Post-TIFF notes and kind of a blind item...?
The press lines are always the best source of inside baseball industry gossip. It's also where you make contacts for future gossip - and that can be inside baseball or just... you know... the romance/dating/breakup/beef gossip.
Also this is what happens when you make the media wait, celebrities. WE TALK TO EACH OTHER ABOUT YOU.
You can tell the opinions on Netflix are swinging a certain way based on comments about Netflix acquiring Hit Man. Sure, the payday is big (up front, for top-tier talent), but this movie was made for an audience and Netflix just isn't in the theatrical business.
So what makes streaming profitable? Bc I for one am never returning to the actual movies, no thanks! So how does the system survive?
Netflix has different categories of “Netflix “ productions credits so depending what the producing company is willing to let go the better money/payout they will get. As for Amazon they are way more respectful of the licensing versus by-out. In french we are using the terme “cession de droit” google translate it “transfer of rights” but i think the terms “by-out” is more commonly used