Netflix is not a movie Studio in the traditional sense – and yet, the streaming service has been included now in the elite circle of the American film Association, Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). On Tuesday, the MPAA announced that it counts Netflix, in addition to the six major Hollywood Studios from now on, to their members, an unprecedented step in the history of the Association.
The existing members Disney, Fox, Paramount, Sony, Universal and Warner Bros. on languages, therefore, for the inclusion of Netflix in their ranks, just on the day that the Netflix its first Oscar nomination for best Film, as well as 14 additional nominations for import. For the first Time, an entertainment group in the Studio club is not a film Studio in the strict sense.
“on behalf of the MPAA and its members, I am delighted to welcome Netflix as a Partner, welcome,” wrote MPAA chief Charles Rivkin said in a statement. All the members wanted to the Film and television industry forward, both in the way stories are told, as also is achieved the audience. “Netflix it will allow you to add us to represent the global community of creative storytellers, even more effective,” says Rivkin.