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Netflix is in the middle of a diversity crisis. Here's how experts say they could've avoided it.

Netflix's handling of employee complaints over Dave Chappelle's "The Closer" has spiraled into a full-blown controversy. Mathieu Bitton Dozens of Netflix workers walked out over the company's handling of a Dave Chappelle special. Netflix's CEO now admits he made a mistake in how he handled complaints of transphobia. Leadership and diversity experts say there are key takeaways from the uproar. With its array of titles that highlight the experiences of people from underrepre...
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Netflix is in the middle of a diversity crisis. Here's how experts say it could've avoided it.

Netflix's handling of employee complaints over Dave Chappelle's "The Closer" has spiraled into a full-blown controversy. Mathieu Bitton Dozens of Netflix workers walked out over the company's handling of a Dave Chappelle special. Netflix's CEO now says he made a mistake in how he handled complaints of transphobia. Leadership and diversity experts say there are key takeaways from the uproar. With its array of titles that highlight the experiences of people from underrepresen...
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Netflix CEO Admits He 'Screwed Up' Response To Dave Chappelle Controversy, But Employees Still Engage In A Walkout

Netflix's co-CEO Ted Sarandos revealed to Variety on October 19 that he regrets his last comments about the fallout behind Dave Chapelle's latest comedy special, "The Closer," which has been criticized for being transphobic. He told the outlet:"Obviously, I screwed up that internal communication. I did that, and I screwed it up in two ways. First and foremost, I should have led with a lot more humanity. Meaning, I had a group of employees who were definitely feeling pain and hurt from a decision...
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Netflix Is Changing Its Viewership Metrics (And It's Somehow Even Worse Than Before)

Netflix has always been shady about the way it reports viewership numbers, and unfortunately, it looks like that trend will continue. The streamer announced yesterday that it will soon be changing the way it reports those kinds of metrics, moving from its current system -- in which a "view" is counted as long as a subscriber watches two minutes of a piece of content -- to a system that is even less helpful for outsiders trying to get an accurate sense of a given project's popularity.Here is what...
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Netflix on Trans Employee Walkout Protesting Dave Chappelle Special: ‘We Understand the Deep Hurt That’s Been Caused’

Netflix, addressing an employee walkout Wednesday protesting the streamer’s defense of Dave Chappelle’s stand-up special rife with transphobic and homophobic commentary, issued a statement acknowledging “deep hurt” the controversy has caused. In a statement, Netflix said, “We value our trans colleagues and allies, and understand the deep hurt that’s been caused. We respect the decision […]
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Netflix co-CEO on Chappelle fallout: I screwed up

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos has some regrets about how he handled Dave Chappelle's stand-up special, even though he still stands by Netflix's decision to stream the controversial act.
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The fired Netflix staffer who helped organize the walkout says co-CEO 'missed the point' in his apology tour

Ted Sarandos. Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images A fired Netflix staffer said co-CEO Ted Sarandos "missed the point" with his Chappelle apologies. Sarandos said that he "screwed up the internal communication" but that he "supports artistic freedom." The staffer was fired for allegedly leaking internal Netflix data to the press, an accusation they deny. The fired Netflix employee who was helping organize a company walkout, scheduled to happen Wednesday, responded to co-CEO Ted Sar...
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Netflix co-CEO on Dave Chappelle fallout: I screwed up

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos has some regrets about how he handled Dave Chappelle's stand-up special, even though he still stands by Netflix's decision to stream the controversial act.
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Top Stories this AM: Facebook reportedly planning to change Facebook's name; Netflix's Sarandos apologizes; Magic Johnson weighs in on NBA's unvaxxed

Good morning and welcome to your weekday morning roundup of the top stories you need to know.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What's going on today: The artist formerly known as Facebook. Facebook is reportedly changing its name because it wants to be known for its "metaverse" focus. CEO Mark Zuckerberg will talk about the planned rebrand at Facebook's annual Connect conference, The Verge reported. On the road again... Alibaba's Jack Ma is on his ...
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Top Netflix Boss Says He ‘Screwed Up’ With Blanket Defense Of Chappelle Special

