Fresh from the media landscape with a deal to combine WarnerMedia and Discovery, AT&T’s head of Discovery David Zaslav and John Stankey will touch on in Sun Valley, Idaho, in July for Allen & Co.’s annual media conference.
They will be attending the energy brokerage and media giant’s annual conference hosted by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who recently made an $8.5 billion deal to buy. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer And it will enter the resort at a time when most insiders believe that Hollywood and Silicon Valley are in the midst of an unprecedented merger.
If there are more mergers and acquisitions They may have hatched in Sun Valley, which in the past was home to big deals such as Comcast̵7;s acquisition of NBC/Universal, the Washington Post sale to Bezos and the Disney City/ABC capital deal. Sun Valley also played a matchmaker for the unhappy union of AOL and Time Warner, which until short-term ownership of AT&T’s WarnerMedia was the worst ever to happen to a company that the brothers Harry, Albert, Sam and Jack Warner was founded in 1923 (it may still be But at least for now, there are competitors in the AT&T merger.)
Last year, Allen & Co., the investment banker behind the congregation. Stop work related to COVID But it will return in 2021, and it will likely happen immediately after the 4th of July holiday. The casual surroundings and the casual preponderance have led some to call a week’s work. “Summer Camp for Godfathers”
Sun Valley’s guest list is brimming with names facing cash and ego to fuel the next wave of mergers and acquisitions. It includes Apple’s Tim Cook, Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett, Walt Disney CEO Bob Chapek, Mark Zuckerberg. and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos and Reid Hastings, Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida, and Comcast’s Brian Roberts. They are joined in the deal-making club by Liberty Global chairman John Malone and senior military officer Mike Fries and Greg Maffei, Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino, CAA’s Bryan Lourd, ICM’s Chris Silbermann, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, ViacomCBS’ Shari Redstone and Viking Global Investors’ Andreas Halvorsen. WarnerMedia’s CEO, Lar, was widely expected to be a heretic and lose his job when the company’s breakup with Discovery ended.
Sun Valley frequently hosts presidential candidates such as Chris Christie and Cory Booker, both of whom were not on the guest list this year. This edition will see former US Ambassador Nikki Haley. United Nations and potential 2024 candidates attack Idaho in hopes of cultivating some donors. She said she would not run for election if Donald Trump bid again Poll and other high street figures include Richard Haass, chairman of the Council for Foreign Relations, former US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, former US Secretary of State James Baker and former US Special Forces commander William McRaven.
From the world of sports are Boston Red Sox owner John Henry, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, Buffalo owner Terry Pegula. Bills and Saber, New England Patriots owner Bob Craft, National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver and National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell.
Educational institutions may not boast of the type of salary that is often a requirement for admission to Sun Valley, but teachers and school presidents are helpful for discussions that fuel most of the week’s activities. Practice to talk about everything from global terrorism to public education to global warming. In the afternoon there are cycling, white water rafting and barbecue. This year’s Ivory Tower civic group includes University of Chicago president Bob Zimmer, Georgetown University president Jack DeGioia and Nicholas Christakis, Yale professor of social and natural sciences.
Others who received gold tickets and the opportunity to trade their power packs for reasonably priced windbreakers and chino pants include Shake Shack creator Danny Meyer, Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell, Palantir CEO Alex Karp. , “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” creator Vince Gilligan “Murphy Brown’s Candice Bergen, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotique, producer Brian Grae. Sir, Casey Wasserman, Chair of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee and head of marketing and management at Wasserman and Kevin Sabet, a former White House drug control policy adviser who founded Smart Approaches to Marijuana, a political organization against the legalization and trade in marijuana.
This task closes the recording. But some journalists are allowed behind the velvet rope. Either act as moderators to talk or create sources. This year’s legacy includes Diane Sawyer, Anderson Cooper, Tom Brokaw, Gayle King, New York journalist Evan Osnos, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, “Squawk Box” co-hosts Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Lionel Barber, former Financial Times editor
Being on the guest list doesn’t mean people actually show up at Alpine Idyll — Jerry Seinfeld was invited one year. but not showing One percent of one percent leads a busy life. for example It’s possible that Bezos’s July 20 trip to space could alter those plans. If he doesn’t come, he’ll have friends. Regulars are not on the list this time. These include Rupert Murdoch and his son Lachlan (although ex-wife Wendi Deng Murdoch is named), as well as billionaire entrepreneur Peter Thiel and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.