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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

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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

Top Gear: Netflix keeps the streaming rights

To be clear, Netflix already had the streaming rights to Top Gear. That’s why viewers in the U.S. and other Netflix territories. Basically, Ted Sarandos just confirmed the streaming network will retain the international streaming rights of the new Top Gear, according to the report. […] New episodes of Top Gear premiere on May 22, 2016. At this point, we do not know exactly when to expect the new episodes to be available on Netflix in the United States, but it will likely be six months to a year after they air in the U.K. That’s usually how it works. – Bryce Olin, Netflix Life
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Napster founder is making a day-and-date movie release service

If it sees the light of day, it’ll cost you $150 to buy the set-top box that transmits movies the same day they come out in the theaters. Every title will be available for you to watch within a 48-hour period, but you’ll have to pay $50 every time you view it. Steep, but at least you can watch movies in peace, without screaming kids and loud adults in the background. Plus, there’s a reason they plan to charge that much. […] in order to convince studios and theaters to get on board, Parker and Akkaraju are offering them a lion’s share of the per-view fee. They even plan to give you two movie tickets for every title you pay for, so cinemas can earn from concession sales. After everyone else gets their cuts, the Screening Room takes its $5 commission. – Mariella Moon, Engadget
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