Spielberg convinced: Netflix lands Amblin deal
As one of the greatest proponents of cinema, Steven Spielberg has now recognized the signs of the times. However, new titles should only start later on Netflix.
Netflix binds Amblin long-term. In itself, this news doesn’t sound that surprising at first. For years, the streaming giant has been willing to take established studios and production companies off the market in order to outperform the competition and offer all subscribers the best possible entertainment in the long term. At Amblin, things are a little different. After all, the studio was once founded by cinema advocate Steven Spielberg – and, as is well known, he has not been particularly good at the current streaming development.
Rather, Spielberg has recently been angry and annoyed by Netflix and Co., after the streaming giant’s first great success at the Oscars 2019, even wanted to emphatically ensure that Netflix is excluded from the Academy Awards in the future. Now that Netflix has been able to sign Amblin, the streaming provider provides the most elegant of all return coaches – smart is whoever answers prudently.
As Netflix explained, the new partnership with Amblin will include several new film projects per year. In order to maintain the chances of an Oscar success in the future, the films should first start in the cinema before they are then marketed worldwide via Netflix in stream.
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“At Amblin storytelling is forever at the heart of what we do and when I talked to Ted [Sarandos] about a partnership, it was immediately clear to me that we would have a great opportunity here to tell new stories together and the audience in new ways to achieve, ” said Steven Spielberg in a statement. That sounded very different a good six months ago – it seems to be financially worthwhile for the old master.
In fact, Netflix and Amblin had already worked together on ” The Trial of the Chicago 7 “. “ Maestro ” is currently being produced as the first project of the new common era. The new biopic by and with Bradley Cooper tells the complex life and love story of Felicia Montealegre ( Carey Mulligan ) and Leonard Bernstein (Cooper). “Maestro” still has no release.