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How Netflix Is Disrupting the Entertainment Industry (Zoom)
Thursday, September 22 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | add to Google Calendar
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From its start as a DVD-by-mail rental service, Netflix has systematically changed the rules of the media business. Its introduction of streaming in 2007 led to the decline of the video rental store and dramatically increased the use of broadband internet. Starting in 2013, its introduction of its own programming, from House of Cards to The Crown to Stranger Things challenged the traditional ways viewers watched TV. Now its original movies, like The Irishman and the three-time Academy Award-winner Roma, are upending the operations of the Hollywood studios. With an ever increasing budget of over $15 billion per year, service to 190 countries, and 150 million subscribers, this presentation will examine how Netflix is primed to become the dominant source of leisure time entertainment throughout the world.
Presented by: BRIAN ROSE is a professor emeritus at Fordham University, where he taught for 38 years in the
Department of Communication and Media Studies. He’s written several books on television history and
cultural programming, and conducted more than a hundred Q&A’s with leading directors, actors, and writers
for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Screen Actors Guild, the British Academy of Film and
Television Arts, and the Directors Guild of America.