Before joining The Wrap, Scott Mendelson got his industry start in 2008 with a self-piloted film blog titled "Mendelson's Memos." In 2013, he was recruited to write for Forbes.com where he wrote almost exclusively for nearly a decade. In that time he published copious in-depth analytical and editorialized entertainment industry articles specializing in (but not exclusively focused upon) theatrical box office. A well-known industry pundit, Mendelson has appeared on numerous podcasts and been featured as a talking head on NPR, CNN, Fox and BBC.
BA in Film Theory/Criticism from Wright State University
Before ‘Black Panther,’ Black Superheroes Like ‘Blade’ Kept Comic Book Movies AliveBy Scott Mendelson | February 21, 2023 @ 10:00 AM
Films like ”Meteor Man“ and ”Steel“ gave Black actors a chance to be caped crusaders.
Paramount’s $1.5 Billion Write-Down Is the Bill for Peak TV Coming Due | AnalysisBy Scott Mendelson | February 20, 2023 @ 6:15 AM
The gutting of Showtime’s slate as it folds into Paramount+ is a Wall Street-pleasing purge — and a sign of the times
Patrick Dempsey to Star in Eli Roth’s ‘Thanksgiving’By Scott Mendelson | February 17, 2023 @ 11:07 AM
The ”Grey’s Anatomy“ star is in talks to join the seasonal slasher film inspired by the fake ”Grindhouse“ trailer from 2006
Wall Street Bets Big on Lionsgate’s Box Office | AnalysisBy Scott Mendelson | February 17, 2023 @ 6:00 AM
2023 is a do-or-die year for its future as an independent studio. Can its upcoming IP-rich movie slate live up to the expectations?
Rami Malek Joins 20th Century’s Thriller ‘Amateur’ From Director James HawesBy Scott Mendelson | February 16, 2023 @ 4:24 PM
The film, currently in development, will concern a cryptographer who blackmails the CIA into training him to avenge his murdered wife
Final ‘John Wick 4’ Trailer Has Keanu Reeves Facing Off Against Action Movie RoyaltyBy Scott Mendelson | February 16, 2023 @ 7:20 AM
The action-packed trailer spotlights Wick’s new friends and foes
Paramount+ to Raise Prices as It Brings ’Yellowstone’ Spin-offs and ’Yellowjackets’ TogetherBy Scott Mendelson | February 16, 2023 @ 7:05 AM
The coming combination of Paramount+ and Showtime will see a price hike from $9.99 to $11.99 per month
‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Live-Action Remake Flying to Theaters in 2025By Scott Mendelson | February 15, 2023 @ 3:00 PM
Dean DeBlois, who directed DreamWorks’ animated trilogy, will helm for Universal
Cinemark Founder Lee Roy Mitchell to Step Down From Board After 40 YearsBy Scott Mendelson | February 15, 2023 @ 2:33 PM
The 85-year-old’s son Kevin will succeed him
5 Great Movies ‘Titanic’ Sunk at the 1998 Box OfficeBy Scott Mendelson | February 15, 2023 @ 8:00 AM
25 years ago Hollywood spent three months trying to swim around James Cameron’s Oscar-winning blockbuster.
Motion Picture Academy President Calls Its Response to Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock ‘Inadequate’By Scott Mendelson | February 13, 2023 @ 2:58 PM
”We learned from this,“ Janet Yang noted at Monday’s Oscar Nominees Luncheon
China Box Office Continues to Balloon Amid Growing Tensions With U.S. | ChartsBy Scott Mendelson | February 13, 2023 @ 11:31 AM
”Full River Red“ and ”The Wandering Earth 2“ helped push China’s theatrical revenues near $1.5 billion in the first month of 2023
Hollywood’s Hottest New Trend? Movies Opening in Theaters | ChartBy Scott Mendelson | February 13, 2023 @ 6:00 AM
”Magic Mike’s Last Dance“ is just one of several films conceived as streaming titles now ending up in multiplexes
‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Super Bowl Spot Shows Off Its All-Star Cast of Heroes and Thieves (Videos)By Scott Mendelson | February 10, 2023 @ 7:58 AM
The teaser summarizes the film’s promised pleasures for those discovering it for the first time during the game
Starz, Content Library Boost Lionsgate’s Third Quarter Revenue to $1 BillionBy Scott Mendelson | February 9, 2023 @ 1:19 PM
The Santa Monica mini-major reported results well above Wall Street expectations, with CEO Jon Feltheimer citing ”encouraging signs“ across its business