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Netflix pulls out of Cannes film festival after rule change

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Streaming giant says it hopes Cannes reconsiders after festival insists film premieres must receive French theatrical distribution

Netflix will not bring any films to this years Cannes film festival after a new rule change.

In an interview with Variety, the companys chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, said Netflix will not change its release strategy after Cannes insisted competing titles at the festival receive theatrical distribution in France. Of the company pulling out, Sarandos said: It was not our decision to make.

Last year, Netflix brought Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories to the Croisette, which led to protests from French cinema owners…

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/apr/11/netflix-pulls-out-cannes-film-festival

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Emma Stone and Jonah Hill look colorful and confused in the first photos from Netflix’s ‘Maniac’

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The Netflix comedy train just keeps on rolling.

Netflix is getting a bizarre new comedy series starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill called Maniac, and the streaming service gave the world its first look at the series on Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter reported.

Maniac is being made by Cary Fukunaga, the director of True Detective and Beasts of No Nation, and is a remake of a Norwegian series by the same name, which originally aired in 2014.

Netflix’s remake, which is described as a black comedy, will focus on Emma Stone’s and Jonah Hill’s characters — two strangers who participate in a pharmaceutical trial that doesn’t quite go exactly as planned.

Here’s a look at some colorful scenes from the upcoming series:

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Maniac is expected to premiere on Netflix later this year.

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/04/18/netflix-maniac-first-look/

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Netflix Sees Itself as the Anti-Apple

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“Streaming service Netflix is famous for its unique culture. The most well-known example is the company’s no-vacation policy, which allows employees to take off as many days as they choose, whenever they choose. That policy is just a symbol of a broader attitude in the company, according to CEO Reed Hastings.

“There’s a whole lot of that freedom,” Hastings said on stage Saturday, at the TED conference in Vancouver. He purposely built Netflix to have a culture of open information sharing after his first company, Pure Software, struggled because it was too obsessed with creating processes to prevent mistakes from happening. “We were trying to dummy-proof the system, and eventually only dummies wanted to work there,” he said. Workers across the company are given updates on a wide range of Netflix’s projects, not just the ones their department is working on.”

Read more: https://www.wired.com/story/reed-hastings-at-ted/

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‘Jessica Jones’ will be kicking down doors on Netflix once again

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You’re back on, Ms Jones.

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It was announced Thursday that Jessica Jones will be back for Season 3.

That’s right, the alcoholic super-powered PI will be coming back to Netflix, although exactly when remains to be seen.

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