Exclusive: TF1 drama commissioner resurfaces at Netflix

Longtime TF1 commissioner Julie Anthony has resurfaced at Netflix.  Anthony, a 10-year exec with TF1, most recently served as a drama commissioner within the French commercial broadcaster’s international drama development division. She departed last fall, with her role taken over by Adeline Tarrade. Anthony oversaw such dramas as TF1’s Ransom (pictured), a co-production with US broadcaster CBS, Canada’s […]

Netflix rejigs exec ranks with new remits for Nishimura, Riegg

Weeks after it delineated exec ranks between English-language and international content, Netflix has again restructured its exec roster with promotions for Los Angeles-based Lisa Nishimura and Brandon Riegg. The global SVOD has promoted VP of original documentary and comedy programming Nishimura to VP of independent films and documentary features, meaning the long-time exec will now oversee […]

Reed Hastings: Netflix won’t be part of Apple offering

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has confirmed that Netflix will not be part of the new Apple streaming offering, details of which are expected to be unveiled next week. Speaking at a press event, Hastings said that Netflix’s goal is to have people watch its content on its own service, and that the streaming giant would […]

Netflix links with Bear Grylls for next interactive foray

Netflix is rolling out its latest interactive proposition with an Electus-produced series starring survival expert Bear Grylls. The eight-part family show, entitled You vs. Wild, will find Grylls on international expeditions, with viewers able to decide the storyline across each episode. The series, which will launch on 10 April, was revealed by Netflix at a press […]

Netflix cancels ‘One Day At A Time’ citing low ratings

Netflix has cancelled family sitcom One Day At A Time after three series. The streaming service revealed in an uncharacteristically candid thread of Tweets on Thursday (14 March) that the critically acclaimed show, which follows a Cuban American family and has been long praised for its representation of Latino culture and family life, will not […]

Netflix to launch McCann doc this week amid criticism

Netflix is to launch its doc on the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann on Friday (15 March), amid criticism that it has not gained access to key individuals in the case. The streamer has confirmed that The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann will launch on Netflix, taking a detailed look at the disappearance of three-year-old McCann, […]

Netflix plays ball with age ratings for the UK

Netflix and the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) have agreed a new age ratings partnership for content in order to meet demand from parents for greater consistency across video-on-demand and online games platforms. The BBFC will work with Netflix to move towards classifying all content on the streaming service using BBFC age ratings. Netflix will […]

Netflix to boost anime offering as it partners with new prodcos

Netflix is looking to boost the anime offering on its service and has partnered with Japanese production companies Anima, Sublimation and David Production to do so. The prodcos and Netflix will jointly create original anime series including the animated series Altered Carbon: Resleeved from Anima. The title is based on Netflix’s original live action fiction […]

Netflix taps STX’s David Kosse to head up int’l film

Netflix has hired the head of London-based STXInternational David Kosse to head up its international film division. As VP of international film, Kosse will oversee all international production and acquisition for the company and focus on non-English language films. In Netflix’s London office, Kosse will be joined by Funa Maduka, who will serve as director […]

Netflix: Humans, not machines, greenlight our shows

Netflix exec Cindy Holland has said it is “humans” and not machines making commissioning decisions and that the SVOD is judicious about evaluating viewership following a programme launch. The 17-year Netflix exec, who serves as VP of original content, said that while the business “doesn’t have to think” about ratings to the extent of networks, […]

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