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Netflix maintains pricey relationship with '' Buddies '.

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Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018|4:16 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO– Netflix will still be there for fans of the old TV series “Pals,” however maintaining the relationship will come at a high cost.

The New York Times reported that Netflix paid $100 million to keep showing “Pals” on its U.S. service through 2019. The paper states that’s more than triple the $30 million a year Netflix had actually been spending for the long-running TELEVISION series about 6 20-something friends in New york city. The report pointed out two unidentified people with direct understanding of Netflix’s deal with the series’ rights holder, AT&T.

Netflix tweeted that it will continue showing “Friends,” but didn’t disclose monetary information.

Netflix’s determination to pay a lot for a series that ended in 2004 is the current sign of heightening competitors in video streaming.

Netflix working with someone to binge-watch TELEVISION shows, motion pictures

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( Meredith)– If your dream job consists of binge-watching Netflix all the time, then you may wish to take a look at this new position.

The streaming business is looking for an “editorial analyst” who will be paid to view, research, categorize and rate film and TV material.

In other words, Netflix is working with someone to view hours and hours of its initial shows.

The position requires people who are deadline-oriented and passionate about TELEVISION and movie.

” The ideal prospect has a deep knowledge, 5+ years experience, education in the movie and/or tv industry, can write efficiently with attention to detail, is comfortable using a range of publishing tools, and is thoughtful in the delivery of info while working on a varied team,” Netflix posted on its website.

Copyright 2018 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

Margaret Atwood'' s ' Alias Grace ' adapted as Netflix series

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017|1 a.m.

NEW YORK– Another Margaret Atwood novel is getting the Hollywood treatment, this time on Netflix.

In “Alias Grace,” a six-episode Netflix miniseries starring Sarah Gadon, an Irish immigrant working as a housemaid in Canada in the 1840s is implicated of killing her manager and his mistress. Her case is covered with out of breath scrutiny, making the young woman notorious.

Based on Atwood’s historical novel, Gadon plays Grace, who recounts her life story to a young psychiatrist trying to help jog her memory.

“While he’s having these interviews with Grace throughout the show, you begin to question his intentions,” Gadon said in a recent interview. “Is he succumbing to Grace? Does he want to conserve her? Has he become obsessed with her or is she manipulating him?”

Gadon said the engaging part of the story is the gray location of it all. She and director Mary Harron examined various circumstances that would make Grace guilty or not. Gadon states they have their own beliefs about what happened however don’t wish to influence anyone seeing the series.

“The series and the book are everything about the ambiguity and it’s all about the journey,” Gadon said. “Did Grace do it? Did she refrain from doing it? Do you desire her to have done it? It sort of have fun with all those human emotions that we all feel.”

To get ready for the function, Gadon hung around at Black Creek Pioneer Town, a working town in Ontario, Canada, that carries visitors back to the late 1700s to mid-1800s.

“I discovered how to milk a cow, churn butter, begin a fire and … utilize a Victorian-era kitchen,” she stated.

Gadon likewise learned to sew due to the fact that Grace stitches a quilt by hand as she is being spoken with by her doctor. Gadon states she would need a refresher on sewing, but “might churn some butter. It’s pretty simple. It’s a lot of work but I could certainly churn some butter.”

Another Atwood novel, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” is an Emmy-winning series on Hulu.

Netflix states no more Kevin Spacey on '' House of Cards '.

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Jordan Strauss/ Invision/ AP In this April 27, 2015 file picture, Kevin Spacey arrives at the Q&A Screening of “Your House Of Cards” at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Netflix states Spacey is out at “House of Cards” after a series of allegations of unwanted sexual advances and attack. Netflix states in a statement Friday night, Nov. 3, 2017, that it’s cutting all ties with Spacey, and will not be included with any more production of “Home of Cards” that consists of him.

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017|1 a.m.

LOS ANGELES– Netflix said Friday night that Kevin Spacey will not belong of “Home of Cards” and it’s cutting all other ties with the actor after a series of claims of sexual harassment and attack.

“Netflix will not be involved with any additional production of ‘House of Cards’ that includes Kevin Spacey,” the business stated in a declaration.

Netflix said it will work with the program’s production company MRC to assess whether it will continue without him.

The 58-year-old Spacey was nominated for finest drama star Emmy Awards during each of the program’s first five seasons, but never won. He played a ruthless political leader who rises to the presidency of the United States. Co-star Robin Wright is likewise a main player on the program, and it might conceivably continue with a concentrate on her.

Production on the program had already been suspended on Tuesday.

