Ted Sarandos

Netflix film strategy extends with Sandler exclusives

Netflix has penned a deal with movie actor Adam Sandler to bring four of his next feature films exclusively to the service. Under terms of the deal, films from Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions will debut on Netflix in all territories it operates in. Sandler will produce and star in the titles. Sandler’s current studio commitments […]

Netflix gets into the movie business

The latest entertainment medium to feel the impact of Netflix’s thirst for exclusive content is the movie business. The US-based streaming service has agreed a deal with The Weinstein Company to bring the follow-up to action flick Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to its consumers exclusively. Netflix has already moved heavily into original drama, documentary and […]

Netflix in Love with Apatow comedy

Streaming service Netflix has handed a two-season order to a relationships-themed comedy from gross-out movie guru Judd Apatow. Love will debut in 2016 with a 10-episode run, and star Paul Rust (I Love You, Inglorious Basterds) and Gillian Jacobs (Community) as a couple that experiences the humiliations of intimacy, commitment and “other things they were […]

New plan for Kreiz MIP keynote

Maker Studios’ Ynon Kreiz is to deliver a keynote speech at MIPCOM, six months after he was due to talk at MIPTV. Kreiz will deliver an address as part of MIPCOM’s Media Mastermind Keynote Series on Monday, October 13 at the Cannes market. The executive has been executive chairman and CEO of multichannel operator Maker […]

Netflix’s Sarandos to deliver MIPCOM keynote

Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos will deliver a keynote speech at next month’s global content market MIPCOM. Sarandos’s Media Mastermind Keynote Series session on Tuesday, October 14 will likely address Netflix’s launch in six key European territories, including France, where MIPCOM is annually held and where Netflix has experienced trouble launching. Sarandos has lead Netflix’s […]

Netflix bags exclusive SVOD rights to Gotham

Streaming service Netflix has secured exclusive subscription on-demand rights to Warner Bros.’ hot drama Gotham. In what is being described as an “unprecedented” deal, the move represents the first time Netflix has taken first-run rights on a major network series before it has had its linear launch. Amazon has taken a similar approach on CBS […]

Netflix closes Canadian Disney movie deal

The Walt Disney Company movies will hit Netflix in Canada eight months after they leave theatres under terms of a new pact. This means Netflix will be the exclusive streaming home of Disney Live Action, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Disneynature and DreamWorks Studios films in the territory. The deal […]

News brief: NATPE honouring Netflix’s Ted Sarandos

NATPE will award Ted Sarandos a Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award at its Miami event in January. The Netflix chief content officer will attend NATPE to collect the accolade alongside other – as yet unnamed – recipients. NATPE CEO Rod Perth announced the honour for Sarandos yesterday, during a coproduction summit at NATPE Europe, which is […]

Netflix teams with Chelsea Handler for first talk show

Netflix is getting into the talk show business by signing a pact with Chelsea Handler. The streaming service says the show will “revolutionise” the talk show genre, and is billing it as a first of its kind for “the global on-demand generation”. It is set for all Netflix territories in 2016, and will see Handler […]

Netflix orders Scholastic kids original

Streaming service Netflix has commissioned family-focused producer Scholastic Media to create an animated series based on The Magic School Bus. The Magic School Bus 360 Degrees will launch on Netflix in all of its operating territories in 2016. It is being billed as a “new iteration” of The Magic School Bus, which launched in the […]