After years of declining production activity for Made-For-TV movies, Netflix is accelerating the rate it licenses and produces lower-budgeted movies, which FilmTake has coined Made-For-Streaming movies.
Against the backdrop of expanding industry competition, Netflix is significantly increasing the amount it invests to produce, license, and acquire films and shows.
Netflix expanded its global footprint with a ten-year lease at the U.K’s Shepperton Studios. The lease grants Netflix exclusive access to a majority of Shepperton including 14 sound stages.
Netflix’s $8 billion production allocation for 2018 to produce and acquire 700 shows and films is already reaping record new subscribers.
CBS Films did not acquire I, Tonya after all – Neon and 30WEST will distribute in the U.S. UK’s Icon Film Distribution runs out of money, again!
TIFF Take Two: Protagonist starts sales on Cumberbatch bare-knuckle adaptation. Ed Arentz launches distributor Greenwich Entertainment.
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is underway. There are plenty of films to wet the appetite of distributors and streamers alike.
If reports from China are to be believed (clearly they cannot), a company with $19 million in revenue was going to finance $1 billion of Paramount’s slate.
In an unsurprising decision that many industry followers have expected, Paramount Pictures’ CEO Brad Grey is leaving the studio after 12 years.
If there is one thing that Relativity Media’s Ryan Kavanaugh knows, it’s a comeback. Relativity Media’s Ryan Kavanaugh has given many successful pitches…