J.J. Abrams Bidding War Won By WarnerMedia as Bad Robot Nears $500M Partnership

The big deal: WarnerMedia and Bad Robot (J.J. Abrams company) have reportedly agreed to a deal worth $500M.

The deal covers:
1) 
Movies
2) Television shows
3) Video games
4) Consumer products
5) Music
6) Digital content

Bad Robot deals in 2019 dollars:
1) 
2006 – $80M
2) 
2019 – $500M

Recent talent deals:
1) 
Bad Robot (WarnerMedia) – $500M
2) 
Greg Berlanti (WarnerMedia) – $400M
3) 
Ryan Murphy (Netflix) – $300M
4) 
Shonda Rhimes (Netflix) – $100M

Quote from Bob Greenblatt 
– Chair @ WarnerMedia:
“Just because you increase the volume [of shows], you can’t increase the number of really talented people in the world that can produce these shows, so when they come along as a J.J. Abrams does once in every generation, you want to hold on to them…We hope to keep him in the family.

There’s a very competitive situation out there because the other great companies and streaming services also would like to have him,” 

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