In a later episode, Emily goes so far as to directly insult Lou Malnati’s, the inarguable apex of deep dish pizza in the city of Chicago, suggesting that Darren Star and Netflix not only hate Chicago, but they want to watch its institutions burn.‘Holidate’ and the Netflix Movies Set in Chicago, Explained
That’s some good writing.
“Sweet Tooth” is an incredible comics series and Jeff Lemire is an incredibly talented writer/artist, not to mention a nice guy. Couldn’t be more excited for this.
Source: DC’s ‘Sweet Tooth,’ From Robert Downey Jr., Gets Netflix Series Pickup | Hollywood Reporter
it does seem that Netflix may have to make some alterations to its release strategy, even if it’s just to not apply the same model to every title.
Source: The Witcher’s success is held back by Netflix’s release strategy in a post-Game of Thrones world – The Verge
This is interesting, but what I really want is a “play random” type button that replicates browsing through channels, playing the first episode of shows I haven’t watched yet. I’m not even kidding.
Source: Netflix Tests Watch Now Auto-Play Feature to Bypass App Browsing – Variety
More legit competition means everyone will have smaller audiences. It’s up to the parent companies to decide if that’s acceptable or if they just can’t work like this, opting to either buy up other players or fold their cards and go home.
Source: In the US, Netflix Grabs the Most Attention, but Its Reign Will Be Challenged – eMarketer Trends, Forecasts & Statistics
Both Netflix and Amazon say they will release more audience viewing numbers for their original films, but without independent auditing these numbers lack context. Plus, those instances where numbers aren’t released will tell a very clear story as well.
Source: Netflix to Release More Audience Numbers for Films – Variety
It’s possible streaming will change the fundamental nature of movies. We’ve already seen instances like this in how Spotify and other services have changed music in various ways. But a movie will still be a movie, so let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
Source: As Apple, Disney and HBO start streaming, how will movies change? – Los Angeles Times
Lots of good stuff here about distribution, marketing, international markets and more, but with the caveat those involved are well-trained in sticking to their talking points.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter Executive Roundtable: 7 Major Studio Chiefs | Hollywood Reporter
I don’t know that this is as innovative as it seems, just that the same lessons and tactics from theatrical promotions are being applied to streaming originals.
Source: Studios Bet Big on Streaming as Disney Plus, HBO Max, More Ramp Up – Variety