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Numbers, those longtime pillars of the entertainment business, determiners of pay scale and quantifiers of the hot and the not, are vanishing from public view. Streaming’s inexorable takeover of the industry has altered the once-straightforward process of measuring the performance of TV programs and movies. Of course, there has been grumbling for decades about Nielsen’s
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Sony Pictures Entertainment follows its release of Parallel Mothers last week with Jockey in three theaters in NY/LA (Film Forum, AMC Lincoln Square, Laemmle Royal) in a specialty market crowded by holdovers and wide releases, and amid a Covid-19 surge that’s particularly tough on arthouses. The frame isn’t ideal for new specialty fare in any case but
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Netflix’s original movie Red Notice and limited series True Story starring Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes finished No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in Nielsen’s overall SVOD streaming rankings in the U.S. for the week of November 22-28, which covered the Thanksgiving holiday. Red Notice, which Netflix already has told us was the streaming giant’s
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“The worst TV adaptations are slavishly devoted to the [original] text,” according to The Stranger creator Harlan Coben, who said he “hopes to continue” working with Netflix as his five-year deal draws to a close. Coben was speaking in a Q&A for his latest Netflix project, Red Production Company’s Stay Close starring Cush Jumbo, Richard Armitage and
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Climate Change TV Fund Launches An organisation has been launched to help develop more TV shows and films about climate change. Climate Spring has attracted funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and Gower Street Trust and is being led by film producers James Durrant and Josh Cockroft, along with climate strategist Lucy Stone. Working
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The Gotham Awards  kicked off Monday night in lower Manhattan honoring the best independent films of 2021 with a vaccinated, Covid-tested, in-person ceremony at its longtime Cipriani Wall Street home. It’s a big deal as the first, and the first live, major awards event at a time when the industry has struggled to gather together.
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Through its first ten days on Netflix, the Dwayne Johnson-Gal Gadot-Ryan Reynolds $200M action heist movie Red Notice is already the streamer’s second most watched movie of all time with 277.9M hours clocked. The Rawson Marshall Thurber directed title is honing in on being the streamer’s most-watched-movie-of-all-time, that currently being the Sandra Bullock thriller Bird
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In the wake of redefining the measurement of binge-watching on streaming, Netflix’s new top 10 film chart for the week of Nov. 8-14 lists Rawson Marshall Thurber’s $200M action feature Red Notice as the No. 1 film for the period with 148.7M hours watched since Nov. 12; easily the most watched movie ever on Netflix for
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UPDATE: Netflix has unveiled the final trailer for its upcoming series Arcane, based on Riot Games’ popular League of Legends gaming franchise. Unveiled during the 2021 Worlds Semi-Finals on Sunday, the latest look at the animated series both sees a world and house divided as several League of Legends champions pursue their purpose – either
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EXCLUSIVE: Last Kingdom fanatics gearing themselves up for next year’s fifth and final season have something extra to smile about, a Netflix feature film is in the works. Delivering the announcement at today’s London MCM Comic Con, Alexander Dreymon, who stars as protagonist Uhtred and exec produces the historical drama, unveiled Carnival Films’ Seven Kings
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Just a month out from the premiere of its’ live-action Cowboy Bebop series, Netflix dropped a teaser that sees stars John Cho, Mustafa Shakir and Daniella Pineda in action for the first time. Based on Shinichirō Watanabe’s cult anime series, Cowboy Bebop follows a group of misfit bounty hunters, led by Cho’s Spike Spiegel as
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From the moment Netflix announced itself as an original programming player with House Of Cards, the streamer has been touting its great relationship with talent. That reputation has taken hit over the last week in the wake of Dave Chappelle’s controversial new special The Closer which has had top Netflix talent denounce the comedian’s comments
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EXCLUSIVE:  Former IFC Films Distribution Boss Justin DiPietro is heading to Cohen Media Group as their new Head of Marketing and Distribution. DiPietro arrives to Cohen Media Group from Netflix where he served as their Director of Sales and Distribution. DiPietro managed theatrical sales for half of the U.S., including the Los Angeles market, and helped
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The controversy over Netflix’s Dave Chappelle special The Closer continued today with allegations that employees had raised concerns about the doc before it debuted, reports of a planned walkout next week by and in support of the company’s trans employees and a leaked memo from company co-CEO Ted Sarandos maintaining that violent or abusive content
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Netflix engineer Tara Field has been reinstated after she criticized the company’s new Dave Chappelle special on Twitter. Netflix has maintained that her suspension had nothing to do with that criticism, but was rather about Field’s unauthorized attendance — and that of two other employees — at a high-level meeting. “It is absolutely untrue to
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During a Q&A at the International TV Academy this past spring, Netflix’s Head of Global TV Bela Bajaria was asked whether a non-English language series could one day top the list of the streamer’s most watched programs. She sounded confident that it could happen. The milestone may now be within reach as the new Korean
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