Netflix outflanks rivals via international commissions
At a time where Netflix is feeling the pinch of successive quarterly subscriber losses, a re-commitment to an international strategy allows Netflix to exploit one area where it still possesses an inherent advantage over studio-backed rivals. Disney+ or HBO Max may well make the next Stranger Things or The Witcher, but are yet to show themselves capable of the next Money Heist or Squid Game.
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WGA strikes: the likely impacts
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) union is taking strike action against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), a trade association encompassing the major film and TV producers in the USA, due to disagreements over the overall deal between the two that sets out the minimum standards for writers’ employment. This report examines the likely consequences for the companies involved, and the watching audience, as the strike wears on
April 2023: Commissioning tearsheet
Japanese commissioners outstripped their American counterparts for the second time in 12 months, with more television titles announced than in any other market. Most Japanese titles announced in April 2023 were Renewals (74%), with First-Run titles suffering a 61% decrease compared with the previous month.
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