America Ferrera makes directorial debut for Netflix

1+ America Ferrera is making her feature film directorial debut with I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. The film, adapted from Erika L. Sánchez’s novel, will debut on Netflix. The YA story is about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican American home. … Continue reading “America Ferrera makes directorial debut for Netflix”

Wednesday Addams takes Center in new Netflix series

1+ Netflix and MGM/UA have announced the new live-action coming-of-age comedy Wednesday that will see everyone’s favorite maiden of the macabre, Wednesday Addams, graduate into a full fledged leading lady. And who better to direct than the macabre master himself, Tim Burton. The upcoming eight-episode series, from Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville, Into The Badlands), is … Continue reading “Wednesday Addams takes Center in new Netflix series”

How ‘Bridgerton’ turned into Netflix’s biggest series ever

1+ A record 82 million households around the world chose to watch Netflix’s Bridgerton in its first 28 days. That’s bigger than Stranger Things. Bigger than The Queen’s Gambit. Bigger than The Crown. Get the point? The show has reached the top 10 in every country except Japan – hitting number one in 83 countries including … Continue reading “How ‘Bridgerton’ turned into Netflix’s biggest series ever”

Netflix options ‘Cipher’ to star Jennifer Lopez

2+ Netflix has optioned Isabella Maldonado’s The Cipher to adapt into a feature film starring Jennifer Lopez. In the novel, FBI agent Nina Guerrero (Lopez) finds herself drawn into a serial killer’s case after he strategically posts complex codes and riddles online corresponding to recent murders in order to lure her into a cat and mouse chase. … Continue reading “Netflix options ‘Cipher’ to star Jennifer Lopez”

Akil’s ‘Girlfriends’ to premiere On Netflix

1+ Netflix today announced a new partnership with prolific writer/producer/director Mara Brock Akil (Girlfriends, The Game, Being Mary Jane, Black Lightning) to create new original content. As part of the multi-year agreement, Brock Akil will write and produce scripted content and other creative projects for Netflix. Netflix recently announced Akil’s celebrated series will be available … Continue reading “Akil’s ‘Girlfriends’ to premiere On Netflix”

Sarah Cooper nabs Netflix standup special

3+ Best-selling author and comedian Sarah Cooper will bring her unique talent to Netflix with Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine, a variety special full of vignettes dealing with issues of politics, race, gender, class, and other light subjects. Sarah will be joined by a fantastic array of special guests who will participate in short interviews, sketches and … Continue reading “Sarah Cooper nabs Netflix standup special”

DuVernay, Kaepernick team up for Netflix series

1+ The adolescent life of all-star athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick will come to television screens around the world in Colin in Black & White, a new scripted limited series from Kaepernick and Academy Award® Nominee and Emmy Award® Winner Ava DuVernay. The series will focus on Kaepernick’s formative high school years, lending meaningful insight into … Continue reading “DuVernay, Kaepernick team up for Netflix series”

Jessica Alba to star in ‘Trigger Warning’ for Netflix

1+ Jessica Alba, whose past credits include James Cameron’s Dark Angel, Sin City, and Fantastic Four will star in a new thriller for Netflix called Trigger Warning. The new film focuses on a traumatized veteran who inherits her grandfather’s bar after his untimely death, and is faced with a moral dilemma as she discovers the truth behind his death. … Continue reading “Jessica Alba to star in ‘Trigger Warning’ for Netflix”

Johnson and Blunt star in ‘Ball and Chain’ for Netflix

1+ Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt will star in the husband and wife superhero film, Ball and Chain for Netflix. This re-teams the two, who will appear next summer in the Disney film, Jungle Cruise. Loosely based on the 90s comic book Ball and Chain, the film follows a troubled married couple that receive superpowers that … Continue reading “Johnson and Blunt star in ‘Ball and Chain’ for Netflix”

