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Netflix executive upends Hollywood
Los Angeles Times, by Dawn C. Chmielewski

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Posted By:abuela10, 8/25/2013 9:12:34 PM

When Ted Sarandos put out the word that Netflix would begin producing original shows, he was swamped with story pitches that everyone else in Hollywood clearly had taken a pass on — including some scripts marked with coffee stains, smudged fingerprints and other telltale signs of rejection. That all changed in 2011 after Netflix bought the political thriller "House of Cards" from "The Social Network" and "Fight Club" director David Fincher.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lala, 8/25/2013 10:29:37 PM     (No. 9491205)

To my surprise, I got hooked on the Netflix original show "Orange is the New Black." Fascinating cautionary tale and quirky characters. Excellent writing and acting and production values. Waiting impatiently for season 2.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Country Boy, 8/25/2013 11:51:12 PM     (No. 9491266)

Most of the Hollywood stuff is as obsolete as the NY Times print edition. Costs are way over inflated, paying for blowhards like Matt Damon, Leo DeCrapreo, etc.

Looks like a new paradigm is coming. Consumer-based, not propaganda-based.





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Reply 3 - Posted by: Country Boy, 8/25/2013 11:54:17 PM     (No. 9491269)

Just to add, I have already suggested to Netflix that their search engine can look for movies, which do not have certain cast: (Boolean not) e.g., "!Matt Damon". They are considering it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bob913, 8/26/2013 12:28:17 AM     (No. 9491292)

Judging from that party list he is a liberals liberal.

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