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‘The Umbrella Academy’ Showrunner Steve Blackman Inks Big Overall Deal With Netflix

Blackman is the second key auspice behind The Umbrella Academy signed into a deal by Netflix. The streamer in May inked a first-look deal with series’ producer Dark Horse Entertainment whose sibling Dark Horse Comics publishes The Umbrella Academy comic books. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2Tr6N7t [photo: Steve Blackman/IMDb]

Adam Sandler Signs for Four More Netflix Movies

The streamer announced the deal Friday, noting that Sandler’s “Murder Mystery” was the most popular title on Netflix in the U.S. last year. “Murder Mystery,” which co-starred Jennifer Aniston, was Sandler’s sixth Netflix movie, including “The Ridiculous 6,” “The Do-Over,” “Sandy Wexler,” “The Week Of,” and the upcoming “Hubie Halloween.” – Dave McNary, Variety » https://ift.tt/2Sb3T6e

Production & Management Firm 42 Re-Ups Netflix Deal, Plots Boris Pasternak Pic & Grows LA Team Following Sundance Launch Of ‘Ironbark’

Today, we can reveal that Netflix has re-upped its first-look movie deal with the company for another two years. After features including In Darkness and In The Shadow Of The Moon, 42 is now making Anthony Mackie sci-fi Outside The Wire and Adam Randall’s Night Teeth for the streamer. Company co-founder Ben Pugh is currently in pre-production in New Orleans on the latter. – Andreas Wiseman, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RNvpw0 [photo: Netflix]

Oscar Winner Alfonso Cuarón Inks Overall TV Deal With Apple

Cuarón’s TV development will be exclusive to Apple+. On some of it, he is expected to collaborate with longtime partner Anonymous Content where the filmmaker has a non-exclusive deal. He also plans to team up with other creative collaborators. Cuarón’s longtime producing partner Gabriela Rodriguez will run Esperanto Filmoj’s day-to-day operations out of its London headquarters. – Mike Fleming Jr, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2OD6qGu

Trump Wants the Government to Investigate Obama’s Netflix Deal

It’s not clear why Trump might think Obama’s post-presidency ventures are worth investigating. But they have proven lucrative: The former president and former first lady Michelle Obama inked the reportedly “high-8-figure” deal with Netflix and a joint book deal reportedly worth $65 million. The Obamas have launched a number of projects with Netflix already, including a documentary about a factory opening in Ohio and a drama about post-WWII New York. – Tim Marcin, VICE News » https://ift.tt/30ltmvV

J.J. Abrams Officially Closes Sizable WarnerMedia Film, TV Partnership

Abrams and his wife and Bad Robot co-CEO, Katie McGrath, have inked a new five-year, all-encompassing overall deal with WarnerMedia. The agreement — which multiple sources say is worth more in the line of $250 million as opposed to the previously reported $500 million estimate — marks the first time that Abrams has had both his film and TV deals under the same roof. The new pact, which runs through 2024 and is described as “exclusive,” also for the first time includes video games and digital content. Abrams is expected to create original feature films for WarnerMedia. – Lesley Goldberg, Variety » http://thr.cm/kSXCSn

EXCLU: Netflix Wins Overall Film, TV Deal For ‘Game Of Thrones’ Creators David Benioff & D.B. Weiss

Nobody was confirming numbers, but sources tell Deadline the deal is in the 9-figure range like some of the other mega-deals signed by show creators like Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy, each of whom also moved to Netflix. The deal for Benioff & Weiss, which we hear is for five years and is worth as much as $300 million, was brokered by Gretchen Rush, their longtime attorney at Hansen Jacobson Teller. – Mike Fleming Jr, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2Kw798w

MoviePass Cuts Off Some AMC Theaters as Big Picture Plan Comes Into Focus

So, the bigger strategy is coming together: MoviePass wants to strong-arm uncooperative theaters into sharing revenue when it demonstrates increased sales. It wants to own some films that it acquires based on its user data, and it’ll push those films on its app with the highest priority, and ultimately collect TV and streaming revenue on them. And the company hopes to incorporate businesses that are near theaters and promote deals, in a sort of Groupon-for-movie theaters arrangement. – Rhett Jones, Gizmodo http://gizmo.do/CcDRo77
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