December 1, 2023

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s deal with Netflix reportedly requires producing (DOH) content

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s deal with Netflix reportedly requires producing (DOH) content

The Netflix deal for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hinges on content production

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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there is a lot of Checking in on Prince Harry And Meghan Markle recently, in part because there always Checking in on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. But there is also scrutiny about their faltering foray into the entertainment industry, which he considers Wall Street Journal Explicitly declared “flop”. newly sun The report sparked the headlines that Netflix had The former royals have issued an ultimatum on their streaming deal. However, truthfully, internal source Makes the situation look completely normal.

“There’s no doubt about the headlines, the general breakup is out of the way,” said this insider. the sunReferring to The couple recently split with Spotify. “Netflix has been thrilled to sign Harry and Meghan and is looking for some great ideas moving forward. But the rest of the deal depends on producing those good ideas. The deal is constantly under review which is normal for those of this size.”

In fact, having to produce content for money seems like a pretty normal way of doing business, in fact. but the sun He claims that the couple only received half You mentioned a $100 million contract And he’ll get the second half just by producing “content that gets real attention.” This is the tricky part, because although the Harry and Megan Docuseries have done so well for the broadcaster, the Sussexes struggled with a following (much like They did in Spotify). for every The Wall Street JournalMany of the couple’s ideas for Netflix have been shot down, and their deal is unlikely to be renewed when it ends in 2025.

Of course, these are all unofficial words from the anonymous insider. The official party line is just that Harry and Megan It was the first Netflix documentary, and “We’ll Keep Going Together On Number of projectssaid the broadcaster’s spokesperson Wall Street Journal.

Chatter outside this range was less pleasant. Spotify exec and podcaster Bill Simmons He called the duo “Fucking Goddamn” as they exited the soundtrack. (Aside: Markle apparently wrote a personal letter to Taylor Swift to put on her models podcast, but Swift declined through a rep, per Wall Street Journal.) “It turned out that Meghan Markle wasn’t a great vocal talent, or necessarily any kind of talent,” said UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer, semaphore.

Say what you will about streamers, but it’s probably a good precedent to set that people who get paid to create things create the things they get paid to do. In fact, we highly recommend it Netflix pays people fairly For the things they create!

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