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How Netflix has broken the Sundance mold




An image showing the on-demand internet streaming media provider, Netflix, on a laptop screen.
An image showing the on-demand internet streaming media provider, Netflix, on a laptop screen.
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Before the Sundance Film Festival started, Netflix made two major licensing deals that far exceeded what's usually seen at the event. Why?

The Hollywood Reporter's Tatiana Siegel explores their strategy in a recent article titled "How Netflix is Spending Huge and Annoying Studios." And she joins A Martinez on the line from Sundance to talk about it.

To hear the entire conversation click on the audio embedded at the top of this post.