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Sued Over ‘Hotel Mumbai,’ Netflix Drops Plans for India Screening (EXCLUSIVE)

Netflix, Arclight Films International and four other companies are being sued by South Asian regional distributor Plus Holdings over rights to Anthony Maras film “Hotel Mumbai.” Netflix has now shelved its plans to screen the movie in India, where the movie is set, and other parts of South Asia. – Patrick Frater & Naman Ramachandran, Variety » https://ift.tt/2Hrulov
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‘Wedding Crashers’ Director Boards Will Ferrell Comedy at Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)

The comedy is set around the Eurovision Song Contest, the longest-running annual international TV song competition that has spawned stars like ABBA, which won in 1974 for Sweden, and Celine Dion, who won in 1988 for Switzerland. The 63rd edition of the competition had its finale in Lisbon last year, with Israel’s Netta performing the song “Toy” to take the top prize. The first contest was held in Switzerland in 1956 with seven West European nations participating; this year, 43 countries competed for the prize. The show has become a global phenomenon, with fans all over the world. – Justin Kroll, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2H68C6k

WGA Files Arbitration Claim Against Netflix Over Residuals From 33 Original Films

The dispute over the application of residuals formulas to these projects challenges the way Netflix allocates license fees for the purpose of calculating residuals. Because these residuals are based on licensing fees, the WGA is challenging Netflix over how much it paid itself to license these films to stream on its own platform – a dispute that could have repercussions for Amazon, Hulu and Apple, which also release their own original films in theaters to garner awards attention. – David Robb, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2IUhiyg

Ava DuVernay’s “Central Park Five” Netflix Limited Series Gets New Title, Premiere Date

When They See Us will center on the five teenagers from Harlem and will span 25 years, beginning in the spring of 1989 when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, and through their 2002 exoneration and 2014 settlement reached with the city of New York. – Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2TsCEGY

Netflix Unveils Trailer for Idris Elba Comedy Series ‘Turn Up Charlie’

The series is created by Elba and Gary Reich, who will serve as executive producers along with Tristram Shapeero. Shapeero will also direct the series with Matt Lipsey. Martin Joyce and Ana Garanito are co-executive producers. The series is co-produced by Reich’s Brown Eyed Boy Productions and Elba’s Green Door Pictures. – Anita Bennett, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2tI5eG0

Netflix should partner with Warner Bros. TV to revive Constantine

According to a report from We Got This Covered, Warner Bros. TV is in talks Developing a new Constantine show. This could be, in part, due to the massive response they saw from fans after the animated Constantine series that became known as the feature-length Constantine: City of Demons that was shown on the CW seed online streaming platform. Matt Ryan also returned as Constantine for several appearances in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow that aired in 2018. – Natasha Harsley, Netflix Life » https://ift.tt/2T4xBNO
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