Christopher Spicer Quoted by MarketWatch on 2018 Netflix 80-Film Slate

Akin Gump entertainment partner Christopher Spicer was quoted by MarketWatch for its article “Hollywood has never seen competition like Netflix,” on Netflix’s plan to release 80 films in 2018, a move the article characterizes as incredibly ambitious and aggressive by Hollywood standards.

Spicer said of the planned release slate, “It’s a big number. I’m even more blown away by the [budget] numbers…$90 million for a film that’s not going to be released in theaters seems crazy.”

He added that Netflix is appearing more like a Hollywood studio, except for different metrics compared to other studios.