Netflix states it also will choose not to release the film “Gore,” in which Spacey stars as the writer Gore Vidal as well as served as manufacturer.

CNN reported that 8 current or previous “House of Cards” employees claim that Spacey made the production a “harmful” office and one ex-employee alleges the actor sexually attacked him.

Spacey has actually not been arrested or accuseded of any criminal activity. His press agent did not immediately return an e-mail message late Friday night seeking comment. A press agent said earlier today that Spacey is “making the effort essential to look for examination and treatment.”

The Academy Acclaimed actor ended up being ensnared in Hollywood’s fast-growing sexual harassment crisis after actor Anthony Rapp alleged Spacey made sexual advances towards him in 1986, when Rapp was 14. Spacey has actually stated he does not keep in mind the alleged encounter reported by BuzzFeed News last weekend but said sorry if such “intoxicated behavior” occurred.

The story spurred a number of others to come forward with comparable accusations about Spacey.

London cops are supposedly investigating Spacey for a 2008 sexual assault, British media reported Friday.

Authorities did not recognize Spacey by name but said the department’s kid abuse and sexual offenses system is investigating the reported assault after it was described cops previously this week.

Spacey is the current high profile Hollywood figure to lose work and standing in a wave that began when dozens of unwanted sexual advances claims were reported last month against film mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Weinstein is under examination in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, London and New York for possible criminal cases after a number of ladies implicated him of sexual assault or rape.

Also Friday, Hamilton Fish, publisher of The New Republic, resigned in the middle of allegations of sexual harassment.

In a business memo shared with The Associated Press, magazine owner Win McCormack composed that Fish’s resignation worked immediately which an internal examination would continue. Fish, who joined The New Republic in 2016, had been put on leave of lack recently. He is a former publisher of The Nation.

“As I comprehend it, some staff members, to my deep discouragement, grumbled this week that my presence had actually led them to feel unpleasant at The New Republic,” Fish composed to McCormack in a memo Friday that was also shared with the AP. “Women have longstanding and profound concerns with respect to their treatment in the office. Many guys have a lot to learn in this regard. I know I do, and I hope for and encourage that brand-new direction.”

Fish composed in an email to the AP that he “felt the debate swirling around us might trigger permanent damage to the magazine, which the only way to safeguard The New Republic and its staff members was for me to separate from the company.” Noting his time with such organizations as The Nation, a prominent liberal publication, and with Human Rights View, he composed that he had invested his profession in “in progressive media and the human rights field.

Fish is amongst a number of figures in media and publishing that have actually stepped down or been fired in the wake of the Weinstein reports.

Others include author and previous NBC analyst Mark Halperin, former New Republic literary editor Leon Wieseltier and previous NPR chief editor Michael Oreskes, who was an AP executive from 2008 to 2015.

Netflix sinking deeper into debt to sustain customer development

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Elise Amendola/ AP In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, file image, an individual displays Netflix on a tablet in North Andover, Mass.

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017|5:12 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO– Netflix is sinking deeper into financial obligation in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the business little margin for mistake as it tries to develop the world’s most significant video membership service.

The huge problem that Netflix is taking on hasn’t been a significant concern on Wall Street up until now, as CEO Reed Hastings’ method has actually been settling.

The billions of dollars that Netflix has borrowed to pay for exclusive series such as “Home of Cards,” “Complete stranger Things,” and “The Crown” has helped its service more than triple its international audience throughout the past 4 years– leaving it with 109 million subscribers worldwide through September.

That figure consists of 5.3 million customers included throughout the July-September duration, inning accordance with Netflix’s quarterly revenues report released Monday. The development went beyond management forecasts and analyst forecasts. Netflix’s stock increased 1 percent in prolonged trading, putting it on track to touch new highs Tuesday. The shares have increased by about five-fold throughout the previous four years.

If the subscribers keep coming at the current rate, Netflix may surpass its good example– HBO– within the next couple of years. HBO started this year with 134 million customers worldwide.

“We are playing around 100 miles an hour doing our thing worldwide,” Hastings stated during an evaluation of the third-quarter results.

But Netflix’s customer growth could slow if it can’t continue to win shows rights to hit TELEVISION series and films, now that there are more rivals, consisting of Apple, Amazon, Hulu and YouTube.

If that takes place, there will be more attention on Netflix’s huge shows costs, and “then we could see an investor reaction,” CFRA Research analyst Tuna Amobi says. “However Netflix has been delivering excellent customer development so far.”

