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There have been plenty of exciting TV projects featuring strong women recently, and soon we’ll be able to add another upcoming Netflix series to that much-needed list. Inspired by the short-lived show from the 1980s, “GLOW” follows a young actress (Alison Brie) as she navigates the shimmery and unfamiliar world of women’s wrestling. The series is executive produced by Jenji Kohan, creator of “Orange Is the New Black,” clearly no stranger to material that puts complicated women at the forefront. Continue reading Get Ready To Sweat With New Trailer For Alison Brie’s Netflix’s Series ‘GLOW’ at The Playlist.

With the Cannes Film Festival kicking off this week, Netflix is now playing nice before the curtain raises on the streaming service’s film. Things got a big ugly last week when Cannes announced they were changing their rules, and starting next year, any film playing in Competition must have a French theatrical release secured. It was a direct shot at Netflix, who have long earned the scorn of French distributors for not following traditional release rules in the country where any film that hits cinemas in wide release, cannot appear on a streaming service for 36 months. Continue reading Netflix’s Ted Sarados & Bong Joon-Ho Talk Cannes Controversy, ‘Okja’ U.S. & U.K. Theatrical Release Confirmed at The Playlist.

The Cannes Film Festival may be screening Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja” and Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories” over the next couple of weeks, but they have told Netflix — and other streaming services — that starting in 2018, unless you commit to a theatrical release in France, you can’t play in Competition. The announcement sent shockwaves through the industry, with some cheering Cannes’ commitment to the theatrical experience, while others criticized the company for not adapting to changing times. Continue reading TIFF & Venice Festivals React To Cannes/Netflix Battle at The Playlist.

Hoo boy, we’re a week away from the start of the Cannes Film Festival, and there’s already a big controversy brewing between organizers and Netflix, who are bringing Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja” and Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories” to the fest. This morning, Cannes announced that starting next year, films that didn’t have a theatrical release planned for France would not be eligible to screen in Competition, a pointed jab at Netflix, who have run afoul of distributors in the country for playing by their own rules. Continue reading Netflix Responds To Cannes Film Festival’s New Competition Rule at The Playlist.