Magazine article Screen International

Ted Sarandos to Give Cannes Talk

Magazine article Screen International

Ted Sarandos to Give Cannes Talk

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Ted Sarandos will speak to market badge holders within the NEXT programme at 10am on May 15.

The notoriously secretive Netflix has become the most scrutinised company in the business and its acquisitions teams will be scouring the Croisette for titles as part of its $3bn content drive this year alone.

The streaming giant established itself as a player in the independent space when it flirted with SVOD rights to Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight at the AFM last year and earlier this year paid $17m for world rights to Jadotville at the EFM.

Now all eyes will be on the company to see if and when it makes a play for the undisputed biggest titles of the market, let alone the festival.

Compounding the sense of unease that courses through the independent space is the European Commission's report due on May 6 on the proposed Digital Single Market, a borderless community that many say will benefit Netflix and other digital distributors. …

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