Netflix’s long-term debt and other responsibilities totaled $21.9 billion as of Sept. 30, up from $16.8 billion at the exact same time last year. That consists of $17 billion for video programs, up from $14.4 billion a year earlier. Most of the shows payments are due within the next 5 years. Netflix expects to invest $7 billion to $8 billion on shows next year, up from $6 billion this year.

The Los Gatos, California, business needs to borrow to spend for most of its programming expenditures since it doesn’t generate adequate money by itself. Netflix burned through another $465 million in the most recent quarter, which is referred to as “unfavorable money circulation” in accounting parlance.

For all this year, Netflix has actually cautioned that its negative cash circulation might be as high as $2.5 billion, a pattern that management anticipates will continue for a minimum of the next numerous years as it attempts to diversify its video library to interest divergent tastes in about 190 nations.

Nonetheless, Netflix has actually remained rewarding, under U.S. accounting guidelines. The company earned $130 million on $3 billion in earnings in its newest quarter.

And management appears to be aiming to ease the financial drain with price boosts of $1 and $2 a month for most of its 53 million subscribers in the United States before completion of the year. The higher costs are most likely to increase Netflix’s income by about $650 million next year, RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Mahaney anticipated.

But the rate increases could backfire if it provokes an uncommonly high number of customers to cancel, something Netflix dealt with when it raised rates in the past. The majority of experts believe that’s unlikely to occur this time, and Netflix supported that thesis with its development forecast. Management anticipates to include 6.3 million customers throughout the October-December period, a little more than what experts are preparing for, according to FactSet.

Netflix has actually long argued its borrowing makes good sense to gain a big advantage over rivals as individuals increasingly view programming on internet-connected gadgets. Plus, management points out that its total debt is small compared with its market price of almost $90 billion.

With such an important stock, Netflix theoretically might sell more shares to raise loan– just like how house owners in some cases utilize the equity accumulated in their homes to pay huge expenses.

But that would be more difficult to do if Netflix’s stock rate drops amidst concerns about its debt.

Wedbush Securities expert Michael Pachter likewise questions the long-term value of Netflix’s programming line-up.

“What is something like Season Among ‘House of Cards’ worth to you if you currently have enjoyed it? It’s probably just worth something to somebody who hasn’t been registering for Netflix for the previous five years,” Pachter says. “So that indicates Netflix needs to keep reinventing itself virtually every year, which expenses loan.”

Netflix raising US costs by 10 percent for a lot of popular strategy

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Paul Sakuma/ AP Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif.

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017|9:47 a.m.

SAN FRANCISCO– Netflix is raising the cost for its most popular U.S. video streaming strategy by 10 percent– a move targeted at generating more cash to outbid HBO, Amazon and other rivals for addictive shows such as “Complete stranger Things.”

The change revealed Thursday impacts the majority of Netflix’s 53 million U.S. subscribers.

WHAT GOES UP

Netflix will now charge $11 each month rather of $10 for a plan that consists of HD and enables people to concurrently enjoy programs on two various internet-connected devices.

The rate for another strategy that consists of ultra-high definition, or 4K, video, is going up by 17 percent, to $14 from $12 a month. A strategy that restricts customers to one screen at a time without high-definition will stay at $8 a month.

The increase will be the first in 2 years for Netflix, although it will not seem that way for millions of customers. That’s due to the fact that Netflix briefly froze its rates for long-time customers the last two times it raised its costs, delaying the most current increases till the 2nd half of in 2015 for them.

Netflix isn’t offering anybody a break this time around. It will start emailing alerts about the brand-new costs to impacted customers Oct. 19, providing 30 days to accept the greater rates, change to a more affordable plan or cancel the service.

WHY RATES ARE RISING

The cost boost are being owned by Netflix’s desire to enhance its profits as it spends more money to fund a seriously acclaimed slate of original programs that consists of shows such as “Home of Cards,” “Orange Is The New Black,” and “The Crown,” in addition to “Complete stranger Things.”

Those series’ success assisted Netflix land more Emmy award nominations than any TV network besides HBO this year. It’s likewise the primary factor Netflix’s U.S. audience has nearly doubled given that the February 2013 launching of “House of Cards” started its growth into original programming.

But paying for unique TV series and films hasn’t been cheap. Netflix expects to spend $6 billion a year alone on shows this year, and the costs are likely to rise as it competes against streaming rivals such as Amazon, Hulu, YouTube and, possibly, Apple for the rights to future shows and films.

Both Amazon (at $99 each year, or about $8.25 monthly) and Hulu ($10 per month) now use lower rates than Netflix.

POSSIBILITY OF REACTION

Netflix thinks its price rate is validated by current service improvements, such as a function that enables people to download programs onto phones or other devices to enjoy them offline.

RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Mahaney thinks Netflix’s shows line-up is so compelling that the service could charge even higher rates and still maintain most of its audience. He predicted the upcoming rate increase will produce an extra $650 million in earnings next year.

However Netflix customers have actually rebelled against price increases in the past, most notably in 2011 when the business stopped bundling its streaming service with its DVD-by-mail service, resulting in rate increases of as much as 60 percent for consumers who desired both strategies. Netflix lost 600,000 subscribers and its stock price plummeted by 80 percent in the subsequent backlash. The business rebounded highly, though, propelling its stock from a split-adjusted low of $7.54 in 2012 to about $190 in Thursday’s midday trading as investors responded favorably to the higher costs, increasing the shares by 3 percent.

And Netflix blamed a temporary slowdown in customer development last year on the lifting of its cost freeze on long-time customers who chose to drop the service rather than pay a little more money.

Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Wedbush believes less than 10 percent of existing subscribers will cancel Netflix as rate rise again, however he anticipates it will be harder to draw in brand-new clients who will pick less expensive alternatives from Amazon or Hulu.

'' Last Possibility U ' documentary returns for season 2 on Netflix

Friday, July 21, 2017|1 a.m.

NEW YORK– The East Mississippi Community College Lions are back as the documentary series “Last Possibility U” returns for a 2nd season.

All eight episodes of season two will be offered on Netflix starting Friday.

The very first season of the documentary by director Greg Whiteley chronicled the ups and downs of the junior college football team’s 2015 season and turned out to be hit that reached well beyond hardcore sports fans and drew people to Scooba, Mississippi.

“When we were filming season 2, each week there was someone showing up, and often they were from overseas,” director Greg Whiteley said in a phone interview with the AP on Thursday. “I keep in mind there was this one couple from Scotland. They were on their honeymoon. There was another couple that came from Australia. These are individuals, they have Netflix accounts overseas, they viewed the series and enjoyed it. Didn’t understand anything about Football. Didn’t care anything about Football, but just wished to concern Scooba, Mississippi, and satisfy a few of these individuals they fell for.”

Junior college football groups are normally equipped with players talented enough to be playing in Division I, but since of concerns far from the field– sometimes academics, in some cases behavior problems or legal issues– they end up in villages intending to redeem themselves. Rosters turnover considerably from year to year so there are lots of new faces at “Last Opportunity U” in season 2.

Two of the greatest stars from the series are back.

Brittany Wagner returns as the pencil-pushing, strong-willed scholastic adviser who frequently stole the program, though 2016 turns out to be her last season with EMCC. Wagner left the school earlier this year to take a marketing task in Birmingham, Alabama, and then began her own academic consulting firm called 10 Thousand Pencils.

Blustery coach Buddy Stephens is back and hoping for some redemption of his own, Whiteley stated.

“He truly felt as however, I didn’t like what I saw in season one and I didn’t like exactly what I saw in me. I need to make some modifications,” Whiteley said about Stephens’ receptiveness to another season of being followed by cams.

Whiteley and his crew need lots of unfettered gain access to and time. He said East Mississippi was as soon as again pleased to accommodate.

“Pal understands the rate of poker,” said Whiteley, who has actually done documentaries on the punk band New York Dolls, previous governmental candidate Mitt Romney and the education system in the United States. “We make it a stipulation wherever we go that we get access to the locker space to the group meeting to the coaches’ conference. We’re permitted to film all that. Pal was more than going to agree to those terms both in season one and season 2 and I suspect if we ever wish to return there, he ‘d be open to it.”

Whiteley said he did not enter into the project believing it would produce more than one season, however the stories were merely too rich to let go.

“The season ended with a battle therefore we knew they were going to need to start the next season with one arm connected behind their back in the first game. We believed that would be intriguing,” Whiteley said. “We likewise felt Buddy may be on a bit of a hot seat. For a coach that has experience as much success as he’s experienced to have the season end the method it did, we wondered to see how would he react to that? Exactly what would his story arc be?”

The Lions likewise had a new beginning quarterback last season, with a well-told back story that was only touched on in season one.

De’Andre Johnson was a high profile hire at Florida State who was dismissed from the group after video revealed that he struck a lady in a bar. He remained 2015 in Scooba, however played well in 2016. He then signed with coach Lane Kiffin at Florida Atlantic, where he will compete for a starting job this season.

“We wanted to aim to fit him into season one and there simply wasn’t space,” Whiteley said. “The concept that he was going to be starting now in season two it gave us a reason to tell that story and we were excited to inform that story.”

