'Days of our Lives' Renewal, Inappropriate Behavior and "Dumb Book" Among 173,000 Leaked Sony Emails Archived by Wikileaks

Leaked-document catch-all Wikileaks announced today the creation of a massive archive containing more than 30,000 pages—including 173,000 emails—from the Sony hacking that so disrupted Hollywood late last year. Included are some revealing exchanges about Days of our Lives, Sony's daytime soap opera that has aired on NBC since November 1965. Check out some of the more interesting emails below:

From mailer-daemon
To kent, steveburke, mary
RE: So you know

From: Kent, Steve
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 11:41 AM
To: Mosko, Steve
Cc: Burke, Mary
Subject: So you know

There is a potential problem with an actor on Days who has been accused of inappropriate behavior with another actors daughter. Paula is aware

From mailer-daemon
To frost, jeffrey
Re: Hulu
Agree. Let me know. Thanks Jeff.

Sent on the run

On Dec 23, 2013, at 11:39 PM, "Frost, Jeffrey" wrote:

I finally heard back from Cheeks this evening. The big obstacle has been Ted Harbert who really wants to move to low cost info/talk shows instead of DOOL after next season. Despite this (and Harbert’s objection), NBC will agree to two more years of DOOL at $775K next season and $750K the following season, provided we go up from our current proposal of $4.25m to settle the Community issue to $4.50m. How do you feel about $4.50m? Given Harbert’s strong push for alternative programming after the next season, I think we’re better off locking in 2 years of DOOL now and paying the additional $250K.

From: Mosko, Steve
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2013 11:17 PM
To: Frost, Jeffrey
Subject: Re: Hulu

Any word ?

Sent on the run

On Dec 20, 2013, at 10:16 AM, "Frost, Jeffrey" wrote:

Steve, here’s the financial impact if we were to agree to what NBC is proposing with the 2nd year pickup on Days, but the reduction in license fees.

From: Taylor, Dawn
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2013 7:48 AM
To: Frost, Jeffrey
Cc: Shearer, Drew
Subject: Hulu


Based on the current scenario ($4.25m) payment to NBC, and 2 season pickup for Days at $750k and $725k license fee (vs current fee of $775k), the total profit impact to SPT is ($4.1m) ebit. The impact would be realized over the next four fiscal years. Approx ($1m) impacting each year as indicated below:

FY14 - $1m (payment to NBC)

FY15 - $1.5m ($1m- payment to NBC, $500k – lower license fee on Days)

FY16 - $1.1m (all lower license fee on Days)

Fy17 - $500k (all lower

From mailer-daemon
To elwell, chris

Sent on the run

On Mar 21, 2014, at 6:15 PM, "Elwell, Chris" wrote:

I think we should figure out how to audit corday’s production costs. Eg the costs they spent promoting that dumb book. Going to talk to Greg

From mailer-daemon
To elwell, chris
RE: Days 50th
Good idea....

-----Original Message-----
From: Elwell, Chris
Sent: Monday, November 04, 2013 4:35 PM
To: Mosko, Steve
Subject: RE: Days 50th

Jw thought we should take it thru year 49 and then leverage nbc next year for years 50+ .

-----Original Message-----
From: Mosko, Steve
Sent: Monday, November 04, 2013 4:26 PM
To: Kent, Steve
Cc: Elwell, Chris; Frost, Jeffrey; Greg Meng
Subject: RE: Days 50th

Call me...

-----Original Message-----
From: Kent, Steve
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2013 9:43 AM
To: Mosko, Steve
Cc: Elwell, Chris; Frost, Jeffrey; Greg Meng
Subject: Days 50th

The 50th anniversary of Days is November 2015. A one year pickup takes us to September 2015. A two year pickup would include the 50th. This date has been triple checked.

From mailer-daemon
To kent, steve
Re: Ken

Sent on the run

On Nov 15, 2013, at 11:27 AM, "Kent, Steve" wrote:

Ken is calling to tell you that the actors Alison Sweeney and James Scott claim they are burned out and want to leave the show in April.

