WGA report warns of monopoly threat by Disney, Netflix, and Amazon

In a comprehensive antitrust report, the Writers Guild of America West (WGA) has sounded the alarm over the escalating consolidation within the entertainment industry, flagging Disney, Netflix, and Amazon as potential “new gatekeepers.” The guild’s report raises concerns about the possible implications for creative talent, creativity, and audience diversity. The WGA’s report, which delves into … Continue reading “WGA report warns of monopoly threat by Disney, Netflix, and Amazon”

Netflix invites passersby to touch Chris Hemsworth’s sweat

Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to touch movie hunk Chris Hemsworth’s sweat? If you have, this Reel Ad of the Week is for you! On the heels of its recent release of Extraction 2, Netflix has partnered with Omelet to bring the film’s unrelenting action to life in a first-of-its-kind OOH … Continue reading “Netflix invites passersby to touch Chris Hemsworth’s sweat”

Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington join Netflix’s The Piano Lesson

The Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson starring Samuel L Jackson and John David Washington recently concluded its run at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, having played 27 previews and 124 regular performances. The production is the highest-grossing revival of a play on Broadway and the highest-grossing Wilson production on Broadway ever.  Now the … Continue reading “Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington join Netflix’s The Piano Lesson”

Will Ferrell drives a GM EV into Netflix series

General Motors and Netflix are joining forces to give GM electric vehicles (EVs) the stage they deserve, reflecting society’s increasing excitement about an all-electric future, starting with a launch spot, “EVs On Screen.” In 2021, GM launched the “Everybody In” campaign, demonstrating the company’s intent to lead an all-electric future, and invited others to join … Continue reading “Will Ferrell drives a GM EV into Netflix series”

REVIEW: Jenna Ortega kills in Netflix’s Wednesday

She’s creepy. Kooky. Mysteriously spooky. And witty. And gloriously dead(appropriate word choice here)pan. Welcome to the world of high-school-aged Wednesday Addams, embodied to perfection by Jenna Ortega (Scream). The Netflix series, created by Smallville’s Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, with support from Executive Producer, Tim Burton, who helmed the pilot, launched last Wednesday with 8 … Continue reading “REVIEW: Jenna Ortega kills in Netflix’s Wednesday”

Union produces doc, Sins of Our Mother, for Netflix

Union Editorial’s latest long-form project debuts on Netflix today: the chilling three-part docuseries, Sins of Our Mother, exploring the story of Lori Vallow, known to friends and family as a devoted mother of three, a loving wife, and a woman of God. But over the past three years, something went very wrong: Now Lori is … Continue reading “Union produces doc, Sins of Our Mother, for Netflix”

Lindsay Lohan to star in Netflix rom-com Irish Wish

Netflix announced that Lindsay Lohan (Mean Girls, The Parent Trap) is set to star in Netflix’s rom-com Irish Wish.  The film will be directed by Janeen Damian (Falling for Christmas, High Strung Free Dance) and produced by MPCA’s Brad Krevoy and Riviera Films’ Michael Damian. Irish Wish tells the story of Maddie (Lohan), who discovers the … Continue reading “Lindsay Lohan to star in Netflix rom-com Irish Wish”

Sandman tops Netflix TV; Purple Hearts film

Over thirty years after the initial comic book’s release, fans’ dreams came true as The Sandman debuted in the #1 spot on the Netflix English TV list with 69.48M hours viewed. Over the course of 10 episodes, audiences are taken on an epic fantasy where “dreams never die.” Starring Tom Sturridge, the dark fantasy series … Continue reading “Sandman tops Netflix TV; Purple Hearts film”

Netflix, SAG-AFTRA reach tentative agreement

The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and Netflix Studios, LLC have reached a tentative agreement on terms for a successor contract to the 2019 Netflix Agreement. The tentative agreement is subject to approval by the SAG-AFTRA National Board, which will meet August 8, 2022. The specific details will not be … Continue reading “Netflix, SAG-AFTRA reach tentative agreement”

