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Yesterday — 24 July 2024Main stream

Tessa Thompson to Star in Netflix Limited Series ‘His & Hers’ Based on Alice Feeney Novel

24 July 2024 at 17:00
Netflix has ordered the psychological thriller limited series “His & Hers” with Tessa Thompson set for the lead role, Variety has learned. The streamer has given the series a six-episode order. It is based on the Alice Feeney novel of the same name. William Oldroyd and “Ozark” co-creator Bill Dubuque serve as writers and executive […]

‘Love Is Blind: U.K.’ Reveals Cast and Trailer as Hit Netflix Dating Show Moves Across the Pond

24 July 2024 at 13:00
“Love Is Blind” is moving across the pond. The U.K. version of the hit Netflix dating show revealed its full cast and trailer on Wednesday, teasing plenty of drama to come when the first episodes launch on Aug. 7. “Love Is Blind: U.K.” shares the same synopsis as the U.S. version, following 30 singles who […]

Netflix Adds Germany to List of Countries Adapting Spanish Hit Comedy ‘Machos Alfa,’ Greenlights Season 4 in Spain (EXCLUSIVE)

24 July 2024 at 09:00
Netflix’s hit Spanish comedy series “Machos Alfa,” “Alpha Males” in English, got the green light for a fourth season in Spain and a fourth international adaptation in Germany, joining other in-production adaptations of the show in France, the Netherlands and Italy. “Machos Alfa” is the story of four middle-aged friends experiencing midlife crises in parallel […]

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Netflix Taps Epic Games’ Alain Tascan as President of Games (EXCLUSIVE)

23 July 2024 at 15:00
Epic Games’ Alain Tascan is taking on the top job at Netflix’s growing games division. Most recently, Tascan served as executive vice president of game development at Epic Games where he oversaw all first party game development for “Fortnite,” “Lego Fortnite,” “Rocket League” and “Fall Guys.” In his new role, Tascan will report directly to […]

‘Emily in Paris’ Season 4 Trailer: Emily Is Ready for French Flings After Double Romances Fizzle in Part 1 on Netflix

22 July 2024 at 13:00
Get ready for more fashion, fun and romance because Netflix has released the first trailer for “Emily in Paris” Season 4. Created by Darren Star, “Emily in Paris” stars Lily Collins as Emily Cooper, a young American woman who moves to Paris to work for a luxury marketing agency where her job is to provide […]

‘Chastity High’ Set as Netflix First YA Series From Japan, Drops Trailer

22 July 2024 at 10:33
Apparently based on real-world events in which a Japanese school was sued by a pupil after it banned romantic liaisons between students, “Chastity High” is poised to be Netflix’s first young adult series from Japan. The series, which premiers on Aug. 29, takes a glimpse into a world where a prestigious high school bans dating […]

Netflix’s Africa Content Head Dorothy Ghettuba Maps Out Streamer’s Local-First Strategy for Continent: ‘We Don’t Aim for Global Hits’

21 July 2024 at 08:58
Netflix’s director of content for Africa Dorothy Ghettuba laid out the streamer’s strategy for the continent this week at the Durban FilmMart, telling a standing-room-only session that the key to launching the next global sensation is to first capture the hearts of local audiences. “We want to entertain the world. We want to tell them […]

South African Industry Ponders Its Future as Challenges Mount: ‘We’re Not Cultivating a New Generation’

20 July 2024 at 09:48
The Durban FilmMart began Friday in South Africa with the spirited, hopeful, often contentious representatives of the host nation weighing in on the highs and lows of its screen industries three decades into democratic rule. “I think this industry has always reflected a combination of anger and courage. You see the demand. The numbers are […]

‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Is the Perfect Show for Trekkies — Now They Need to Watch It 

19 July 2024 at 16:00
When it was announced in 2019 that Nickelodeon would be getting its own animated “Star Trek” series, I must admit I was skeptical. After all, “Star Trek: Discovery” was already airing its second season (which clearly set up the phenomenal spinoff “Strange New Worlds), and “Picard” had already been announced, as had the adult animated […]

Durban FilmMart Head Magdalene Reddy on Africa’s Financing Boom, Transformative Power of Cinema and How to ‘Create a New Vision’ for the Continent

19 July 2024 at 14:01
The Durban FilmMart returns to South Africa’s sun-splashed coast this week for its 15th edition, with the thematic banner “African Visions Unleashed” underscoring the event’s focus on the power of the continent’s creative industries and how they can be harnessed to address the day’s pressing issues while also playing a more socially responsible role. Magdalene […]

