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Source: The Guradian

Ryan Murphy joins Netflix in unprecedented 'mega deal'

Thursday 09:56 GMT

Ryan Murphy, the creator of hit shows including Glee, Nip/Tuck and American Crime Story, has signed a $300m (£216m) deal to make shows exclusively for Netflix for the coming five years.

Netflix has already poached Shonda Rhimes, creator of broadcaster ABC’s hit shows including Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away with Murder; Friends co-creator Marta Kaufman, and Jenji Kohan, who is behind Weeds and Orange is the New Black.

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Source: Common Domain

What Netflix’s $300 million Ryan Murphy deal says about the future of TV

Friday 11:48 GMT

When Ryan Murphy began working with 21st Century Fox Inc. in 2003 on the medical drama “Nip/Tuck” on FX and later “Glee” on the company’s namesake network, Netflix Inc. was six years into disrupting the DVD rental business and had just posted its first profit. Fox FOXA, +1.12%  was in its second season of airing “American Idol,” the No. 2 and 3 show that year — “American Idol” aired on two different nights — according to Nielsen data.

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Source: NBC News

Black comic creators discuss breaking down barriers to finally gain representation

Friday 21:53 GMT

Hess said she and other comic fanatics did not have black superheroes to look up to when they were growing up because the only time comics included black characters were when they were depicted as villains.

Khary Randolph, a renown black comic book artist and cover illustrator of “Black,” said that several people are involved in the multi-step process of creating a comic character. In some situations, the race of the character is pre-determined by the writers and editors, but other times, it is completely up to the illustrator to visualize what the character will look like, as long as it stays within description guidelines and matches the script.

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