Ted Sarandos said he should've addressed employees with "more humanity," but didn't regret the decision to air the show.
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Ted Sarandos 'screwed up' response to Chappelle backlash, but still stands by Netflix special

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos addresses backlash to Dave Chappelle's "The Closer" comedy special as transgender employees prepare to walk out Wednesday.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Netflix CEO says his stance on Dave Chappelle's special hasn't changed but says he 'screwed up' in message to staff, ahead of a planned walk-out

Ted Sarandos, Netflix co-CEO & Chief Content Officer Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Netflix's co-CEO previously said content does not cause real-world harm. Ted Sarandos told outlets on Tuesday that he "screwed up" with those comments. However, Sarandos said Netflix won't remove Dave Chappelle's special. Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos said he "screwed up" with his response to employees' criticism that Dave Chappelle's "Closer" special was transphobic, several outlets repo...
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‘I Screwed Up’: Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Addresses Dave Chappelle Fallout

Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos is speaking out over continued criticism of the Dave Chappelle comedy special “The Closer.” On the eve of a planned employee walkout at the streaming giant — organized by trans and LGBTQ+ staffers, content creators and allies — Sarandos addressed numerous points related to recent jokes from Chappelle that have incensed […]
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Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Admits “I Screwed Up Internal Communication” Amid Dave Chappelle Controversy, Says “Storytelling Has Impact On Real World”

Today was a big day for Netflix, which reported strong quarterly earnings and “mind-boggling” 142 million households that have sampled...
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You: Staffel 3 ist die bisher problematischste

Triggerwarnung: Im folgenden Artikel geht es um Stalking und Gewalt an Frauen. Achtung: Spoiler zur dritten Staffel von Netflix’ You direkt voraus! Es ist die Jahreszeit für den Winterschlaf: Je früher es abends dunkel geht, desto seltener haben wir im Feierabend Bock, das Haus überhaupt noch zu verlassen. Und genau deswegen haben wir auch überhaupt kein schlechtes Gewissen, uns in unsere Decken einzukuscheln und den ganzen Abend auf dem Sofa zu verbringen. Dankenswerterweise liefern uns N...
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Netflix Talent to Support Employee Protest of Dave Chappelle

A rally in support of the Netflix trans employee walkout on Oct. 20, dubbed “Stand Up in Solidarity,” will present co-CEO Ted Sarandos with a list of “firm asks” and feature a PSA from stars including Angelica Ross, Jonathan Van Ness, Jameela Jamil, Eureka O’Hara and Colton Haynes. Organized by activist Ashlee Marie Preston, the […]
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‘Billie Eilish’ Director R.J. Cutler on How Ted Sarandos Helped Him Predict the Documentary Boom

Before Netflix had grown into a world-conquering streaming giant, “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry” director R.J. Cutler would routinely bump into the company’s co-CEO Ted Sarandos on the film festival circuit. Netflix was still a DVD-by-mail rental service at the time, and Sarandos confided to him that “The War Room” – Cutler’s Oscar-nominated […]
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Netflix's support of Dave Chappelle is setting a dangerous precedent. Here's why.

As Netflix chief Ted Sarandos doubles down on his defense of "The Closer," the streaming service has fired an employee who leaked data to the media.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Netflix fires the organizer of a trans employee walkout

Dave Chappelle during "The Closer." Mathieu Bitton An unnamed Netflix employee was fired for leaking internal data, the company said. Netflix is under fire for supporting Dave Chappelle's comedy special, which features transphobic jokes. The ex-employee organized a planned October 20 walkout in protest of Netflix's stance. Netflix said Friday it had fired the leader of a trans resource group at the company for leaking financial data "outside the company."The now ex-employee, who di...
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Comedian Hannah Gadsby tore into Netflix's 'amoral algorithm cult' after its co-CEO defended releasing Chappelle's new special

