Netflix Exec Claims Platform Pays Filmmakers More Fairly Than Studios Do

Published on Nov 09, 2019

Netflix was unusually transparent at the recent Produced by New York conference, where film chief Scott Stuber and director Ron Howard spoke at length about the company’s relationship to its filmmakers, and the viewership numbers the the streamer holds close to its chest.

Netflix and Howard, who moderated the discussion, are currently at work on “Hillbilly Elegy,” making Howard yet another prolific filmmaker lured by the deep-pocketed streamer, joining the high-profile ranks of Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, Guillermo del Toro, Damien Chazelle, Dee Rees, Noah Baumbach, Alfonso Cuarón, David Michôd, Tamara Jenkins, Nicole Holofcener, Jeremy Saulnier, and more.

As reported by Deadline, Stuber said, in regards to how filmmakers are compensated at Netflix, “I believe in fair and righteous behavior…One of the things I love so much about the company is that’s the way we’re built. When we make deals, we’re slightly different [than traditional studios]. We have a model.

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Author: Ryan Lattanzio