Ben Affleck is sounding off on how films are being made in at the moment’s age of Netflix and different streaming platforms, which provide 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 form 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 very gifted, good man who I actually like…nevertheless it’s an unimaginable job,” he added.
The “Argo” star additionally stated 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 determine a footprint.’ I’m certain there’s knowledge in that and I’m certain that they had an incredible 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 sufficiently big. 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 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 undertaking in manufacturing – a yet-to-be-titled drama in regards to the beginnings of Nike’s extremely widespread 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.