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Netflix Plans to Raise $2 Billion More Through Bonds, Bringing Debt Load to Over $12 Billion

Netflix is going back to the debt markets — to fuel more content spending — announcing plans to issue $2 billion in unsecured bonds. The proposed offering would be the seventh time in four years that Netflix is raising $1 billion or more through debt, and would bring its long-term debt to around $12.3 billion […]
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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings’ Compensation Jumps 48% to $36.1 Million

Netflix chief Reed Hastings is being handsomely rewarded for calling the shots at the streaming giant. His compensation package, which is largely in the form of stock options, climbed 48% in 2018 to $36.1 million. That’s up from $24.4 million in the previous year. Hastings’ salary is a relatively modest $700,000, but his stock options […]
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Beyoncé just posted her first Instagram Story, and you could be in it

Queen Bey is always keeping us on our toes. Just as her fans were still catching their breath after reliving her glorious Coachella performance in the Netflix documentary "Homecoming," the star has everyone on their feet again.


Netflix drops trailer for 2018 midterms doc 'Knock Down the House'

The Netflix doc Knock Down the House debuted at Sundance earlier this year, winning the Audience Award for U.S. Documentaries. Directed by Rachel Lears, it follows the midterm Congressional campaigns of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin. Knock Down the House comes to Netflix May 1st. (Photo: YouTube Screenshot)
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In Netflix documentary, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's upset House victory captured from start to finish

The new Netflix documentary Knock Down the House charts Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's House victory last June.            [Author: Albany Bureau]
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The Book of Weirdo - a history of the greatest magazine ever published

Robert Crumb launched Weirdo magazine in 1981. I bought the first issue from the comic book store I worked at in Boulder, Colorado, and it blew my mind. It had comics by Crumb (many people, including me, think Crumb's work in Weirdo is his best), a selection of incredible illustrations from the late Polish artist Stanislav Szukalski's bizarre theory about human evolution (Netflix has a new documentary about Szukalski produced by Leonardo DiCaprio), comics by homeless Berkeley cartoonist Bruce Du...
Tags: Post, News, Comic Books, Netflix, Leonardo Dicaprio, Humbug, Berkeley, Boulder Colorado, Crumb, Robert Crumb, Drew Friedman, Kurtzman, Bagge, Weirdo, Terry Zwigoff, Kominsky


Cannes: Bong Joon-ho Says ‘Parasite’ Is too Local to Win Competition

Having been partially responsible for the Netflix fall out with the Cannes Film Festival, “Okja” and “Snowpiercer” director Bong Joon-ho returns to Cannes competition this year with conventionally- financed “Parasite.” But the Korean-language film is a tragicomedy that Bong says may be too nuanced for the festival. “Cannes always makes me feel excited, fresh, and […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Netflix, Festivals, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Bong, Bong Joon, Parasite, Bong Joon-ho, Song Kang-ho


Disney+ Content Lineup Will Be Less Than 20% of Netflix’s — But Disney Has Higher-Rated Titles

Disney will roll into the subscription VOD wars with a smaller content selection than rivals — with a strategy of playing to quality, not quantity. Disney+, the Mouse House’s new SVOD entry launching in the U.S. this November at $6.99 monthly, will cost nearly half of Netflix’s standard HD plan. But in its first year, […]
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Netflix to launch all girl superhero animation series from Africa

As part of its growing acquisition of content from Africa, Netflix has announced its first original African animated series - Mama K's Team 4.
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Beyoncé’s Deal With Netflix Is Reportedly Worth $60 Million

Queen Bey's "Homecoming" documentary is part of a three-project deal, Variety reports.
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Beyonce’s Netflix Deal Worth a Whopping $60 Million (EXCLUSIVE)

Netflix has become a destination for television visionaries like Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy, with deals worth $100 million and $250 million, respectively, and top comedians like Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle ($40 million and $60 million, respectively). The streaming giant, which just announced it’s added nearly 10 million subscribers in Q1, is honing in […]
Tags: Beyonce, Shonda Rhimes, News, Netflix, Coachella, Chris Rock, Ryan Murphy, Dave Chappelle, Homecoming, Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter


TV News Roundup: Netflix’s ‘Laugh-In’ 50th Anniversary Tribute Sets Premiere Date

In today’s TV News roundup, Netflix sets the premiere date for its 50th anniversary special of “Laugh-In.” DATES “Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate,” the 50th anniversary tribute to the original series by Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, will premiere on Netflix on May 14. The special, which was taped at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, pays […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Netflix, Lily Tomlin, My Little Pony, Dolby Theater, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Laugh-In


Netflix Unveils Trailer For Ava DuVernay’s Central Park Five Series

"When They See Us" premieres May 31 on the streaming service.
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Netflix Starts Testing Random Episode Button

Netflix is testing a button to play random episodes of select TV shows, the company confirmed Friday morning. “We are testing the ability for members to play a random episode from different TV series on the Android mobile app,” a Netflix spokesperson told Variety. “These tests typically vary in length of time and by region, […]
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Inside the Music of Netflix’s ‘Ingress: The Animation’ (EXCLUSIVE)

