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Friday, October 15, 2021

Category: Digital Entertainment

“Squid Game” sweeps the views among the “Netflix” original series

The South Korean series “Squid Game” has officially become the most-watched of its original series, Netflix said.

The series “Squid Game” has caused a global uproar since it began airing less than a month ago, and it consists of 9 episodes, in which competitors in financial difficulty play children’s games but with deadly consequences, in pursuit of a prize of 45.6 billion won (38 million dollars).

“Squid Game” has officially reached 111 million followers, which makes it the biggest launch of our series ever, Netflix said on Twitter, on Wednesday.

Netflix signs long-term contract with “Lupin” Star

French actor Omar Sy has signed a long-term contract with the “Netflix” platform to produce films for him, in a cooperation that is the first of its kind between the American platform and a French actor, and comes after the global success of the series “Lupin”.

And “Netflix” said in a statement that “Omar C Production Company in Paris and Los Angeles will, under this contract, prepare special films for Netflix, and “C” will be the representative and executive producer in them.”

The statement quoted Omar Sy as saying that he was “happy with the opportunity to continue” his relationship with the platform and that he was “excited for the next stage in the joint adventure” between them.

Omar Sy re-published the “Netflix” advertisement on his account on “Instagram”, while the broadcasting platform did not specify the value of the contract.

And the American magazine “Variety” said that this kind of cooperation with “Netflix” has not happened before, except with actress Vanessa Kirby, who appeared in the series “The Crown.”

Omar Sy was known on a global level after the success of the movie “The Intouchables”, and his fame increased after the French series “Lupin” broke records on “Netflix”, attracting tens of millions of subscribers in the world.

Films about Suzane von Richthofen and Daniel Cravinhos to premiere on Amazon Prime Video

Since they were announced, the two films The Girl Who Killed My Parents and The Boy Who Killed My Parents, with the stories of Suzane von Richthofen and Daniel Cravinhos, have caused controversy.

This Thursday (19), a novelty caught the public by surprise: the production, initially scheduled for theaters, will come out in streaming, on September 24th.

Metrópoles contacted Amazon Prime Video’s advisors to find out what had motivated the decision. The information was that the streaming bought the rights to the film and that the details of the negotiation would not be disclosed.

“The company does not disclose any details regarding the negotiations of productions”, says the statement.

Initially designed to debut in theaters in 2020, A Menina Que Matou os Pais and O Menino Que Meu Pais would have simultaneous screenings. However, the Covid-19 pandemic caused the film to be postponed, which has now reached streaming.

In addition to the health issue, Metrópoles found that the possibility of exhibiting the production internationally is one of the attractions of streaming. Amazon Prime Video announced that the features will be released in 240 countries and territories where the service is available.

Still, in 2020, Amazon Prime Video released, at once, four national films, at a time when theaters were closed. Thus, the following titles entered the platform’s catalog: A Gruta, No Gogó do Paulinho, Carlinhos e Carlão and Os Espetaculares.

The movies
Each feature is approximately 80 minutes long and tells a different point of view of the story of the couple Suzane von Richthofen and Daniel Cravinhos. The scripts are based on information contained in the case file that ended with the conviction of the two for the death of Suzane’s parents.

In 2002, Suzane and Daniel shocked Brazil when they pleaded guilty to the brutal murder of Manfred and Marisia von Richthofen. Throughout the films, the couple’s case and possible motives for committing this atrocity are presented. A real crime drama about one of the most brutal murder cases in the country. Released simultaneously, the two films show each other’s points of view: The Girl Who Killed the Parents is inspired by Daniel’s testimony, and The Boy Who Killed My Parents is based on Suzane’s.

Directed by Mauricio Eça and screenplays by Ilana Casoy and Raphael Montes, the films starred Carla Diaz, Leonardo Bittencourt, Allan Souza Lima, Kauan Ceglio, Leonardo Medeiros, Vera Zimmermann, Augusto Madeira, Debora Duboc, Marcelo Várzea, Fernanda Viacava, Gabi Lopes, and Taiguara Nazareth. The production is by Santa Rita Filmes in co-production with Galeria Distribuidora and Grupo Telefilms. The executive producer is Marcelo Braga, who also signs the production of the films along with Gabriel Gurman, Ricardo Constianovsky, Silvia Cruz, and Tomas Darcyl.

Does Scarlett Johansson have an argument in her lawsuit against Disney?

Johansson claimed that Walt Disney breached its contract last month when it released the movie bearing the character’s name in cinemas and on its Disney+ on-demand service simultaneously. Johansson argues that her compensation depends in large part on the film’s performance in cinemas and that its access to homes limits her desired earnings.

Disney will likely lose its battle with Scarlett Johansson in the court of public opinion, but the legal question is significant and has implications for dealings beyond Marvel Cinematic Universe and the actress who played Black Widow for more than a decade.