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos: Generative AI Tools Will Be a ‘Great Way for Creators to Tell Better Stories’

18 July 2024 at 22:05
What the long-term impact of generative AI will be on Hollywood is “hard to predict,” Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos said — but he took a shot at addressing it anyway. Sarandos, speaking on the streamer’s Q2 earnings interview, said, “I think that AI is going to generate a great set of creator tools, a great […]

Netflix Tops 277 Million Subscribers With Strong Q2 Gain, Beats Earnings Forecasts

18 July 2024 at 20:06
Netflix rang up solid subscriber gains in the second quarter of 2024 — which were considerably better than Wall Street expected — and posted financial results that beat forecasts. The industry’s No. 1 premium streamer added 8.05 million net paid customers in Q2, bringing its global base to 277.65 million. The company reported revenue of […]

Lighthouse Pictures Ups Jameson Parker to CEO Following Acquisition by Martini Film Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

18 July 2024 at 14:26
Lighthouse Pictures has upped production VP Jameson Parker to CEO, Variety has learned. Former CEO and co-founder Jamie Goehring is staying on to oversee day-to-day operations while Parker will be tasked with expanding the company’s production pipeline and moving into new markets. The news comes after Vancouver-based Lighthouse was acquired by Martini Film Studios in […]

Prince Documentary Is ‘Dead in the Water’ After Four Years of Production Due to ‘Dramatic’ Factual Inaccuracies

By: Jem Aswad
18 July 2024 at 13:59
A six-part Prince documentary for Netflix directed by Ezra Edelman is “dead in the water” after representatives for the late artist’s estate claimed a first cut of the film was filled with “dramatic” factual inaccuracies and “sensationalized” renderings of certain events from his life, sources close to the situation tell Variety. Edelman, best known for […]

Italian Thriller ‘Vanished Into the Night,’ Starring Annabelle Wallis and Riccardo Scamarcio, Tops Global Netflix Chart

18 July 2024 at 13:35
“Vanished Into the Night,” a thriller starring Annabelle Wallis and Riccardo Scamarcio as a divorced couple in southern Italy whose children get kidnapped for ransom, has rapidly risen to the top of the global Netflix chart in a rare milestone for an Italian film. In “Vanished,” Wallis – who played the character Grace Helen in the […]

Verizon’s Latest Streaming Deal: Netflix Premium Tier Is Free for One Year if You Buy a Peacock Annual Subscription

18 July 2024 at 13:00
Verizon keeps reshuffling its deck of various and sundry streaming bundle deals, aiming for new ways to appeal to bargain hunters — and to cater to particular sign-up goals of its content partners. The telco’s newest offer: Verizon customers who subscribe to the annual plan of NBCUniversal’s Peacock Premium (with ads) at the new, higher […]

Prime Video’s ‘Panchayat’ Leads, Netflix’s ‘Heeramandi’ Shines in Indian Streaming Market’s Mid-2024 Report

18 July 2024 at 07:44
Prime Video’s “Panchayat” Season 3 was the most viewed show in India in the first half of 2024, according to a mid-year report by Ormax Media. The rural comedy-drama yoked in 28.2 million viewers. Netflix’s “Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar” secured the second spot with 20.3 million viewers, while Prime Video’s “Indian Police Force” came in […]

Netflix’s Bela Bajaria on Her Emmy Dominance Across 35 Programs, What’s Next for ‘3 Body Problem’ and ‘Bridgerton’

17 July 2024 at 22:51
Netflix is back on top. The streamer slightly increased its Emmy nomination tally in 2024, leading all outlets with 107 — up four from last year’s 103, and taking over the top slot held by HBO/Max last year (which dropped from 127 to 91). And Netflix chief content officer Bela Bajaria was in a celebratory […]

Anna Torv, Michael Dorman Head Cast of Netflix Epic Australian Outback Series ‘Territory’

17 July 2024 at 20:00
Anna Torv, star of “Mindhunter” and “The Newsreader,” and Michael Dorman (“For All Mankind,” “Patriot”) head the extensive cast of Netflix’s upcoming Australian Outback epic series “Territory.” The series, previously known as “Desert King” is set to premiere on Oct. 24. The show is created by Timothy Lee (“Mystery Road,” “Bump”) and Ben Davies (“Bondi […]