Mitch Lowe has created a monster fit for the big screen. The chief executive of MoviePass took a sleepy, little-known, 20,000-member movie subscription service on Aug. 15 and injected pure adrenaline into its business plan. Lowe cut the monthly, no-commitment membership fee to $9.95 from $40 to $50, enabling movie buffs to gorge themselves on…
The world is turning upside down for a “Stranger Things”-themed bar in Chicago that has been ordered by Netflix to close its doors. “The Upside Down” pop-up in Chicago, named after the dark parallel universe from the Netflix show, launched in August and became a hit. The bar serves drinks including a syrup-flavored cocktail called… […]
In today’s film news roundup, Netflix buys Clive Owen thriller “Anon,” Burt Young is cast as a crime underboss in “Vault,” and Bresha Webb will play Kevin Hart’s twin sister in “Night School…” ACQUISITIONS Netflix has acquired U.S. and some international rights to the thriller “Anon,” starring Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried, Colm Feore, and Sonya… […]
Netflix has hired Melissa Cobb as its new vice president of kids and family, the streaming service announced Thursday. Cobb, who most recently served as chief creative officer and head of studio for Oriental DreamWorks, will be based in the Los Angeles office, reporting to chief content officer Ted Sarandos. In her role, she will lead… […]
TV insiders open up about the show they wish was theirs, the Emmy category they’d create and the job they’d have if they weren’t working in Hollywood: “POTUS — it doesn’t seem that hard.”
‘The Green Beret’s Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse’ is also exec-produced by Peter Berg. read more
Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 | ‘One Mississippi” begins its second season on Amazon.
For the first time since “Friends,” Jennifer Aniston is returning to TV with a brand new show about morning TV in New York. Reese Witherspoon, who just got an Emmy nomination for the “Big Little Lies” HBO TV series, is also starring in the project. What’s more interesting about it is that both Apple and…
Jerry Seinfeld is a stand-up comedy legend. The comedian’s self-titled sitcom that he created with Curb Your Enthusiasm mastermind Larry David is one of the most successful network comedies of all time, which is impressive for a show that is famously about nothing. Plus, it’s kind of the inspiration for all the sitcoms following stand-up […]
The Academy Award-winning director behind La La Land and Whiplash, Damien Chazelle, is joining forces with Netflix and screenwriter Jack Thorne (Star Wars: Episode IX) for a musical called The Eddy. Chazelle will direct two of the eight episodes, which are all set in Paris, France. After how lavish and dreamy Chazelle made Los Angeles look in La La Land, I […]
Director David Fincher helped Netflix make a splash with one of their earliest hits, House of Cards. The filmmaker behind Gone Girl and The Social Network is now making a crime series for the streaming service called Mindhunters, which is about two FBI agents trying to understand the psyche of serial killers. Fincher, who produced the series with actress Charlize Theron, directed the first […]
With all the television shows and movies streaming in September, there’s plenty to choose from. Like Jerry Seinfeld, for instance. Named the highest paid comedian of 2017 by Forbes, he’s obviously still doing something right. Netflix‘s “Jerry Before Seinfeld” special puts Seinfeld on stage at the Comic Strip in New York (where he launched his […]
The former Freeform executive will be based in L.A. and be part of the international originals production group. read more
Netflix has unveiled a pair of documentaries — Gay Talese’s “Voyeur” and “Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold” — and plans to release both later this year. Both titles are due to premiere first at the 55th New York Film Festival in October. “Voyeur” follows Talese as he reports one of the most controversial… […]
Netflix grows so fast it doesn’t have time to form a creative vision. But does it even need one?
Something very mainstream is happening over at Netflix. The digital streaming service — which began life as a platform for other networks’ shows — upended everyone’s notions on how, when and what we would watch on the small screen (or computer). With series including “House of Cards,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “House of Cards,”…
They join David Letterman, the Coen Brothers and many others who have projects at the streaming giant.
Will Netflix suffer a significant subscriber exodus once Disney movies roll off the service in 2019? According to one Wall Street firm’s analysis: probably not. Disney announced last week that it would not renew the movie-output deal with Netflix for first-run Disney and Pixar titles in the U.S. — and instead would launch its own… […]
‘The Break-Up’s’ Jeremy Garelick will serve as showrunner on the eight-episode series. read more