Justice Department warns Academy

In an exclusive report by Ted Johnson in Variety reveals the US Justice Department has warned the “Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that its potential rule changes limiting the eligibility of Netflix and other streaming services for the Oscars could raise antitrust concerns and violate competition law”.


I think the Academy and Steven Spielberg are on the wrong side of this. Rule changes to exclude Netflix make them look insular and outdated.

Netflix stepped in and started making the films the studios don’t want to. Netflix are not perfect, serious attention should be given to the buy-out deals they favour, but they’re making the films the theatrical model is ignoring.


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