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Oscars threaten Netflix-exclusion of a procedure

It is the most important film prize in the world. The U.S. streaming service, Netflix wanted to belong to the winners. 25 million was the company, therefore,

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Oscars threaten Netflix-exclusion of a procedure

It is the most important film prize in the world. The U.S. streaming service, Netflix wanted to belong to the winners. 25 million was the company, therefore, alone, the advertising campaign for the Film "Roma" in the run-up to the award ceremony cost more than the company for the Film has spent. It was worth it. Netflix won at the recent Oscar ceremonies four prices, three of which went to Alfonso Cuaróns "Roma".

However, there are efforts that could not repeat this. American Director Steven Spielberg , sits on the Board of Governors of the Academy, keeps little movies, the first to be shown on streaming platforms. He has, therefore, only movies can be selected to be played in the cinemas. Streaming strip should therefore be excluded in the future from the Oscars.

American film Director Steven Spielberg: Against Netflix at the Oscars.

The US Department of justice the Department of Justice (DOJ) has recommended the Academy now, but in a letter, such as "Variety" reports. The trade journal of the US Showbiz writes that the Oscars might otherwise threaten an antitrust action.

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This fear, because the US Department of justice feared that the Academy could introduce new rules, which systematically certain market could shoot participants only. A fair competition would not be given. Should, in the future, movies will be excluded from the Oscars, which are only offered via streaming services, and the providers suffer, it would be a systematic disadvantage for these companies.

The Academy had responded to the Letter, and a spokesman compared to "Variety". The next meeting of the decisive bodies, find on 23. April instead. Then will be decided whether new rules should be introduced.

Netflix sees itself as an Alternative for movie fans who have no access to cinemas. The company will ensure that film-makers were given new channels to share their art.

Apparently, the judicial authority, DOJ sees it that way, because you don't do only in the case of the Oscars for new online provider would not be excluded. (jb)

Created: 03.04.2019, 19:48 PM

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