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Netflix Ted Sarandos’ Keynote On How He Would End Moviemaking (48’40”)

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  1. Anne DeAcetis says:

    The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is incensed, but all Sarandos is doing is daring them to innovate like everyone else. Yes, Netflix wants to streams movies sooner. Why does it follow that this kills movies? I can order dinner from restaurants to be delivered to my house every day. But do I still go out to restaurants? Yes. Because the service is better, the atmosphere is more stimulating, the food is hotter/fresher, the experience is premiere. NATO can cry that doing away with theatrical windows would kill the cinema, but that’s only assuming the cinema stays exactly as it is now…notably, how it has been since the age of the dinosaurs when many other industries have since reinvented themselves many times over. Theatres can fight modernity or they can focus on improving the tragically lousy in-theatre movie experience–and innovate. It doesn’t seem that hard to me to offer something that Netflix could never rival through access alone. See my open letter to NATO CEO & President John Fithian on this subject here:

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What about replacing Mr. Spacey with another actor? Mr. Plummer, perhaps.
“That would theoretically be fantastic,” Mr. Rothman said he responded. “But I have supervised 450 movies over the course of my career. And what you are saying is impossible. There is not enough time.”
~ Publicizing Sir Ridley’s Deadline Dash

“Would I like to see Wormwood in a theater on a big screen? You betcha. I’d be disingenuous to argue otherwise. But we’re all part of, like it or not, an industry, and what Netflix offers is an opportunity to do different kinds of films in different ways. Maybe part of what is being sacrificed is that they no longer go into theaters. If the choice is between not doing it at all and having it not go to theaters, it’s an easy choice to make.”
~ Errol Morris