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Netflix Shakes Things Up By Moving Into Movie Business Now

variety.com – In just 48 hours, Netflix sent the movie biz spinning — and where it stops is anyone’s guess. The streaming giant made it clear last week that after challenging the TV industry, it now has designs on the bigscreen. Netflix announced two groundbreaking pacts in short order: The first with Imax and the Weinstein Co.... 6 years 2 weeks ago via jetli

The Download: 'Tetris,' 'Angry Birds,' and 'Baywatch'

12:53 PM 10/5/2014 by Binh Ngo
Tetris
Threshold Entertainment is making a movie based on the video game Tetris. We talk about that and more on this edition of The Download. Come and join us. Binh: Seems like April's Fool Day came late this year. What is this I'm hearing about a Tetris movie?
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Netflix Signs Adam Sandler to Exclusive Four-Movie Deal

variety.com – Netflix’s movie-deal machinery isn’t slowing down: The Internet-video service has inked a pact with Adam Sandler to star in and produce four films to be available exclusively on Netflix worldwide. The first movie under the pact could arrive as soon as 2015. Sandler’s Happy Madison Prods. will work with Netflix to develop the four films... 6 years 3 weeks ago via brucelee
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Did Netflix Really Put Blockbuster Out of Business? This Infographic Tells the Story

fb.indiewire.com – It's easy to blame Netflix for Blockbuster's bankruptcy. The truth is Blockbuster had problems -- big ones -- long before Netflix entered the picture. And who better to tell us than the bean counters? Topaccountingdegrees.org prepped an infographic that illustrates many of the high/lowlights, including the time Blockbuster missed its chance to purchase Netflix for $50 million back in 2000. 6 years 37 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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Netflix Stock Drops on Fears of Higher Costs After Ruling Strikes Down Net Neutrality

variety.com – Netflix shares fell more than 5% Wednesday after analysts warned that a federal court ruling invalidating the FCC’s net neutrality regulations could lead to higher costs for the Internet-streaming company. On Tuesday, the U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. District struck down key pieces of the Federal Communications Commissions’ Open Internet Order rules that forbade... 6 years 40 weeks ago via brucelee
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Studios Won’t Let Netflix Become a Monopoly

variety.com – Netflix is the big cheese of subscription VOD. There’s no argument that Reed Hastings and company have built a huge lead in the sector, with more than 40 million global subscribers. Now some analysts believe Netflix is on the cusp of cementing its No. 1 position for good with the potential to have monopoly-like control... 6 years 41 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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'Turbo' Torpor Leaves Netflix Defending DreamWorks Animation Deals

variety.com – Netflix isn’t sweating the underwhelming performance from the latest offering at the box office by DreamWorks Animation, which struck a pair of deals with the streaming service beginning in 2011. While acknowledging that new animated movie “Turbo” opened a “little soft,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos stuck up for DWA. 7 years 13 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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Netflix and The Walt Disney Studios Announce Multi-Year Deal

comingsoon.net – Netflix and The Walt Disney Company today announced a new multi-year licensing agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run live-action and animated feature films from The Walt Disney Studios. 7 years 46 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Netflix Adopts Anti-Takeover Plan Designed To Thwart Carl Icahn

deadline.com – The new plan “is intended to protect Netflix and its stockholders” from a takeover effort that the board believes would not “enable all stockholders to realize the long-term value of their investment in Netflix,” the company says this morning. But it adds that the effort would not interfere with a business deal that’s approved by the board. 7 years 50 weeks ago via brucelee
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Netflix exec warns on piracy

variety.com – Ted Sarandos says variable pay windows around world spur theft 8 years 5 weeks ago via jetli
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