Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Becomes First Streamer to Join MPAA

Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Becomes First Streamer to Join MPAA

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Streaming platform takes seat alongside traditional studios.

Netflix, riding high with 15 Oscar nominations on Tuesday (22) including 10 for ROMA, has become the first streaming platform to join the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).

The streaming platform takes its place alongside the traditional studios and will now benefit from the MPAA’s role as Washington lobbyist on behalf of major content creators.

While it would be impolitic of Netflix to use its newfound seat at the table to officially lobby for the collapse of theatrical windows (the matter falls more squarely under the purview of the National Association Of Theatre Owners), executives will certainly put their weight behind stepping up the fight against piracy, a goal the MPAA and all its members share. …

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