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Netflix’s film chief reveals three directors he’s in talks with about new films

by Stewart Cole

Netflix has become an undisputed dominator of the media landscape, streaming movies and TV shows at an almost overwhelming speed. As a streaming service it has entered more into the realm of prototypeshe has brought some major names on his panel to create some blockbusters. In a recent interview with BloombergNetflix’s global head of film, Scott Stuber, teased some directors that they are still flirting with upcoming features. The names listed are actually three directors who have already worked with Netflix — Pinocchioby Guillermo Del Toro, White noiseis Greta Gerwig and MindhunterDavid Fincher.

“That was really ambitious,” Stuber said of Netflix’s film strategy. “We had to build an infrastructure of talent executives who could talk about movies. It was recruiting that talent. Getting Marty Scorsese, getting Alfonso Cuaron, Susanne Bier, Paul Greengrass. Then we went on a string of talent films. , rated R. We had to build a development pipeline. Sometimes people forget that our film team is four years old. We started with nothing. We’re finally getting there. We’re talking to Guillermo Del Toro, Greta Gerwig, David Fincher. I came out out and made acquisitions with CS Lewis books and the Dahl catalog.”

What are the new movies on Netflix?

The latest hit movie to hit Netflix is Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. The continuation of 2019 Knives outthe film had a week in theaters in November, before being available to stream exclusively on Netflix from Christmas weekend.

“I’ll tell you first: we’re in the entertainment business for our members, with Netflix movies on Netflix. So that’s where we focus all our energy and most of our spending.” Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos he said of the liberation strategy. “Our films are always strongly screened at film festivals around the world. Because they are sought after by the biggest filmmakers on the planet. For all those people who can’t get to a city where a festival is, this The weekly release in 600 screens is a way to get access to the film and build buzz – the same thing we do at festivals, so I would see it as another way to build anticipation for the film and build buzz and buzz for the film, before since its release on Netflix”.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery now streaming exclusively on Netflix.

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