Netflix vs the Silver Screen
Does the online streaming service threaten to wipe out the traditional cinema in much the same way that it already annihilated video rentals?
Does Netflix threaten to wipe out the traditional cinema in much the same way that it already annihilated video rentals?
The online streaming service is spending a lot of money on producing original movies, and its refusal to give them a public screening has led to a bust up with the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. But are these arbiters of the art of the silver screen right to fear Netflix's encroachments?
Manuela Saragosa speaks to Hollywood producer Brian Udovich, author Jonathan Taplin and film critic Jason Solomons.
(Picture: Empty cinema auditorium with popcorn strewn across the floor; Credit: Ingram Publishing/Getty Images)