Millie Bobby Brown joins Netflix’s Russo film

Netflix has picked up AGBO’s The Electric State, an adaptation of the illustrated novel by Simon Stålenhag. Set in a retro-futuristic past, an orphaned teenager (Millie Bobby Brown) traverses the American West with a sweet but mysterious robot and an eccentric drifter in search of her younger brother. Millie Bobby Brown, star of Stranger Things … Continue reading “Millie Bobby Brown joins Netflix’s Russo film”

Cameron Diaz un-retires to co-star with Jamie Foxx in Netflix film

Actress Cameron Diaz (Charlie’s Angels, The Holiday, Bad Teacher, Knight & Day) will come out of retirement to star alongside Jamie Foxx (Spider-Man: No Way Home, Day Shift, Project Power, Just Mercy) in a new action-comedy directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses). Foxx called Diaz, who was nervous about coming back to work, and surprised … Continue reading “Cameron Diaz un-retires to co-star with Jamie Foxx in Netflix film”

Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, Joey King join Netflix rom-com

Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG and Emmy-winning actor Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos, Big Little Lies, Nine Perfect Strangers), SAG nominee Zac Efron (The Greatest Beer Run Ever, The Greatest Showman, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile), Golden Globe, SAG and Emmy nominee Joey King (Bullet Train, The Act, The Kissing Booth trilogy) have signed … Continue reading “Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, Joey King join Netflix rom-com”

Netflix drops Squid Game 2 announcement

Green light! It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year. But it took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series ever. It clocks in at 1.65 billion viewing hours. Now Netflix, amid dropping subscriptions, hopes to boost them again the violent action series’ … Continue reading “Netflix drops Squid Game 2 announcement”

Netflix, LALIFF celebrate Next Gen Latinx filmmakers

Last December, our friends at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) announced the ten visionary Latinx directors that were selected for the 2022 Latinx Inclusion Fellowship. In partnership with Netflix through our Fund for Creative Equity, the second iteration of the LALIFF Inclusion Fellowship was expanded to build pathways into the industry for … Continue reading “Netflix, LALIFF celebrate Next Gen Latinx filmmakers”

Netflix reveals Stranger Things 4 premiere date

It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins in Stranger Things 3. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and … Continue reading “Netflix reveals Stranger Things 4 premiere date”

A remake of Gareth Evans’ The Raid is coming to Netflix

Michael Bay and XYZ Films have announced a reimagining of Gareth Evans’ classic The Raid is heading to Netflix. Patrick Hughes (The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, The Man from Toronto) will pen the film with James Beaufort and direct the feature, with Michael Bay and XYZ Films producing.  A description from Netflix says, “In Philadelphia’s drug-infested ‘Badlands’, an … Continue reading “A remake of Gareth Evans’ The Raid is coming to Netflix”

Netflix positions itself for Oscar gold

The Oscars are just around the corner and Netflix is leading the way with a collection of films released on the streaming platform that are getting buzz for the top prizes. Just last year, Netflix had an impressive lineup at the 92nd Academy Awards and it looks like this year will follow suit. At the … Continue reading “Netflix positions itself for Oscar gold”

Spike Lee, Netflix ink multi-year deal

Spike Lee and Netflix have formed a creative partnership that will have Lee direct and produce narrative feature films under a multi-year deal. This partnership kicks off in January and follows four collaborations for the Academy Award winner with Netflix, including writing and directing Da 5 Bloods, writing and directing the She’s Gotta Have It series, directing Rodney King and … Continue reading “Spike Lee, Netflix ink multi-year deal”

Ho! Ho! Ho! Netflix releases Holiday movie schedule

It’s never too early for the Reel 360 Team to start planning for the holidays. In between getting your gift lists and baking lists ready to go, why not start your holiday watchlist with Netflix’s upcoming batch of festive holiday films, series and specials. So mark your calendars, because this year we have some very … Continue reading “Ho! Ho! Ho! Netflix releases Holiday movie schedule”

Netflix introduces Inaugural Class of the NALIP Latino Lens: Women of Color

Earlier this year, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) teamed up with Netflix to create the NALIP Latino Lens™: Narrative Short Film Incubator for Women of Color, an incubator program that provides four writers/or directors who identify as women of color with the opportunity to develop and produce an original short film. This partnership … Continue reading “Netflix introduces Inaugural Class of the NALIP Latino Lens: Women of Color”