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How To Count Audience? Netflix Makes A Change

The streamer, in reporting its third quarter financials, noted that it will switch to reporting on hours viewed for its shows and movies rather than the number of households or accounts that choose to watch them. – Deadline
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Audience


Netflix Fires One Of The Organizers Of The Trans Walkout

The fallout from Dave Chapelle’s special continues. The employee is Black and pregnant; Netflix says they were “terminated on suspicion of leaking metrics to the press related to the Dave Chappelle special,” but other reports say the employee spoke out against the leaks. – The Verge
Tags: Art, Netflix, Issues, Dave Chappelle, Dave Chapelle


As Netflix Has More International Hits, Subtitles Are Becoming A Serious Issue

Some observers have been criticizing the English titles for Squid Game in particular, with one Korean-American even saying “If you don’t understand Korean, you didn’t really watch the same show.” The format’s constraints make it a tricky business — and one hugely affected by Netflix. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix


Netflix CEO’s Chappelle Memo Is A Masterpiece Of Gaslighting

If the LGBTQ community, including members of your own staff, tells you that — even when couched in calling out racism — 70 minutes of Chappelle insulting gay and trans people is hateful, how can your response be “um, no it’s not”? – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Chappelle


Merch! Netflix Does Deal With Walmart To Sell Lots Of Branded Stuff

Hoo-boy. “The new Netflix Hub at Walmart will bring Netflix-branded gadgets, clothes, music and games to Walmart’s online store exclusively. … (It) will also include programs … like a crowd-sourcing feature called ‘Netflix Fan Select’ that allows fans to vote on which merchandise they’d like to see.” – Axios
Tags: Art, Media, Walmart, Netflix, Hoo, Netflix Hub


Netflix CEO Says Net Won’t Remove Dave Chappelle’s Transphobic Special Because It’s Popular

Ted Sarandos wrote that, although some people may find stand-up comedy to be “mean-spirited,” “our members enjoy it, and it’s an important part of our content offering.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Ted Sarandos, Dave Chappelle


Netflix’s Trans Workers Protest Dave Chappelle’s New Special

The comedian has often told transphobic jokes, and the streamer’s workers are fed up. Software engineer Tara Field “tweeted a grim and long list of trans people who were ‘not offended’ by Chappelle’s comments — because they died in transphobic attacks before The Closer was released.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Netflix, Issues, Dave Chappelle, Chappelle, Trans Workers, Tara Field


22 small gifts to help friends who are self-isolating or social distancing feel less lonely

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. People are still social distancing and isolating thanks to the Delta variant and unvaccinated risks. Isolation and loneliness are quite harmful for both your mental and physical health. Sending your lonely loved ones a quarantine gift can go a long way to boosting their spirits. While U.S. cities aren't in lockdown as if October 2021, plenty of people are still self-isolating or social distancing to minim...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Art, Games, Downton Abbey, Isolation, Trends, Features, World, Gifts, Puzzles, Netflix, Harvard, Delta, Broadway


Netflix’s Diana: The Musical is the year’s most hysterically awful hate-watch | Stuart Heritage

The filmed Broadway show has crash-landed early on the streamer with hilariously awful songs, a musical mess to rival CatsLogically, it makes perfect sense that Diana: The Musical should exist. After all, Diana, Princess of Wales lends herself extraordinarily well to musical theatre. Hers was a story of wealth and betrayal, of high camp and tragedy, plus she also happened to be an enormous fan of the medium. If you built a time machine and used it to tell Diana that she would one day get her own...
Tags: Musicals, Wales, Theatre, Netflix, Culture, Stage, Broadway, Diana, Princess of Wales, Stuart Heritage, Diana Princess


Wait, Why Does Seinfeld Look So Different On Netflix?

It’s all about the ratios. – Slate
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Netflix Reveals Its Most-Watched Shows

Shonda Rhimes’ “Bridgerton” Season 1 scored as the No. 1 series based on both number of Netflix households and time spent viewing (in the initial four-week release), while “Extraction” was the most-viewed film in terms of households. – Variety
Tags: Art, Shonda Rhimes, Media, Netflix


Netflix Is About To Milk The Hell Out Of Roald Dahl’s Stories

“Netflix has acquired the Roald Dahl Story Company (RDSC) and will expand their existing deal to … create a universe across animated and live action films and TV, publishing, games, immersive experiences, live theater, consumer products and more.” – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Roald Dahl, Netflix, Roald Dahl Story Company RDSC


A Chess Grandmaster Sues Netflix Show The Queen’s Gambit For Sexism

Georgian grandmaster Nona Gaprindashvili isn’t best pleased with an offhand remark in the Netflix series. (And it’s possible the show’s executive director didn’t help the cause with his speech at the Emmys.) – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Nona Gaprindashvili, 09.17.21


How Netflix Took A Flop And Turned It Into A Global Phenomenon

In its first iteration on Spanish TV, Casa de Papel, known as The Money Heist in English, started strong and then massively flopped. Then Netflix picked it up, recut it, and ordered more seasons. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, 09.03.21, Spanish TV Casa de Papel


"[Bob] Ross’s hair, a holdover from the free-love era, wasn’t naturally curly—he had it permed every few months, a process that he called having his 'springs tightened.'"

