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Beyonce Knowles' Netflix deal worth a $60 million?

Beyonce Knowles’ Netflix deal worth a $60 million?

Los Angeles: Netflix has landed a three-project deal, reportedly worth a whopping $60 million, with singer Beyonce Knowles. The first of the three specials is “Homecoming”, the behind-the-scenes documentary chronicling her 2018 Coachella performance – a massive spectacle of dance, visuals and music that reaffirmed Beyonce’s moniker of Queen Bey[Read More…]

Netflix amps up India slate with 10 new original films

Netflix amps up India slate with 10 new original films

Mumbai: Continuing its investment in Indian content, global streaming giant Netflix on Monday announced a slate of 10 new original films, across a range of genres and subjects. With these additions, a total of 15 new original Indian films — including previously announced titles “Music Teacher”, “Cobalt Blue”, “Chopsticks”, “Upstarts”[Read More…]

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings departs from Facebook Board

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings departs from Facebook Board

San Francisco: Facebook, which is reportedly spending $1 billion on producing original content, has announced that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings will not rejoin the company’s board as a director. Peggy Alford, currently senior vice president of Core Markets for PayPal, will be nominated to join the board of directors, Facebook[Read More…]

Apple set to launch Netflix-style streaming service

Apple set to launch Netflix-style streaming service

San Francisco: Apple is expected to launch a slew of new products at its Cupertino headquarters in California on Monday, including a Netflix competitor, a revamped news service and a subscription-based gaming offering. The event, to be hosted at the Steve Jobs theatre on campus, will herald a new era[Read More…]

Animated show 'Battle Kitty' to woo kids on Netflix

Animated show ‘Battle Kitty’ to woo kids on Netflix

  Los Angeles: Taking the interactive animation format for children a notch higher, Netflix has announced a new show “Battle Kitty”, based on a concept emerging from its creators’ Instagram posts. The kitty is small, fluffy and rocks a fierce pink bow. She uses its super-strength to defeat all the monsters[Read More…]

Streaming giant Netflix gained 9.6 mn customers in first quarter

Netflix won’t be part of Apple streaming platform

By Radhika Bhirani Los Angeles: Ahead of the launch of Apple’s streaming service, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has said his company will not integrate its services with the upcoming platform. “Apple’s a great company. (But) we want to have people watch our content on our service, and so we have[Read More…]

'The Kissing Booth 2' sequel is on

‘The Kissing Booth 2’ sequel is on

Los Angeles: The second installment of “The Kissing Booth” is in makes on Netflix, actor Joel Courtney said on Twitter. The sequel will reunite many of the team that made the original breakout hit, including Joey King and Jacob Elordi, reports variety.com. “Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! It’s official!,” Courtney told[Read More…]

Mumbai, India - February 06, 2019- Priyanka Chopra and Madhu Chopra’s Marathi production Firebrand will premiere exclusively on Netflix, in 190 countries on 22 February 2019. The film features award winning Marathi actors like Usha Jadhav, Girish Kulkarni, Sachin Khedekar and Rajeshwari Sachdev. Firebrand is directed by National Award winner Aruna Raje and also the first digital venture that Priyanka and Dr. Madhu Chopra’s production house Purple Pebble Pictures has made. The film is Netflix’s first licensed original film in Marathi. Firebrand follows the life of a successful lawyer who herself is sexual assault victim, played by Usha Jadhav, who is dealing with PTSD. She tackles difficult family cases while also coping with intimacy issues in her own marriage. Girish Kulkarni expertly essays the role of her husband Madhav Patkar, an architect by profession. The film revolves around trials and tribulations of contemporary modern day relationships and will be available to 139 million Netflix members across the world on February 22, 2019. Speaking on the film’s exclusive premiere on the service, Madhu Chopra said “Firebrand is packaged with a gripping, powerful narrative along with an ensemble of talented actors and we are truly excited that this story will reach millions of diverse Netflix members. We are delighted to have Netflix as a partner that will help us take this meaningful cinema to new audiences across the globe.’’ Priyanka Chopra said “The age of Digital has changed the way we consume content. Today, the story is king and audiences are open to and accepting of all kinds of genres. We scroll for content that appeals to our mood and mind, equally. This definitely was one of the major reasons behind our move of taking our latest Marathi project Firebrand straight to Netflix. A story like Firebrand deserves to reach audiences far and wide and I'm thrilled to be bringing this to Netflix.”

Priyanka Chopra and Madhu Chopra’s Marathi production Firebrand to premiere on Netflix on 22 February

Mumbai: Priyanka Chopra and Madhu Chopra’s Marathi production Firebrand will premiere exclusively on Netflix, in 190 countries on 22 February 2019. The film features award winning Marathi actors like Usha Jadhav, Girish Kulkarni, Sachin Khedekar and Rajeshwari Sachdev. Firebrand is directed by National Award winner Aruna Raje and also the[Read More…]

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