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Harry and Meghan to make shows with Netflix

"Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope," said Prince Harry and wife Meghan.

"As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us," they continued.

Netflix chief Ted Sarandos said he was "incredibly proud" the royal couple had made the company "their creative home".

The multi-year deal will encompass documentaries, docu-series, feature films, scripted shows and children's programming.

Singer Duffy criticises Netflix over 'irresponsible' kidnap film 365 Days

The film follows a young Polish woman who is imprisoned by a Sicilian man.

"This should not be anyone's idea of entertainment, nor should it be described as such," said Duffy, who recently revealed she was held captive and raped a decade ago.

Netflix said it would not remove the film, which it said carried warnings.

Adapted from a novel by Polish writer Blanka Lipińska, 365 Days was not produced by Netflix, but was picked up by the streaming service in June after a theatrical run in the UK and Poland in February.

Netflix sign-ups jump during coronavirus lockdowns

Almost 16 million people created accounts in the first three months of the year, the firm said.

That is almost double the new sign-ups it saw in the final months of 2019.

However, the streaming service, which is behind some multi-million dollar productions, said shutdowns have halted "almost all" filming around the world.

Beverly Hills Cop 4 moves to Netflix with Eddie Murphy

Paramount had planned to produce Beverly Hills Cop 4, but the studio dropped the project in 2016 and has now sold the rights to the streaming giant.

Murphy first played Foley in 1984 and played him again in 1987 and 1994.

The 58-year-old received rave reviews this year for his role in the Netflix film Dolemite Is My Name.

The original Beverly Hills Cop saw maverick Detroit detective Foley travel to Los Angeles to investigate a friend's murder.

Netflix wins 'bidding war' for Game of Thrones creators Benioff and Weiss

Variety reported that Netflix won a "three-way bidding war that had recently narrowed from the six major studios to Netflix, Amazon and Disney".

Netflix boss Ted Sarandos said he was "thrilled to welcome" the "master storytellers".

Benioff and Weiss added how "grateful" they were to HBO, the US network that broadcast Game of Thrones.

HBO is also going to broadcast the forthcoming Game of Thrones prequel, which will be shown in 2020 at the earliest.

Disney's streaming service to launch on November 12 in US

The service, called Disney Plus, will cost $US6.99 ($NZ10.40) per month. That is cheaper than rival Netflix, which charges $US13 per month for its most popular streaming plan, but the Disney service will have a narrower focus on family-friendly shows and movies.

Disney revealed details about the service at an investor event on Thursday (Friday NZ time) in Burbank, California.

The streaming service is expected to take on rivals Netflix, HBO Go and Showtime Anytime. Disney also owns a controlling stake in streaming service Hulu.

Newcomer Emma Corrin cast as Princess Diana

Netflix confirmed the decision in a press release, adding filming will begin later this year.

In an accompanying quote, Corrin said she was "beyond excited" to be joining the show - a dramatised history of the British monarchy.

"Princess Diana was an icon, and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring," she said.

The Crown's creator Peter Morgan described Corrin as a "brilliant talent" who "immediately captivated" casting directors.

Kevin Spacey: Netflix halts House of Cards production

Spacey, who stars in the political drama, has been accused of making sexual advances to a 14-year-old boy.

The show was already due to end after this season, but production is now suspended "until further notice".

The Old Vic theatre in London, where Spacey worked for 11 years, said it was "deeply dismayed" by the allegations.

The 200-year-old theatre has set up a confidential complaints process for anyone connected to the Old Vic to come forward.

Actress wants to 'lift the veil' on porn

The star says she wanted to look at people's online relationships but insists the show isn't a hatchet job.

"The intention is not to present this skewed, manipulative story or to get people to not enter porn," she says.

"The intention was to lift the veil, pull the curtain back on the industry, that really thrives from secrecy."

The six-part documentary is the follow-up to Rashida Jones's 2015 documentary, Hot Girls Wanted.

Netflix is testing a 'Skip Intro' button, and viewers love it

No more watching the same minute-long intro song and credits before every episode of "Orange is the New Black." Netflix told CNNMoney Friday that some Netflix members recently began seeing a "Skip Intro" button while streaming, but wouldn't say when it first appeared.

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