Netflix intends to shell out actors, movie producers, and filmmakers a bonus if their movies are doing well, latest incentive intended at winning assignments that may otherwise go to opponent studios, as per individuals knowing about the topic. They also said that the measure of success would rely on the film. A prestige film may have its bonus set to how many awards it grabs. Incentives for other films can be dependent on viewership.
This new measure would be a side-step for Netflix that has usually rewarded talent with frank contracts. However, the incentives are distinct from the traditional “back-end” agreements of Hollywood, where a fraction of box-office money is given to filmmakers. As movies of Netflix don’t get broadly released at theatres—if they reach the big screen in any way—there is no hope for a huge payoff there. The head of film unit of Netflix, Scott Stuber, has talked about numerous likelihoods with producers, as told by individuals familiar with the talks. However, he has yet to decide on the exact means to reward individuals, or how many individuals would be given the bonus.
On the other end, Apple Inc. is getting into the saturated TV and film streaming market of India with services that can weaken premium global brands such as Amazon.com Inc. and Netflix Inc., which are also speculating on growth in the nation. The Apple TV+ of the tech giant consists of original content from producers, comprising M. Night Shymalan and would be accessible from Nov 1 on its devices and through the Apple TV app. The service, valued at $4.99 per month in the United States as well as other markets, is put for Rs 99 in India and comprises “thousands” of films to rent or buy, said Apple.