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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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The Haunting of Hill House | Netflix Trailer

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The Haunting of Hill House is a modern reimagining of the iconic novel, about 5 siblings who grew up in the most famous haunted house in America.

 

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Claire has enemies everywhere in final ‘House of Cards’ trailer

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We know better than anyone – the first female U.S. President will have a mighty task proving herself. Claire Underwood faces an onslaught of skepticism and enmity as she ascends the highest office in the land on House of Cards, and the final trailer for Season 6 shows her inspiring fear among those who oppose her.

Claire (Robin Wright) takes over for her late husband Frank (Kevin Spacey, fired for allegations of sexual assault and misconduct), only to be immediately faced with doubts from pundits and the public about her “ability to lead” (and no doubt her temperament, emotional stability, and more). But the greatest mistake her enemies make – as the trailer notes – is underestimating her.

House of Cards‘ final season premieres Nov. 2.

Read more: https://mashable.com/video/house-of-cards-final-trailer/

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Netflix is planning a sci-fi universe based on the novel ‘Recursion’

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“Netflix is making the most out of its deals with TV legend Shonda Rhimesand Planet of the Apes/Cloverfield director Matt Reeves by putting them together for one ambitious project. The creators will work on a feature film and a TV universe based on Blake Crouch’s upcoming sci-fi thriller novel Recursion. It’s unclear what the streaming platform means by “TV universe” — it could be a full-blown series, but it could also just be a limited series that expands on the feature film. According to Netflix Recursion is about a “save-the-world sci-fi thriller, an epic romance, and an intricate police procedural,” which makes it sound like a cross between Cloverfieldand How to Get Away with Murder……………………”

Click here to read the rest of the article: https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/05/netflix-recursion-shonda-rhimes/

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