Tag: Web-Original Programming

Kevin Spacey Ordered to Pay $31 Million to ‘House of Cards’ Studio

An arbitrator ruled last year that Kevin Spacey and his production companies owe MRC, the studio behind the Netflix series “House of Cards,” nearly $31 million for breach of contract following numerous sexual harassment allegations against the actor. The secret arbitrator’s ruling, which was issued 13 months ago, was made public on Monday when lawyers […]

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Blacktag, a New Streaming Service, Has Big Plans

When Ousman Sahko Sow and Akin Adebowale founded Blacktag in 2019, they sought to answer two questions: What would a streaming platform for a digitally savvy Black audience look like? And how could it become a destination for Black talent? It turns out both answers have a lot to do with pay. “What we’re building […]

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Netflix Earnings Results: Q3 2021

It’s been a tale of two Netflixes over the last few weeks, as a long-anticipated Dave Chappelle special drew sharp condemnations from staffers and critics alike and as the South Korean sleeper hit “Squid Game” became a global sensation, making it the streamer’s most-watched series to date. (Both detail a grim view of the world.) […]

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Netflix workers plan a walkout over Dave Chappelle.

Two weeks after the debut of Dave Chappelle’s standup special “The Closer” on Netflix, the streaming giant is still grappling with internal backlash as a group of staffers prepare to stage a virtual walkout on Wednesday. The walkout is the latest episode of employee unrest surrounding the special, leading to the kind of tough news […]

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Netflix Loses Its Glow as Critics Target Chappelle Special

“Netflix has gone from the underdog and outsider poking the establishment to the epicenter of the Hollywood establishment,” he said. “When you’re at the center, everything is magnified 100 times. This is going to happen more and more as society itself wrestles with these issues. With Netflix, what will make it further complicated is that […]

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