Netflix would love to broadcast some of their productions on the big screen. It’s no problem for French cinemas that are still reeling from the Covid crisis.
The project is still in the cards but worried: the operators of cinemas asked Netflix this Wednesday, October 27 to give up the idea of showing its films on the big screen, during exceptional screenings by the end of the year. . AFP asked the internet video giant to comment on a project which is still in progress.
The group wants to show the films it produced in a few independent French theatres. Most of the films have been released on the platform but some are not yet seen, AFP has learned.
Numerous cinema organizations have already expressed their disapproval of this idea, including those that bring together independent distributors. They are concerned about the organization and management of a « festival Netflix ». “A short-term attraction.”For spectators, which would be approximately “A suicide in medium term”Cinemas
Netflix is a brand of the National Federation of French Cinemas (FNCF). “To abdicate all responsibility for his work”She believes that this film would outshine all other theatrical releases at a moment when cinemas are still struggling for audiences.
French cinema operators see streaming platforms (Netflix in the lead) as a threat to the economic stability of their sector.
After months of discussion, a strict media chronology is in place that prevents films being released on platforms simultaneously with their theatrical release. However, there are exceptions such as film festivals.