5 Predictions for Hollywood in 2022: Roku Will Buy a Studio and More

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A lot of things happened in 2021 that we didn’t see coming — and, no, we don’t mean the continued presence of the coronavirus. From MGM being swooped up by Amazon for $8.45 billion to Ari Emanuel finally taking Endeavor public to CAA swallowing up rival agency ICM, this past year kept everyone on their toes.

And, of course, nothing compared to the industry-shattering deal between AT&T and Discovery, which will see WarnerMedia merge with David Zaslav’s nonfiction powerhouse to form Warner Bros. Discovery sometime next year.

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Tim Baysinger

TV reporter • tim.baysinger@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tim_bays