Ted Sarandos on How Netflix Develops Original Content: ‘It’s 70-80% Art, and 20-30% Science’

Sarandos said Netflix will not incorporate advertising into its service or go after distribution rights to live sporting events, which are two facets of revenue other streaming services will rely upon. When asked about how the incoming competition from Disney, Apple, WarnerMedia, and more will affect the market, Sarandos said there was room for expansion. – Ben Travers, IndieWire » http://bit.ly/2KyZdpG

Missing YouTuber Etika’s belongings found alongside bridge

Police have reportedly been searching for Etika, whose real name is Daniel Desmond Amofah, ever since he went missing on Wednesday night. The police were canvassing the bridge on Wednesday, the same day he was last heard from, and found several of his belongings: Etika’s wallet, his New York State driver’s license, other cards, his cellphone, and Nintendo Switch. Police also found what they presume to be his laptop bag, which contained a pair of boxers, a shirt, shorts, and headphones. – Eilish O’Sullivan, The Daily Dot » http://bit.ly/31MRREp

BoJack Horseman’s Animators Have Voted to Unionize

After months of negotiations, the animators of BoJack Horseman have voted to unionize with The Animation Guild (TAG). According to Cartoon Brew, a divide has always existed on the show between the animators who went without union protection and the unionized writers and voice actors. BoJack was one of the few Netflix animated series that did not have a contract with Animation Guild Local 839 IATSE. – Bethy Squires, Vulture » https://vult.re/2N3cd8U

JJ Abrams Goes to WarnerMedia: Nine Upcoming Projects Impacted By the Deal

Everyone from Disney to Apple has pursued him with a rigor normally reserved for superstar athletes, desperate to house his prolific content output under their shingles. The sweepstakes seems to be nearing to an end, as reports are saying Abrams has agreed to a $500 million deal to move his entire Bad Robot production company to WarnerMedia. – Christian Zilko, IndieWire » http://bit.ly/2RujBbX
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