Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos refused to answer questions in re whether the streaming operation plans to offer Sony’s controversial movie The Interview any time soon. “I’m not going to talk about The Interview right now,” was the closest thing to an answer reporters got from him this morning to kick off Winter TV Press Tour 2015 in Pasadena.
Asked why he would not talk about it, Sarandos said he would not talk about that either. He could not resist, however, noting that the movie’s unorthodox distribution, after major theater owners opted out when hackers threatened theatergoers, is a “great example of what can happen with a big-budget movie if you give them distribution choices,” adding, “I hope it’s eye-opening for the industry.”
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