Magazine article Screen International

Duplass Brothers in Four-Picture Netflix Deal

Magazine article Screen International

Duplass Brothers in Four-Picture Netflix Deal

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The streamer gets worldwide rights to projects including a Ray Romano bromance.

Mark Duplass

Longtime independent US filmmakers Jay and Mark Duplass have signed a deal giving Netflix worldwide rights to four of their upcoming projects.

The deal will kick off with the release later this year of an as yet untitled project starring Ray Romano and Mark Duplass. Described by Netflix as “a bittersweet bromance about friendship, mortality and made-up sports,” the film recently finished production.

Alex Lehman directed from a script he wrote with the Duplass brothers. Mel Eslyn, president of the Duplass Brothers company, is producing with Alana Carithers and Sean Bradley.

The Duplass’ relationship with Netflix goes back to 2005, when the brothers’ first feature, The Puffy Chair, was acquired and co-distributed by Netflix’s Red Envelope Entertainment operation. …

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