Sundance champ ‘Birth of a Nation’ chose Fox over Netflix

The Wrap and The Hollywood Reporter claim Netflix offered as much as $20 million during an all night bidding war, [Nate Parker] wanted a large theatrical release for the movie. While Netflix movies are open for theatrical releases, so far they’ve had extremely limited showings because the company insists on offering them for streaming on the same day — most theater owners don’t want the competition. – Richard Lawler, Engadget