Black-ish Creator Just Signed a Deal with Netflix and Insiders are Saying It’s Worth $100 Million

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris just entered into a multi-year deal to create a new series exclusive to Netflix, according to a press release on Netflix’s website.

Industry-watchers, including those at Variety, estimate the deal to be worth approximately $ 100 million.

From Variety:

According to a source with knowledge of the negotiations, the deal, which carries an option for an additional two years, is valued at roughly $ 100 million— putting Barris in the same ballpark as recent Netflix recruits Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy.

Rhimes is slated to have eight original Netflix productions in the works. She left her longtime home at ABC Studios in 2017 and moved her Shondaland production company to Netflix. In return, the TV mogul signed a lucrative nine-figure deal with the streaming giant.

“Kenya Barris is one of our great modern storytellers,” said Cindy Holland, vice president, Original Content at Netflix in a released statement. “Kenya uses his voice to make audiences more aware of the world around them, while simultaneously making them laugh. His honesty, comedic brilliance and singular point of view, combined with the creative freedom he will enjoy at Netflix, promises to create powerful new stories for all our members around the world.”

“When my agents reached out to me about this little garage startup called Netflix, I wasn’t sure what to think,” said Barris via a press release. “But after I talked to Ted and Cindy, I started to believe that maybe this mom-and-pop shop with only 130 million subscribers might just be something… so I decided to take a swing… a leap of faith if you will, and take a chance with the new kids on the block.”

Netflix has been courting big names to produce content as of late. The company even managed to sign on the Obamas.

Oprah Winfrey is another media mogul who scored a massive deal not with Netflix but with Apple. In June, Cupertino announced it had formed” a unique, multi-year content partnership with Oprah Winfrey, the esteemed producer, actress, talk show host, philanthropist and CEO of OWN. Together, Winfrey and Apple will create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world.”

Winfrey’s projects will be released as part of a lineup of original content from Apple.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the pact includes everything from film, TV, applications, books and other content that could easily be distributed on Apple’s all-encompassing platform—not including podcasts. They also report that Winfrey’s Harpo Films will own any and all content produced under the Apple partnership, in line with Winfrey’s longtime business model.

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Marvin Gaye’s Family Hasn’t Signed Off On Dr. Dre For Biopic

 

Dr. Dre wants to bring the legend of Marvin Gaye to the big screen, but the late singer’s family wants him to pump the breaks on that.

Marvin Gaye III tells The Blast, “In regards to the announcement that was made in the media on June 18 as it pertains to a biopic about my father, the legendary iconic singer Marvin Gaye, that is being produced by Dr. Dre, I want to say that it was prematurely announced, therefore I denounce these statements.”

He’s referring to multiple reports claiming Gaye’s music had already been secured with Dr. Dre set to executive produce.

Gaye says, “I love and highly respect Dr. Dre, and we are currently in talks about his participation in the film. However, the movie rights have not been granted nor secured at this time from me as an heir. My hope is to have a group of capable and experienced film producers to be involved with the making of a wonderful masterpiece of my dad’s life.”

It’s pretty obvious that the son of the Motown legend ain’t having whatever Dre is trying to serve up.

He makes it clear, “I’m looking for nothing less than excellence in creating a compelling story of Marvin Gaye’s multi-faceted life. We are progressing steadily toward this very goal, and therefore don’t want any premature or false information out there.”

It’s possible both parties will be able to come to an agreement and get the Marvin Gaye biopic in production.

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Google and Salesforce Just Signed a Big Cloud Partnership

Google and Salesforce just become better friends.

The two tech giants said Monday that they had signed a deal in which the two companies would make their respective services work better with each other.

Customers of Google’s G Suite-branded business software will be able to more easily use Salesforce’s


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Although businesses could previously use the two companies’ products with each other, Salesforce executive vice president of business partnerships Ryan Aytay pitched the partnership as providing a deeper level of integration. One such feature will let companies move customer data stored in Salesforce into Google’s data crunching service for marketers, Google Analytics, Aytay said during a press conference.

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He also said that Google is now a Salesforce “preferred cloud partner,” a title that the search giant also shares with Amazon Web Services. Salesforce’s preferred cloud partners sell Salesforce access to computing resources and infrastructure that Salesforce can use to build and improve its own software services.