Also he heard from a “source” that the Head writer of Days Gary Tomlin and Bruce Evans are developing a new soap with these two actors. I told him that’s nonsense. Bruce is very supportive of Days. Ken is clearly w

From mailer-daemon
To kent, steve, van, zack, erlicht, jamie
Attached Files
# Filename Size
1171 EAS 332B
FW: Days numbers
Can’t write this shit…

From: Evans, Bruce (NBCUniversal) [mailto:Bruce.Evans@nbcuni.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2014 3:06 PM
To: Greenblatt, Robert (NBCUniversal); Mosko, Steve; Salke, Jennifer (NBCUniversal)
Cc: Sanders, Vernon (NBCUniversal); Lewis, Christina (NBCUniversal)
Subject: Re: Days numbers

That story as well as a teen love story that is now heating up......

Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.

From: Greenblatt, Robert (NBCUniversal)

Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2014 2:25 PM

To: Mosko, Steve; Salke, Jennifer (NBCUniversal)

Cc: Evans, Bruce (NBCUniversal); Sanders, Vernon (NBCUniversal)

Subject: RE: Days numbers

Fantastic. What’s bringing in the female teens? The gay love story? I’m not kidding – with QUEER AS FOLK our most rabid audience for that show was young women and teens.

From: Mosko, Steve [mailto:Steve_Mosko@sony]
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2014 10:38 AM
To: Greenblatt, Robert (NBCUniversal); Salke, Jennifer (NBCUniversal)
Subject: FW: Days numbers

Nice growth!

From: Kent, Steve
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Mosko, Steve
Cc: Leconte, Dominik
Subject: Days numbers

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From mosko, steve
To elwell, chris
What is status

Sent on the run
On Sep 3, 2014, at 2:46 PM, "Elwell, Chris" wrote:

So it’s ‘get lost’. Sigh.

From: Mosko, Steve
Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 2:42 PM
To: Elwell, Chris
Cc: Kent, Steve
Subject: Re: SoapNet replacement


Sent on the run

On Sep 3, 2014, at 2:38 PM, "Elwell, Chris" wrote:

How much do you want him to know? Please don’t say I’m supposed to tell him to get lost. J

From: Barry Felsen [mailto:bfelsen@dool.net]
Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 1:40 PM
To: Elwell, Chris
Subject: SoapNet replacement

Hi Chris: I believe the Soapnet net deal expires this month and was wondering if you had an update on a replacement? Thanks

Best Regards


From flory_bramnick@sony
To steve_mosko@sonyjohn_weiser@sony, chris_elwell@sony

Y&R time periods

Steve, I checked with William Liu and his team as to whether Y&R airs at 6pm ET (or related time periods in time zones across the country), and you’re right. If CBS gave TVGN the right to air the show at 6pm, it wouldn’t conflict with any station’s airing. As Chris may have explained, TVGN will likely not air Y&R at 6pm, but with the right to air it then, we can legitimately put Days Of Our Lives there. That’s where TVGN would like to air it. I connected with my TVGN clients again yesterday, and I should be hearing back (hopefully with an offer) at the end of next week. I’ll keep you posted, and if they come through with an offer, it would be great if you would make the call to CBS. Many thanks, Flory

From mailer-daemon
To bramnick, floryweiser, john, belker, thanda
Re: Days
Could ..it would be a longer delay.

Sent on the run

> On Jun 10, 2014, at 7:03 AM, "Bramnick, Flory" wrote:
> I'm working on it. Still pushing TVGN, which is the best place for it. As I understand it, our deal with NBC doesn't allow subscription

>> On Jun 10, 2014, at 7:01 AM, "Mosko, Steve" wrote:
>> Where are we with days deal. ?? Are we pitching subscription services. Doesn't crunchy roll run soaps? Running out of time. Steve.

>> Sent on the run

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