Netflix’s fun new brand film is for the universe

To call Netflix’s new campaign a work of global creative would be an understatement. No. As the new brand campaign makes its debut today, celebrating shared stories about humanity, this is much more of a campaign for the universe. At least, the fun new creative featuring aliens, would have us think so. At the heart … Continue reading “Netflix’s fun new brand film is for the universe”

Union: Klevin, Doga edit Netflix’s Sisters on Track

Sisters on Track – the extraordinary coming of age documentary about three determined track star sisters racing against all odds on a journey toward hope and a brighter future – premiered this week on Netflix. Union Partner/Editor Sloane Klevin served as Supervising Editor on the film, with Andrew Doga on board as co-editor. Partner/Managing Director … Continue reading “Union: Klevin, Doga edit Netflix’s Sisters on Track”

Exclusive: Inside Netflix’s Selena, The Series Part 2

Selena: The Series arrived on Netflix last December. The first installment of the series was viewed by 25 million households according to the streamer, ensuring that the legendary singer’s on-screen journey is far from finished. Part 2 is scheduled to debut on Tuesday, May 4. There are many reasons for the series’ popularity. Latino culture is defined … Continue reading “Exclusive: Inside Netflix’s Selena, The Series Part 2”

Netflix, Wondros celebrate young African filmmakers

Heard of the The Ikorodu Bois? After watching Netflix’s Fans Make the Movies you will. The instantly likable boys are a group of brothers and one cousin from Lagos, Nigeria who “swede” (a shot-for-shot remake of an existing film) their favorite movie trailers in their free time. Their style is both charming and inimitable – employing … Continue reading “Netflix, Wondros celebrate young African filmmakers”

Netflix renews Bridgerton for seasons 3 and 4

Good news for Bridgerton  fans. The hit Netflix series has been renewed for Seasons 3 and 4. If you haven’t watched yet, Bridgerton is set in the sexy, lavish, and competitive world of Regency London high society. From the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair to the aristocratic palaces of Park Lane and beyond, the series unveils a … Continue reading “Netflix renews Bridgerton for seasons 3 and 4”

Sony Pictures signs first-look deal with Netflix

Netflix and Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) have today announced a multiyear, exclusive first pay window licensing deal in the U.S. for theatrically released SPE feature films, beginning with their 2022 film slate.  This new agreement builds upon Netflix’s pre-existing output deal with Sony Pictures Animation films to now include all SPE film labels and genres.  … Continue reading “Sony Pictures signs first-look deal with Netflix”

America Ferrera makes directorial debut for Netflix

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. It … Continue reading “America Ferrera makes directorial debut for Netflix”

Wednesday Addams takes Center in new Netflix series

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 described … Continue reading “Wednesday Addams takes Center in new Netflix series”

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

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 the … Continue reading “How ‘Bridgerton’ turned into Netflix’s biggest series ever”

Netflix options ‘Cipher’ to star Jennifer Lopez

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. Award-winning … Continue reading “Netflix options ‘Cipher’ to star Jennifer Lopez”

Akil’s ‘Girlfriends’ to premiere On Netflix

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 to … Continue reading “Akil’s ‘Girlfriends’ to premiere On Netflix”

Sarah Cooper nabs Netflix standup special

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 more … Continue reading “Sarah Cooper nabs Netflix standup special”

DuVernay, Kaepernick team up for Netflix series

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 the … Continue reading “DuVernay, Kaepernick team up for Netflix series”

Jessica Alba to star in ‘Trigger Warning’ for Netflix

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. Subscribe: Sign … Continue reading “Jessica Alba to star in ‘Trigger Warning’ for Netflix”

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

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 only … Continue reading “Johnson and Blunt star in ‘Ball and Chain’ for Netflix”

Netflix makes docs available for teachers on YouTube

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 has … Continue reading “Netflix makes docs available for teachers on YouTube”

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

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 is … Continue reading “Interview: Kevin Makely, star of Netflix film, ‘Badland’”

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

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 chill. … Continue reading “Popeyes wants you to eat fried chicken and chill w/Netflix”

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

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 Witcher … Continue reading “Netflix sets up $100m relief fund for film/TV workers”