At Variety’s TV Summit, iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises president John Sykes and Variety’s Andrew Wallenstein discussed how the company has branched out from radio into other media and revealed the start-up mentality behind it all.
“Everybody helps everybody else out. I create content in my area, but I have a partner, Tom Poleman, who runs all the radio stations and I talk to 50 times a day. Our ad sales team, we go to studios and talk about how we can work together,” said Sykes. “We don’t look at it like a monolithic company. We look at it like a kind of scrappy, do-all company. As a result, we write scripts, we do everything. Nothing is too small.”
Jennifer Aniston, who was honored on Friday at Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon presented by Lifetime, said she began to see herself in a different light and find her voice when she began working on “Friends.” “I started meeting all of these people who expressed to me how much the show meant to them — how […]
Brie Larson was honored at Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon presented by Lifetime on Friday, and talked about her upcoming film “Just Mercy” and the Equal Justice Initiative. Larson portrays Eva Ansley, who co-founded the Equal Justice Initiative, in “Just Mercy,” and revealed what she learned from Ansley while making the film. “Where can you gain […]