Armando Iannucci: I was saved from being a reject by comedy

October 25, 2017

The king of satire, back with a brand-new movie about Soviet-era Russia after Stalins death, talks about being uncool, Veep and constructing a spaceship in London Armando Iannucci arrives for our 3pm had met with a small amount of his lunch still clinging to his shirt. We debate retouching the mark for the Observer ‘ s portraits but, admirably, he doesn’t seem to care either way. It is seducing to…

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Secrets of the TV writers room: inside Narcos, Transparent and Silicon Valley

October 15, 2017

The necessitates of binge-watching have changed the path scripts are made, bringing larger crews together in one intense room. Showrunners Eric Newman, Jill Soloway and Alec Berg on how their hit appearances are written Every age develops its signature mode of telling and ingesting narratives. The Jacobeans had the blood and lust of popular tragedy. The Victorian had the great social novel. The 1960 s had brand-new journalism. The chosen…

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How big tech became the new titan of television

October 14, 2017

Hollywood power is in flux, as traditional broadcast and cable networks, which for decades shaped popular culture, try to keep up with engineering companies In Hollywood, the screenwriter William Goldman formerly saw , nobody knows anything. But that was before engineering corporations rolled in sure this is right one thing: to subdue television you were supposed to spend, invest, spend. The geeks are raiding their digital tombs to transform themselves…

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David Letterman returning to TV with Netflix show

August 12, 2017

The longest serving host in US late-night history will present a pre-recorded hourlong serial involving long-form conversations with guests David Letterman is making a small-screen comeback with a brand-new Netflix talk show. The as-yet-untitled serial will include six hour-long episodes that will see the far-famed US late-night host conduct long-form interviews with guests and examine topics outside the studio. I feel provoked and lucky to be working on this project…

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Netflix shares plunge 15% as subscribers give streaming service the cold shoulder

August 6, 2017

Company missed second-quarter expectancies, announcing that it added simply 1.7 million members worldwide and blamed price grow for drop in membership Viewers gave Netflix the shivering last quarter, as the company blamed world prices grow for a dramatic drop away in its growth rate. Netflix shares plunged 15% in the after-hours trading on Monday when the company announced that it added simply 1.7 million members worldwide in the second quarter….

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Yes, Netflix owes $20 billion and it damn well should

August 3, 2017

Image: instagram /@ tomgalle @moisesnotfound Wars are expensive. The internet is aflutter with the “news” that Netflix has $20 billion of indebtednes, leading to a sudden hurry-up is whether or not the company is doomed or was just about to breakdown or nullify its big shows. First off, Netflix doesn’t have $20 billion in debt. Netflix has $4.8 billion in debt, and then are dealing here with content spouses for…

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Netflix tops 100m subscribers as it draws worldwide audience

July 18, 2017

US-based streaming service marks milestone with more than half of its 104 m customers signed up outside America The remarkable change in the way “the worlds” watches Tv has been underlined by new data from Netflix showing that more than 100 million people worldwide now subscribe to the streaming service. The company – which is now evaluated at $78 bn( 60 bn ), attaining it worth almost nine occasions as…

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To the Bone confirms there are (almost) no good movies about anorexia

July 18, 2017

The Netflix drama, which stars Lily Collins, leans on some outdated tropes. But only a handful of fictions and movies have elicited the reality of the illness, or explained why so many girls grow their unhappiness on themselves No talk about food. Its boring and its unhelpful, announces To the Bone, the much-discussed upcoming movie about anorexia, starring Lily Collins and distributed by anorexia, which is why almost almost none…

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