Spielberg’s Push Against Netflix at the Oscars Hits a Nerve
Netflix isn't playing by the same rules as other studios and it's been vexing some more traditional Hollywood executives throughout this award season.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Steven Spielberg speaks about the business of Hollywood, everyone generally listens and few dissent. But reports that he intends to support rule changes that could block Netflix from Oscars-eligibility have provoked a heated, and unwieldy, debate online this weekend. It has found the legendary filmmaker at odds with some industry heavyweights, who have pointed out that Netflix has been an important supporter of minority filmmakers and stories, especially in awards…