Adam Sandler has signed a four-picture deal with Netflix that likely will benefit both parties in the long run.
The deal expands Netflix’s global footprint and gives the company an A-list movie star to bolster its new business model, while Sandler gets a new media platform to experiment with and create original content for.
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Sandler will keep his big-budget, high-concept films like “Pixels” and the upcoming “Candyland” at Sony, where his production company Happy Madison is based.
TheWrap’s film reporter Jeff Sneider grew up on Sandler’s movies and is eager to see the next chapter of the comedian’s career. Watch the video for his unique perspective on the groundbreaking Netflix deal.
Jeff Sneider is a 2006 graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. An aspiring screenwriter, he holds a BFA in Dramatic Writing. He started his career writing film reviews on Ain't It Cool News, and continues to contribute reviews to the Colorado Springs Independent. Jeff spent two years as a writer/editor for Variety, and has also written for Hollywood Life, the MTV Movies Blog, Thompson on Hollywood and Examiner.com. In September 2006, Jeff was knocked out by director Uwe Boll in a boxing match/publicity stunt that has since become a footnote in pop culture history. He has appeared in Michael Addis' documentary “Heckler” and on HBO's “Entourage,” and is proud to have briefly worked as a production assistant on “The Departed.” He enjoys playing basketball and volleyball and his favorite movie is “Pulp Fiction.” Jeff maintains a personal awards season blog, TheInSneider (www.theinsneider.blogspot.com).