标记档案: AffleckNetflix

Ben Affleck Says Netflix Makes Movies on an ‘Assembly Lineas He Touts New Production Company

Ben Affleck attends the premiere of Warner Bros Pictures' "The Accountant" at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 10, 2016 在好莱坞, 加利福尼亚州

Ben Affleck attends the premiere of Warner Bros Pictures' "The Accountant" at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 10, 2016 在好莱坞, 加利福尼亚州

照片: Frederick M. Brown/Getty

本·阿弗莱克 is adamant that his new production company with 马特达蒙 won’t follow 网飞‘s business model.

纽约时报DealBook Summit in New York City on Wednesday, 阿弗莱克, 50, said that their new company Artists Equity will strive to create commercially popular films that audiences will stillremember 20 多年以后,” 根据 截止日期.

The two-time 学术奖 winner said during a question and answer session at the event that he seesno difference between commercial and qualitywhen it comes to filmmaking and pointed to Netflix releasing such a large quantity of movies asan impossible job.

If you ask [Netflix co-CEO] Reed Hastings… 他会说, ‘嘿, we went for quantity to establish a footprint,’ ” Affleck said during the discussion, 根据 种类.

I’m sure there’s wisdom in that and I’m sure they had a great strategy, but I would have said, ‘How are we going to make 50 great movies? How is that possible?’ There’s no committee big enough,” 他加了. “There aren’t enough — you just can’t do it.

<一个 href="https://people.com/tag/ben-affleck/" 数据输入链接="真的">本·阿弗莱克</一种>

<一个 href="https://people.com/tag/ben-affleck/" 数据输入链接="真的">本·阿弗莱克</一种>

托斯罗宾逊/盖蒂

Affleck continued on to say that movie production isa thing that requires attention and dedication and work and resists the assembly line process.

“[Netflix head of original film production] Scott Stuber is a really talented, smart guy who I really like… but it’s an impossible job,” 这 阿尔戈 director noted of Netflix’s volume of releases.

There’s bigger audience for action movies than there is for small dramas. I get that,” Affleck added during the conversation. “Certain genres play more broadly and you can’t not be mindful of that. But let’s do a good one, let’s surprise the audience, let’s make them care about it.

不错过任何一个故事——注册 人们的免费每日通讯 及时了解人们所提供的最好的东西, 从多汁的名人新闻到引人入胜的人类兴趣故事.

Affleck and Damon, who burst onto the Hollywood scene together by cowriting and costarring in 1997’s Good Will Hunting, announced on Nov. 21 that they started Artists Equity with RedBird Capital Partners.

Affleck will be CEO of the Los Angeles–based company, while Damon, 52, will serve as chief creative officer. Michael Joe, the former COO of STX Films and former executive vice president of Universal Pictures, will be chief operating officer.

Matt Damon and <一个 href="https://people.com/tag/ben-affleck/" 数据输入链接="真的">本·阿弗莱克</一种>

Matt Damon and <一个 href="https://people.com/tag/ben-affleck/" 数据输入链接="真的">本·阿弗莱克</一种>

Matt Damon and 本·阿弗莱克.
托德威廉姆森/盖蒂

Affleck said in a press release, “Artists Equity was conceived from Matt’s and my longtime passion for the art of storytelling and our shared desire to help creators deliver on their vision, as we have been fortunate to do throughout our careers.

The entertainment industry is defined by great partnerships — writers, directors, 生产者, 全体人员, actors — and throughout my career I have learned that collaboration is what drives success,” 他加了. “Our goal with Artists Equity is to build a creator-focused studio that can optimize the production process with shared participation in the commercial success of projects.