Netflix makes Hall H debut with big spending plan Will Smith picture

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Al Powers/ AP Will Smith reacts at the Netflix Films’ “Bright” panel on the first day of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 20, 2017, in San Diego.

Thursday, July 20, 2017|6:38 p.m.

SAN DIEGO– Picture “End of Watch” but with orcs and fairies and magic. That’s the vibe of Will Smith’s big budget Netflix film “Bright,” which unveiled its very first complete trailer Thursday in a presentation at Comic-Con.

The movie reunites Smith with his “Suicide Squad” director David Ayer and takes audiences to a gritty Los Angeles setting where 2 police officers, one human (Smith) and one orc (Joel Edgerton) have to contend with some legendary, evil forces plaguing the city. Noomi Rapace and Edgar Ramirez likewise star.

It was the Hall H launching for the streaming service, which brought out Smith, Edgerton, Ayer and the movie’s other stars to charm the 6,500 incredibly fans in presence and get them delighted about the $90 million movie, which makes its Netflix debut on Dec. 22.

Ayer stated “Intense” is not some “standard concern PG-13 motion picture.”

“I was able to do some real (curse),” Ayer said. “I had the ability to tell a genuine story. I was able to do my thing.”

He praised Netflix for its support.

Smith said the movie has the tough “rated-R grind of ‘Training Day'” mashed up with “Lord of the Rings.”

His character is stuck with the force’s very first orc police officer, which Smith said gave him a rare character opportunity: to be racist.

“You never ever get to be racist when you’re black,” Smith stated. “You’re like, ‘Look male, I do not want no orcs in my automobile.'”

Smith is simply the current A-list film star to try his luck doing a big movie with Netflix and has made waves in Hollywood with his support of the service.

“There is a distinction in between seeing a movie in a theater and seeing it on Netflix,” Smith yielded, however included that he is “really thrilled” to see “whatever this new wave of home entertainment is going to be.”

Netflix also trotted out the director and cast of its upcoming movie horror pic “Death Note,” which some Comic-Con guests will get to see in full Thursday night before its Aug. 25 Netflix launch.

Based on the manga series of the very same name “Death Keep in mind” follows a high school student (Nat Wolff) who finds a supernatural notebook that gives him the power to choose who passes away and how. All he has to do is compose a name and an approach in the note pad and the Willem Dafoe-voiced devil Ryuk carries out the grim job.

Netflix is simply one of a few studios previewing movies for audiences at the yearly fan convention. Previously on Thursday, Fox showed footage from “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” and on Saturday the comic book giants DC and Marvel will go head-to-head with prolonged presentations.

Comic-Con runs through Sunday.

Hacker threatens to release stolen copies of Netflix series

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Taylor Schilling, center, portrays Piper Kerman, whose memoirs are the basis for the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.

Friday, April 28, 2017|7:10 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO– A hacker declares to have actually taken the upcoming season of Netflix’s hit series “Orange Is The New Black,” and is demanding that the video streaming service pay an undefined ransom to prevent all the brand-new episodes from being prematurely released online.

The hacker, operating under the name The Dark Overlord, has currently supposedly uploaded the very first episode to a prohibited file-sharing service. The Associated Press might not lawfully confirm the authenticity of that submitted file.

New episodes of “Orange” are scheduled for main release on June 9.

Netflix stated that a little production vendor that deals with a number of major TV studios had actually suffered a breach. The Los Gatos, California, business described it as an “active situation” that’s being investigated by the FBI and other authorities.

Pirated copies of “Orange” could damage Netflix’s subscriber growth and the company’s stock cost.

In the ransom note, The Dark Overlord claimed to have actually stolen series from other studios, too, by getting into a single company. The purported hacker guaranteed to also release those titles unless “modest” ransoms are paid.

Reports of an enormous leak of Hollywood movies and TV episodes have been flowing online for months, fed by purported screenshots of the video footage and a copy of a proposed deal to erase the taken product in return for 10s of thousands of dollars in electronic currency.

When the AP contacted The Dark Overlord in February, the hacker said the purloined video wouldn’t be made openly available after all, making the far-fetched claim that “no one truly (cares) about unreleased motion pictures and TV show episodes.”

It’s not clear what set off The Dark Overload’s restored ransom needs.

Netflix is relying on “Orange” to help it add 3.2 million subscribers from April through June. That’s significantly higher than the company’s typical gain of 1.8 million customers in the same period over the previous five years.

Whenever Netflix’s quarterly subscriber gains fall shy of management’s forecasts, the company’s stock usually plunges.