James Bond Film ‘No Time to Die’ Might Sell to Netflix, Apple

Apple, Netflix and other streaming services explored the possibility of acquiring “No Time to Die,” the upcoming James Bond movie that was originally slated to debut last April. The film’s release has been postponed multiple times, with the Daniel Craig vehicle moving back to November before being pushed into 2021 as the number of coronavirus cases kept growing.

MGM, the studio behind the film, reportedly lost between $30 million to $50 million due to the delays, insiders said. Bloomberg first reported the discussions, which have been the topic du jour in Hollywood this week. Other studios, such as Paramount and Sony, have raked in tens of millions by selling movies like “Greyhound,” “Coming 2 America” and “Without Remorse” to streaming services while the exhibition sector continues to struggle during the pandemic.

“We do not comment on rumors. The film is not for sale. The film’s release has been postponed until

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Netflix Has Raised Prices in 2 Countries — Is the U.S. Next?

After boosting prices for its basic and standard plans in Australia last month, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) made a similar move in Canada this month, increasing the cost of the standard and premium tiers. The bumps ranged from 1 to 2 dollars in local currency. Management is always evasive when asked by analysts whether or not price changes are in the pipeline.

“But really, at this point, we’re not even thinking about price increases,” then-Chief Product Officer Greg Peters said in April. Peters, who was promoted to COO in July, elaborated more on the company’s thinking on the second-quarter earnings call, but his comments seemed to suggest that price increases are a real possibility.

[W]hen we look forward, I would say every country is in a different mode. And so we’re going to sort of continue to assess a bunch of different factors over time. We’ll look at macro factors

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