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Cannes & Netflix: Fest Chiefs On ‘Roma’ Fallout, Future Plans & French Windows

While Frémaux stressed that Netflix didn’t have any features ready for the 2019 edition of Cannes, this is the first year since 2015 that the festival won’t screen a Netflix or Amazon film. The latter will show two episodes of Nicolas Winding Refn’s TV series Too Old To Die Young, but it’s interesting to note that Cannes is moving in the opposite direction to most A-list festivals, which increasingly show the streamers’ movies. What’s also interesting to consider is that this is becoming a decision taken as much by the streamers as the festival itself. – Nancy Tartaglione & Andreas Wiseman, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2ZmvqEw
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Berlin: Anti-Netflix Protests Hit Fest Premiere of Isabel Coixet’s ‘Elisa & Marcela’

Holding signs reading “No Netflix films in Berlinale competition” and “Kino statt Stream Festival” (“Cinema, not a streaming festival”), the group — around a half-dozen or so people — expressed their disapproval of the Berlinale’s decision to include Coixet‘s film in official competition. – Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2TVmJyd

Netflix refuses to film new show in North Carolina over anti-LGBTQ law

It’s the part about banning local governments from passing LGBTQ protections that became a stumbling block for Netflix, according to [Josh] Pate, the creator of OBX. Pate said that if North Carolina could repeal that part of the law sooner, Netflix might agree to let him shoot the series in the state. – Alex Bollinger, LGBTQ Nation » http://bit.ly/2TDD8GM

Netflix Changes ‘Sexist’ ‘Pocahontas’ Summary After Online Protest

photo: Disney

Of course, Disney’s animated classics almost always featured a love story of some kind, and it may seem nit-picky to go after one teeny sentence. But when [Dr. Adrienne Keene] looked up similar descriptions on the streaming site, the one for “Pocahontas” still stuck out to her. – Sara Boboltz, The Huffington Post
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