Gadsby. Netflix Comedian Hannah Gadsby, who won an Emmy for a Netflix special, lambasted the company's co-CEO. Co-CEO Ted Sarandos referenced Gadsby in a memo to staff defending Dave Chappelle's new special. Some Netflix employees and talent have criticized the special, in which Chappelle makes transphobic comments. Comedian Hannah Gadsby tore into Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos in an Instagram post on Friday, after Sarandos wrote a memo to staff, which referenced her, defending Dave ...
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Australian Comedian Hannah Gadsby Attacks Ted Sarandos After Being Referenced in Dave Chappelle Memo

Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby has spoken out strongly against Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos after being referenced in his memo defending Dave Chappelle. “Adults can watch violence, assault and abuse – or enjoy shocking stand-up comedy – without it causing them to harm others,” Sarandos had said in a staff memo on Wednesday, as revealed by […]
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Ted Sarandos and Dave Chappelle Are Missing the Criticism’s Point (Column)

The second memo that Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos issued to Netflix staff about Dave Chappelle and stand-up comedy only proves that he doesn’t understand why people are actually upset about how Chappelle approaches transgender people in his new special “The Closer.” In his first response, Sarandos emphasized that even if “some people find the art […]
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Netflix head reiterates support for Dave Chappelle special in email to staff

Netflix head Ted Sarandos has reiterated his support for Dave Chappelle and the comic's controversial stand-up special, "The Closer" in an email to company staff.
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Netflix's co-CEO said content doesn't 'translate to real-world harm' in defense of Chappelle's new special. A Netflix documentary suggests otherwise.

Ted Sarandos, Netflix co-CEO & Chief Content Officer Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Netflix's co-CEO sent a memo defending the decision to stream Dave Chappelle's new special. In the memo, he said that content "doesn't directly translate to real-world harm." Some people pointed out that a Netflix documentary, "Disclosure," argues otherwise. Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos issued another defense of the company releasing Dave Chappelle's controversial new standup special, "The Clos...
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Lumière Festival Celebrates Moviegoing With 90,000 Tickets Sold At Mid-Point

The Lumière festival, a week-long celebration of heritage movies created by late filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier, is having a packed 13th edition in Lyon, the birthplace of the Lumiere brothers. With a vast lineup including screenings of classic films, restored prints, discoveries and masterclasses, the festival had already sold nearly 90,000 tickets for film screenings and […]
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Netflix, UNESCO Launch Competition to Find Next Generation of African Filmmakers

Netflix and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have launched a short film competition on the theme “African Folktales, Reimagined” across Sub-Saharan Africa. Six competition winners will be trained and mentored by industry professionals and provided with a $75,000 production budget through a local production company to create short films that will […]
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Netflix Co-CEO Reportedly Renewed His Defense Of Dave Chappelle To Staff

"We have a strong belief that content on screen doesn’t directly translate to real-world harm," Ted Sarandos wrote.
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Netflix CEO said the company believes content 'doesn't directly translate to real-world harm' in defense of Dave Chappelle special, report says

Dave Chappelle's latest special, "The Closer," has been defended by Netflix head Ted Sarandos. David Livingston/Getty Images In an email, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos said on-screen content doesn't translate to real-world harm. Sarandos cited a decline in violent crime in recent decades despite an increase in violent content. He was defending Dave Chappelle's "The Closer," which has been criticized for transphobic comments. Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos said this week the company bel...
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Ted Sarandos Doubles Down on Dave Chappelle Defense: ‘Content Doesn’t Directly Translate to Real-World Harm’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos sent a lengthy missive to the entire company following the mounting controversy around a new original special from comic Dave Chappelle. After addressing top leadership in a Friday memo, Sarandos sent an email on Monday to all staff — some of whom have increasingly expressed outrage over jokes about the trans […]
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Netflix Trans Employees and Allies Plan Walkout in Protest of Dave Chappelle Special

Trans employees and allies at Netflix are planning a walkout on Wednesday, Oct. 20 in protest of CEO Ted Sarandos’ comments regarding Dave Chappelle’s new special “The Closer,” Variety has confirmed. As reported by The Verge, a leader of the streamer’s trans employee resource group wrote the following in a message to members: “Trans Lives Matter. […]
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