Ben Affleck is sounding off on how films are being made in in the present day’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 pal and colleague Matt Damon alongside RedBird Capital Companions, shared his tackle Netflix’s strategy 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 Occasions 2022 DealBook Convention final week.
“[Netflix’s head of original films] Scott Stuber is a extremely proficient, good man who I actually like…but it surely’s an unimaginable job,” he added.
The “Argo” star additionally mentioned that in the event you ask Netflix co-CEO and chairman Reed Hastings about their formidable strategy of constructing 50 nice films, “he’d say, ‘Hey, we went for amount to ascertain a footprint.’ I’m certain there’s knowledge in that and I’m certain that they had an excellent technique, however I’d have mentioned, ‘How are we going to make 50 nice films a yr? How is that doable?’ There’s no committee large enough. There aren’t sufficient – you simply can’t do it.”
Affleck acknowledged that “there’s (a) greater viewers for motion films than there’s for small dramas. I get that. Sure genres play extra broadly and you may’t not be aware of that. However let’s do an excellent 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 Selection, Artists Fairness already has a primary venture in manufacturing – a yet-to-be-titled drama in regards to the beginnings of Nike’s extremely in style Air Jordan sneaker model. Written and directed by Affleck, the movie stars Damon as the manager who landed the endorsement deal for the shoe with Chicago Bulls celebrity Michael Jordan.