Netflix Acquires Streaming Rights To Two Feature-Length PilotsBy: Chris Crum - March 17, 2014
Netflix has secured exclusive streaming rights to a couple of feature-length films from Fox Digital Studios, which are meant to serve as pilots for half-hour shows, reports Variety.
One of these films, How to Be a Man, is already available, having debuted on Saturday. Here’s the description Netflix is displaying:
Believing he’s dying, former comedian Mark hires a young cameraman to capture important life lessons for his unborn son on video.
The film was directed by Chadd Harbold, and stars Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes. Harbold retweeted this on Sunday:
"How To Be A Man" with @Gavin_McInnes is all that you loved about Vice Magazine smooshed into a sentimental comedy. On Netflix now.
— Lee Drever (@LeeDrever) March 16, 2014
The other film, ETXR, Variety describes as a drama about an “electronic-dance music DJ trying to communicate with aliens.” That one is supposed to debut on Netflix on March 31st.
While Netflix reportedly has exclusive streaming rights for both films, they’re both to be available for purchase via other channels like Amazon, iTunes and Xbox. While both or either may become shows, Netflix won’t necessarily be their homes (though I wouldn’t rule it out).
Netflix has acquired shows from Fox Digital Studios in the past, including Bad Samaritans and The Ropes.
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