Ben Affleck is sounding off on how films are being made in at present’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 Instances 2022 DealBook Convention final week.
“[Netflix’s head of original films] Scott Stuber is a extremely proficient, good man who I actually like…nevertheless it’s an unimaginable job,” he added.
The “Argo” star additionally stated that for those who ask Netflix co-CEO and chairman Reed Hastings about their bold strategy of creating 50 nice films, “he’d say, ‘Hey, we went for amount to determine a footprint.’ I’m certain there’s knowledge in that and I’m certain they’d an important technique, however I’d have stated, ‘How are we going to make 50 nice films a 12 months? How is that attainable?’ There’s no committee large enough. 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 conscious 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 challenge in manufacturing – a yet-to-be-titled drama concerning the beginnings of Nike’s extremely well-liked 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 famous person Michael Jordan.