"As a nature-loving aesthete, he didn’t seem to have much mind for business matters, which, for better or worse, he left up to the Kowalskis. The documentary treats him as a spiritual healer, somewhere in the family of the Dalai Lama, but it’s more accurate to place him alongside Julia Child, Richard Simmons, and other lovable oddballs who found a niche in mass media and burrowed their way into popular culture. From "What’s Revealed in 'Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed'/A new Netflix ...
Tags: Art, Law, Netflix, Richard Simmons, Bob, Ross, Hairstyles, Speaking, Julia, Bob Ross, Ann Althouse, Annette Kowalski


The Clickbaitification Of Netflix

It may destroy the streaming giant. – Slate
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In Defense Of Watching TV At High Speed

Nicholas Quah writes that the habit, reviled by creators, simply makes it easier to get through mountains of content, leaving time to try stuff (like generic Netflix documentaries) he’d otherwise skip. (And 1.25x speed just doesn’t distort things that much.) – New York Magazine
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Nicholas Quah


Netflix CEO: The Movie Business Is In Revolution

 In four short years, Netflix has done more to reshape the way that movies are made, distributed and consumed than perhaps any other single company in the history of the film business. – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Audience


Netflix Growth Slows Dramatically

The company “added a mere 1.5 million paying members globally in the second quarter, which is down 85% from the same period last year, when it reported 10.1 million subscriber additions.” – Yahoo! Yahoo!
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Audience, 07.21.21


‘Sexy Beasts’ Unmasked: Crafting the Wild Headpieces of Netflix’s New Dating Show

The saying “Love is blind” will be put to the test July 21, when Netflix launches the dating series “Sexy Beasts,” which already has the internet abuzz. Each episode features a person looking for love — but they will have to choose a match based purely on personality: The contestant picks the winner from three […]
Tags: Design, Netflix, Sexy Beasts, Kristyan Mallett


Maybe Netflix’s Move Into Video Games Isn’t Such A Great Idea

Said one securities analyst. “This is like Starbucks saying, ‘We’ve decided to get into the FedEx business because people come to our store already. They can pick up their package when they get their coffee.'” – Fast Company Fast Company
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Starbucks


What Does Netflix’s Purchase Of Famous LA Movie Theatres Mean?

Under the deal, the Cinematheque will continue to program autonomously on weekends, while Netflix will use the theater for their premieres and special events during the week. – Hyperallergic Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Cinematheque, 07.18.21


Netflix Is Getting Into Video Games

“The idea is to offer video games on Netflix’s streaming platform within the next year, according to a person familiar with the situation. The games will appear alongside current fare as a new programming genre — similar to what Netflix did with documentaries or stand-up specials.” – Bloomberg Bloomberg
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Court Throws Out Judge Roy Moore’s Lawsuit Against Sacha Baron Cohen

The former Alabama jurist and Senate candidate sued the actor/mockumentarian over the scene in the Netflix series Who Is America? in which Baron Cohen’s supposed “anti-terrorism expert” wields a supposed “pedophile detector” which goes off as it gets close to Moore. – The Hollywood Reporter The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media, Senate, Alabama, America, Netflix, Sacha Baron Cohen, Roy Moore, Moore, Baron Cohen


The UK Suddenly Has A Lack Of Filming Space

Disney and Netflix need the UK, but they’re not alone, according to a new report that says it’s time to build more studios and soundstages. – The Guardian (UK) The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, UK, Media, Disney, Netflix, 07.10.21


Why Netflix Movies Look So Weird

It’s technical: The company “requires narrative feature films made for Netflix be shot on cameras with a ‘true 4K UHD sensor.'” – Fast Company Fast Company
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, 07.10.21


Netflix And (Ugh) ‘365 Days’ Have Made Poland Into A Hotbed Of Video Production

The industry that produced Andrzej Wajda and Agnieszka Holland never anticipated that a trashy softcore flick would become its most-watched product, the world’s lockdown guilty pleasure. Fortunately, Netflix has been putting a lot of resources into more (and more respectable) projects in Poland. – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Poland, Agnieszka Holland, Andrzej Wajda, 07.08.21


Signs Netflix Is In Decline?

Netflix is the Kleenex of streaming, a brand so dominant it can stand for the whole of the market. (It’s not “Hulu and chill,” after all.) There are signs that this synecdochal power is waning, though. – Wired
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Hulu, 07.06.21


Your Weekend Justice #293: A Wikipedia Article Waiting to Happen

You, during the apocalypse, you can make your own rope! – Rox of Spazhouse This episode was recorded May 24, 2021. Names have been changed to protect the innocent. And since nobody involved is innocent, no names were changed. Agenda: Jon vs. his own teethJab update!Experimentation at PublixVaccine nostalgiaRox has a visitorMadman spawnsRumnesiaYour friendly neighborhood Planet of the Apes artistHow bad government facilitates travel (we do not necessarily endorse this)Making Disne...
Tags: Art, Star Wars, Games, Christopher Nolan, Television, Podcasts, Wikipedia, Alcohol, Weekend Justice, Marvel, Spider-Man, Disney, America, Atlanta, History, Netflix


Another Thing Brexit Could Be Messing Up: Hit British TV Series

“Last year, EU countries agreed that 30% of offerings on streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime should be European-made. The concern among some EU capitals is that currently the UK makes up the vast majority of that 30%, despite Brexit. This month, EU diplomats were invited to discuss whether the ‘privileges’ the UK continues to enjoy were appropriate. They were given a briefing paper, seen by the BBC, which warned that the ‘disproportionate’ prominence of British productions could...
Tags: Amazon, Art, UK, Media, Eu, Bbc, Netflix, 06.22.21



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