Fans have been confused about the lawsuit, but its core is constantly emerging, as compensation is often contingent on a future event that compels it, often called a “trigger,” such as achieving a sales target, closing a deal, or selling a certain number of books. Is the party liable to pay obligated to allow this event to occur?

loose standard
Critics of the “good faith” standard consider it too broad, giving judges almost absolute discretion in redrafting agreements. Even so, this standard is enforced and film studios have more than once been successful in breaching it. Apparently, California courts have allowed the lawsuits to continue even on what appeared to be bare ground, as in an allegation that the studio did not fairly evaluate films seeking a development deal.

Johansson’s lawsuit will serve to establish the background to the joint premise of the parties, as in the examples of the professional athlete and sales associate. In her lawsuit, Johansson alleges that the parties understood that the contractual promise that “Black Widow” would have a “widespread release”, meaning that it would “remain exclusively in cinemas for approximately 90 to 120 days”. The actress stresses that this is the norm in the industry and is what Marvel has been following. The studio would have violated the common premise by releasing “Black Widow” through “Disney+” while it was also made available in cinemas, according to this argument.

Actress Scarlett Johansson poses for photographers upon arrival at the ‘Avengers Endgame’ fan event in London, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Ronaldo’s girlfriend Georgina competes with Kim Kardashian for “Netflix”

The model, girlfriend of Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, announced today, Friday, that she has finished filming a new project that brings her together on the famous American broadcasting platform, “Netflix”.

Georgina Rodriguez, 27, has finished filming a reality TV show called “Soy Georgina”, which will be shown in the coming period on “Netflix”, produced by its Spanish version, which sheds light on her life as a mother, model, businesswoman, dancer, and many other things.

Rodriguez announced her first reality show with “Netflix” through a photo she shared on her Instagram account, today, Friday, from behind the scenes of filming, and asked her 26 million followers if they were ready for her program.

In a previous statement, Netflix said that Georgina Rodriguez’s reality show will provide “a deep and emotional portrait of her behind her pictures, stories, and headlines.”

Georgina, also known as Cristiano Ronaldo’s partner, will reveal on the show all aspects of her life, from the most famous part to the personal side, and viewers will live her diaries, motherhood, travels, friendships, desires, her triumphs, and her failures.

Georgina Rodriguez’s program will compete with the reality show of American fashion model, Kim Kardashian, “Keeping up with The Kardashians”, which is presented by the “Netflix” platform.

There is not much information about whether Cristiano Ronaldo, the star of the Italian club Juventus, will be present on the program of his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, with whom he has been in a relationship since 2016, and their love story culminated in a child, Alana Martina.

Bob Odenkirk collapses on Better Call Saul set

Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk was hospitalized Tuesday after collapsing on the show’s New Mexico set.

Crew members called paramedics, who took the 58-year-old actor to a hospital, where he remained Tuesday night, a person close to Odenkirk who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter told The Associated Press.

Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill- Better Call Saul _ Season 5, Episode 6 – Photo Credit: Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse, or how long Odenkirk might be hospitalized.

“Better Call Saul,” the spin-off prequel to “Breaking Bad,” has been shooting its sixth and final season, which is set to air on AMC next year.

Like Breaking BadBetter Call Saul is set in and mostly shot in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Odenkirk has been nominated for four Emmys for playing the title character, a down-on-his-luck lawyer named Jimmy McGill who becomes increasingly corrupt and adopts the pseudonym Saul Goodman.

Despite huge merger and acquisition deals… “Netflix” is still the strongest

Netflix’s grip on broadcast audiences is causing other media companies to pursue expensive mergers and acquisitions with a whiff of desperation.

What’s the irony about it? Netflix can still beat them all, without spending a penny on any competitors.

Acquisition spree
Brian Roberts of Comcast Corp. is the latest media mogul, said to be looking for acquisitions.

The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, reported that he is considering deals for ViacomCBS — which itself was formed from a fairly recent merger — and Roku to try and improve the cable provider’s offerings.

While he thinks about it, Discovery’s David Zaslav works out a deal for AT&T’s WarnerMedia division.

Wireless carrier AT&T is the latest company to pull out of broadcasting, allowing cable networks and tech giants to fully acquire it.

Amazon agreed last month to buy Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), the film studio best known for its James Bond films.

Meanwhile, Sony’s Playstation Vu and Quibi have closed down after realizing how hard it is to make money.

Massive spending
Expensive content is the secret behind huge indebtedness. The broadcast wars pushed undoubtedly dominant companies like Comcast and Walt Disney into unprecedented amounts of debt to protect their market share and position.

AT&T has become known as the world’s largest non-bank borrower after it acquired Time Warner for $102 billion in 2018; Three years later, that deal was scrapped.

In 2019, Disney swallowed 21st Century Fox for $85 billion, adding to the buyout trilogy of former CEO Bob Iger, Marvel, and Pixar — which laid the foundation for Disney. Plus” and “Comcast”.

