Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) is in the process of financially gutting Turner Classic Movies (TCM), and I can’t say that I care.
The TCM that mattered died a long ago.
According to some reports, WBD slashed TCM’s staff from 90 people to 20. What we do know is that the 29-year-old cable channel has new leadership, and the staff cuts have been severe enough to alarm Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and Paul Thomas Anderson into having an emergency meeting with WBD chief David Zaslav. The director-trio said they came out of the meeting “heartened,” but they also want to make movies with Zaslav, so no one knows the truth. In Hollywood, it’s every man for himself. No one in that mercenary town puts principle ahead of status … and there is no higher status than a studio greenlight.
— Jim Cummings (@jimmycthatsme) June 22, 2023
So, who knows…