Leopold Legendary hits digital networks, confirms company’s corporate parental legend Entertainment Diversity.
According to the source, the cuts are in eight full-time positions, representing 30% of the employees. Trimming covers the marketing, production and sales teams of the department. Legend has it returning to the digital division since Joshua Grod took over as the company’s CEO in 2016. There was an idea that these operations were monetizing the company’s profitable film and television activities. With the launch of COVID-19, these cuts were accelerated, resulting in pruning and flurry across the entertainment industry, from low cuts to Disney to imaging fonts.
In 2009, the legendary digital network was launched to create and develop video games. Its orientation shifted with the acquisition of the Pop Culture Center and podcast company 2012 Nerdist. Legend Digital also owns and manages the YouTube channels Geek & Beauty and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls website. The cuts took effect this week.
Legendary Entertainment’s most successful recent films include “Pokemon Detective Pikachu,” “Crimson Peak,” “Kong: Skull Island” and “Godzilla: The King of the Dants.” Its upcoming offers include “uneun,” “Enola Homes” and “Godzilla vs. Kong.” Legendary television shows include Amazon’s “Carnival Row” and Netflix’s “Last in Space”, as well as the Hulu mini-series “The Looming Tower”.