast, Xbox One, Vizion SmartCast TVs and LG SmartTVs. Peacock will also...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Media, Jimmy Fallon, Entertainment, Disney, NFL, Tech, Netflix, Beijing, United States, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Sony, Tokyo, Jeffrey Katzenberg


Everything to know about Quibi, the short-form video startup that raised $1.75 billion before launch but has struggled to break through

It's a moment of truth for Quibi, the mobile-video startup that launched in April after raising $1.75 billion to try and revolutionize TV for smartphones. Quibi's early sign ups are rolling off its 90-day free trial offer, and the startup will soon see how many people are willing to pay $5 per month to watch its short-form programming. Business Insider has reported on the company's top executives, leadership approach, strategy for working with content partners, and more. Earlier this year, Qui...
Tags: Trends, Bloomberg, Punk, New York Times, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Liam Hemsworth, Chrissy Teigen, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Pepsi, Chrissy, Procter Gamble, Whitman, Meg Whitman, Sophie Turner


3 Months In, Can Short-Form Streamer Quibi Be Saved?

Covid-19 has been a boon for some subscription video services like Netflix, which has reported surges in subscriptions amid the ongoing pandemic that has relegated many Americans to their homes. That hasn't been the case for Quibi, the 3-month-old, short-form streaming service from execs Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman that is struggling to get a...
Tags: Advertising, Netflix, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Meg Whitman, Streaming & OTT


Just 8% of Quibi’s Initial Free-Trial Users Have Converted to Paying Customers, Analyst Firm Estimates

Not a whole lot of people who sampled Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi premium mobile-streaming app for free are forking over money to pay for it after their gratis trial periods expired, according to new research estimates. The data adds fuel to questions about whether Quibi will be able to successfully pivot its business model, given indications […]
Tags: News, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Quibi


Quibi Was Going To Reinvent Video. But Is Anyone Watching?

Quibi, the brainchild of Jeffrey Katzenberg, the former Disney studio head and DreamWorks co-founder, had promised to reinvent television by streaming high-quality content in ten-minute-or-less chunks to “the TV in your pocket.” – New York Magazine
Tags: Art, Media, Disney, Dreamworks, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Audience, 07.07.20


Quibi says influencers are a key part of its strategy but insiders say it repeatedly dismissed 'YouTuber ideas' in favor of familiar TV formats

Influencers have been part of Quibi's content strategy since it launched, but some people in the influencer business say Quibi has work to do in building relationships with digital creators and making the best use of their talents. Quibi is interested in influencer-driven concepts with high production values or creative that doesn't otherwise fit in with the creators' existing channels, according to people who have pitched or worked with the company. But that approach has ruffled some feathers...
Tags: Youtube, Trends, Netflix, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hannah Hart, Joe Jonas, Robbins, Business Insider, Hart, Butler, Teigen, Ludlow Ventures, Emily Nussbaum, YouTube Instagram, Rachel Hollis, Kirby Jenner


Quibi has courted influencers for its shows but insiders say it ruffled feathers by dismissing 'YouTuber ideas' in favor of familiar TV formats

Influencers have been part of Quibi's content strategy since it launched, but some people in the influencer business say Quibi has work to do in building relationships with digital creators and making the best use of their talents. Quibi is interested in influencer-driven concepts with high production values or creative that doesn't otherwise fit in with the creators' existing channels, according to people who have pitched or worked with the company. But that approach has ruffled some feathers...
Tags: Youtube, Trends, Netflix, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hannah Hart, Joe Jonas, Robbins, Business Insider, Hart, Butler, Teigen, Ludlow Ventures, Emily Nussbaum, YouTube Instagram, Rachel Hollis, Kirby Jenner


Of Quibi, Funding, Moat..and WhatTheGoat

Quibi, the much hyped startup has failed to achieve its target of 7.2 million subscribers. For starters, Quibi is started by high profile leaders – Jeffrey Katzenberg (DreamWorks Animation cofounder) and ex HP CEO, Meg Whitman; and raised close to $2Bn even before the launch. The short mobile video product secured original content (licensed from Hollywood A-listers like Steven Spielberg) as part of its launch strategy. In spite of all this, the company was able to grab only 2 million subscribers...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, Walmart, Dreamworks Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Wall Street Journal, Steven Spielberg, Product Management, Meg Whitman, Quibi, Pepsi Taco Bell Anheuser Busch