19 September 2018 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
News
Features & Interviews
Production News
Post Production News
VFX News
Animation News
Digital News
Festivals News
Training News
Cast News
Finance News
IFTA Film & Drama Awards
Galway Film Fleadh 2017
List Your Company
Daily News Bulletin
Site Map
IFTN HOME

Irish Film and Television Network

 »

News

 »

Digital News



Netflix Makes Plans for New London-Based Commissioning Office
14 Jun 2018 : Nathan Griffin
Netflix has announced that it will open a new office in London, which will be responsible for commissioning European original content.

Broadcast has revealed that Diego Buñuel, who recently joined the VoD provider from Canal Plus in April, will occupy the position of ‘Head of Factual’ once the new division opens in September.

Netflix recently held a private cocktail reception at the Sheffield Doc/Fest where executives outlined the company’s planned expansion into the European market.

Speaking with Screen Daily, one source said:

“They mostly invited European buyers like Arte to figure out a way of working together - or scare them off. They want to heavily invest in their own productions in Europe - that’s why they have set up the office. They will continue to buy a few titles for worldwide and the rest will focus on original content.”

This news follows Netflix’s landmark Canadian deal back in September, which saw the streaming platform commit over $500 million Canadian dollars to non-US productions over the next five years.

It is expected that Netflix intent to implement a similar plan of action in the UK, with a particular focus towards fully funded factual projects from European producers. This initiative will be made in an effort to attract top European talent away from domestic broadcasters across the continent.

Netflix have noticeably withdrawn from making high-profile acquisitions following quiet stints at the usually vibrant Utah-based Sundance Film Festival, while the message being projected at the Sheffield Doc/Fest last week was a call-to-action for “bold, attention grabbing ideas”.




BREAKING NEWS
Anne Daly & Ronan Tynan to Receive Award at Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles
Acorn TV & Channel 5 Acquire US & UK Rights to New Irish Crime Series ‘Blood’
Irish Crime Drama 'Cardboard Gangsters' Gets US & Australian Netflix Release
Programme Revealed for 29th Cinemagic Film Festival

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
Antoine Simkine Elected President of ACE Producers
Northern Ireland Screen's Feature Doc Development Applications Open
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
Irish Crime Drama 'Cardboard Gangsters' Gets US & Australian Netflix Release
18 Sep 2018 
Animation Ireland Chairman Calls for Tax Relief
14 Sep 2018 
Netflix Release Official Trailer for Coen Brothers Film Starring Liam Neeson and Brendan Gleeson
13 Sep 2018 
Cartoon Saloon's 'Wolfwalkers' Acquired by Apple
12 Sep 2018 
EDITOR'S PICK
Animo's 'The John Pauls' Airs on RTE
Making The Grade Set For DVD Release
Sharon Horgan to Star in 'Military Wives' Film
John Boorman Launches Irish Film School
MORE ON IFTN
Irish Production Companies
Listings for Irish film & television production companies
What's In Production?
The latest info on projects filming in Ireland
Latest Industry Jobs
Job listings for Irish film & television crew

CONNECT WITH IFTN
Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter