Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Eyes UK Studio

Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Eyes UK Studio

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Ted Sarandos says streamer wants to ‘physically’ embed itself in country.

Netflix is looking to ramp up its UK presence by acquiring a studio in the country, chief creative officer Ted Sarandos has claimed.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Sarandos said the SVoD giant was looking to “physically” set up production capacity in the country, having already opened a London office and ramped up its UK staff base in recent months.

Netflix snapped up Sky drama chief Anne Mensah towards the end of 2018, the pinnacle of a series of high-profile appointments including unscripted commissioners Kate Townsend and Lucy Leveugle and documentary director Jonathan Taylor.

The hiring spree began when Canal+ documentaries exec Diego Buñuel joined the firm in conjunction with the launch of its UK base in March last year. …

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