As part of the deal, Salesforce will now use Google’s overseas data centers when it wants to expand in other countries. Aytay said the deal with Google would not affect its deal with Amazon, and that Salesforce has a “great relationship with Amazon.”

Under the deal, Google will pitch Salesforce’s software services to its own business customers. Likewise, Salesforce employees will use Google’s G Suite software.

Technology analyst Rebecca Wettemann, of Nucleus Research, noted that the new deal seems similar to a Google-Salesforce partnership in 2008, when Google was pitching its older Google Apps business software. Google’s head of partnerships for its cloud business unit said the new deal is different, however, because of the amount of investment Google is now making in its burgeoning enterprise unit, which wasn’t the case nearly a decade ago.

Wettemann remains skeptical of the partnership saying that in the business of cloud computing, people frequently “hear these ‘I love you announcements.'”

“There’s a lot of speed dating in the cloud world,” Wettemann said about the frequency of partnership deals between big companies. For example, Salesforce partnered with IBM in March, and then last year, it also partnered with Amazon’s cloud computing unit.

Still, the fact that Google seems more focused on attracting business clients than in the past is worth noting, Wettemann explained. This wasn’t the case in the past, she said, and often Google would suddenly make changes to its workplace software. Although the sudden software changes may not bother consumers, they do upset businesses. With Google more focused on landing business clients, she expects the company to be more responsive to business’ needs.

“Google clearly wasn’t ready for business then,” Wettemann said.


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Dear Taylor Swift: No one can make you do anything! Signed, a mom

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I was driving my three little girls to a doctor’s appointment when we heard it: the highly-anticipated first track from Taylor Swift’s new album, “Reputation.” As the single, “Look What You Made Me Do” began pumping through our car’s speaker system, my daughters giggled and screamed with glee. Their idol was back, at last, with brand new music. I’ll admit I was also excited to listen. I mean, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, right?

But a few seconds after delighting over hearing one of our favorite singer’s voices in a song I’m not completely sick of (please never play “Blank Space” in my presence again), I felt my heart sink.

The tone of “Look What You Made Me Do” was clearly angry, dark, and very un-Taylor Swift like. “Shake It Off” this was not! “No, I don’t like you,” Taylor repeated grimly, twice in the first verse. And then, a mention of a gun. Um, what?

But it was about to get worse.

Taylor Swift's new song sends a bad message to kids

“I’ve got a list of names and yours is in red, underlined,” Taylor chanted next, chillingly. And then, the chorus, “Look what you made me do.” Over and over again.

I don’t know why, but looking back at my young, impressionable girls in the back seats of the car, I couldn’t help but think about how these lines could potentially justify acts of school violence and bullying. And as I heard the formerly squeaky-clean star’s almost creepy song unfold, I became more and more bothered that Taylor was glorifying vendettas, and blaming others for her own actions.

As a woman who has recently gone through a period of intense suffering following pregnancy loss, I feel bad for Taylor that she is going through so much pain. Allegedly, Kim and Kayne West, whom she feuded with previously, are the inspiration for the lyrics. It’s truly sad if this attention-starved duo inspired lyrics like, “I don’t trust nobody and nobody trusts me.”

By far the low point of the song, and the part that actually upset my little girls is when she says, “I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, ’cause she’s dead!”

Lovely, right?

So, as a mom, I am mad at Taylor for putting out such an unsettling anthem for kids to listen to over and over again. The good news? The truly dismal  “Look What You Made Me Do” sparked a conversation between me and my daughters. My 9-year-old asked what the song was even about if “no one can make you do anything.”

Exactly. Even in a seemingly-impossible situation, there are always choices about how to react. I now know this to be true, and I hope I’ve demonstrated it to my girls. I want them to learn that you can find the positive at the darkest of times. You can chose love and hope, instead of hating the world and everyone in it. You can take responsibility for your own happiness instead of condemning others. Sure, it’s a process to get to that place, but it is possible.

So Miss Taylor Swift, I can’t help but say how disappointed I am in you for putting out such a negative vibe when our kids, your fans, need something more, something better. All you made me do, Taylor, is change the station.

What is your take on Taylor’s new song?

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