Netflix makes docs available for teachers on YouTube

1+ For many years, Netflix has allowed teachers to screen documentaries in their classrooms. However, this isn’t possible with schools closed. So at their request, the streaming giant has made a selection of their documentary features and series available on the Netflix US YouTube channel. See the full list of documentary films and series below. Each title also … Continue reading “Netflix makes docs available for teachers on YouTube”

Interview: Kevin Makely, star of Netflix film, ‘Badland’

3+ It’s been a minute since I’ve seen a good Western. However, that changed while I was scrolling around on Netflix, I stumbled onto an intimate character study of the genre called Badland. The film is an homage to spaghetti westerns and, the star of them Clint Eastwood. Make no mistake while the acting here … Continue reading “Interview: Kevin Makely, star of Netflix film, ‘Badland’”

Popeyes wants you to eat fried chicken and chill w/Netflix

2+ As the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic overtakes the world and social distancing has become the norm, brands and their agencies are quickly responding with new messaging. Coca-Cola separated their letters on a billboad in Times Square and now Popeyes, via The Gut Agency, is giving its Netflix username and password to fans who need to … Continue reading “Popeyes wants you to eat fried chicken and chill w/Netflix”

Netflix sets up $100m relief fund for film/TV workers

1+ Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos has announced the streaming giant will launch a $100 million fund to help the film and television industry through the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic has shut down productions across the entertainment industry, including at Netflix. The streamer has suspended filming on nearly all of its series, including blockbuster series The … Continue reading “Netflix sets up $100m relief fund for film/TV workers”

David Lynch interrogates monkey in new Netflix short

2+ “Jack, you know anything about birds?” And so begins David Lynch’s 74th birthday present to his fans – an absurd, surreal and pretty hilarious short film, titled, What did Jack Do? The film’s logline is fairly simple – “A detective interrogates a monkey suspected of murder.” Right. Well, it is Lynch. Lynch has been … Continue reading “David Lynch interrogates monkey in new Netflix short”

Netflix, ‘Klaus’ bring special delivery to New York kids

1+ For World Kindness Day, which was November 13th, Netflix and their upcoming animated film, Klaus, along with the Brothers and Sisters of America brought holiday cheer to New York kids. As Jesper, the title character in Klaus, says, “a simple act of kindness can always spark another”, and on World Kindness Day, Netflix did … Continue reading “Netflix, ‘Klaus’ bring special delivery to New York kids”

Netflix film ‘Klaus’ celebrates World Kindness Day

2+ Klaus is coming to town! In celebration of World Kindness Day on Wednesday, November 13, Netflix has announced that its first animated feature film, directed by Despicable Me co-creator Sergio Pablos,  will help spread cheer to kids and families this holiday season by delivering larger-than-life presents in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. … Continue reading “Netflix film ‘Klaus’ celebrates World Kindness Day”

SAG-AFTRA signs historic deal with Netflix

1+ Over the weekend, the Screen Actors Guild–American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Netflix announced an industry-transformative contract covering dramatic live-action productions. The first-of-its-kind deal between the union and the global streaming service recognizes performance capture as covered work and includes coverage of dubbing, which applies to all of Netflix’s foreign-language live-action and … Continue reading “SAG-AFTRA signs historic deal with Netflix”

Jackie Lee-Joe named Netflix CMO

2+ Netflix today announced that Jackie Lee-Joe has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer. Jackie has served as CMO of BBC Studios, part of the British Broadcasting Corporation, since 2015. “Jackie is a truly original thinker with a wealth of global experience – making her the perfect fit as our next Chief Marketing Officer. I’m … Continue reading “Jackie Lee-Joe named Netflix CMO”

Netflix productions mull leaving Georgia

3+ A Variety report says that Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos will consider pulling the streaming giant’s massive film and television production from Georgia if the state moves forward with the controversial abortion ban. On May 7, Governor Brian Kemp signed a a heartbeat bill that would essentially make abortion illegal if a fetal … Continue reading “Netflix productions mull leaving Georgia”