Dade Hayes has specialized in entertainment business coverage as a writer and editor for Deadline where he is a business editor, and reports on financial and corporate news along with streaming, film, television, technology, and advertising. Dawn Chmielewski is a U.S.-based entertainment business correspondent for Reuters, whose work has appeared in some of the nation’s largest publications. The two will discuss their new book, Binge Times, the first comprehensive account of the biggest disruption in the entertainment industry, the shift to streaming. The conversation will be moderated by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning producer Evan Shapiro.
Evan Shapiro is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning producer of TV (Portlandia, Take My Wife, Harmonquest, Please Like Me), Film (This Film Is Not Yet Rated, The Bridge) and Podcasts (Next Wih Novo, Roast Of Your Teenage Self, The Rubber Room, Cancel Culture), a professor of Media Studies at NYU and Fordham, and an author of the Media War & Peace Newsletter and the official unofficial Cartographer of the Media Universe.
Dade Hayes has specialized in entertainment business coverage as a writer and editor for Deadline, Variety and Entertainment Weekly, among other outlets. At Deadline, where he is business editor, his purview includes financial and corporate news along with streaming, film, television, technology and advertising. In addition to Binge Times, the first account of the unprecedented boom in streaming, written with Dawn Chmielewski, Hayes has written two previous books: open Wide (Hyperion) and Anytime Playdate (Free Press/Simon & Schuster). The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Canada’s Globe & Mail have published Hayes as a freelance contributor. Wondery’s popular narrative podcast Business Wars, has featured his original scripts, and he has appeared regularly on media outlets like NPR, the BBC and CNN. He lives in Larchmont, New York, with his wife and their two children.
Dawn Chmielewski is a U.S.-based entertainment business correspondent for Reuters, whose work has appeared in some of the nation’s largest publications, including Forbes, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report and the Los Angeles Times. As a senior editor at Recode, she won awards for her coverage of the devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. Her multi-part series for the Los Angeles Times exposing a child pedophile scandal in Hollywood resulted in a change in California law to require background checks for talent agents, managers and others with unsupervised access to young actors and models. Dawn has done extensive work as a television and radio commentator, appearing on CNN, CNBC and NBC and National Public Radio’s “Here and Now” public affairs show. She also was a regular contributor to PC World’s technology show “Digital Duo,” which aired on nearly 200 public television stations nationwide. Dawn is a graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University.