“Ingress: The Animation” hit last fall in Japan, but the global release doesn’t hit Netflix until April 30, fortunately, it’s bringing a little something new to the show based on Niantic’s other popular video game. The global version of the show will feature a new musical score created by Jacob Yoffee (“Free Meek,” “Andi Mack”). […]
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In 'Someone Great,' The Greatest Someone Might Be Your Best Pal

Gina Rodriguez stars in Someone Great, a Netflix comedy that follows three friends trying to have one last adventure before everything changes for good. (Image credit: Sarah Shatz/Netflix)
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Ava DuVernay’s Central Park Five Series ‘When They See Us’ Gets First Trailer on Netflix

Netflix has released the trailer for Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us,” a four-part limited series about the wrongly convicted Central Park Five. Based on the true case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit, the show follows the young men (Antron […]
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TV News Roundup: Netflix Drops Trailer for Tiffany Haddish-Ali Wong Series ‘Tuca & Bertie’ (Watch)

In today’s roundup,  “Cobra Kai” moves up its second season premiere on April 24 and Netflix releases the trailer for “Tuca & Bertie,” starring Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong.  FIRST LOOKS Netflix has released the trailer for its new animated comedy series “Tuca & Bertie.” The series stars Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong as two […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Bertie, Cobra Kai, Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong, Strange Angel, Tuca Bertie, Tuca and Bertie, Tiffany Haddish Ali Wong


TV News Roundup: Netflix’s Drops Trailer for Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong Series ‘Tuca & Bertie’ (Watch)

In today’s roundup,  “Cobra Kai” moves up its second season premiere on April 24 and Netflix releases the trailer for “Tuca & Bertie,” starring Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong.  FIRST LOOKS Netflix has released the trailer for its new animated comedy series “Tuca & Bertie.” The series stars Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong as two […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Bertie, Cobra Kai, Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong, Strange Angel, Tuca Bertie, Tuca and Bertie, Tiffany Haddish Ali Wong


The real power of 'pulling a Beyonce'

One of the very few things that's certain about any Beyoncé announcement is that nothing is really certain. This was true of last week's reveal that Beychella -- the nickname fans have given to the megastar's history-making 2018 Coachella set -- would be coming to Netflix. There was, almost immediately, speculation about whether the documentary, "Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé," which premiers today and charts "the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement," would be a sort of pre...
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Review: In Someone Great, Gina Rodriguez and Friends Find More than Sex in the City

Somehow Sex and the City, despite its popularity and longevity, didn’t spark a golden age of TV shows or movies about friendships between women navigating the wilds of a major metropolis. What made that show great wasn’t its fixation on materialism (even though, for many, that was the big takeaway); its wit and verve, and…
Tags: Movies, News, Uncategorized, Netflix, Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow, LAKEITH STANFIELD, Dewanda Wise, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, Someone Great


Gina Rodriguez on Directing, Diversity and Convincing Famous Friends to Be in Her New Movie

What Gina Rodriguez really wants to do is direct. “I want to tell the stories that haven’t been told, I want to tell them with people you haven’t seen yet, and I want to open hearts and minds to more tolerance,” she told Variety at Wednesday night’s premiere of her new Netflix movie, “Someone Great.” […]
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Netflix to open production hub in New York City

Netflix is opening a production hub in New York City that will bring "up to $100 million in investments to the city," New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday.
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Netflix to Open Production Hub in New York City Encompassing 100,000 Square Feet

Netflix plans to open a new production and office facility in Manhattan — which will provide up to $100 million in investments to New York City and result in hundreds of new jobs, according to New York State Gov. Mario M. Cuomo. Netflix’s new corporate offices in the Big Apple will take up 100,000 square […]
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Beyoncé Opens Up About ‘Extremely Difficult’ Pregnancy With Her Twins

The superstar talks candidly in the her Netflix documentary for the first time about giving birth to Sir and Rumi.
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'Stranger Things' plagiarism case heads to trial

Creators of the Netflix show "Stranger Things" failed to get a plagiarism lawsuit against them dismissed.
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Creators of Netflix hit sued for plagiarism

Creators of the Netflix show "Stranger Things" failed to get a plagiarism lawsuit against them dismissed.
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'Stranger Things' creators sued for plagiarism

Creators of the Netflix show "Stranger Things" failed to get a plagiarism lawsuit against them dismissed.
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Creators of 'Stranger Things' are being sued for plagiarism

Creators of the Netflix show "Stranger Things" failed to get a plagiarism lawsuit against them dismissed.
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Microsoft’s new Surface Hub 2 is $9,000, or you can turn any TV into a giant touchscreen for $272

The new Surface Hub 2 from Microsoft was announced well over a year ago, and now it finally has pricing and a release date. If you want one when it hits the street this coming June, you'll have to part with a whopping $9,000. The Surface Hub 2 is awesome, don't get us wrong, but is it really worth $9 grand even if you're spending your company's money? Whether you're working with your company's budget or your own, we've got another option for you that costs a minuscule...
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