Netflix is Moving Away from ‘Vanity Projects’ Pushing Forward
Published 6 months ago
During its growth, Netflix was able to draw a lot of audience members with material from top-notch talent like David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin, but with the recent nosedive of their subscriber numbers, the streaming giant is being forced to take things to a new direction—one of which is the lessening of so-called ‘vanity projects.’
In a report from THR, Netflix is said to be going a completely new direction moving forward with the phrase Bigger, Fewer and Better being thrown around. Now Netflix is going to be lessening their movie releases with the intention to give them higher budgets; what’s more, they won’t be letting any creative just do whatever they want.
One insider said, “This tendency to do anything to attract talent and giving them carte blanche is going away.” While nobody specific was named, THR did point out Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, which cost $175 million to produce, and while critics praised the film, I’m sure not many people from the general audience had much to enjoy about a 3-hour mob movie where Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci undergo different stages of aging rapidly.
With Netflix losing a lot of their content to other streamers, they will have to rely on their original series for now. While the platform has been criticized for just greenlighting everything, I think it’s great that they would be more careful with their content moving forward.
Fingers crossed they give GLOW another chance—even if it’s just a movie.