Q & A: Vince McMahon
Few entertainment moguls have hit a rival over the head with a trash can. Vince McMahon, however, has taken the role of a hands-on executive to a new level. The chairman of the publicly traded, family-run World Wrestling Entertainment mostly has given up the tights to focus on growing his business into a global brand. In addition to producing (soon) six hours of TV a week, WWE Films last year inked a first-look deal with Fox to distribute theatrical films and direct-to-DVD releases. And on April 5, McMahon will preside over WWE’s 25th edition of WrestleMania, which scores about 1 million pay-per-view buys every year. He spoke with THR’s Georg Szalai.
THR: How many features and direct-to-DVD releases should we expect each year under WWE Films" new deal with Fox?
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