‘Netflix for theaters’ sending industry into a frenzy

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‘Netflix for theaters’ sending industry into a frenzy
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…
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Netflix Issues Cease-and-Desist Order on Unauthorized ‘Stranger Things’-Themed Bar

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Netflix Issues Cease-and-Desist Order on Unauthorized ‘Stranger Things’-Themed Bar
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… […]
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Film News Roundup: Netflix Buys Clive Owen Thriller ‘Anon’

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Film News Roundup: Netflix Buys Clive Owen Thriller ‘Anon’
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… […]
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Netflix Hires DreamWorks Vet Melissa Cobb as Vice President of Kids and Family

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Netflix Hires DreamWorks Vet Melissa Cobb as Vice President of Kids and Family
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… […]
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28 Network Execs Reveal Candid Thoughts About Netflix, Talking Trump at Lunch and 'Game of Thrones' Fate

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28 Network Execs Reveal Candid Thoughts About Netflix, Talking Trump at Lunch and 'Game of Thrones' Fate
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.”
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Survival Comedy Series Produced by Matt Damon Ordered at Netflix

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Survival Comedy Series Produced by Matt Damon Ordered at Netflix
‘The Green Beret’s Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse’ is also exec-produced by Peter Berg. read more
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TV highlights: ‘BoJack Horseman’ returns to Netflix

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TV highlights: ‘BoJack Horseman’ returns to Netflix
Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 | ‘One Mississippi” begins its second season on Amazon.
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Apple and Netflix fighting over Jennifer Aniston’s new show

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Apple and Netflix fighting over Jennifer Aniston’s new show
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…
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‘Jerry Before Seinfeld’ Trailer: The Comedian Tells His Earliest Jokes on Netflix

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‘Jerry Before Seinfeld’ Trailer: The Comedian Tells His Earliest Jokes on Netflix
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 […]
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‘La La Land’ Director Damien Chazelle is Making a Musical Series for Netflix

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‘La La Land’ Director Damien Chazelle is Making a Musical Series for Netflix
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 […]
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‘Mindhunter’ Teaser Trailer: David Fincher’s New Netflix Series

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‘Mindhunter’ Teaser Trailer: David Fincher’s New Netflix Series
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 […]
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What's streaming on Amazon Prime, Netflix in September: 'Jerry Before Seinfeld,' 'Transparent' and Paul Hollywood hits the road, more

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What's streaming on Amazon Prime, Netflix in September: 'Jerry Before Seinfeld,' 'Transparent' and Paul Hollywood hits the road, more
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 […]
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Simran Sethi Joins Netflix as Creative Exec for India

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Simran Sethi Joins Netflix as Creative Exec for India
The former Freeform executive will be based in L.A. and be part of the international originals production group. read more
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Netflix to Release Gay Talese, Joan Didion Documentaries

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Netflix to Release Gay Talese, Joan Didion Documentaries
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… […]
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In its bid to be everything, Netflix is still missing one thing: An identity

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In its bid to be everything, Netflix is still missing one thing: An identity
Netflix grows so fast it doesn’t have time to form a creative vision. But does it even need one?
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How Shonda Rhimes, Chuck Lorre and Netflix are kicking networks to the curb

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How Shonda Rhimes, Chuck Lorre and Netflix are kicking networks to the curb
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,”…
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Shonda Rhimes, Martin Scorsese and all the other big names Netflix has lured away

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Shonda Rhimes, Martin Scorsese and all the other big names Netflix has lured away
They join David Letterman, the Coen Brothers and many others who have projects at the streaming giant.
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Netflix Losing Disney and Pixar Movies: No Big Deal?

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Netflix Losing Disney and Pixar Movies: No Big Deal?
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… […]
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Netflix Orders 'Best Worst Weekend Ever' Comedy Series (Exclusive)

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Netflix Orders 'Best Worst Weekend Ever' Comedy Series (Exclusive)
‘The Break-Up’s’ Jeremy Garelick will serve as showrunner on the eight-episode series. read more
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