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Programmer Profile: Netflix independent film

Playback magazine caught up with Netflix’s Ian Bricke to discuss the streamer’s strategy for original independent films and its Canadian production plans.

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Netflix, Amazon’s TIFF films barred from Cineplex theatre

The company placed restrictions for this year’s festival, stating it would only screen films from studios that “appreciate the importance of the theatrical release model.”

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Audiences jump for Amazon Prime and Crave

Despite the popularity of OTT, nearly three quarters of subscribers still subscribe to traditional TV, according to an MTM report.

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Mark Raso’s Netflix original Awake rolls in T.O.

Entertainment One is producing the film as Gina Rodriguez leads an ensemble with Canadian cast members Barry Pepper and 2019 TIFF Rising Star Shamier Anderson.

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Who should really be worried about Disney+?

Mindshare’s Kyle Hodgins says Disney will likely shake up the market, but not in the way some might think.

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Peacock Alley to produce YA series for Netflix

Tiny Pretty Things is now in production in Toronto and will star Canadian actors Lauren Holly and Jess Salgueiro (pictured).

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How Another Life fills a new space for Netflix

Executive producers behind the sci-fi series starring Katee Sackhoff discuss the show’s atypical development process.

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Netflix greenlights preschool series from DHX Media, Atomic Cartoons

The streamer’s slate includes CG-animated series like Hello Ninja and DreamWorks Go, Dog. Go!, plus more.

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Workin’ Moms rolls on season four

In addition to Catherine Reitman and Philip Sternberg, Wexford Plaza‘s Joyce Wong is set to direct the comedy’s upcoming season.

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Netflix sees dip in U.S. subscribers in Q2, commits to remaining ad-free

Paid memberships declined in the U.S. for the first time in eight years, with the streamer discounting the notion that slow growth could be attributed to a competitive market.

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In brief: Netflix taps Mississauga native for Mindy Kaling series

Plus: RBC reveals the finalists for its short film pitch competition at the Gimli Film Festival and Shredders of Metal sets its rockin’ return date.

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Netflix makes U.K. production hub official

The streamer has inked a long-term lease deal with Pinewood Group-owned Shepperton Studios.