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WEINSTEINS WANT TO DEAL DIRECTLY WITH NETFLIX

November 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Although numerous independent film distributors are clamoring for the rights to the Weinstein Co.’s upcoming Quentin Tarantino Western The Hateful Eight, some are balking at the fine print in TWC’s offer, according to Britain’s Screen Daily in a report from the American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA. The trade publication observed that the Weinsteins are "looking to get creative" in packaging the deal by removing some home entertainment rights. Specifically, the Weinsteins are reportedly anxious to cut a separate deal directly with Netflix. Screen commented that such a departure "would represent a radical and innovative shift in the independent distribution landscape."