After losing out on Fox, she acquired Sky for about $50 billion, and Shari Redstone reconstructed her father’s two vanished entities: CBS and Viacom.

Netflix control
All of these mergers and acquisitions in the past three years have been worth more than Netflix’s market value, yet they haven’t been able to break Netflix’s control of more than 200 million subscribers or the many investors who favor its shares.

In fact, this leading streaming company holds the most valuable deal currency in the industry but has not used it for any deals.

It is worth noting that the newcomers are trying to be a lot like Netflix without adopting the guiding principles that made it a favorite, namely keeping things simple, preferring content creators over bankers, making sure the technology is the best, and offering offers without ads.

Meghan Markle is producing an animated series for Netflix

Archwell Productions, the production company owned by the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, announced the production of a family animated series, for broadcast on the Netflix platform, indicating that she will also be its executive producer, but did not specify when it will be shown.

The company, set up by Meghan and her husband Prince Harry, said in a statement on Wednesday that the series focuses on the adventures of a 12-year-old girl, drawing inspiration from a diverse group of influential women in history.

The series, called “Pearl”, is the first series announced by Netflix, Meghan, and Harry. They sealed the deal last year after they gave up her royal duties and moved to California.

“Our heroine, Pearl, like many girls her age, is on a journey of self-discovery as she seeks to overcome the difficulties of everyday life,” Megan said in a statement.

The animated series follows the announcement last year of a collaboration with Netflix to produce a documentary series called “Invictus Games” for wounded soldiers and women.

Last month, Meghan launched the book “The Bench”, a children’s story about fatherhood, which she said was inspired by her husband Prince Harry’s relationship with their first child Archie.

Last month, Meghan launched the book “The Bench”, a children’s story about fatherhood, which she said was inspired by her husband Prince Harry’s relationship with their first child Archie.

‘Another Life’ Season 2 to hit Netflix next fall 2021

Another Life‘s second season (and yes, there was a first one) will blast off this fall, Netflix announced on Tuesday, while also sharing a sneak peek at the Katee Sackhoff-led sci-fi drama.

Another Life is a Netflix Original sci-fi series created by Aaron Martin. The series stars Battlestar Galactica hero Katie Sackhoff and Hellboy star Selma Blair. Like many of Netflix’s latest Originals, Another Life was shot in 4K, showcasing the tech Netflix has available to make the best-looking shows.

Another Life‘s freshman mission followed astronaut Niko Breckinridge (played by Sackhoff) as she led a crew on a mission to explore the genesis of an alien artifact. As Niko and her young crew investigated, they faced unimaginable danger on what might very well be a one-way mission.

UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 18: Actress Katee Sackhoff visits Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” at Universal Studios Hollywood on December 18, 2020 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)

In the 10-episode first season, “When a mysterious alien Artifact lands on Earth, Commander Niko Breckinridge (Katee Sackhoff) has to lead humanity’s first interstellar mission to its planet of origin, while her husband (Justin Chatwin) tries to make the first contact with the artifact back on earth. Another Life explores the miracle of life, how precious life is in a universe mostly empty of it, and the lengths we will go to protect the ones we love.”

Aaron Martin is the creator and showrunner of “Another Life.” Noreen Halpern executive produces, with Hellfire Entertainment (“Alias Grace”) producing.

Netflix also announced on Tuesday that its lonnnnng-gestating, John Cho-led adaptation of the Cowboy Bebop anime will also premiere this fall. Described as the jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of Spike Spiegel (played by Cho), Jet Black (Luke Cage‘s Mustafa Shakir), Faye Valentine (The Detour‘s Daniella Pineda), and Radical Ed, the series follows a ragtag crew of bounty hunters as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals.

The cast, some of whom are featured in the teaser below, also includes Geoff Stults, Tamara Tunie, Mason Alexander Park, Rachel House, Ann Truong, and Hoa Xuande.

James Bond challenges Amazon’s deal to stay in theaters

The James Bond film producers said in a statement to Variety that the films will remain in theaters despite the acquisition of MGM by Amazon, the franchise owner of the popular adventure film series.

“We are committed to continuing to make James Bond films available to movie audiences around the world,” said producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael J. Wilson, who run Eon Productions, a London-based company, on Wednesday.

The James Bond franchise is by far the most important asset of MGM, which struck an $ 8.45 billion deal with Amazon on Wednesday that gives Amazon TV and Live the right to a massive library of movies and TV shows.

B25_25594_R James Bond (Daniel Craig) prepares to shoot in NO TIME TO DIE an EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios film Credit: Nicola Dove © 2020 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

MGM says that James Bond films have made about $ 7 billion in cinemas globally. It is expected that the new movie in this series, “No time to die”, will be released in cinemas during the month of September, after several delays due to the Corona pandemic.

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