Does Netflix’s Acquisition of “Kate” Signal an Impending Spec Script Boom?

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On Thursday, Netflix announced that it was giving a $25 million production commitment to Kate, a female-centric action thiriller from the producers of John Wick and Atomic Blonde. As Deadline reported, this news comes after Netflix honcho Ted Sarandos revealed that the streaming service plans to create 80 feature films in 2018. Yes, you read …

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‘Black America’: Amazon’s Upcoming Slavery Reparations Drama aka the anti-‘Confederate’

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Ain’t #NoConfederate bih! Howbowdah?! According to a report from Deadline, Amazon has plans to produce and release Black America, an alternate-history series that imagines a world in which freed Blacks received the Southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama as reparations for slavery during the Reconstruction Era, and how this leads to the birth of …

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