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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings speaks during an interview on day two of the Netflix See What’s Next: Asia event at the Marina Bay Sands on November 9, 2018 in Singapore.
Netflix has joined the Motion Picture Association of America, creating the idea the first streaming company to join the Hollywood lobby group.
Earlier Tuesday, SouthIndianNews.com reported which Netflix could soon become a member after just a few years of producing original films.
The news comes on the same day which Netflix garnered its first-ever best picture nomination, the biggest sign yet which the company is usually becoming part of the Hollywood mainstream. “Roma,” directed by Academy Award-winner Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity”), is usually Netflix’s best showing at the Oscars with 10 nominations. Last year, “Mudbound” received four Academy nominations.
Netflix has greatly expanded its production in recent years, earning awards for its television programs in addition to nominations for several of its films in addition to documentaries. The streaming service creates hundreds of programs each year in national in addition to international markets in addition to has grown its subscriber base to more than 140 million customers.
Netflix isn’t the only streaming service which has been in talks with the MPAA. Amazon, too has considered joining the organization, which lobbies for copyright protection, anti-piracy protection in addition to tax credits for productions.
The MPAA has previously worked with both Netflix in addition to Amazon on anti-piracy initiatives, launching “The Alliance for Creativity in addition to Entertainment” in 2017 in an effort to battle global piracy issues.
The MPAA has been looking for completely new members ahead of the impending merger between Disney in addition to Fox.
Netflix in addition to the MPAA did not immediately respond to SouthIndianNews.com’s request for comment.