Ben Affleck is sounding off on how films are being made in right this moment’s age of Netflix and different streaming platforms, which supply an ever-expanding glut of content material.
The actor, producer and director, who’s beginning a brand new movie studio of his personal with buddy and colleague Matt Damon alongside RedBird Capital Companions, shared his tackle Netflix’s method to moviemaking, which he likened to an “meeting line.”
Making movies “is a factor that requires consideration and dedication and work and it resists the kind of meeting line course of,” Affleck shared in reference to Netflix, whereas attending the New York Times 2022 DealBook Conference final week.
“[Netflix’s head of original films] Scott Stuber is a extremely proficient, sensible man who I actually like…nevertheless it’s an inconceivable job,” he added.
The “Argo” star additionally mentioned that when you ask Netflix co-CEO and chairman Reed Hastings about their bold method of constructing 50 nice films, “he’d say, ‘Hey, we went for amount to ascertain a footprint.’ I’m positive there’s knowledge in that and I’m positive that they had an excellent technique, however I might have mentioned, ‘How are we going to make 50 nice films a yr? How is that potential?’ There’s no committee sufficiently big. There aren’t sufficient – you simply can’t do it.”
Affleck acknowledged that “there’s (a) larger viewers for motion films than there’s for small dramas. I get that. Sure genres play extra broadly and you’ll’t not be aware of that. However let’s do a superb one, let’s shock the viewers, let’s make them care about it.”
At Artists Fairness, which is being branded as a creator-led studio, Affleck and firm hope to reimagine the relationships between studios, artists and crews working within the business.
As seen in Variety, Artists Fairness already has a primary undertaking in manufacturing – a yet-to-be-titled drama in regards to the beginnings of Nike’s extremely standard Air Jordan sneaker model. Written and directed by Affleck, the movie stars Damon as the chief who landed the endorsement deal for the shoe with Chicago Bulls celebrity Michael Jordan.