Why Netflix Is Greedy – and Right – About the Movie Business (Video)

In this week’s episode of Hollywood Torrent With Lucas Shaw: Theater owners whining about Ted Sarandos’ day-and-date Netflix dream: Get over it — or build your own streaming service

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 8:30 PM

When Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said over the weekend that movie theater owners were stifling creativity with an antiquated delivery system, he kicked up a hornet’s nest of backlash. In a nutshell,¬†Sarandos would like to see day-and-date movies on the streaming service; theater owners want to preserve their exclusive window at all costs.

TheWrap’s¬†film writer Lucas Shaw says it’s time for one of them to put up or shut up.